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December 6, 2013 2:35:15 PM

Hi guys! I've had my eyes set on the XFX 550W 80+ bronze PSU for a while. Unfortunately, I missed the opportunity to nab it for ~$50. I've got all my parts (here and in delivery) but the CPU cooler and PSU.

The XFX 550W has risen in price and I was wondering if there's another 550W PSU on par with this one for $60 or less? And if possible, would a 500W PSU ever bottleneck this build?

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December 6, 2013 2:43:35 PM

Microcenter has a killer deal on Corsair CX600 for $55 (hope you have one near by), Perfer Corsair quality over XFX.
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December 6, 2013 2:47:28 PM

Jennybuh said:
Hi guys! I've had my eyes set on the XFX 550W 80+ bronze PSU for a while. Unfortunately, I missed the opportunity to nab it for ~$50. I've got all my parts (here and in delivery) but the CPU cooler and PSU.

The XFX 550W has risen in price and I was wondering if there's another 550W PSU on par with this one for $60 or less? And if possible, would a 500W PSU ever bottleneck this build?


Hi - Right now that's your best bet even at $60. However, it's Dec and deals are happening every day. Kepp your eyes open thru the weekend, sumthin good is bound to show up.

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December 6, 2013 3:31:24 PM

I don't have one nearby unfortunately.. Hm, I think I'll keep watching the PSU for possible price drops then. I'm looking to have it by next Friday afternoon at the latest, hoping they'll go on sale! Any other recommendations for 500-600W PSUs?
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December 6, 2013 3:44:28 PM

I'd take the XFX over the corsair CX lineup anyday too. Good call on waiting.

I took a look around, and found this Antec Neo Eco 520C for $39.99. It's made by Seasonic so it's good quality.
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/antec-power-supply-neoeco5...

The best I could find the XFX at was $59.99 at ncix.
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1550sxxb...
Also made by Seasonic. Personally I'd pay for this XFX instead, but if on a tight budget, that antec would do a good job as well.
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1550sxxb...
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