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June 11, 2011 3:44:08 AM

Hello, Friends i'm new to this forum i'm from india...

i'm stuck in choosing a psu for my new build can you help me in finding a best psu?

I have the following psu's in mind

Seasonic ss500es

Corsair cx500

Fsp Saga II 500w

so this are in my budget range so which one is the best?

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a b ) Power supply
June 11, 2011 5:14:10 AM

get Builder Series™ CX500 V2 — 80 PLUS
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a c 1204 ) Power supply
June 11, 2011 7:08:40 AM

The Seasonic SS-500ES (OEM) uses 105°C rated Japanese capacitors and is 80 PLUS BRONZE certified.

The Corsair Builder Series CX500 (CMPSU-500CX) made by CWT (Channel Well Technology) uses cheaper 85°C rated Taiwanese capacitors.

The FSP Saga II 500W uses cheaper 85°C rated Taiwanese capacitors.
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a c 144 ) Power supply
June 11, 2011 9:14:34 AM

Yep. If the Seasonic is within your budget, get it. I'd put the Corsair second and the FSP last.
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a b ) Power supply
June 11, 2011 11:57:28 AM

CX Builder series is junk.

Get the seasonic.
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a b ) Power supply
June 11, 2011 12:08:53 PM

Seasonic's the choice.
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June 12, 2011 2:06:18 AM

Thanks for your replies guys...

I might also consider the corsair gs 600 what do you say..?
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a c 1204 ) Power supply
June 12, 2011 3:18:01 AM

rohit_rameswarapu said:
Thanks for your replies guys...

I might also consider the corsair gs 600 what do you say..?

It's a budget Corsair model made by CWT with cheap 105°C rated Taiwanese Samxon capacitor on the primary side and a mix of Japanese Chemi-Con and Taiwanese Teapo capacitors on the secondary side.

The Seasonic is still higher quality than the Corsair Gaming Series "GS" CMPSU-600G.
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a b ) Power supply
June 12, 2011 3:57:26 AM

In the world of PSU's, always go for anything seasonic if its priced reasonably. Next up would be the corsair / antec / xfx and other higher models.

I'd go Seasonic then corsair and then FSP.

Cheaper taiwanese caps does not mean its crappy. Its just cheaper than high quality japanese caps.
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June 12, 2011 5:01:28 AM

Can the seasonic model power something like an ati 5770 or 5850 (which i tend to add later) i'm not an overclocking fan...
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June 12, 2011 5:02:59 AM

henydiah said:
get Builder Series™ CX500 V2 — 80 PLUS


its not yet available in india...
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a c 1204 ) Power supply
June 12, 2011 7:24:54 AM

rohit_rameswarapu said:
Can the seasonic model power something like an ati 5770 or 5850 (which i tend to add later) i'm not an overclocking fan...

The Seasonic SS-500ES (OEM) with its +12V current rating of 34 Amps will have no problem handling a single Radeon HD 5770 or Radeon HD 5850 graphics card system.

It will also handle two Radeon HD 5770 graphics cards in 2-way CrossFireX mode.
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June 12, 2011 12:46:30 PM

ko888 said:
The Seasonic SS-500ES (OEM) with its +12V current rating of 34 Amps will have no problem handling a single Radeon HD 5770 or Radeon HD 5850 graphics card system.

It will also handle two Radeon HD 5770 graphics cards in 2-way CrossFireX mode.



Okay fine can it even support the ati 68xx series?
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June 12, 2011 1:50:38 PM

What about coolermaster gx 550 and corsair vx550 both priced equal to the corsair gs 600?
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a b ) Power supply
June 12, 2011 2:05:09 PM

Is your max USD $60 for a PSU?
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a c 1204 ) Power supply
June 12, 2011 4:09:29 PM

rohit_rameswarapu said:
Okay fine can it even support the ati 68xx series?

It will safely handle a single Radeon HD 6850 or two Radeon HD 6850 in 2-way CrossFireX or a single Radeon HD 6870.
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June 12, 2011 4:53:43 PM

rohit_rameswarapu said:
What about coolermaster gx 550 and corsair vx550 both priced equal to the corsair gs 600?

I would recommend staying away from the Cooler Master GX Series RS-550-ACAA-E3 because that particular Seventeam design generates high electrical noise and ripple. Cooler Master is in the process of replacing the Seventeam made GX Series models with Enhance Electronics models in an attempt to improve the quality of that series.

The Corsair Enthusiast Series CMPSU-550VX has recently been discontinued but there is stock still in the distribution channel being cleared out. The quality is apparent in the use of 105°C Japanese Nippon Chemi-Con capacitors on both the primary and secondary circuits. You can read the following test review of this power supply here :

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...
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June 13, 2011 12:05:52 AM

ko888 said:
I would recommend staying away from the Cooler Master GX Series RS-550-ACAA-E3 because that particular Seventeam design generates high electrical noise and ripple. Cooler Master is in the process of replacing the Seventeam made GX Series models with Enhance Electronics models in an attempt to improve the quality of that series.

The Corsair Enthusiast Series CMPSU-550VX has recently been discontinued but there is stock still in the distribution channel being cleared out. The quality is apparent in the use of 105°C Japanese Nippon Chemi-Con capacitors on both the primary and secondary circuits. You can read the following test review of this power supply here :

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


So even the corsair vx550 is to be an avoid or is it better than the seasonic?
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June 13, 2011 12:07:53 AM

ubercake said:
Is your max USD $60 for a PSU?


Yes but i can go upto $70...
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a c 1204 ) Power supply
June 13, 2011 1:49:34 AM

rohit_rameswarapu said:
So even the corsair vx550 is to be an avoid or is it better than the seasonic?

It should be very similar to the Seasonic quality-wise.

Corsair's Enthusiast Series VX & TX is one of their better quality series. The two VX models have been discontinued.
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June 13, 2011 1:56:49 AM

ko888 said:
It should be very similar to the Seasonic quality-wise.

Corsair's Enthusiast Series VX & TX is one of their better quality series. The two VX models have been discontinued.


What about the seasonic s12ii 620 bronze?
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a b ) Power supply
June 13, 2011 2:17:29 AM

Anything seasonic is the thing to get IF its priced nicely. (such as a few more dollars than another model from corsair etc).

Corsair AX , TX , HX , VX is also very high quality units made by seasonic/cwt as oem.

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June 13, 2011 2:20:52 AM

rohit_rameswarapu said:
What about the seasonic s12ii 620 bronze?

For the Corsair VX models, when I said "The two VX models have been discontinued.", I meant to say that they were recently discontinued so there is still stock in the distribution channel that is being cleared out.

The Seasonic S12 II Bronze Series seems to be the retail versions of the SS-xxxES (OEM) series and SS-xxxET (OEM) series.
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June 13, 2011 2:28:01 AM

Seasonic S12 II Bronze Series are these discontinued or obsolete?
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a c 1204 ) Power supply
June 13, 2011 2:32:28 AM

rohit_rameswarapu said:
Seasonic S12 II Bronze Series are these discontinued or obsolete?

Every model in the S12 II Bronze Series is still being manufactured.
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June 13, 2011 2:35:08 AM

Locally in s12 series only the 430w version is available...
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a c 1204 ) Power supply
June 13, 2011 2:40:51 AM

The S12 II Series was recently discontinued and has been replaced by the S12 II Bronze Series.

Make sure you know exactly what you're purchasing.
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a b ) Power supply
June 13, 2011 9:03:31 AM

Where are you doing your shopping? What sites are you using to get pricing?
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a b ) Power supply
June 13, 2011 9:34:18 AM

The Seasonic PSU's are best in the business. So i would always say go for them.

@ubercake: OP mentioned India. So i am pretty sure it would be a store. Online shopping is still something many people don't use as the first option here. :) 
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June 13, 2011 9:45:36 AM

ubercake said:
Where are you doing your shopping? What sites are you using to get pricing?


ebay.in
techshop.in
deltapage.com
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June 13, 2011 9:46:50 AM

ko888 said:
The S12 II Series was recently discontinued and has been replaced by the S12 II Bronze Series.

Make sure you know exactly what you're purchasing.



I'm looking for Seasonic S12 II Bronze series...
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a b ) Power supply
June 13, 2011 9:52:08 AM

techshop.in is a bit overprices for me. But their packaging and delivery times are great. Ditch ebay.in. That is a load of nonsense.

Seasonic one you are looking at is a good option. But which city do you live in?
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June 13, 2011 10:09:16 AM

hell_storm2004 said:
techshop.in is a bit overprices for me. But their packaging and delivery times are great. Ditch ebay.in. That is a load of nonsense.

Seasonic one you are looking at is a good option. But which city do you live in?


I'm from vizag...
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June 13, 2011 10:10:44 AM

What about Gigabyte Superb 550 guys?
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a b ) Power supply
June 13, 2011 10:13:30 AM

Deltapage is the best option for you then. The shipping charges would be low. When your first choice is Seasonic then the Gigabyte is an amazing drop in quality. Stick to Seasonic or Corsair VX550W (i don't know if this is available).
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June 13, 2011 10:16:29 AM

hell_storm2004 said:
Deltapage is the best option for you then. The shipping charges would be low. When your first choice is Seasonic then the Gigabyte is an amazing drop in quality. Stick to Seasonic or Corsair VX550W (i don't know if this is available).


Seasonic S12ii 620 is this a good buy?
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June 13, 2011 10:22:16 AM

I would like to go for that because 520w version is not available...
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a b ) Power supply
June 13, 2011 10:24:55 AM

Sure, extra watts don't harm the PC. Lower watts do! :) 
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June 14, 2011 2:58:30 PM

What do you say about Antec HCG-520?
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a b ) Power supply
June 14, 2011 3:01:23 PM

The Seasonic is the best choice. Do not deviate from it! :D 
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June 14, 2011 3:04:09 PM

Seasonic 620w and 520w are out of stock....

How about Seasonic 500W S12II-500 Bronze (SS-500GB Active PFC)?
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a b ) Power supply
June 14, 2011 3:51:59 PM

Yup. If you are going for a single card setup then it should do you just fine.
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June 14, 2011 4:02:47 PM

quality and efficieny wise is it equal to seasonic ss500 es?
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June 14, 2011 4:03:58 PM

quality and efficieny wise is it equal to seasonic ss500 es?
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a b ) Power supply
June 14, 2011 4:05:11 PM

Didn't get you which is equal to which ?
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June 14, 2011 4:06:18 PM

hell_storm2004 said:
Yup. If you are going for a single card setup then it should do you just fine.


quality and efficieny wise is it equal to ss500es?
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a b ) Power supply
June 14, 2011 4:08:41 PM

If you mean the 500W Seasonic to the 520W/620W Seasonic, then yes. They are all of the same series.
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