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SlyGamer79SlyGamer79 siesta key, FLPosts: 278Member

looking to build a gaming pc price range 1000-1200 give or take. never built a pc before but i could use alot of help when i get the money together. so if you guys help me fill in the blanks for the parts with tips and links for what would fit the case,price would be appreciated. 

case-phantom 410 (still working on what color i want)

video card-GeForce 660 (using a radeon 5770HD but wanna try something different)

Operating system- Windows 7 (not sure if home 64 or pro is better but currently using vista 64)

Processor- Intel i5 (not sure if this would be better then my i7 but my i7 is in my current pc)

Mobo- Z77X-UP4TH (heard this is a good one and my current pc is running with its default one)

Boot drive-Sata SSD (not sure what i have but this is gotta be better lol)

cd driver-DVD+RW 

Hard drive-Baracuda (forgot exact name lol)

Ram-8GB 

PSU-corsair CX 600-700wt

sound card- ?? 

 

current pc is a dell studio xps desktop and i've upgraded some parts but still isn't all that great 

3 yo pc still consistant freezing issue and tired of it all !

replaced

video card 

power supply

RAM

 

current pc specs

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OS Name Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium

Version 6.0.6002 Service Pack 2 Build 6002

Other OS Description Not Available

OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation

System Name RON-PC

System Manufacturer Dell Inc.

System Model Studio XPS 435MT

System Type x64-based PC

Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU         920  @ 2.67GHz, 2668 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 8 Logical Processor(s)

BIOS Version/Date Dell Inc. 1.1.4, 12/21/2009

SMBIOS Version 2.5

Windows Directory C:Windows

System Directory C:Windowssystem32

Boot Device DeviceHarddiskVolume1

Locale United States

Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.0.6002.18005"

User Name Ron-PCRon

Time Zone Eastern Standard Time

Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 8.00 GB

Total Physical Memory 7.99 GB

Available Physical Memory 4.49 GB

Total Virtual Memory 16.2 GB

Available Virtual Memory 12.3 GB

Page File Space 8.28 GB

Page File C:pagefile.sys

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  • syntax42syntax42 Columbus, OHPosts: 1,305Member Uncommon

    A lot of things can cause a freezing issue.  Improper voltage settings for the CPU or RAM are bad.  Improper frequencies or timings can cause freezing.  Hitching due to loading data from the hard drive is often described as "freezing" by some people.  A corrupted hard drive is another simple cause of "freezing" issues.  Wouldn't you rather fix what you have than spend all the extra money replacing something that is probably good, given a few minor tweaks and upgrades?

     

    I would start by putting a SSD in your PC after you fix whatever is causing the "freezing" issue.  Read these forums to find recent advice on good SSD choices.  

     

    If you really don't want your current PC, I'll take it and fix it so I can sell it on ebay.  If you are willing to let others help you troubleshoot it, post more details about the "freezing" issue so we know exactly what is happening.

  • AoriAori Carbondale, ILPosts: 1,886Member Uncommon
    Little confused, do you have the 660 GPU? Are you wanting to build a completely seperate PC unrelated to your current?
  • SlyGamer79SlyGamer79 siesta key, FLPosts: 278Member
    Originally posted by syntax42

    A lot of things can cause a freezing issue.  Improper voltage settings for the CPU or RAM are bad.  Improper frequencies or timings can cause freezing.  Hitching due to loading data from the hard drive is often described as "freezing" by some people.  A corrupted hard drive is another simple cause of "freezing" issues.  Wouldn't you rather fix what you have than spend all the extra money replacing something that is probably good, given a few minor tweaks and upgrades?

     

    I would start by putting a SSD in your PC after you fix whatever is causing the "freezing" issue.  Read these forums to find recent advice on good SSD choices.  

     

    If you really don't want your current PC, I'll take it and fix it so I can sell it on ebay.  If you are willing to let others help you troubleshoot it, post more details about the "freezing" issue so we know exactly what is happening.

    This is my post from the Dell Forum which nobody has really given me a cure for the problem

     

    I've had this computer for about 3 or 4 years now and i've taken this pc to the retailer i got it from and had tests done and ran diagnostic tests on the dell site and everything checks out however i never thought this was an issue because my pc has been freezing almost since a got it.  

    the freezing is usually when i first start it up and takes anywhere from 5 to 15 minutes before freezing this includes any sound looping and in worst cases screen scrambles any pictures or i get blue screen of death.

    I've replaced parts in it such as video card,PSU, added RAM to it but still the pc freezes and i had a friend who knew more about dell pc's check it out and she said the heart of the matter is the motherboard has anyone else really had this problem that possibly leads to just replacing the motherboard ?.

    If the motherboard is the problem can anyone give me information on a good replacement for me ? maybe a possible bigger case for my pc if i wanted to get a bigger and better motherboard and move into a bigger case ?.

    I've also had my keyboard die on me at random for no reason and had to reboot in order to type is this just reason to replace my default dell keyboard ?

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  • SlyGamer79SlyGamer79 siesta key, FLPosts: 278Member
    Originally posted by Aori
    Little confused, do you have the 660 GPU? Are you wanting to build a completely seperate PC unrelated to your current?

    no on the GPU i think mine is like a 500wt can't remember offhand. 

    and i was really thinking of building a seperate PC and possibly using some of the parts in my current pc if i can and if not i'll keep the old one as a backup or something.

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  • QuizzicalQuizzical Posts: 14,783Member Uncommon

    What's your budget, and where are you looking to buy parts?

    Also, could you give the list of exact parts that you have?  Give the exact brand name and model as often as you can.

  • SlyGamer79SlyGamer79 siesta key, FLPosts: 278Member
    Originally posted by Quizzical

    What's your budget, and where are you looking to buy parts?

    Also, could you give the list of exact parts that you have?  Give the exact brand name and model as often as you can.

    budget 1000-1200 give or take what i can save up.

    i don't have any parts right now. 

    i've been looking around between newegg & tigerdirect 

    my first thought was to use some of the existing parts in my dell xps and work from that but i still can't figure out what is freezing my pc but i've been told the video card,ram,motherboard,OS any of these could cause freezing.

    i've replaced most of the parts at one point or another except motherboard & OS

    this is a 3 year old dell i have now it works well enough but i think i can do better either upgrading this or building a new pc.

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  • grndzrogrndzro Reno, NVPosts: 1,150Member

    It could be a driver conflict. 

    Try adding discrete sound and network cards. 

    Swapping the ram. You said you added ram so are you running with 4 sticks? if so try running with just 2 of each to see if it's a ram issue. 

    Defragment the HD if it hasent been done.

    Have you tried an OS reinstall?

  • SlyGamer79SlyGamer79 siesta key, FLPosts: 278Member
    Originally posted by grndzro

    It could be a driver conflict. 

    Try adding discrete sound and network cards. 

    Swapping the ram. You said you added ram so are you running with 4 sticks? if so try running with just 2 of each to see if it's a ram issue. 

    Defragment the HD if it hasent been done.

    Have you tried an OS reinstall?

    the ram sticks are newer and bigger then what i had before and my info says the ram is maxed but it i did the math and i have more ram but it caps off at 8gb for this mobo i think aswell. 

    not sure how i'd go about things with sound & network cards.

    OS reinstall i haven't tried in awhile not sure if that will wipe everything.

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  • grndzrogrndzro Reno, NVPosts: 1,150Member
    Originally posted by SlyGamer79
    Originally posted by grndzro

    It could be a driver conflict. 

    Try adding discrete sound and network cards. 

    Swapping the ram. You said you added ram so are you running with 4 sticks? if so try running with just 2 of each to see if it's a ram issue. 

    Defragment the HD if it hasent been done.

    Have you tried an OS reinstall?

    the ram sticks are newer and bigger then what i had before and my info says the ram is maxed but it i did the math and i have more ram but it caps off at 8gb for this mobo i think aswell. 

    Swap them out in pairs. You may have a bad ram stick that shows up when it heats up.

    not sure how i'd go about things with sound & network cards.

    Just buy an inexpensive sound and network card and install them into spare PCI slots. Try to get low profile ones. Don't worry about them being wasted money since it is good to have thoes running on separate cards anyway.

    OS reinstall i haven't tried in awhile not sure if that will wipe everything.

    If you don't have a 2nd hard drive it would be a good thing to have so you always have another OS in case of a hard drive failure.

  • SlyGamer79SlyGamer79 siesta key, FLPosts: 278Member

    I noticed something recently after re-watching a video on youtube that had a program for fan speed/temp that once the computer reaches about 75-76c it will freeze  however mine is ranging from 71-74c and its running fine so until it gets hotter and if it freezes i won't know for sure if its just a simple fix like having more cooling fans or something.

    on this note if its a cooling issue i will feel really REALLY F***ing stupid >_<

    however i would still like to do some upgrading lol

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  • jdnewelljdnewell Spring Hill, TNPosts: 2,150Member Uncommon

    List what you are wanting to reuse.

    Detailed descriptions and not " 700w power supply". This will at least give a starting point for what you need to buy, whats good and can be reused, ect.

  • SlyGamer79SlyGamer79 siesta key, FLPosts: 278Member
    Originally posted by jdnewell

    List what you are wanting to reuse.

    Detailed descriptions and not " 700w power supply". This will at least give a starting point for what you need to buy, whats good and can be reused, ect.

     

    the parts i replaced i think i could reuse

    power supply- TR2 600wt

    video card radeon 5770HD  but i might try a different brand 

    RAM 8gb   http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231422

    also replaced my hard drive but its probably the oldest of the replacements so that might be out but its a 1TB or 970gb w/e

    thinking i might try another OS like win7 or win8

     

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  • jdnewelljdnewell Spring Hill, TNPosts: 2,150Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by SlyGamer79
    Originally posted by jdnewell

    List what you are wanting to reuse.

    Detailed descriptions and not " 700w power supply". This will at least give a starting point for what you need to buy, whats good and can be reused, ect.

     

    the parts i replaced i think i could reuse

    power supply- TR2 600wt

    video card radeon 5770HD  but i might try a different brand 

    RAM 8gb   http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231422

    also replaced my hard drive but its probably the oldest of the replacements so that might be out but its a 1TB or 970gb w/e

    thinking i might try another OS like win7 or win8

     

    The power supply will need to be replaced. The RAM while not the best will easily do. The 1TB drive can be used as a storage drive most likely.

    You can probably use the optical drive ( dvd/cd drive / burner ) as long as its sata.

    The 5770 is up to you if you want to replace or not. If you have the budget then you can go either way. A 660 or 7870 ( or above ) will be a nice upgrade over the 5770.

    You also need to consider - are you going to be able to put this together>? or will you have to pay someone local to put the parts together for you. Its not hard really, but if you have never done it before you may want someone to at least help. Or see if a local PC shop can put it together for a small fee.

  • SlyGamer79SlyGamer79 siesta key, FLPosts: 278Member
    Originally posted by jdnewell
    Originally posted by SlyGamer79
    Originally posted by jdnewell

    List what you are wanting to reuse.

    Detailed descriptions and not " 700w power supply". This will at least give a starting point for what you need to buy, whats good and can be reused, ect.

     

    the parts i replaced i think i could reuse

    power supply- TR2 600wt

    video card radeon 5770HD  but i might try a different brand 

    RAM 8gb   http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231422

    also replaced my hard drive but its probably the oldest of the replacements so that might be out but its a 1TB or 970gb w/e

    thinking i might try another OS like win7 or win8

     

    The power supply will need to be replaced. The RAM while not the best will easily do. The 1TB drive can be used as a storage drive most likely.

    You can probably use the optical drive ( dvd/cd drive / burner ) as long as its sata.

    The 5770 is up to you if you want to replace or not. If you have the budget then you can go either way. A 660 or 7870 ( or above ) will be a nice upgrade over the 5770.

    You also need to consider - are you going to be able to put this together>? or will you have to pay someone local to put the parts together for you. Its not hard really, but if you have never done it before you may want someone to at least help. Or see if a local PC shop can put it together for a small fee.

    i know a person or two that can put pc's together and i'm learning myself.

    budget would be 1000-1200 give or take what i can save up. 

    i posted my specs so it could help narrow down some questions too

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  • jdnewelljdnewell Spring Hill, TNPosts: 2,150Member Uncommon

    This is a build based around your budget of roughly $1k and considering the parts you have and can re use.

    CPU and Mobo combo

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1177311

    PSU

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182071

    SSD

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147185

    GPU

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161404

    Case- This is mainly a matter of choice / taste for you. I go for functionality over looks. Its up to you how much you spend on a case.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147153

    OS- This is windows 8 ( 64 bit ), could go with this or windows 7 either one.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832416550

    CPU Cooler

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099

    Total = $922 + shipping. Then $35 in mail in rebates. After rebates and shipping should hit around $900 roughly.

     

    If you are reusing the RAM , HDD and Optical Drive then that should be everything you need. If you want to spend more you can upgrade a bit. A more expensive motherboard with extra overclocking features, a bigger SSD, a top of the line GPU, ect. I was trying to be budget minded while keeping good quality.

    I would let Quiz and a few other regular posters add their thoughts and ideas before you buy. Also be aware to take some advice with a grain of salt. ( and yes that may even include mine =)

     

  • SlyGamer79SlyGamer79 siesta key, FLPosts: 278Member
    Originally posted by jdnewell

    This is a build based around your budget of roughly $1k and considering the parts you have and can re use.

    CPU and Mobo combo

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1177311

    PSU

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182071

    SSD

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147185

    GPU

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161404

    Case

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147153

    OS- This is windows 8 ( 64 bit ), could go with this or windows 7 either one.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832416550

    CPU Cooler

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099

    Total = $922 + shipping. Then $35 in mail in rebates. After rebates and shipping should hit around $900 roughly.

     

    If you are reusing the RAM , HDD and Optical Drive then that should be everything you need. If you want to spend more you can upgrade a bit. A more expensive motherboard with extra overclocking features, a bigger SSD, a top of the line GPU, ect. I was trying to be budget minded while keeping good quality.

    I would let Quiz and a few other regular posters add their thoughts and ideas before you buy. Also be aware to take some advice with a grain of salt. ( and yes that may even include mine =)

     

    thats pretty good list of parts but i'm not sure about two things, the OS and the case.

    i really like the look of these 

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&N=-1&isNodeId=1&Description=phantom&x=0&y=0

    full tower looks great but mid towers not bad only thing i wonder about is that much space with the full tower and what else i could squeeze in to upgrade down the road.

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  • QuizzicalQuizzical Posts: 14,783Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by SlyGamer79

    power supply- TR2 600wt

    Thermaltake TR2 power supplies are garbage.  It's plausible that that alone might be your problem, though it's also plausible that it has damaged something else in your system and that's the source of the problem.

    I'd try getting a good quality power supply first, and seeing if that fixes everything else.  If not, then you would have had to buy a new power supply anyway, so you just keep using the power supply you just bought.  Here you go:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182264

    More wattage than you need, but it's high quality and it's $90 with the promo code, which is appropriate for a $1000-$1200 budget.

  • jdnewelljdnewell Spring Hill, TNPosts: 2,150Member Uncommon

    Case is going to be up to you. Those you linked are perfectly fine and will work great. Thats your call on what to buy / spend on a case as most will do.

    OS is also up to you. Do you want windows 7 or 8? just get the 64 bit version and you golden either way. I am sticking with 7 myself, but alot of people like 8. Decide what you want, really cant make a bad choice there IMO.

  • jdnewelljdnewell Spring Hill, TNPosts: 2,150Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Quizzical
    Originally posted by SlyGamer79

    power supply- TR2 600wt

    Thermaltake TR2 power supplies are garbage.  It's plausible that that alone might be your problem, though it's also plausible that it has damaged something else in your system and that's the source of the problem.

    I'd try getting a good quality power supply first, and seeing if that fixes everything else.  If not, then you would have had to buy a new power supply anyway, so you just keep using the power supply you just bought.  Here you go:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182264

    More wattage than you need, but it's high quality and it's $90 with the promo code, which is appropriate for a $1000-$1200 budget.

    This +1

    I missed that promo on the PSU, nice find on price and quality for sure. And he very well may be correct that trashing a cheap PSU may solve your whole problem. may not to tho.

  • SlyGamer79SlyGamer79 siesta key, FLPosts: 278Member
    Originally posted by Quizzical
    Originally posted by SlyGamer79

    power supply- TR2 600wt

    Thermaltake TR2 power supplies are garbage.  It's plausible that that alone might be your problem, though it's also plausible that it has damaged something else in your system and that's the source of the problem.

    I'd try getting a good quality power supply first, and seeing if that fixes everything else.  If not, then you would have had to buy a new power supply anyway, so you just keep using the power supply you just bought.  Here you go:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182264

    More wattage than you need, but it's high quality and it's $90 with the promo code, which is appropriate for a $1000-$1200 budget.

    never thought the power supply would cause any issues considering i had the default psu that was 250wt in this pc with my radeon card which the guy at best buy was shocked my pc didn't blow up from a weak psu and strong video card and the psu was bought in 2011-2012 can't remember exaclty.

     

    i've had this pc for around 3 years and i've replaced the parts i listed and i still have the freezing issue how would getting another power supply solve the problem ? 

    the parts i read that cause freezing i replaced most of them except for motherboard and maybe hard drive and i've watched a video of a brand new xps out of box with this freezing issue and my only thought is it might be just plain overheating the fan speed program has ranged from 65-74c in the video it went to 75-76c and froze in the exact same way mine has.

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  • SlyGamer79SlyGamer79 siesta key, FLPosts: 278Member
    Originally posted by jdnewell

    Case is going to be up to you. Those you linked are perfectly fine and will work great. Thats your call on what to buy / spend on a case as most will do.

    OS is also up to you. Do you want windows 7 or 8? just get the 64 bit version and you golden either way. I am sticking with 7 myself, but alot of people like 8. Decide what you want, really cant make a bad choice there IMO.

    I think i'd go with win7 home 64 since i've been using vista home 64 and works good.

     

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  • jdnewelljdnewell Spring Hill, TNPosts: 2,150Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by SlyGamer79
    Originally posted by Quizzical
    Originally posted by SlyGamer79

    power supply- TR2 600wt

    Thermaltake TR2 power supplies are garbage.  It's plausible that that alone might be your problem, though it's also plausible that it has damaged something else in your system and that's the source of the problem.

    I'd try getting a good quality power supply first, and seeing if that fixes everything else.  If not, then you would have had to buy a new power supply anyway, so you just keep using the power supply you just bought.  Here you go:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182264

    More wattage than you need, but it's high quality and it's $90 with the promo code, which is appropriate for a $1000-$1200 budget.

    never thought the power supply would cause any issues considering i had the default psu that was 250wt in this pc with my radeon card which the guy at best buy was shocked my pc didn't blow up from a weak psu and strong video card and the psu was bought in 2011-2012 can't remember exaclty.

     

    i've had this pc for around 3 years and i've replaced the parts i listed and i still have the freezing issue how would getting another power supply solve the problem ? 

    the parts i read that cause freezing i replaced most of them except for motherboard and maybe hard drive and i've watched a video of a brand new xps out of box with this freezing issue and my only thought is it might be just plain overheating the fan speed program has ranged from 65-74c in the video it went to 75-76c and froze in the exact same way mine has.

    You may have replaced a shitty PSU that couldnt handle the system with another shitty PSU that cant handle the system.

    But then again, maybe not. Hard to tell. But the advice of buying a good solid PSU and putting it in to see if it fixes your problem is solid. As you win either way. Your system gets fixed, or you have a great PSU for your new build.

    If you are not interested in attempting to fix your old system then thats still a great deal on the PSU quiz linked.

  • SlyGamer79SlyGamer79 siesta key, FLPosts: 278Member
    Originally posted by jdnewell
    Originally posted by SlyGamer79
    Originally posted by Quizzical
    Originally posted by SlyGamer79

    power supply- TR2 600wt

    Thermaltake TR2 power supplies are garbage.  It's plausible that that alone might be your problem, though it's also plausible that it has damaged something else in your system and that's the source of the problem.

    I'd try getting a good quality power supply first, and seeing if that fixes everything else.  If not, then you would have had to buy a new power supply anyway, so you just keep using the power supply you just bought.  Here you go:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182264

    More wattage than you need, but it's high quality and it's $90 with the promo code, which is appropriate for a $1000-$1200 budget.

    never thought the power supply would cause any issues considering i had the default psu that was 250wt in this pc with my radeon card which the guy at best buy was shocked my pc didn't blow up from a weak psu and strong video card and the psu was bought in 2011-2012 can't remember exaclty.

     

    i've had this pc for around 3 years and i've replaced the parts i listed and i still have the freezing issue how would getting another power supply solve the problem ? 

    the parts i read that cause freezing i replaced most of them except for motherboard and maybe hard drive and i've watched a video of a brand new xps out of box with this freezing issue and my only thought is it might be just plain overheating the fan speed program has ranged from 65-74c in the video it went to 75-76c and froze in the exact same way mine has.

    You may have replaced a shitty PSU that couldnt handle the system with another shitty PSU that cant handle the system.

    But then again, maybe not. Hard to tell. But the advice of buying a good solid PSU and putting it in to see if it fixes your problem is solid. As you win either way. Your system gets fixed, or you have a great PSU for your new build.

    If you are not interested in attempting to fix your old system then thats still a great deal on the PSU quiz linked.

    you have a point there sorry if i'm arguemenative about this stuff lol.

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  • QuizzicalQuizzical Posts: 14,783Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by SlyGamer79
    Originally posted by Quizzical
    Originally posted by SlyGamer79

    power supply- TR2 600wt

    Thermaltake TR2 power supplies are garbage.  It's plausible that that alone might be your problem, though it's also plausible that it has damaged something else in your system and that's the source of the problem.

    I'd try getting a good quality power supply first, and seeing if that fixes everything else.  If not, then you would have had to buy a new power supply anyway, so you just keep using the power supply you just bought.  Here you go:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182264

    More wattage than you need, but it's high quality and it's $90 with the promo code, which is appropriate for a $1000-$1200 budget.

    never thought the power supply would cause any issues considering i had the default psu that was 250wt in this pc with my radeon card which the guy at best buy was shocked my pc didn't blow up from a weak psu and strong video card and the psu was bought in 2011-2012 can't remember exaclty.

     

    i've had this pc for around 3 years and i've replaced the parts i listed and i still have the freezing issue how would getting another power supply solve the problem ? 

    the parts i read that cause freezing i replaced most of them except for motherboard and maybe hard drive and i've watched a video of a brand new xps out of box with this freezing issue and my only thought is it might be just plain overheating the fan speed program has ranged from 65-74c in the video it went to 75-76c and froze in the exact same way mine has.

    The freezing may have been caused by overtaxing a power supply enough that it damaged something else.  The "something else" would then be the direct cause of the freezing, but getting a known good power supply will at least prevent further damage.  The power supply also has the advantage that it will be compatible with any modern computer, so you don't have to worry about buying a part that you'll just have to replace again if you decide to replace the computer.

  • SlyGamer79SlyGamer79 siesta key, FLPosts: 278Member
    Originally posted by Quizzical
    Originally posted by SlyGamer79
    Originally posted by Quizzical
    Originally posted by SlyGamer79

    power supply- TR2 600wt

    Thermaltake TR2 power supplies are garbage.  It's plausible that that alone might be your problem, though it's also plausible that it has damaged something else in your system and that's the source of the problem.

    I'd try getting a good quality power supply first, and seeing if that fixes everything else.  If not, then you would have had to buy a new power supply anyway, so you just keep using the power supply you just bought.  Here you go:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182264

    More wattage than you need, but it's high quality and it's $90 with the promo code, which is appropriate for a $1000-$1200 budget.

    never thought the power supply would cause any issues considering i had the default psu that was 250wt in this pc with my radeon card which the guy at best buy was shocked my pc didn't blow up from a weak psu and strong video card and the psu was bought in 2011-2012 can't remember exaclty.

     

    i've had this pc for around 3 years and i've replaced the parts i listed and i still have the freezing issue how would getting another power supply solve the problem ? 

    the parts i read that cause freezing i replaced most of them except for motherboard and maybe hard drive and i've watched a video of a brand new xps out of box with this freezing issue and my only thought is it might be just plain overheating the fan speed program has ranged from 65-74c in the video it went to 75-76c and froze in the exact same way mine has.

    The freezing may have been caused by overtaxing a power supply enough that it damaged something else.  The "something else" would then be the direct cause of the freezing, but getting a known good power supply will at least prevent further damage.  The power supply also has the advantage that it will be compatible with any modern computer, so you don't have to worry about buying a part that you'll just have to replace again if you decide to replace the computer.

    while checking out the psu on new egg i was trying to get the promo code to work which doesn't seem to wanna work and i signed up for the discounts and found this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182073 ;

    would this work just the same its abit more but not that big of a deal.

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