65-75$ PSU Advice. (three candidates)

Hi all! This is my first post, from reader I`ve become the writer. I'm an amateur overclocker & gamer, though I work most of my free time in other domains, like electronic music prod/master.
My 470W Thermaltake died after 1year and I didn`t do anything, didn't forced it too much, voltages & other stressful factors :(
I have a limited budget from 65$ to 75$max and I`ve recently chosen 3 candidates:

a) OCZ Fatal1ty OCZ550FTY 550W
b) CORSAIR CMPSU-450VX 450W
c) SILVERSTONE ST50F 500W

I would recommend myself the corsair psu, but there's something to the other 2..... Even if my budget is limited, I'm looking for 2 main qualities @ a PSU:

(1) long life (quality int built)
(2) silent under no pressure.


I want all of your opinions, piece of advice - I'll be more than grateful..
Peace ;)

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PS: srry if my english sucks :??:
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  1. +1 for Corsair - high quality and 5 year warranty.

    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=64

    If you are in the USA the final sale price after mail-in rebate is $49.99 plus shipping at newegg.com. The VX550 is $10.00 more.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2010090058%2050001459&bop=And&ActiveSearchResult=True&Pagesize=100
  2. thanks for your answers... I think I`ll go for Corsair, though I like OCZ soooo muuuch for being modular and having 2 rails of 25Amp... (chosing Corsair will be mostly for the seasonic parts, which means quality for some long time now)
  3. The warranty of 5 years is not a good point for a 50$ power supply, it will cost you 20$ to ship back and wait for a RMA, better buying a new one when that happens.

    I don't know in USA, but here the latest OCZ Modxstream are really cheap and they got an awesome efficiency at 60% of their power, over 85%.

    59.99$ cad

    http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=35456&vpn=OCZ700MXSP&manufacture=OCZ%20Technology&promoid=1059
  4. IWillLight said:
    ... though I like OCZ soooo muuuch for being modular and having 2 rails of 25Amp...

    Not quite true. It has two rails, each capable of a maximum of 25 amps. That's not the same thing as two 25 amp rails. If it had two 25 amp rails, it would be at least a 600 watt PSU (50 amps X 12 volts).
  5. redgarl - Did you read the technical review I linked to?

    xbonez - It's an adequate power supply. Originally there was a problem until it was discovered that model had incorrect advertising about it's capability at high temperatures.
  6. i`ll go with corsair, why not...modular in another life maybe ..lol
    i hope it will handle OC with voltage changes...
  7. Corsair all the way...I love my vx550...sooooooo quiet!
    I sometimes have to put my hand on the back of it to make sure the fan is runnung!...lol
    JQ
  8. IWillLight said:
    Hi all! This is my first post, from reader I`ve become the writer. I'm an amateur overclocker & gamer, though I work most of my free time in other domains, like electronic music prod/master.
    My 470W Thermaltake died after 1year and I didn`t do anything, didn't forced it too much, voltages & other stressful factors :(
    I have a limited budget from 65$ to 75$max and I`ve recently chosen 3 candidates:

    a) OCZ Fatal1ty OCZ550FTY 550W
    b) CORSAIR CMPSU-450VX 450W
    c) SILVERSTONE ST50F 500W

    I would recommend myself the corsair psu, but there's something to the other 2..... Even if my budget is limited, I'm looking for 2 main qualities @ a PSU:

    (1) long life (quality int built)
    (2) silent under no pressure.


    I want all of your opinions, piece of advice - I'll be more than grateful..
    Peace ;)

    -----------------------------------------
    PS: srry if my english sucks :??:



    go for the corsair vx550, its just 4$ expensiver than the 450
  9. thanks to all of you for the input - corsair chosen!!! \m/ :)
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