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Help picking a PSU? Two options

Hi everyone,

Need some help picking a PSU.

The two choices are:

Corsair CX600 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139028
(This one has a 20$ mail in rebate - im not sure how good corsair MIR are) - 37.99$ after MIR

or

Evga 500B - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817438012
44.99$

Thank you!
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  1. Sorry forgot to specify my build.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($114.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($94.99 @ Microcenter)
    Memory: GeIL EVO Veloce Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.67 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 270 2GB Video Card ($179.99 @ Amazon)
    Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WN722N 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter ($11.99 @ B&H)
    Case: Corsair Graphite Series 230T Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $651.59
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-24 20:36 EST-0500)
  2. Best answer
    Get the EVGA.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $39.99
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-24 20:37 EST-0500)
  3. Any reason in particular? Thanks for your quick answer! :]
  4. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($79.99 @ Microcenter)
    Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $119.98
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-24 20:39 EST-0500)
  5. I should go with that motherboard? What benefits does it have over the asus motherboard I already picked?
  6. Yes , it has 8+2 power phase design , better for the FX6300 cpu.
  7. That means that it would be better for overclocking in the future?
  8. I personally like the corsairs myself. I've had good luck with them but EVGA doesn't have a bad name either. That card wants a power supply with at least a 43amp 12v rail. The EVGA is only 40amp and the corsair is 46amp. I would go with this 750w corsair with 62amp rail so you no louver got yourself covered...

    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cx750
  9. Absolutely!
  10. You will want a better PSU for overclocking in the future also.
  11. OllieOxenFree said:
    I personally like the corsairs myself. I've had good luck with them but EVGA doesn't have a bad name either. That card wants a power supply with at least a 43amp 12v rail. The EVGA is only 40amp and the corsair is 46amp. I would go with this 750w corsair with 62amp rail so you no louver got yourself covered...

    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cx750

    I would never by gigabyte over asus board either


    Im on a bit of a budget so thats a problem. Plus im not sure how good corsair's mail in rebates are. I just thought that I would ask. Between the two you would go with the corsair?
  12. SR-71 Blackbird said:
    You will want a better PSU for overclocking in the future also.


    The evga would be no good for overclocking?
  13. I would go with this SEASONIC built XFX.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $59.99
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-24 20:54 EST-0500)
  14. SR-71 Blackbird said:
    I would go with this SEASONIC built XFX.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $59.99
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-24 20:54 EST-0500)


    That one is a bit out of my price range. When I first made this build my total was about 600$. The only two parts I dont have now are the PSU and the motherboard.
  15. Double4free said:
    OllieOxenFree said:
    I personally like the corsairs myself. I've had good luck with them but EVGA doesn't have a bad name either. That card wants a power supply with at least a 43amp 12v rail. The EVGA is only 40amp and the corsair is 46amp. I would go with this 750w corsair with 62amp rail so you no louver got yourself covered...

    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cx750

    I would never by gigabyte over asus board either


    Im on a bit of a budget so thats a problem. Plus im not sure how good corsair's mail in rebates are. I just thought that I would ask. Between the two you would go with the corsair?



    Niether one of those meets the specs of the video card. Recommended is at least 700w and 43amps. I would really save up the extra 20 bucks. The Corsair you showed us meets amperage specs so if you are absolutely set on buying one of those 2 go with the Corsair
  16. I like Asus's quality better than Gigabit but the concept of 8+2 phase on the Gigabit is definitely better than that of the 4+2 on the Asus.
  17. A Radeon R9-270 - needs at least 24A on the 12 v rail and a 500w power supply.
  18. Im curious as to why SR-71 Blackbird said go with the Evga 500w PSU. Hopefully he can answer
  19. My son has his 8320 on the Gigabyte board , runs smooth.
  20. Is you don't overclock the EVGA can easily hand a 270 or 270x.
  21. wow you beat me to the post. Ignore my above comment! With the evga 500w though I wont be able to overclock at all?
  22. I wouldn't stress it with overclocking , but in a non overclocked build it will be fine with a 270.
  23. If my build cant overclock with that PSU wouldnt it be better for me to go with this instead?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131872
  24. That's your choice , The other will be fine if you don't want to overclock.
  25. You mean the gigabyte? So I should go with the Gigabyte mobo and the Evga PSU? Just clearing it up. Also thank you so much for your help!
  26. I would go with the EVGA and Gigabyte combo.
  27. Now say I wanted to just overclock my GPU not my CPU, would the Evga be sufficient for that?
  28. Yes!
  29. I always go a little overkill, knowing ahead of time that I plan on overclocking and that it may not be the last vidcard/cpu the powersupply will see in it life.

    Blackbird, do you feel that quality is better on the EVGA as opposed to corsair or is it personal preference.
  30. Fantastic! From my research the r9 270 loves to be overclocked so I was hoping I would be able to do that with the Evga power supply I have picked out. Thank you so much for your help!
  31. The Corsair CX and VS series are very cheap , I would never recommend them. I like Corsair AX and HX supplies .The TX version 2 supplies made by Seasaonic are also solid.
  32. Don't forget if you plan to overclock the CPU in the future to also upgrade that PSU.
  33. SR-71 Blackbird said:
    Don't forget if you plan to overclock the CPU in the future to also upgrade that PSU.


    Definitely! But as of now I only plan on overclocking the GPU so from your previous answer it seems I should be safe with the Evga 500w.
  34. Yes you will be fine.
  35. Any thoughts on the silverstone like I am using.
  36. Silverstone has some really nice power supplies.
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