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CX500? New Gaming Build (HELP) :(

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May 24, 2014 2:46:53 PM

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Hello, I'm about to buy some parts for my first build and for my psu I have chosen a Corsair CX500w There is good reviews, however many people said it has cheap 'capacitors' (what ever that is :S) So i'm not sure if i should change it and if so, to what psu,
If its helps, heres my specs:

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB FTW ACX Video Card
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer

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May 24, 2014 3:13:57 PM

Well, they just are hit and miss. The CX is more of a budget model when you really need to save $. Iirc, it has a tendency to have a whining noise, not always, but mentionable issue.

I'd get one of these instead
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I personally use this one for all my budget builds with no OC/SLI and never had a problem in 3 years.
http://www.amazon.com/Antec-VP-450-Energy-Certified-Sup...
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