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Hey guys, This is the build i will be getting http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1nvAE So i think 550w-650w will be fine so,
I'm looking for a quiet and efficient 550-650W PSU, because i will be buying a new build and want to have a decent psu. I'm currently looking for something modular. If anyone could recommend me one, that would be great. My price range is 10-55$ maybe 60 if it is guaranteed a good brand and fully modular. I know it is a small budget but the power supply i have right now is what i was thinking originally, is it good? Will it be quite? Thanks!
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  1. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $79.99
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-02 18:43 EDT-0400)



    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151119


    SeaSonic G Series SSR-550RM 550W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready

    Hardware Secrets Golden Award

    $79.99



    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371059



    Antec HCG M Series HCG-620M 620W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Intel Haswell Fully Compatible

    Golden Award from HardwareSecrets.com

    $79.99
  2. SR-71 Blackbird said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $79.99
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-02 18:43 EDT-0400)


    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151119


    cmon man :( Thats not even modular, and its out of my price range. Can you atleast tell me if the one i have is good or not? But anyways thanks for replying :)
  3. That is an awesome PSU in your link , had to use chrome to open the link sorry.

    BUY IT!

    Seasonic made can't go wrong!!!!!!!!!

    Seasonic made that PSU for PC POWER it's a fantastic choice.
  4. You're asking for a fully modular PSU and yet the PCP&C PSU you've selected is only semi-modular.
  5. Good Point.
  6. ko888 said:
    You're asking for a fully modular PSU and yet the PCP&C PSU you've selected is only semi-modular.

    Ummm No. http://pcpartpicker.com/part/pc-power--cooling-power-supply-ppcmk3s500 Thats the link to it and it clearly says M
    anufacturer PC Power & Cooling
    Part # PPCMK3S500
    Type ATX12V
    Wattage 500 Watts
    Fans 1
    Modular Yes
    Efficiency Certification 80 PLUS Bronze
    Efficiency 85%
    Output +3.3V@24A, +5V@24A, +12V@38A, -12V@0.8A, +5VSB@2.5A
    Tell me if pcpartpicker is incorrect because it probably has mistakes but i trust pcpartpickers info. By looking at the pictures it does indeed say non modular cables, sorry for underestimating the power of the Power supply master :3. Anyways will A semi modular power supply be a pain for cable managment, i will be using the Rosewill thor v2, as a case. Also this looks like the best bang for buck atm since a fully modular would be more than 70$+. You think i should just stick with the semi modular?
  7. It's modular , but only Semi , like the first few I listed.

    Main power is cabled.
  8. 222lu222 said:
    ko888 said:
    You're asking for a fully modular PSU and yet the PCP&C PSU you've selected is only semi-modular.

    Ummm No. http://pcpartpicker.com/part/pc-power--cooling-power-supply-ppcmk3s500 Thats the link to it and it clearly says M
    anufacturer PC Power & Cooling
    Part # PPCMK3S500
    Type ATX12V
    Wattage 500 Watts
    Fans 1
    Modular Yes
    Efficiency Certification 80 PLUS Bronze
    Efficiency 85%
    Output +3.3V@24A, +5V@24A, +12V@38A, -12V@0.8A, +5VSB@2.5A
    Tell me if pcpartpicker is incorrect because it probably has mistakes but i trust pcpartpickers info.


    From PCP&C's own web site you can clearly see three hardwired output cables (i.e. the ATX 20+4-Pin cable, the ATX 12V 4+4-Pin cable, and a PCI-E 6+2-Pin cable) coming out of the PSU. The remainder of the output cables are modular (i.e. another ATX 12V 4+4-Pin cable, another PCI-E 6+2-Pin cable, two SATA cables, and one Peripheral cable).


  9. SR-71 Blackbird said:
    It's modular , but only Semi , like the first few I listed.

    Main power is cabled.


    ko888 said:
    222lu222 said:
    ko888 said:
    You're asking for a fully modular PSU and yet the PCP&C PSU you've selected is only semi-modular.

    Ummm No. http://pcpartpicker.com/part/pc-power--cooling-power-supply-ppcmk3s500 Thats the link to it and it clearly says M
    anufacturer PC Power & Cooling
    Part # PPCMK3S500
    Type ATX12V
    Wattage 500 Watts
    Fans 1
    Modular Yes
    Efficiency Certification 80 PLUS Bronze
    Efficiency 85%
    Output +3.3V@24A, +5V@24A, +12V@38A, -12V@0.8A, +5VSB@2.5A
    Tell me if pcpartpicker is incorrect because it probably has mistakes but i trust pcpartpickers info.


    From PCP&C's own web site you can clearly see three hardwired output cables (i.e. the ATX 20+4-Pin cable, the ATX 12V 4+4-Pin cable, and a PCI-E 6+2-Pin cable) coming out of the PSU. The remainder of the output cables are modular (i.e. another ATX 12V 4+4-Pin cable, another PCI-E 6+2-Pin cable, two SATA cables, and one Peripheral cable).


    Yes i noticed right before you guys replied, i updated it with this By looking at the pictures it does indeed say non modular cables, sorry for underestimating the power of the Power supply master :3. Anyways will A semi modular power supply be a pain for cable managment, i will be using the Rosewill thor v2, as a case. Also this looks like the best bang for buck atm since a fully modular would be more than 70$+. You think i should just stick with the semi modular? So again thanks for the lightning fast replys and for help.
  10. No Semi , works out well!
  11. SR-71 Blackbird said:

    The semi modular looks a lot nicer than the non modular but does it still come with so many cables? I know i will probably use them but wouldnt it look nicer with a modular power supply? In you opinion is it worth buying a modular vs a semi modular even though i will use all the ones the semi modular brings?
  12. SR-71 Blackbird said:
    No Semi , works out well!

    Wow you reply so fast that i get confused and by the time it takes me to think about what im going to write and write it and then answer you already answered it XD. Sorry for the confusion
  13. I love FULL modular myself.
  14. SR-71 Blackbird said:
    I love FULL modular myself.

    When it is done being set up, does it look nicer than the semi modular? Like will there be any cables that i wont use on the semi mod? i know it depends on your parts but considering my setup posted.
  15. What a full modular allows you to do is to remove the PSU without having to remove any of the cables.

    You can't do that with a semi-modular PSU.
  16. 222lu222 said:
    SR-71 Blackbird said:
    I love FULL modular myself.

    When it is done being set up, does it look nicer than the semi modular? Like will there be any cables that i wont use on the semi mod? i know it depends on your parts but considering my setup posted.


    You'll be using all three hard wired cables in your system configuration.
  17. ko888 said:
    222lu222 said:
    SR-71 Blackbird said:
    I love FULL modular myself.

    When it is done being set up, does it look nicer than the semi modular? Like will there be any cables that i wont use on the semi mod? i know it depends on your parts but considering my setup posted.


    You'll be using all three hard wired cables in your system configuration.


    SO basically ill be using all of the cables of the semi modular? In that case i guess ill just stick with semi modular and save the 20 bucks for the case maybe. Also i do want to thank you and Blackbird a lot for all the help! But i need to choose a best answer and dont want any of you two to feel like you deserved it so i am sorry for whoever i dont pick i want you to know you both helped me out equally!
  18. Best answer
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    Power Supply: Silverstone Strider Plus 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($74.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $74.99
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-02 19:35 EDT-0400)
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