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Should I buy the CM eXtreme PowerPlus 650W?

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May 12, 2011 10:34:53 AM

The question as above. Or do you guys have any other suggestion?
Specs are very low, but planning to add GTX 550Ti end this month.

Core i3-550 3.2 GHz
2x2GB Kingston Valueram
500 GB WD Caviar Green
Intel DH55HC

Current PSU is free with case, want to change..But live in Malaysia, PC parts are expensive though..Budget around 100USD..
May 12, 2011 11:12:19 AM

soest009 said:
Not the version you supplied but the 600W variant.
See this review:

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Cooler-Master-eX...

In short: it's a no no
Look for another supply, like corsair they make very reliable psu's



why not the 650W?? anyway brands like corsair or antec is just to expensive for student like me
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May 12, 2011 11:32:36 AM

Well for starters if you took the time to look at that review it's clearly stated that the 600W variant should have never have been labeled 600W.
And by buying this it would basically be a ripoff.

Do you have any other options regarding psu's where you can choose from?
If you do not have other options and that's the only way for you to go then seeing what you have that psu should be enough, but still this series psu is far from being a quality product.
May 12, 2011 11:44:58 AM

i think the only brands within my budget is CM or Huntkey.. i think CM would be better right?

anyway i've looked for some corsair stuff. they all cost too much for me though..

i've read the review, quite shocked company such as CM do such thing..anyway thanks for your help
a b ) Power supply
May 12, 2011 11:46:55 AM

ocz is better then you have antec..
But stay away from the Cool Master.
Get OCZs.
May 12, 2011 11:47:21 AM

Well there are series from CM that are ok, unfortunately this line isn't.
Can you maybe still tell me the type of that Huntkey psu ?
May 12, 2011 11:53:07 AM

soest009 said:
Well there are series from CM that are ok, unfortunately this line isn't.
Can you maybe still tell me the type of that Huntkey psu ?



don't remember well..for sure in the same price range...

maybe i'll try look around for ocz
May 12, 2011 11:58:57 AM

from reading i found that good PSU come with large sum of money,,am i right??
May 12, 2011 12:01:02 PM

Like almost all things quality comes with a price...
Do remember that if you get a good solid psu now, it will serve you well also in future upgrade's.
a b ) Power supply
May 12, 2011 12:07:18 PM

hellscream said:
from reading i found that good PSU come with large sum of money,,am i right??

Seems like you dont have money for psus.What is the incase psu?
As Sooest009 says you could get far with a good cpu but your budget is limiting.However some corsairs and antecs are below the 100usd.
May 12, 2011 12:11:13 PM

@ghnader currently using psu coming wwith casing rated at 230W..for now i use no graphic card
a b ) Power supply
May 12, 2011 12:12:44 PM

hellscream said:
@ghnader currently using psu coming wwith casing rated at 230W..for now i use no graphic card

No graphic card?
Do you have 100usd or you cant go above?
Some 100usd psu are solid.
May 12, 2011 12:14:58 PM

ghnader hsmithot said:
No graphic card?
Do you have 100usd or you cant go above?
Some 100usd psu are solid.



maybe i can consider 100 usd..that's depends though
May 12, 2011 12:17:30 PM

Do you have a link to a reseller there in Malaysia ?
Maybe we can spot something for you that suits your budget.
a b ) Power supply
May 12, 2011 12:18:03 PM

antecs, ocz, seasonics even corsairs all have budget psus.
May 12, 2011 12:19:53 PM

i'll try find reseller in malaysia..
May 12, 2011 12:23:07 PM

anyway..what should i look when finding PSU??any hint, special features??

if possible wanna try OC, SLI in the future though,, not now
a b ) Power supply
May 12, 2011 12:27:51 PM

Sure,
You need look at power that is the main important thing then you have to look at Brand second most important thing then you have to find out the continuous(average) current pull the 12v rails accept.
May 12, 2011 12:32:35 PM

is vx450 from corsair good enough??

no maybe cx500??would be cheaper i think??can you give me suggestion for what series to buy for budget aroung 80-100 usd, corsair or antec or ocz
a b ) Power supply
May 12, 2011 12:38:52 PM

depends on which one is cheaper.Most people say antec i say ocz.
Find the cheapest one ok?
which has a 16a pull on each rail for the 12v rail.
a b ) Power supply
May 12, 2011 12:45:36 PM

the 550ti needs a pcie 6 pin connector.With a pull of 14ampere on the connector.
May 12, 2011 12:48:19 PM

i may need to consider 5770 if the PSU cost too much though..i am searching for PSU with 6 pin pci-e
a b ) Power supply
May 12, 2011 12:49:28 PM

hellscream said:
how about silverstone??

here are some brochure from malaysia stores,,here we don't have much internet storesmust walk in to buy..these are some of the PSU listed and price
as you can see,, my budget between RM 200-300
http://www.pczonecomputer.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/0...


The corsair vx450 is an amazing psu.
a b ) Power supply
May 12, 2011 12:52:27 PM

hellscream said:
i may need to consider 5770 if the PSU cost too much though..i am searching for PSU with 6 pin pci-e

i think the 5770 is way better than the gtx 550 ti.
May 12, 2011 12:54:26 PM

maybe i'll look for vx450,, but cannot SLI and xfire right ??that's still nice no need multi gpu now
a b ) Power supply
May 12, 2011 12:54:33 PM

get the corsair vx450 added with the ati 5770.
May 12, 2011 12:56:43 PM

i'm not sure,,benchmark for crysis show gtx550 ti slightly better,,but who know with overclocking maybe 5770 better

plus,, how about ocz stealthXstream 2?
a b ) Power supply
May 12, 2011 12:59:23 PM

hellscream said:
i'm not sure,,benchmark for crysis show gtx550 ti slightly better,,but who know with overclocking maybe 5770 better

plus,, how about ocz stealthXstream 2?

which one?
The 700w or 500w?
May 12, 2011 1:03:56 PM

@ghnader the 500-400W..
a b ) Power supply
May 12, 2011 1:04:41 PM

Go for the 5770 ok?
And the corsair vx450
a b ) Power supply
May 12, 2011 1:05:32 PM

Quote:
@ghnader the 500-400W..

I'd go for the corsair vx450
May 12, 2011 1:45:26 PM

sorry late reply,,ok i'll look for vx450 and hd 5770..

if vx too expensive should i take cx?
a b ) Power supply
May 12, 2011 1:47:54 PM

if its too expensive then tell us what psu models that are cheap. then post them here.
May 12, 2011 1:50:25 PM

ok ..thanks both of you for helping me..another thing..is sapphire graphic card good??
a b ) Power supply
May 12, 2011 1:51:45 PM

yes, the corsair cx500 is good.But if its too expensive then tell us the models that you like.
Sapphire is a very very reliable gpu
June 2, 2011 1:47:37 PM

thanks for your advice guys,,i've just bought Corsair GS600
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