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Best Budget 500-600w Modular PSU?

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August 27, 2013 5:25:45 AM

Looking for a budget PSU of approx £60 GBP ($90 USD)

Must be modular/semi-modular

Must look good in a windowed case

Must be safe, with a fan, with pci-e connectors and at least 1 molex?
August 27, 2013 5:30:46 AM

Seasonic 520w PSU should do the trick or get the corsair 600gs if you want looks
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August 27, 2013 2:33:09 PM

mace200200 said:
You would have been best off with one of these Seasonic units http://www.amazon.com/SeaSonic-550-Watt-CrossFire-Certi...


Unfortunaly its £103.47 ($160 USD) in my country so it was out of budget, I was going to go with the Corsair HX650m but I want to get it built as quickly as possible so I just got the Akasa PSU for £50 ($77 USD) as im 17yrs so I dont have the money to get everything straight away
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August 27, 2013 2:47:59 PM

Silverstone Strider Plus 500W. No doubt one of the best bang for buck semi-modular PSUs out there.
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August 29, 2013 8:54:34 AM

byogamingpc said:
Dayle McNeela said:
byogamingpc said:
The CX 500M http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00ALK3HF4/ref=as_li_q... is a great quality budget PSU.


I was considering this PSU for quite sometime until I saw reviews telling me to avoid the CX series are all costs as they are not very good quality.

I have just ordered the Akasa Venom 550w Modular PSU?
http://www.dabs.com/products/akasa-550w-venom-power-mod...

What do you think?


Never heard of Akasa, my gut says the CX was a better route but I don't really know since I have no experience with that brand. The negative reviews are for the regular CX 500 not the 500M which has been built with better components.


You might like to know, I have cancelled the Akasa PSU and ordered the Corsair CX500m :) 

Also, if you don't mind me asking... how to you know the CX500m has better components that the CX500?
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