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Corsair Builder Series CXM 600W vs XFX ATX 550 Power Supply

My specs:
i5-4670k - Will be overclocked
Gigabyte G1.SNIPER Z87 Motherboard
Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600 Mhz RAM
Seagate ST31000524AS 3.5 inch Barracuda 1TB GB 7200rpm
EVGA Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 Superclocked 2GB GDDR5 Graphics Card
TP-Link TL-WN951N 300Mbps Wireless N PCI Adapter
NZXT Full Tower Chassis
Windows 8.1 64Bit Operating System
AOC G2460PQU 24" LED VGA DVI HDMI Monitor
Razer DeathAdder 3500dpi 3.5G USB Ergonomic Gaming Mouse
Logitech Gaming Keyboard G110
LOGITECH Z323 2.1 PC Speakers

and a powersupply
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More about corsair builder series cxm 600w xfx atx 550 power supply
  1. Since you are overclocking I would recommend a 650W (or above) PSU from a quality manufacturer such as Seasonic, XFX, Corsair (except their CX series) or Antec.
  2. Best answer
    Xfx 550w enough even when you OC to 4.5ghz, you will draw around 320w (DC), 370w (AC)
  3. animal said:
    Since you are overclocking I would recommend a 650W (or above) PSU from a quality manufacturer such as Seasonic, XFX, Corsair (except their CX series) or Antec.


    why 650w when everyone else is saying 550w
  4. I base my recommendations from here:

    http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page362.htm

    which recommends a 575W PSU without overclocking anything. Since you are planning to oc, I added a little to take that into account. Feel free to go with whatever you want, I'm just giving my advice/recommendation.
  5. With overclocking you will want a little more power from a good reliable supply.

    The CX Series is cheap and uses low quality capacitors.

    Made by the best SEASONIC.


    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $59.99
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-23 11:58 EST-0500)
  6. the xfx is better made and usually cheaper.
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