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April 22, 2013 12:30:41 AM

hey guys now for my comp. i want a budget psu of around 500w.. plz suggest a good one

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April 22, 2013 12:36:33 AM

Corsair CX430 or CX500
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April 22, 2013 1:04:08 AM

XFX 550W
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April 22, 2013 1:15:49 AM

^ +1

The XFX 450w and 550w models are generally pretty cheap and a nice step up in quality from the Corsair CX. The CX is still a good choice for a budget power supply.

Stick with Corsair, Seasonic, PC Power and Cooling, XFX, Silverstone, Enermax, OCZ and Antec for quality.
April 22, 2013 1:30:10 AM

Often the most overlooked item in a computer is the power supply.

I will not go into detail as to why you should pick a good power supply, other than to say cheap power supplies rate their PSUs by "peak" power [or power that spikes to that wattage then drops]. You want a power supply that is rated by "continuous" power.

I like a lot of the Corsair power supplies because some of them are made by SeaSonic, a good company. There are other good companies, however, some of them are very expensive.

Here is a link to Newegg Corsair PSUs:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

Here is a link to Certified 80 Plus [or higher]:
http://www.plugloadsolutions.com/80PlusPowerSupplies.as...

Here is a link to Certified 80 Plus for Corsair [to make it easy, as the above chart is difficult for someone not familiar with technology].
http://www.plugloadsolutions.com/80PlusPowerSuppliesDet...
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April 22, 2013 1:40:49 AM

Danra said:
Often the most overlooked item in a computer is the power supply.

I will not go into detail as to why you should pick a good power supply, other than to say cheap power supplies rate their PSUs by "peak" power [or power that spikes to that wattage then drops]. You want a power supply that is rated by "continuous" power.

I like a lot of the Corsair power supplies because some of them are made by SeaSonic, a good company. There are other good companies, however, some of them are very expensive.

Here is a link to Newegg Corsair PSUs:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

Here is a link to Certified 80 Plus [or higher]:
http://www.plugloadsolutions.com/80PlusPowerSupplies.as...

Here is a link to Certified 80 Plus for Corsair [to make it easy, as the above chart is difficult for someone not familiar with technology].
http://www.plugloadsolutions.com/80PlusPowerSuppliesDet...


Seasonic makes exactly 3 current power supplies for Corsair. Flextronics also makes 3 and then 2 are made by Chicony Power Tech ( HiPro ) and the rest are CWT.

http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page447.htm
April 22, 2013 2:18:13 AM

Thank you for your answer. I did not look up each PSU as to who made each Corsair. I have seen the figures in the past and that is what is reflected in my first post.

My primary thrust was to purchase a good PSU and that some Corsair PSUs were made by Seasonic. Those made by Seasonic are for performance or higher end PCs.

As to web sites, this is one of my favorites:
http://www.jonnyguru.com/index.php

Thank you again.
April 22, 2013 3:33:18 AM

guys, i was also trying to find a budget psu in the internet and i found the
Corsair VS Series VS550 550W.its a very cheap psu so is it enough to handle a amd fx 8320
April 22, 2013 5:39:07 AM

the corsair cx500 for me but the xfx is not bad either!

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April 22, 2013 10:09:28 AM
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reddevilx said:
guys, i was also trying to find a budget psu in the internet and i found the
Corsair VS Series VS550 550W.its a very cheap psu so is it enough to handle a amd fx 8320


Yes it will.
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