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Quality PSU for an upgrading System

Last response: in Components
January 5, 2013 8:32:00 AM

recently my PSU went out. I picked up a corsair cx430 from Micro Center on clearance for 65 bucks for a quick fix.

i'm now thinking about doing sum upgrades and am currently going through these 2 threads trying to find a good PSU for my needs.

My research usually takes months and i need to take this PSU back b4 my 30 days are up so this is what i need the PSU to support or the new system

Dell Studio 540
Q8200 Core 2 quad
4 2gb ddr2 6400 ram
2 Western digital 1TB caviar black HDD
1 DVD/CD-RW Combo
1 Bluray/DVD/CD Combo
Not sure on GPU but thinking 7750. May change since the new PSU will have a PCI-E x 16 power line
2 PCI-E x 1 cards
1 PCI card
3 usb peripherals
1 firwire to a Profire 610

I Need...
support ATX
6 Sata power connector
1 gpu connector
1 4pin cpu
1 20+4 connector

Basically looking for good reliable brand. something under 70 bucks. preferably around 450-550 watts which should support everything safely. good longevity (my PC stays on 24/7 with no sleep mode). high efficiency would help with my power bill also. Also do you think i should go with a modular system since i'm looking for specific cables with no excess

Any help or direction would be appreciated in these last 15 with this PSU
January 5, 2013 8:37:28 AM

Corsair Builder Series CX500
January 5, 2013 9:20:00 AM

get a corsair vx series

here are a few quality psu
a corsair tx 650 vs a little higher watt but it was the cheapest i can fing in newegg

SeaSonic S12II 520 Bronze

SeaSonic M12II 520 Bronze(modular)

SeaSonic S12II 620 Bronze

refer to this hierarchy for psu quality provided to me by another member
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January 5, 2013 11:55:35 AM

corsair, silver stone, are all good quality, depending on how much you wish to spend, what you need as a good balance to make sure everything is stable for the upgrade, and power draw of the new parts.
January 6, 2013 3:04:17 AM

stevydinho said:
Corsair Builder Series CX500

lol yeah i didn't think to go one step up from the one i have. The psu seems to be quiet and running well, but i did notice the 500 only has 5 SATA power connectors. On the one i'm using now has 4 SATAs but 1 wont reach so i used a 4 pin to SATA adapter to reach 1 of my HDDs. I'm not sure if this will reduce power or do anything at all negative, but it does look ugly. I'm not too familiar with modular PSUs but do u think i should go with that version to reduce the unnecessary cabling, and is there somthin i need to know the modular version?
January 8, 2013 4:35:20 PM

The modular Corsair PSUs are definitely worth it if you can afford it