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Cooler Master PSU

Is this PSU worth buying seeing that the free PSU that came with the case I just ordered is crap I would like to know if this PSU is any better and will it fit this build.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171065&Tpk=extreme%202%20rs-525&IsVirtualParent=1

Build

GPU:Nvidia Geforce GTX 550ti

CPU:Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-
Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K

MOBO:ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

RAM:16gb of Crosair Vengeance DDR3 4x4gb
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  1. NO.

    The power supply is THE most important part of your computer - if you get a cheap one like that, it's much more likely to fail, and when it does fail, it could explode, set your computer on fire, or fry one or more of your other components.

    Avoid the cooler master brand, and avoid 500+w power supplies that are only $40. Do you seriously think that'll be built well? :P
  2. That Coolermaster is the same quality as one that comes free with a case. Avoid it.

    A system with a GTX 550 Ti needs a recommended 400w PSU.

    Either of these are better choices and are on very good sale. The CX430M is even modular.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139049

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139026
  3. better yes most likely, as the PSUs that come in cases usually are junk. Wattage wise it should be fine as well. I just can't confirm reliability. It also is not "80 PLUS certified" at any level if that matters to you.
  4. Thanks for all the help everyone this is my first build and I don't want it to go wrong within the first week. So far I would like to go with this psu

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139049

    but if anyone has any more suggestions i'd like to hear them
  5. Bosnian said:
    Thanks for all the help everyone this is my first build and I don't want it to go wrong within the first week. So far I would like to go with this psu

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139049

    but if anyone has any more suggestions i'd like to hear them


    That's a considerably better option, but if you can find a 500w unit of that quality within your price range, you'll be better off.
  6. I've found this one

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139027

    and I think I'm satisfied with it enough to go ahead and buy it. Would like a bit of feedback before I do.
  7. Best answer
    The CX430M is completely sufficient for your build. You can actually run 2 x GTX 550 Ti cards in Sli with 500 watts.

    http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page362.htm
  8. Looks good! For $20 more you can buy the modular version, but if you're on a tight budget, zip ties are cheaper and will hide the cables decently.
  9. I've never owned a modular version of a PSU and honestly with a tight budget for this build id rather use some zip ties. DarkSable and everyone else thanks a lot for your help I couldn't have even imagined knowing what parts to buy if it wasn't for people here.
  10. Of course!

    That's what we're here for.
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