Hello, i recently bought a ATI HD5770. so i am thiinking of buying a new psu since my current psu is only 350w. now i am short on budget so i chose Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus 550W psu. is it good enough for HD5770?
Look for a different psu since that one can't provide it's labelled power output.
Is it good enough for a 5770? sure but is it good enough for your system ? i doubt it. http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Cooler-Master-eX...
The OZC suggested in this review is an option i would consider and the ModXtreme line also features modular cables.
I have a 600w model and i'm satisfied with it's performance after 1yr of daily use.
Antec Neo and Corsair VX are others i would consider in your price range as well as Seasonic.
"I find that going below 650 really doesn't save much money."
Gotta agree with you here. Plus the fact that 600W is about average for a new "budget" performance system. I don't think that less than 800-850W would suffice for a good upgradeable system nowadays. Nice to know about the BP's. I would guess that most top manufacturers have lower end "competitive pricing" units out there.