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After much research I'm still unsure. Will this PSU power my build safely and effectively?

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May 9, 2014 11:37:46 AM

Processor(AMD FX-6300 CPU (6x 3.50GHz/6MB L2 Cache))
Processor Cooling(Certified CPU Fan and Heatsink)
Memory(8 GB [4 GB X2] DDR3-1600 Memory Module
Video Card(AMD Radeon R9 270X - 2GB - Single Card)
Motherboard(Gigabyte GA-970A-D3P -- AMD 970)
Primary Hard Drive(500 GB HARD DRIVE -- 16M Cache, 7200 RPM, 6.0Gb/s - Single Drive)
Optical Drive(24x Dual Format/Double Layer DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Drive - Black)
Operating System(Windows 8.1)

I'll have a keyboard and mouse obviously, but maybe it'll be worth noting my speakers have their own power source.

As the title states, I have done a LOT of research on this and I just can't decide. There are so many conflicting answers to my question, it appears. If anyone could help me out, I'd be greatly appreciative.

The PSU I will be using is the Corsair CX500 80 plus bronze certified.

Thank you so much in advance!

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May 9, 2014 11:43:16 AM

^Agreed. The Corsair CX and GS lines are made by CWT using some inferior Samxon capacitors that don't like heat and have been cited for early failure. XFX PSUs are made by Seasonic.
If XFX is not available to you, other alternatives include the Delta-built Antec Earthwatts, Seasonic-built Antec HGC, or Superflower-built Rosewill Capstone.
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May 9, 2014 11:50:58 AM

Onus said:
^Agreed. The Corsair CX and GS lines are made by CWT using some inferior Samxon capacitors that don't like heat and have been cited for early failure. XFX PSUs are made by Seasonic.
If XFX is not available to you, other alternatives include the Delta-built Antec Earthwatts, Seasonic-built Antec HGC, or Superflower-built Rosewill Capstone.




Thank you for your response. I have some budget restraints and I've already ordered this pre-built pc. I know that's not the most monetarily efficient option so don't worry about informing me of that fact haha. However, will I be okay with this PSU for a couple months until I can justify buying another? Can it cause any damage to my system, or will it just shut off if its overheating or something?
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May 9, 2014 11:51:00 AM

it will be fine for a while, but i would replace it within a year.
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May 9, 2014 11:52:19 AM

The Corsair CX initially does well in reviews. It should be safe to use, as it does have protection circuits. Make sure it gets plenty of air through it, and you should have no immediate problems. Most likely, you would begin to notice instability if its capacitors aged poorly.
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May 9, 2014 11:55:11 AM

Danbuscus25 said:
it will be fine for a while, but i would replace it within a year.


Thanks dan and onus for the informative and speedy replies, I'd have chosen you both as great solutions if I could :D 
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May 9, 2014 12:11:23 PM

no problem :D 
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