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Cooler Master vs Tagan vs corsair

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
4GB RAM
INTEL DG41RQ
and am planning to get HD5770 or an equivalent Fermi card when it comes.
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  1. First choice Corsiar.
    Second choice CM.
    Third choice....... None, forget the Tagan.

    CM is not quite a reliable PSU maker and more likely than not, their psus will not deliver what they are said to deliver.
    Always rely on Corsair, very reliable. The extra $$ is worth its performance [:lectrocrew:5]
  2. 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.
  3. OK I can go for CORSAIR VX450. But is it enough for GTX260.
  4. Hi newcomer and welcome to the Tom's hardware forum.

    1- From your options, the only good PSU is the Corsair.
    2- Yeah, CM psu aren't very good unless it's a real power pro.
  5. Here is Nvidia's recommended power requirements for a system with one Nvidia GTX260 video card:

    500 watt or greater power supply with 36 amps on the +12 volt rail and two 6 pin, 75 watt, PCI-e power connectors.

    The recommendations are for an entire pc system.
  6. I see two good options at the same price (80$):

    CORSAIR VX550 (by cwt).
    ANTEC EARTHWATTS 650W (by delta).
  7. Unfortunately, OP's in India. That changes a lot of things.
  8. chinuhark said:
    OK I can go for CORSAIR VX450. But is it enough for GTX260.



    i thought you where going to get the ATI 5770? (from your first post)
  9. Best answer
    Hey just go for Corsair. I bought VX550 for Rs. 5900 and its definitely worth the money

    Its quite, 80+ certified, has 41 amps @ 12 V rail(enough juice) and comes with a 5 year warranty.
  10. ct1615 said:
    i thought you where going to get the ATI 5770? (from your first post)

    Well I am upgrading my PSU right now and the GPU later. I would like to keep my options open.
  11. Corsair of these.
  12. vivek4020 said:
    Hey just go for Corsair. I bought VX550 for Rs. 5900 and its definitely worth the money

    Its quite, 80+ certified, has 41 amps @ 12 V rail(enough juice) and comes with a 5 year warranty.


    WIll u Tell me from where u bought THis VX 550 PSU . i m in Delhi(India) and cant find out any dealer here . so if u know any Dealer IN DELHI plz reply Me . Thanx in ADvance dear
  13. navjot said:
    WIll u Tell me from where u bought THis VX 550 PSU . i m in Delhi(India) and cant find out any dealer here . so if u know any Dealer IN DELHI plz reply Me . Thanx in ADvance dear



    well i have also purchased corsair PSU 400W .. I DONT REMEMBER Shop name but it was in second floor of modi tower in neheru palace.
  14. Best answer selected by chinuhark.
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