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June 24, 2014 12:57:13 PM

Hello,

I am not sure if this 500W PSU is enough for this build: I will not be overclocking.

**Power Supply** | [EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-100b1050...) | $29.99 @ Newegg


Current Build:

**CPU** | [AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/amd-cpu-fd8320frhkbox) | $149.99 @ SuperBiiz
**CPU Cooler** | [Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-cpu-cooler-r...) | $29.98 @ OutletPC
**Motherboard** | [Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-motherboard-ga990...) | $119.98 @ SuperBiiz
**Memory** | [G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f31866c9d8ga...) | $81.99 @ Newegg
**Storage** | [Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/samsung-internal-hard-driv...) | $79.00 @ Amazon
**Storage** | [Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seagate-internal-hard-driv...) | $83.97 @ OutletPC
**Video Card** | [Sapphire Radeon R9 270 2GB Dual-X Video Card](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/sapphire-video-card-100365...) | $149.99 @ Newegg
**Case** | [Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-case-sgc1000...) | $87.32 @ Mwave
**Optical Drive** | [Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-optical-drive-drw24b1...) | $16.99 @ Newegg

Any advice would be greatly appreciated :) 

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a c 75 ) Power supply
June 24, 2014 1:13:43 PM

Oakiesmokie said:
How about this one?

[EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-100b1060...) | $44.99 @ NCIX US


More wattage doesn't mean better quality; That PSU is just as poor quality as the original one. I'd still recommend the 550W XFX unit I linked earlier.

EDIT: @SR-71 Blackbird: That's a tier 4 unit if I'm not mistaken. Why would you recommend that?
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a c 2356 ) Power supply
June 24, 2014 1:15:37 PM

This is decent and has a good review at jonnyguru.

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...


The Good:

very good voltage regulation on the 12V rail
excellent stability on the 5V rail
cheapity cheap cheap
good looking
shallow housing

The Bad:

could use a few zip ties in the packaging

The Mediocre:

non modular
second tier capacitors
some soldering blips



And it's enough power.


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $29.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available


Performance (40% of the final score) - and once again we come to the scoring. In general, this was a decent unit indeed. Voltage regulation averaged 1.7% in the hot box, which is enough for me to call it above average. That's a notch down from excellent status, so a half point will come off. Efficiency was a pass for both times, so no points come off for that. Finally, there's the ripple suppression. The two minor rails were excellent, so no points off there. This is not the case for the 12V rail, however, which will see a full point deducted for being merely average, albeit closer to the very good side than the below average side. And there the deductions stop with a total score of 8.5.

Functionality (20% of the final score) - only fully modular units are capable of a perfect score here, so a full point automatically comes off for being non modular. I'm also going to pull another half point for lack of a few zip ties, though I almost hate to do that. Almost. Really, those things are so bleeping cheap that I've come to expect them with any unit that doesn't qualify as a gutless wonder. Cabling is fine, so no points off there. Love the 140mm deep housing - that should help a lot of people out with small cases. I'm stopping here with another 8.5.

Value (20% of the final score) - this unit goes for $44.99 at Tiger Direct right now, and five dollars more at the EVGA site itself. Thirty beans with rebate, though I can't score on rebates. You know what? If you can get this unit at either of those prices, go ahead and get one. It's not quite such a good value at the Tiger Direct non sale price of $59.99, because there are better units for not much more than that, but this price point? All day long. 9.

Build Quality (20% of the final score) - there are going to be a few deductions here. First, half a point comes off for the second tier capacitors. Another half a point comes off for the soldering blips I saw in there. I'll quit there. The unit doesn't really seem to have many things about it that compromise much for the sake of the almighty dollar, so I'll sleep tonight after I give it this here 9.


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June 24, 2014 1:24:55 PM

I was originally going to purchase [EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-220g2075...) | $89.99 @ NCIX US

I heard it was a good PSU. But not sure is 750W is overkill for my build, since I will not be overclocking, or using 2 GPUs. Plus it is $119 on newegg.ca, which is where I will be purchasing all of my components. The $119 is rather high for my budget.

[EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-100b1060...) Is $59.99 on newegg.ca. Will I be making a bad choice if I go with the 600W PSU?
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a c 75 ) Power supply
June 24, 2014 1:24:56 PM

@iceclock: Quoting PCPartPicker: "+ USD $10 off w/ promo code EMCPDHF49, ends 6/26"
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a b ) Power supply
June 24, 2014 1:26:03 PM

that be 50$ still.

lol

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a c 2356 ) Power supply
June 24, 2014 1:26:13 PM

[PCPartPicker part list](http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/pFXXP6) / [Price breakdown by merchant](http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/pFXXP6/by_merchant/)

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
**Power Supply** | [EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply](http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-100b1...) | $39.98 @ Newegg Canada
| | **Total**
| Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available | $39.98
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a b ) Power supply
June 24, 2014 1:27:54 PM

ya for the price the evga 500w is ur best bet :) 

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a c 75 ) Power supply
June 24, 2014 1:30:00 PM

iceclock said:
that be 50$ still.

lol



As is the EVGA without the MIR...

In any case, all of this is pointless since the OP is actually buying from Canada, which actually makes the EVGA unit cheaper as SR-71 Blackbird pointed out above.

@Oakiesmokie: Just to make this easier for you, there is actually a Canadian version PCPartPicker.
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June 24, 2014 1:32:06 PM

Is 750W overkill for my build?
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a c 2356 ) Power supply
June 24, 2014 1:32:38 PM

Way overkill a decent 500w will run it.
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a c 75 ) Power supply
June 24, 2014 1:33:16 PM

Oakiesmokie said:
Is 750W overkill for my build?


Yes, go with the EVGA 500W unit, it makes more sense now that we know where you're buying from.
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June 24, 2014 1:35:02 PM

Thank you all for the help. My apologies for not using the appropriate parts picker.
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a c 75 ) Power supply
June 24, 2014 1:37:17 PM

Oakiesmokie said:
Thank you all for the help. My apologies for not using the appropriate parts picker.


No problem, who doesn't love to get confused every once in a while :D 
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a c 2356 ) Power supply
June 24, 2014 1:40:27 PM

500B it has a great review on jonnyguru , go with it , best unit for the price.
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June 24, 2014 1:42:26 PM

Good idea on your part to double check your purchase here.

Lots of people with combined experience in different brands.

PSU is a very critical part of the build.
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a b ) Power supply
June 24, 2014 8:06:11 PM

im with sr-71 :0

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