I was all set to buy COOLER MASTER eXtreme Pwer Plus 500W PSU when someone told me that CM sucks.
Now this PSU just costs Rupees 2900/- in India where as he suggested that I go for Corsair VX550 (Rs 5800/-) which is almost twice or VX450 (Rs 4300/-)
Now my question is that is it really worth it and NECESSARY to spend twice on the PSU. Is CM 500W harmful for my system. Also what about
Tagan Stonerock Series TG500-U37 (Rs 3400/-).
I Have C2D E7400 @ 2.8GHz
and am planning to get HD5770 or an equivalent Fermi card when it comes.
Coolermaster power supplies might be okay but they are not high quality psu's.
Corsair and Seasonic are two brands that have a reputation for high quality power supplies that consistently earn high marks in technical reviews. They are reliable, stable, and come with a 5 year warranty in the USA. Some of the newer models come with a 7 year warranty. Lately we've been seeing a few other brands offering some high quality units. One example would be the Antec Earthwatts and the Antec TruePower New models which are a major improvement over Antec’s older psu’s like the Basiq models.