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Looking for a budget PSU for my old build. Please help

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Hi,

my PC is getting old now. You can see the specs in my signature.

My Corsair HX SERIES 650W POWER SUPPLY has died on me, and I'm looking for a replacement,

 

What do you guys think of the Be-Quiet System Power 9 600W PSU?  (They seem popular in Europe where I live now, and I found this at a good price)

Is 600W enough for my system? Should I go lower in watts or higher?

Looked at some PSU Calculators and they recommend 600W

 

Any thoughts and suggestions are appreciated. 

Thanks in advance.

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Thanks for that.

I think I'm going to go for it a at the moment I cannot spend more money. 

My system is old by now, but still reliable and runs all my games.

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Yes it is a good system. My PSU died and I hope nothing else is affected. I still have not placed my order for a PSU. The thing is that with 10 or 20 euro more, I can get a better PSU.

Even a Be Quiet one level better. 

Not sure about the BeQuiet PSUs. Read positive reviews for the Be Quiet Pure Power 11 PSUs. Other reviews are negative. Not sure if negative reviews are due to price since in the US it's more expansive as a European PSU...

Some reviews you cannot trust, user reviews give the better picture.

 

I found the Be quiet Pure Power 11 600W 80 Plus Gold and the Corsair CX650 80 Plus Bronze for the same price.... kind of between the two now.

 

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I also have an old Corsair HX520W psu, but I'm not sure if it can handle my system. 

If it could, it would save me some money. 

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520w should be heaps and it was a decent quality PSU back in it's day I would say it is worth a go if the PSU still works.

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Thanks I will try it. 

I could also check if anything else is faulty before I spend money for a new PSU

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Could it be that this 520 psu can't handle my gpu? 

Hooked it all up, gpu fans spin for a second and that's that. 

Cpu red light is on on mobo.

No boot, all chassis and cpu fans spinning. 

Any thoughts? 

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Only if it's faulty .

A quality PSU should cut power when overloaded.

 

Try reset BIOS.

Remove everything but CPU HSF MB PSU and see what happens.

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Will try it out. 

This is the same problem I had with my previous PSU. 

I hope no other component like the Mobo got damaged. 

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The thing is that my brother who has the exact same build, had the same problem and it was the PSU. 

I gave my PSU to someone I know who studied electronics and is good at it, and he tested it out. Told me it was faulty. 

 

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Then I guess the next step will be to start swapping parts with your bro.

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Just confirming (asking because I made this mistake last week), you had the extra power rails plugged in?  Extra cable for CPU, and one/both cables for the GPU?

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8 hours ago, Nich... said:

Just confirming (asking because I made this mistake last week), you had the extra power rails plugged in?  Extra cable for CPU, and one/both cables for the GPU?

Yes. 

I will take it apart, and clean it. Hook it back on. 

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Almost sounds like mb died.  Did you do the cmos reset yet as Dasa mentioned? 

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I did reset CMOS, but the problem is that my brother had the same exact issue.

Bought a new mobo and cpu ...same thing... bought a new PSU and problem solved.

 

I guess I will have to dive in and get a new PSU

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Is this PSU any good? Enermax Revolution X't II 80+ Gold 650W (ERX650AWT)

Found it at a good price

 

EDIT:

So I order this Enermax Revolution X't II 80+ Gold 650W PSU.

Cost me only 58 euro, and I thought it's good enough just in case something else is cooked in my system. 

 

EDIT: Going to cancel my order of the Enermax and get the Corsair TX-M Series TX650M or the TX550M. 

 

550w should be enough 

 

 

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Happy new year to all. All the best for the new year. 

After trying my older PSU with no luck, I bought the Corsair TX650M Gold. 

Just tried it, no luck. 😞

I'm not a happy man. 

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  The manual on 2-20, if it is red must be cpu issue, possibly even the heatsink not full contacted causing heat?  https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/M5A97_EVO/HelpDesk_Manual/   

 

Rare to see cpu die but it would be easy to check compared to swapping a mb.  If you bro has the same cpu type, maybe he will let you try it out or your cpu on his system. 

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Hi, and thanks. 

I will take out my Noctua heatsink and cpu, clean it and add some paste and put it all together again. Hope this fixes it. I will try tomorrow. Hope my thermal paste is OK. Had it for a while. 

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Would the Sapphire Dual-X R9 270X overclock edition be any better than my current card in my signature? 

 

I got it free from my brother and it is similar but maybe a newer chip. 

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It's slightly better than my current card. Even though mine is the boost over clocked one. 

Even this slight upgrade, is a free upgrade so why not go for it. 

If I resolve my issue with the Mobo and the PC starts, I will add this card instead. 

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