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Best 500w-600w PSU for $60

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May 20, 2012 4:36:24 AM

Hey guys very simple question here, below I will list my Computer Specs. But first thing first lets start off with my question. Referring to the title I basically want to know what the best PSU is for under $60 in the 500w-600w power range. If you guys think that I will need more for my Computer Specs let me know but the most I can dish out right now for this PSU is $60. Now that you know my budget and my question, here are my Specs.

Computer Specs:

Monitor: Acer S211HL bd 22" Class LED Monitor - 12M:1 Contrast Ratio, 5MS response time, 1080P, 1920x1080

OS: Windows 7 64BIT

Tower Case: Diablo Tek Elite ATX Mid Tower (Comes with a 450W PSU but I am switching it out to meet the requirements on my Graphics Card)

Power Supply: Looking at the "Corsair 600CXV2 600w" Running 40 A on the +12v 1 Rail

Processor: AMD Phenom II x6 1045T - Six Core, 6MB L3 Cache, 3MB L2 Cache, 2.70GHz, Socket AM3, 95W, Fan

Graphics Card: Radeon HD 6870

MotherBoard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2P

RAM: ADATA 4GB x2 DDR3 (8GB Total)

Hardrive: 1TB Seagate Barracuda

Disc Drive: Lite-On IHAS124-04 Internal DVD Writer

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May 20, 2012 5:03:12 AM

lakshitharxx said:
You can buy CX500 for $60..
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CX600 is $70.. Buy a Casing which comes without a psu.. It will save you some money..



My only problem with this is that I am buying these products from TigerDirect so I don't have to pay for separate shipping and the Corsair CX500 comes from a third party Warehouse taking it 7-21 days to ship and I don't have that kind of time.
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May 20, 2012 4:09:25 PM

Ficttion said:
My only problem with this is that I am buying these products from TigerDirect so I don't have to pay for separate shipping and the Corsair CX500 comes from a third party Warehouse taking it 7-21 days to ship and I don't have that kind of time.


if you need to stay with tigerdirect and the in house stuff go with an OCZ

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

here is RealHardTechX PSU database. the above OCZ's got good marks

http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page1373.ht...
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May 20, 2012 4:31:34 PM

jerreddredd said:
if you need to stay with tigerdirect and the in house stuff go with an OCZ

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

here is RealHardTechX PSU database. the above OCZ's got good marks

http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page1373.ht...



So what about this PSU: OCZ-ZT550W - http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

The ZT Series seems better than the ZS Series because I am getting 540 out of my 550 Watts with the ZT's where as with the ZS Series I am only getting around 440 Watts.

So does this seem like a good PSU to get?
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May 20, 2012 7:00:13 PM

Ficttion said:
So what about this PSU: OCZ-ZT550W - http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

The ZT Series seems better than the ZS Series because I am getting 540 out of my 550 Watts with the ZT's where as with the ZS Series I am only getting around 440 Watts.

So does this seem like a good PSU to get?


if you are talking about more wattage on the 12v rail then yes, the ZT has more. they both still produce 550w, just in different ways. the ZS 550 is a highly recommended PSU. I would would go with the ZS, but the ZT is OK too if you like it more.

Jonny guru test of the OCZ ZS550
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...
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May 20, 2012 7:50:22 PM

jerreddredd said:
if you are talking about more wattage on the 12v rail then yes, the ZT has more. they both still produce 550w, just in different ways. the ZS 550 is a highly recommended PSU. I would would go with the ZS, but the ZT is OK too if you like it more.

Jonny guru test of the OCZ ZS550
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...


Yeah but check out the ZT 750W review:
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...

No I am not going to be purchasing the 750W version but the build and performance is all the same in the series the 550 will just have a different amount of Wattage.

It says that the ZS is recommended... but barely, while the ZT series gets a better scoring and is recommended... this time it does not state anything after it.

After checking the two reviews out and reading up on both that is why I figured that the ZT series is better, any thoughts?
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May 21, 2012 8:28:05 AM

Ficttion said:
Yeah but check out the ZT 750W review:
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...

No I am not going to be purchasing the 750W version but the build and performance is all the same in the series the 550 will just have a different amount of Wattage.

It says that the ZS is recommended... but barely, while the ZT series gets a better scoring and is recommended... this time it does not state anything after it.

After checking the two reviews out and reading up on both that is why I figured that the ZT series is better, any thoughts?


there all good, just pick the one you like.
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