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Old 03-14-11, 05:00 AM   #7
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Location: Spokane, Washington, USA
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Default Re: Computer hard crashing while playing intense games

Took one look at your sig and can tell you it's the power supply. 500W and your running 3 HDDS, the GTX 260 and a decent cpu. I run dual GTX 260 Superclocked cards and if I remember they recommend 600W for one, of course it can be lower with a decent PSU and IMO the Antec TP 500 is already stressed before it gets close to 500W; I have one running on my media PC right now; and that is most likely the cause of the whining you hear too.

I run a Corsair HX 750W in my gaming rig, not cheap but proven stable at 850W in many reviews.

Hope you get it all sorted.
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Asus Maximus VI Hero
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Corsair 750HX "Silver Certified" PSU
Corsair H70 Hydro CPU Cooler
2x PNY GTX 770 OC2 4GB in SLI
180 GB Intel 520 SSD
2 TB Barracuda HD, 2 TB WD Caviar Green
Logitech G-510 Keyboard
Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
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