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January 24, 2014 5:33:32 PM

Hi everyone,

Need some help picking a PSU.

The two choices are:

Corsair CX600 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
(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=N82E168...
44.99$

Thank you!

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January 24, 2014 5:36:46 PM

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)
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a c 1969 ) Power supply
January 24, 2014 5:37:28 PM

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)

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January 24, 2014 5:39:12 PM

Any reason in particular? Thanks for your quick answer! :]
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January 24, 2014 5:42:57 PM

I should go with that motherboard? What benefits does it have over the asus motherboard I already picked?
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a c 1969 ) Power supply
January 24, 2014 5:43:53 PM

Yes , it has 8+2 power phase design , better for the FX6300 cpu.
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January 24, 2014 5:49:04 PM

That means that it would be better for overclocking in the future?
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January 24, 2014 5:49:30 PM

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

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a c 1969 ) Power supply
January 24, 2014 5:49:38 PM

Absolutely!
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a c 1969 ) Power supply
January 24, 2014 5:50:39 PM

You will want a better PSU for overclocking in the future also.
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January 24, 2014 5:52:33 PM

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?

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January 24, 2014 5:54:46 PM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
You will want a better PSU for overclocking in the future also.


The evga would be no good for overclocking?

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January 24, 2014 5:57:17 PM

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.

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January 24, 2014 5:57:48 PM

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
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January 24, 2014 6:00:27 PM

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.
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a c 1969 ) Power supply
January 24, 2014 6:01:25 PM

A Radeon R9-270 - needs at least 24A on the 12 v rail and a 500w power supply.
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January 24, 2014 6:02:19 PM

Im curious as to why SR-71 Blackbird said go with the Evga 500w PSU. Hopefully he can answer
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a c 1969 ) Power supply
January 24, 2014 6:02:23 PM

My son has his 8320 on the Gigabyte board , runs smooth.
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a c 1969 ) Power supply
January 24, 2014 6:03:17 PM

Is you don't overclock the EVGA can easily hand a 270 or 270x.
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January 24, 2014 6:03:21 PM

wow you beat me to the post. Ignore my above comment! With the evga 500w though I wont be able to overclock at all?
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a c 1969 ) Power supply
January 24, 2014 6:05:19 PM

I wouldn't stress it with overclocking , but in a non overclocked build it will be fine with a 270.
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a c 1969 ) Power supply
January 24, 2014 6:09:12 PM

That's your choice , The other will be fine if you don't want to overclock.
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January 24, 2014 6:11:22 PM

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!
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a c 1969 ) Power supply
January 24, 2014 6:15:16 PM

I would go with the EVGA and Gigabyte combo.
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January 24, 2014 6:18:30 PM

Now say I wanted to just overclock my GPU not my CPU, would the Evga be sufficient for that?
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January 24, 2014 6:19:49 PM

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.
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January 24, 2014 6:21:22 PM

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!
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a c 1969 ) Power supply
January 24, 2014 6:23:04 PM

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.

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a c 1969 ) Power supply
January 24, 2014 6:24:16 PM

Don't forget if you plan to overclock the CPU in the future to also upgrade that PSU.
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January 24, 2014 6:26:56 PM

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.

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a c 1969 ) Power supply
January 24, 2014 6:28:12 PM

Yes you will be fine.
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January 24, 2014 6:28:51 PM

Any thoughts on the silverstone like I am using.
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a c 1969 ) Power supply
January 24, 2014 6:29:55 PM

Silverstone has some really nice power supplies.
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