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  1. Yeah definitely. Is this something that would be caused by a bad PSU? Or just an OLD GPU? Or something else?
  2. I finally decided to open up my GPU and I found this. https://imgur.com/a/OEkp206 Something definitely blew. Could this be the cause?
  3. Hey guys first off here is my specs: CPU: Intel i7 8700K CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X62 Motherboard: Asrock Z370 Gaming K6 RAM: 32GB GSkill Ripjaws 3600Mhz GPU: Gigabye 980Ti G1 Gaming PSU: Corair RM850X So a bit of back story, Last year my Motherboard died and I wasn't 100% sure if it was Motherboard, CPU or PSU so I erred on the side of caution and upgraded all. Not sure if this could effect what happened over the past few months. Over the past few months, my GPU has been exhibiting weird behaviour. A few examples are: 1. The LED on the side (Windforce) should be set to blue but sometimes it's off completely and sometimes it's white. I always double check the software and when it's acting like this, any changes in the software don't have any effect. 2. The GPU reverts from PCI-E 3.0 16x to 8x 3. I experience huge amounts of lag, fps drops or stuttering in GAMES. Rebooting or turning off PC does not help any of these. What DOES fix all 3 issues is unplugging and replugging the PSU cables into the GPU or switching off the PSU at the switch on the back. These 3 things have been happening on and off for a few months. So last night, there was a sound (I had headphones on but I heard something), my entire screen went red with no text or anything and I smelt burning (electrical). It was coming from GPU, PC still boots with or without GPU but don't want to test with GPU because everytime I do it smells like burning. I checked motherboard and I can't see any blown capacitors. My PC seems completely fine without GPU, no smell, all clocks running smoothly, stress tests are no issue. It seems very likely to be a dead GPU or even just a blown cap considering it is 4.5 years old and the rest of my PC is ~6months old. There is no smell from the PSU but I noticed that when it is switched on there is a buzzing sound similar to coil whine even if the PC is not on. Also whenever I switch off the PSU at the switch at the back, if flick the switch slowly there is a zapping noise while flicking it. Are either of these normal? I'm happy to buy a 2080 Super IF it is an isolated GPU issue, my fear is that it may be the PSU or something else and it might kill my new GPU. Please help. What do you guys think? TL;DR I was playing using my PC last night, there was a sound (I head headphones on but I heard something), my entire screen went red with no text or anything and I smelt burning (electrical). It was coming from GPU, PC still boots with or without GPU but don't want to test with GPU because everytime I do it smells like burning.
  4. You're right it is an exception, I am just rather annoyed that most people throw out blanket statements claiming what I'm saying is wrong when all along all I wanted was some solid recommendations. I just tried to give an example but I think a lot of people saw it as a generalization which obviously isn't true because it varies not just from manufacturer to manufacture but even series to series. Awesome, thanks. I haven't heard much bad at all about Corsair RMi/RMx and I'm sure the same goes for most of the higher end Seasonic units too
  5. I'm very sorry you wasted your time writing such a long post. I have made it abundantly clear SEVERAL times that the example I gave was comparing the RM850X and RM550X so go look at the datasheet and tell me that the RM850X is louder under the same load as the RM550X and also go tell me that the datasheet doesn't have a graph clearly showing that fan rpm and noise is related to power consumption. In general you may very well be right but in this topic you just wasted a whole bunch of time with things that have already been clarified. I also said "This thread is very quickly getting out of hand. I asked for recommendations on 850W PSUs and instead multiple people are now discussing whether $20 for 200W, lower acoustics and slightly higher efficiency is worth it. I'll happily take any recommendations for 750W and 850W PSUs and all pieces of personal experiences or reviews of PSUs but beyond that can we save everything else for another thread please."
  6. Australia Silent while idle, quiet while under load. I'd prefer a psu that is quieter than the EVGA G3. Modular, preferably with nice black cables Don't really have one. Anything over $250 would have to provide something quite special imo.
  7. This thread is very quickly getting out of hand. I asked for recommendations on 850W PSUs and instead multiple people are now discussing whether $20 for 200W, lower acoustics and slightly higher efficiency is worth it. I'll happily take any recommendations for 750W and 850W PSUs and all pieces of personal experiences or reviews of PSUs but beyond that can we save everything else for another thread please.
  8. No not yet, not sure if I have the PSU or proof or purchase still but I will look! While this is definitely true in some cases, the RM850X is only $20 more than the RM650X so to me that's quite negligible. Yeah I am not overly concerned I just don't really see a downside to paying $20 extra for a PSU that I will absolutely never had to worry about hitting power limit, gives me the option to upgrade CPU or add a second GPU or even move over to X299. Look online at pretty much any 8700K running at 5GHz with a 980Ti, 1080 or 1080Ti with an OC also and it's very common to hit 500W from the wall. There is nowhere near me where I can get a DPP 11 550W or Whisper M but comparing the prices RM850X - $185 RM650i - $189 (RM650X - $165) DPP 11 850W - $299 (unfortunately only store that sells be quiet! locally only has 850,1000 and 1200W) On some PSUs, yes. On the RMX series, no. Check the datasheet. Yes that RMX and Focus series do go single rail but in reality this really is by no realistic standards less safe.
  9. Not sure if you realised but this actually proved my point even more. Using a 550W PSU on a system that can draw 500W under loads puts it above 80% Well on the RMX datasheet the fan curve is based on power draw and in not operational until 40% load so I'm not sure why you call this "BS"? Can you elaborate? Also at peak power consumption the RM550X and RM850X PSUs are both 25dB and at 550W the RM550X is 21dB whereas the RM850X is 15dB. While I do appreciate your input, there is no need to be aggressive and makes claims that aren't true. I took everything off the datasheet I was looking at. If you have a PSU that is different then that is fantastic but as I said, that example was based on the RM850X
  10. It's closer to 450-500W of power draw and a few reasons. Looking at the RM850X as an example: 1. Power supply is at highest efficiency between ~45-75% efficiency (382-637W) and using a 500W system on a 550W power supply puts it at the absolute minimum point of power efficiency. 2. The PSU is fanless up until 340W and rapidly ramps up above 70% usage (595W) so again using it on a 550W PSU produces significantly more noise 3. A lot of PSUs after about 750W start to use higher quality components than the lower wattage units. 4. Higher wattage PSUs tend to have more connectors if I chose to add components in the future. It's a common mindset to go for a "just enough" PSU and I've never understood why. It's less efficient, louder and only very slightly cheaper
  11. Both of those pieces of info are great thank you! So a higher SP fan like the Corsair ML140 would be a good choice? I may try out the 3 fans that come with it or just buy 3 additional instead of 6. I'll have a think about it.
  12. Glad to hear! A lot of owners of RMi/RMX seem to swear by them. i7-8700K @ 5Ghz on all cores, 32GB DDR4 @3600Mhz, GTX980 Ti Nothing too exciting and 850W is definitely overkill but I prefer the extra headroom
  13. That's why I said in my location haha. I'm from Australia and this is in AUD, I just provided the costs so people could see the prices relative to each other.
  14. Hey guys, I'm about to purchase a Phanteks Evolv X and looking for 6 140mm fans to put in the case (1 Rear, 3 Front, 2 Top with a 280mm rad). Noctua's have been insanely well regarded for a long time but it seems recently the competition has stepped up significantly. I don't care about LEDs or RGB. I'd like relatively quiet (doesn't have to be silent) fans with a good PWM range. Some of the current fans I'm looking at with their pricing in my location are: Corsair ML140 2-Pack ($45/$22.50 ea) Corsair ML140 PRO ($35) Noctua 140mm range from $38-$45 ea depending on model be quiet! Silent Wings 3 ($29) Happy to consider all options!
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