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Best 500-600 watt psu?

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January 9, 2013 2:30:24 PM

Hello, I am looking to upgrade my psu (currently a cx430 and I love it) but I need more wattage for a Radeon HD 7850. What is the best 500-600 watt psu for the price? I don't want a modular, I just want a high quality psu for a low price.

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January 9, 2013 3:54:56 PM

corsair gs or tx will be good for it
a b ) Power supply
January 9, 2013 4:04:05 PM

whats ur budget and what country u live in?
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a b ) Power supply
January 9, 2013 4:14:48 PM

depends on what you need to run on it.
January 9, 2013 4:58:35 PM

Currently i am using an Amd phenom 2 x4 965 with a 970a-ud3 motherboard with a Radeon 7770 and im planning on getting a 7850. My budget is $50-70
a b ) Power supply
January 9, 2013 4:59:45 PM

alright what country ?
January 9, 2013 5:00:29 PM

United states
a b ) Power supply
January 9, 2013 5:01:28 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/8cN
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/8cN/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/8cN/benchmarks/

Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.98 @ NCIX US)
Total: $54.98
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-09 14:01 EST-0500)

more than enought juice, and good quality :) 

a b ) Power supply
January 9, 2013 5:05:12 PM

thats not any better than the xfx i chose, considering seasonic makes xfx powersupplies, and the build quality of the xfx 550 is same quality as the m12

also out of his budget, as he said 70$ max :) 

a c 122 ) Power supply
January 9, 2013 5:05:46 PM

iceclock said:
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/8cN
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/8cN/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/8cN/benchmarks/

Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.98 @ NCIX US)
Total: $54.98
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-09 14:01 EST-0500)

more than enought juice, and good quality :) 
+1 go for this ;) 
a b ) Power supply
January 9, 2013 5:10:31 PM

Need to address the elephant here.

If you have a CX430, you're buying a 7850, and that's going to be the only video card in your system, you don't need a new PSU.

The CX430 can handle a 7850 and still have headroom left.
a c 122 ) Power supply
January 9, 2013 5:13:00 PM

quilciri said:
Need to address the elephant here.

If you have a CX430, you're buying a 7850, and that's going to be the only video card in your system, you don't need a new PSU.

The CX430 can handle a 7850 and still have headroom left.
:lol:  true.
a b ) Power supply
January 9, 2013 5:21:44 PM

i agree but the cx line of ps are poor quality, its funny most of the rest of corsair lineup is decent but the builder cx is of poor quality,

a b ) Power supply
January 9, 2013 6:17:45 PM

meh ive seen a few of the cx ones, they arent that impressive, i guess its depending on the model.

a b ) Power supply
January 9, 2013 6:26:50 PM

iceclock said:
meh ive seen a few of the cx ones, they arent that impressive, i guess its depending on the model.


The CX430 is the go-to PSU for budget builds right now; it's the hyper 212 evo of PSU's if you will :) 
a b ) Power supply
January 9, 2013 6:28:17 PM

nice :) 
January 9, 2013 10:41:50 PM

hey guys i really liked the reviews on the corsair cx430. i have a i7 3770k, amd 7770, 16gb of ram, decend mobo, 2tb hdd(planing on a ssd soon). would the 430 Watts be enough for me ? thanks
a b ) Power supply
January 9, 2013 10:50:59 PM

It would be plenty.

iceclock's pic makes me want a white russian.... :) 
a b ) Power supply
January 9, 2013 10:52:51 PM

lol, yea :D 

January 9, 2013 11:05:18 PM

ok guys thank you then i will order it today before the mail in rebate offer expires lol =D
January 9, 2013 11:12:13 PM

ps: do you know of a good 120mm fan for my case the one i have now is really loud.
a c 280 ) Power supply
January 9, 2013 11:14:46 PM

quilciri said:
Need to address the elephant here.

If you have a CX430, you're buying a 7850, and that's going to be the only video card in your system, you don't need a new PSU.

The CX430 can handle a 7850 and still have headroom left.



^ +1
a b ) Power supply
January 10, 2013 12:32:19 AM

consensus here is u dont need a new ps, even if i dont normally recommand the cx line seems the 430 watt model seems decent, and u dont need an upgrade it seems :) 

January 10, 2013 12:48:15 AM

yeah my power supply was an unknown brand and it was giving me some noise lately i am affraid it will fail and damage my parts. i just ordered the cx430 from newegg , i was going with the cx500 but the cx430 had better reviews and it was going for 20 dollars after rebate . i just couldn't resist. i hope it will be enough as i am planing on getting a gtx 660 ti in the future i hope it will be good enough to power that gpu if i end up getting it. thanks for your valuable input.
a b ) Power supply
January 10, 2013 1:27:17 AM

should be enought,

:) 

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