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Is it time for another upgrade for my upgrade?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I have managed to make a great computer for rather little. As such, I have a few reused items in my computer. I built my computer with a massive old server case, 2 TB of reused HDD, and a power supply that came with the case.


My setup is as follows.


Power supply: Antec TP-650, 650 w

CPU: Intel I7 6700k,

Motherboard: Supermicro C7B250-CB- ML

3 hard drives, 2 500gb, 1 1000 gb

And a Radeon Vega frontier edition that I traded for an Nvidia GTX 750 ti.


I wanted to see this thing at work, so I opened up Folding at Home and tried it out. To my disappointment, the computer stopped. No blue screen, and it started right back up. But it happened again!


So here's my question: should I get a new power supply? Does the Vega take too much power for an old 650 watt power supply?

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a new PSU would be good.

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3 minutes ago, estiar said:

new power supply?

Would be a right good start

So rise up, all ye lost ones, as one, we'll claw the clouds

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5 minutes ago, estiar said:

Antec TP-650

that psu appears to be over a decade old

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Posted · Original PosterOP
10 minutes ago, emosun said:

that psu appears to be over a decade old

Do PSUs degrade over time? That might explain it.


Also what might be a good replacement?

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29 minutes ago, estiar said:

Do PSUs degrade over time? That might explain it.


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