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May 19, 2014 12:40:49 PM

Hey guys. I'm building an everyday use PC for my SO, and I'm not sure which PSU to get:

Corsair CX500M
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Enermax Revolution X't

Both are modular, both are currently on sale (the Enermax being the better bargain). However I'm not sure 430W is enough for the build, and I've never heard of this brand of PSU (also, no reviews). Here's the build it's going into:

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CPU: Intel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz Dual-Core Processor ($114.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI H81M-E34 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Plextor M5S Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($79.99 @ Micro Center)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($46.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Silverstone PS08B (Black) MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($36.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: ???
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: BenQ GW2255 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($109.00 @ Amazon)
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WN881ND 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($18.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $695.90

Any and all input is greatly appreciated.

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May 19, 2014 12:47:40 PM

Danbuscus25 said:
neither. get this if you want modular http://pcpartpicker.com/part/antec-power-supply-hcg620m
it is MUCH better quality.


But isn't that overkill? I'm running a much more substantial rig with an XFX 550W. I'm not trying to skimp on quality here, but this looks like way more than necessary.
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May 19, 2014 12:50:15 PM

8ballslackz said:
Danbuscus25 said:
neither. get this if you want modular http://pcpartpicker.com/part/antec-power-supply-hcg620m
it is MUCH better quality.


But isn't that overkill? I'm running a much more substantial rig with an XFX 550W. I'm not trying to skimp on quality here, but this looks like way more than necessary.


Yes, it's a bit overkill, but it's actually cheaper than the cheapest ~500W modular PSU that could be considered good: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seasonic-power-supply-m12i...
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May 19, 2014 12:50:25 PM

yeah the XFX 550 is just as good, but the antec one is modular and only $5 more.
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May 19, 2014 1:07:23 PM

Eduello said:
8ballslackz said:
Danbuscus25 said:
neither. get this if you want modular http://pcpartpicker.com/part/antec-power-supply-hcg620m
it is MUCH better quality.


But isn't that overkill? I'm running a much more substantial rig with an XFX 550W. I'm not trying to skimp on quality here, but this looks like way more than necessary.


Yes, it's a bit overkill, but it's actually cheaper than the cheapest ~500W modular PSU that could be considered good: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seasonic-power-supply-m12i...


That PSU (shipping included) looks to be a pretty sweet buy. But it isn't compatible with Haswell CPUs? I've seen that this typically means a sleep state conflict, and would involve tweaking the BIOS. Not a big deal...but might I have other issues?
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May 19, 2014 1:10:59 PM

the only thing that a haswell compatible psu can do is yes, the super low power state, which nobody really cares about anyways. so this psu will work just fine, it just wont be as power efficient when the system is idling.
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May 19, 2014 1:14:22 PM

Danbuscus25 said:
the only thing that a haswell compatible psu can do is yes, the super low power state, which nobody really cares about anyways. so this psu will work just fine, it just wont be as power efficient when the system is idling.


Good to know. Thanks!
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May 19, 2014 1:17:51 PM

no problem :) 
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