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Solid 50+ Watt psu?

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April 28, 2014 9:14:57 PM

I decided to buy ther9 270, but I only have a 450w psu, and it requires 500 or more, I need a good cheap psu, im ot doing anything fancy, just something to last me a few years.

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April 28, 2014 9:20:22 PM

Antec, XFX, Seasonic, Corsair ( not CX, CS, RM) are what you want.
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April 28, 2014 9:25:46 PM

That's all good (And recommended) but my i7 870+GTX770 overclocked barley use 450w. I doubt a 270x will truly need 500w.
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April 28, 2014 9:27:29 PM

Any PSU manufacturer that uses a seasonic board will get you where you want to go reliably and smoothly. I highly recommend the Corsair C series PSU as I have purchased 10 of them due to the price/wattage and they are all still in service to this day.
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April 28, 2014 9:32:15 PM

As Tinyvoices said, Antec and Seasonic are two excellent manufacturers; I've actually been avoiding Corsair recently due to their hit-and-miss quality variation between different product lines. Their high-end units are still solid, but there have been problems with a lot of their budget PSUs recently.
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April 28, 2014 9:34:06 PM

trowe2 said:
Any PSU manufacturer that uses a seasonic board will get you where you want to go reliably and smoothly. I highly recommend the Corsair C series PSU as I have purchased 10 of them due to the price/wattage and they are all still in service to this day.


Corsair CX and CS PSUs are NOT made by Seasonic. They are CWT and are barely average quality at best. Generally we do not recommend theses units here.
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April 28, 2014 9:35:48 PM

I would not run anything other than a proprietary seasonic PSU in my personal rig, but they are not for the budget conscience. You can get a Corsair CX 500 for under $50 depending on where you look, and for the price, you are looking for a high probability of success. If you can make room for your budget, antec or seasonic are fantastic.
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April 28, 2014 9:36:25 PM

icraft is correct. The R9 270 is a 150w GPU. I don't see any reason you would need to upgrade your PSU. Unless your current one is junk and not actually able to deliver the 300-400w your PC would require with this card. A quality 450w PSU would be perfectly fine with this card.
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April 28, 2014 9:37:13 PM

tiny voices said:
trowe2 said:
Any PSU manufacturer that uses a seasonic board will get you where you want to go reliably and smoothly. I highly recommend the Corsair C series PSU as I have purchased 10 of them due to the price/wattage and they are all still in service to this day.


Corsair CX and CS PSUs are NOT made by Seasonic. They are CWT and are barely average quality at best. Generally we do not recommend theses units here.


Yes, I was agreeing that Seasonic is my PSU of choice. But for the budget and customer service conscience, a C series by corsair is not a bad choice.

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April 28, 2014 9:37:33 PM

I definitely would not get a cx500 for $50 when you can get an XFX550 for the same price which is MUCH MUCH better quality.
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April 28, 2014 9:39:02 PM

trowe2 said:
tiny voices said:
trowe2 said:
Any PSU manufacturer that uses a seasonic board will get you where you want to go reliably and smoothly. I highly recommend the Corsair C series PSU as I have purchased 10 of them due to the price/wattage and they are all still in service to this day.


Corsair CX and CS PSUs are NOT made by Seasonic. They are CWT and are barely average quality at best. Generally we do not recommend theses units here.


Yes, I was agreeing that Seasonic is my PSU of choice. But for the budget and customer service conscience, a C series by corsair is not a bad choice.



Generally for the money, there are better options. The Cx units are pretty low quality and fail pretty easily actually. I had a CX600 take out my personal computer a while back. They use low quality capacitors that fail easily when subjected to any real heat. There are usually better option. The CS and RM units also share these capacitors and are not recommended.

Other AMAZING quality OEMs are Superflower and Delta. Both are the same or better than Seasonic.
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April 28, 2014 9:40:39 PM

tiny voices said:
I definitely would not get a cx500 for $50 when you can get an XFX550 for the same price which is MUCH MUCH better quality.


Fair enough.

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