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Help choosing psu

i am in the middle of choosing a psu i narrowed down to theese 2 which 1 should i get?

Corsair CX500
and
Silver Stone (80)plus series 500watt

system specs

i5 2500k
8gb corsair vengence ddr3 1600mhz ram
hd 7950
500gb storage
some led lighthing

thanks in advance
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  1. Best answer
    I'd go with the Corsair over the Silverstone, but I can't say for sure that it is better. Regardless, I think that a 600w PSU would be better, especially if you overclock.
  2. grab one of these as above post suggests get a 600w for for OC headroom later on
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151096
  3. That's a little more expensive than I'd go for, but it is a great PSU and its top-notch quality probably makes it worth the price for those who want to pay for it. Seasonic, in my experience, is about as good as a PSU brand can get, at least right now. I've also read that XFX is around Seasonic in quality too, but I'm not sure about that.
  4. blazorthon said:
    That's a little more expensive than I'd go for, but it is a great PSU and its top-notch quality probably makes it worth the price for those who want to pay for it. Seasonic, in my experience, is about as good as a PSU brand can get, at least right now. I've also read that XFX is around Seasonic in quality too, but I'm not sure about that.

    All XFX power supplies are built to spec by Seasonic, a couple are just Seasonics with an XFX label
    Definitely "around Seasonic in quality"
  5. delluser1 said:
    All XFX power supplies are built to spec by Seasonic, a couple are just Seasonics with an XFX label
    Definitely "around Seasonic in quality"


    All right then, thanks for clearing that up.
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