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Old PSU fried,need help picking a new one.

After installing an R9 270 on my rig my corsair CX500M PSU fried despite meeting the requirements.Playing The Witcher 2 seemed to particularly stress it.Previous thread detailing the problem:

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/answers/id-2247172/psu-problem.html#13896472

Quite dissapointed as I expected better from corsair,but like others say I guess this particular line just isn't very good.

I'm now looking for something to replace it,I'm assuming 500W would normally be enough for this card and that this was just a bad PSU/fluke.

I have a budget of £65.I'm thinking:
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA-003-SF&tool=3
as I've heard nothing but good about superflower but I'm wondering if this cheaper model still maintains quality.

Any suggestions/advice appreciated.Thanks.

Specs:

Z87X-UD3H
250GB EVO SSD
SAMSUNG LITEON OPTICAL DRIVE
I3-4130(STOCK COOLER)
8GB HYPERX RAM
CORSAIR CX500M
DEFINE R4 CASE
R9 270
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  1. PsychLight said:
    After installing an R9 270 on my rig my corsair CX500M PSU fried despite meeting the requirements.Playing The Witcher 2 seemed to particularly stress it.Previous thread detailing the problem:

    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/answers/id-2247172/psu-problem.html#13896472

    Quite dissapointed as I expected better from corsair,but like others say I guess this particular line just isn't very good.

    I'm now looking for something to replace it,I'm assuming 500W would normally be enough for this card and that this was just a bad PSU/fluke.

    I have a budget of £65.I'm thinking:
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA-003-SF&tool=3
    as I've heard nothing but good about superflower but I'm wondering if this cheaper model still maintains quality.

    Any suggestions/advice appreciated.Thanks.

    Specs:

    Z87X-UD3H
    250GB EVO SSD
    SAMSUNG LITEON OPTICAL DRIVE
    I3-4130(STOCK COOLER)
    8GB HYPERX RAM
    CORSAIR CX500M
    DEFINE R4 CASE
    R9 270


    Antec VP-450. Only around 30 Euro and will get the job done with that stuff
  2. Best answer
    That's a great PSU that you've picked out! Go for it. :D
    Super Flower are the best PSU manufacturer out right now, in my opinion.
  3. Thanks for the suggestions everyone.I'm glad the superflower's liked so I'll probably end up going with it as I have to account for delivery on my budget.If anyone has more feedback or can think of something better i'd like to hear it though.
  4. Great! You'll be really happy with it.
    Enjoy! :D
  5. Super Flower are the best PSU manufacturer?
  6. sourodip said:
    Super Flower are the best PSU manufacturer?

    They're the guys that make a lot of PSUs for EVGA and a few other famous brands.I think they've just been using their own name more recently so they're becoming more well-known.

    They're usually very conservative in how powerful their PSU's are (I heard their high end 1000w can pull something like 1500w)
    and just make high quality stuff in general.
  7. uh-oh,i didn't knew that,thanks man.
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