The correct PSU

Im very close to ordering my first gaming PC, however im stuck on the psu

As it stands:

CPU: Intel Core i5 3450
Operating System: Microsoft® Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Motherboard: Asus P8H61-M LE/USB3
RAM: 8GB DDR3 1333mhz (2x 4GB)
Hard Drive: 500GB S-ATAIII 6.0Gb/s
Optical Drive: 22x DVD±RW DL S-ATA
Graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 1GB
Sound card: Onboard 7.1 Audio
Internet: Wireless 802.11N 300Mbps MIMO PCI card
Case: Xigmatek Asgard
PSU: ...

I was about to order the 500W Xigmatek, but a few people have said its not great. If that is the case what is the problem, is it too expensive, too hot or too loud?

Would i be better of with a Corsair?

I want my psu to be quite and not very hot as im not buying any cooler (that is not coming with components), i wont be over clocking

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  1. You are better off buying a Corsair or this

    Seasonic 520W S12II
  2. The M12II 520 is a great PSU, more than capable of powering the above build, and a great deal at Newegg right now. Are you in the US? If not, then do you have a site that we can take a look at to make recommendations?
  3. if your PSU is Xigmatek NRP-PC501 500W = enough good
  4. Ty so far, but what is actually wrong with Xigmatek? ive heard they are bad but dont know why:P

  5. some Xigmatex had bad review but no with above just good
  6. I understand that, but what is wrong with the 500w Xigmatek? would like to know before i buy a different brand
  7. What is the specific model number of the Xigmatek 500W PSU yo are considering? Xigmatek is not known as a quality PSU mfr. They actually sell PSUs made by several OEM PSU mfrs...some are ok and others are crap. It's hit and miss, therefore most experienced members don't recommend their PSUs. In order to evaluate your desired PSU we need the specific model number.
  8. Its the Xigmatek 500w NRP-VC503
    This page shows the exact one :)
  9. The NRP-VC502 was 80+ Bronze, was made by HEC (a very hit/miss OEM), and was not very well reviewed by one of the top PSU review sites: The VC503 is made by Solytech, isn't even 80+ certified, and I can't fin a review from any site...much less a reputable review site. I personally wouldn't stick this in any computer that has as much money as in it as the rest of your parts. What is your budget for the PSU? Are you buying in the US? If not, then can you give a site for us to look at and give recommendations?
  10. Ty for the advice
    I think ill do what you suggested rugger and go with Corsair or some other brand :)
    I dont want to have a finished pc and be let down by the psu :)
  11. I don't think you'll be disappointed...let us know if you want some help selecting the PSU. :)
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