I am building a lower end PC (£500) and I want to get a PSU that is affordable and 500w is on the edge of what I need so I thought I would grab one that was also a little overpowered (you know a sort of buy now save later when I upgrade the GPU sort of thing. ) I don't want to pay big for a GPU and I saw this:
Its a good brand (even if its their lowest end product) and seems a good price. I had a look online and on this site and I didn't find much discussion about this brand of PSU. I was wondering if anyone of you had any experience of using them?
Thanks for the feedbacks guys! I know corsair are good but very few reviews of this product line seem to exist.
I am using a 2gb 7850 GPU and an Intel Core i3 3220 CPU. I know a few people through MMO's who build computers they said a 500w PSU would work but advised it may be worth getting something with a bit more meat just to be on the safe side. Especially if I planned to upgrade the system in the future.
A CX500 is plenty for that system. Even a CX430 would work; both the Core i3-3220 and Radeon HD 7850 are frugal when it comes to power draw. The CX500 only rules out Crossfire, there's room for upgrades.
If you're thinking of adding a second graphics card down the line, a CX750 makes sense. Otherwise, it's simply overkill.