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Purchasing the Corsair CX600M Today, Should I Buy?

I've put looking to put together a build over the last couple weeks, and finally feel like I've got most of it down. The only part I really can't get a handle on is the PSU (no hierarchy charts, lots of misinformation regarding specs, etc). So I appeal to the PSU experts out there, is the Corsair CX600M right for this build?

I feel like I've asked a thousand different variations of this question before, so if you've already seen it I apologize. But it seems every time I ask I get a different answer, so I thought I might as well see if I can get some kind of consensus.

I'm looking for a great value PSU, but I'm also looking for a good quality (I don't want a substandard PSU causing damage to my pc). About $60-70 is my max, but I'd like to stay a few bucks cheaper if possible. Efficiency isn't as important, but I want at least Bronze standard.

Thanks for any answers, I'd really appreciate if someone could shed some light on PSUs in general. They just seem to be such an enigma.
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  1. The 600M will run your specs.
  2. SR-71 Blackbird said:
    The 600M will run your specs.


    But is it decent quality? I don't want to nitpick at my PSU too much, but I am a little concerned about damage being done to my pc because of choosing a poor quality option.

    My only other concern, is it enough headroom? Otherwise I really do like the 600M, I just wish there was an easier way to compare PSU specs.
  3. For your budget it's a decent PSU.
  4. Made by the best SEASONIC.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($71.30 @ Newegg)
    Total: $71.30
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-21 20:46 EST-0500)
  5. SR-71 Blackbird said:
    Made by the best SEASONIC.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($71.30 @ Newegg)
    Total: $71.30
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-21 20:46 EST-0500)


    This was actually my PSU in one of my build variations, but was told that this or this were better options at a slightly cheaper price. I'm not entirely sure, but the specs seem to back that up (EVGA seems to have a good reputation, and PCP&C is just rebranded SeaSonic).

    Would you suggest any of these over the 600M? Are any of them worth the extra $20-25?
  6. The Seasonic ,I linked is the better choice.
  7. I would get the SEASONIC , I linked.
  8. SR-71 Blackbird said:


    I think I may go with this one. I like the SeaSonic as well, but it's maybe a little more expensive than I'd really like. I'll think about it, maybe look at some reviews.
  9. Best answer
    Great idea , do the research before you buy.
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