Which PSU should I switch to for a GTX 970 + i5 3570k?

Hey, everyone!

I have reached a dillemma with my Cooler Master 500w Thunder PSU as of late

I know that it will be able to sustain my system (The specs being: )

Operating System
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
Intel Core i5 3570 @ 3.40GHz
Ivy Bridge 22nm Technology
8.00GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 800MHz (11-11-11-28)
Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. Z77M-D3H (Intel Core i5-3570 CPU @ 3.40GHz)
2250W (1920x1080@60Hz)
Intel HD Graphics (Gigabyte) (The previous GPU was the 7770, it was dead silent and never had any problems)
465GB Western Digital WDC WD5000AAKX-00U6AA0 ATA Device (SATA)
Optical Drives
DTSOFT Virtual CdRom Device
DTSOFT Virtual CdRom Device
DTSOFT Virtual CdRom Device
Razer Kraken 7.1 Chroma

If my PSU is too risky to handle the new parts I am planning to include, which PSU should I switch to? My Budget is very flexible and I don't think I will be at shortage with my upgrade(s)

Thanks in advance <3
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  1. Best PSU for the budget and performance. Very excellent PSU and gold rated with full modular.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA GS 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($54.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $54.99
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-05-30 13:47 EDT-0400

    Any Tier 1 or 2 PSU is good also:
  2. Since your board only has one PCIE_3.0 slot, I'd look at the Seasonic S12/M12 520 or 620, EVGA GS series or if you wanna carry it over to your next build with a SLI / CF capability, the 750 watt EVGA B2 is a steal at $50.
  3. I have been eyeing the Corsair CS750M due to its gold efficiency and overall wattage, would you say it is a good option seeing as I would want a little more out of my system by way of overclocking? The price tag does seem a little too much for what you're getting in comparison to other options, though
  4. Best answer
    When looking at Corsair PSU's think of the "C" in the model name as standing for "Crappy Capacitors". If you are willing to spend $100 ona PSU, this is the one ya want

    EVGA G2
  5. JackNaylorPE said:
    When looking at Corsair PSU's think of the "C" in the model name as standing for "Crappy Capacitors".

    Very true.
  6. I would never use a corsair C series PSU in any computer. Too risky.

    EVGA GS Series is your best bet.
  7. Thank you fine gentlemen, without you, I would be doomed to the crappy grasp of Corsair
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