Hello, i am ordering my pc from a site called dino-pc and they only allow you to have either a 500w Xigmatek or a 650w Corsair TX V2. I would rather get the Corsair but i dont know if it will be overkill for my rig. This is my rig -
Amd Radeon HD 6950
8gb 1333mhz ram
You need to be careful about model numbers if you're going to get a 500W Xigmatek. Although the Xigmatek NRPC501 got decent marks (8.5) from JG, the NRPC502 didn't fare nearly as well (7). http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=... and they haven't done a review of the NRP-VC503. The only 500W model they make that I would touch is the now discontinued NRPC501 that is made by the OEM mfr CWT (Channel Well Technologies).
Are there any other sites that you can make this purchase from? Scan.co.uk, amazon.co.uk ..... The dino-pc site is really limited and slightly overpriced.
Edit: The Xigmatek from Dino PC is in their Value Class line....the model is NRP-VC503. Review http://****/wp/2011/07/01/xigmatek-no-rules-power-nrp-vc503-500w/ It wouldn't even provide the advertised wattage...there's a reason that this PSU is 40 less than the Corsair. At that site I would go for the Corsair enthusiast....there are less expensive recommendations that I would put forward from other sites. Like the XFX Core 550W for 50 http://www.amazon.co.uk/XFX-550W-Power-Supply-Unit/dp/B...