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What's the best sub €50 500W PSU?

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February 5, 2014 9:08:09 AM

I'm building on a budget and I need a PSU of atleast 500W for my GPU, perferably I'd like to get 550 or 600. And I'd like to avoid going any higher than €50 if I have to. Of course, there are plenty of PSUs that sell for €20 and are 700W, but anyone with half a brain knows to avoid them.

These are the two PSUs that caught my eye.
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/500w-silverstone-strider...

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/500w-cooler-master-elite...

Any opinions or suggestions?

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February 5, 2014 9:20:15 AM

Yeah, the 550 is out of budget though :(  The 550 can handle a 780 Ti... lol
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February 5, 2014 9:38:33 AM

The 450w would be powerful enough. Your system would need a max wattage of around 300-325, and amps around 26-30, and the XFX 450 has that covered enough. Quality is more important than quantity in regards to PSU
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February 5, 2014 9:39:38 AM

HiTechObsessed said:
The 450w would be powerful enough. Your system would need a max wattage of around 300-325, and amps around 26-30, and the XFX 450 has that covered enough. Quality is more important than quantity in regards to PSU


Are you sure? This is my first build, so I'm pretty cautious around a lot of the things as you can imagine, and the minimum wattage on the 270 was 500W.
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February 5, 2014 9:46:26 AM

That's not the minimum wattage, suppliers overstate that extremely much. An i7-4830x and 780 Ti running on a 2011 board only draws 375w at full load.

If you had a lower quality PSU, 500w would be minimum, but the XFX is a solid unit, and has plenty of power for your build, with room to overclock :) 
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February 5, 2014 10:03:08 AM

AesisVanex said:
HiTechObsessed said:
The 450w would be powerful enough. Your system would need a max wattage of around 300-325, and amps around 26-30, and the XFX 450 has that covered enough. Quality is more important than quantity in regards to PSU


Are you sure? This is my first build, so I'm pretty cautious around a lot of the things as you can imagine, and the minimum wattage on the 270 was 500W.


Hi - Yes, the 450 is enough. The r9 270 is not high power draw card. A good quality 450 will run your
system. Also, there is nothing wrong with the Silverstone you linked, it is a discontinued model tho.

Stay away from the Coolermaster elite & extreme series PSU's.
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February 5, 2014 10:13:51 AM

HiTechObsessed said:
That's not the minimum wattage, suppliers overstate that extremely much. An i7-4830x and 780 Ti running on a 2011 board only draws 375w at full load.

If you had a lower quality PSU, 500w would be minimum, but the XFX is a solid unit, and has plenty of power for your build, with room to overclock :) 


Thank you very much then.
And you too, toyftw.
Much appreciated ~
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