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Need help choosing a power supply for my build

dhruvik
  • 52 months ago

I have all my parts just havent bought a power supply because I don't really understand what makes one better than the other. Expert opinions appreciated! I will buy from newegg and the budget for psu is about $50 dollars. I was thinking about going with the Corsair CX600M which is $45 right now, but the $55 dollar EVGA SuperNOVA 650 caught my eyes because it is fully modular and gold certified. However, I have heard some bad things about it. Is the $10 price bump worth it or should I just go with the Corsair, or for that matter anything else?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor Purchased For $272.66
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler Purchased For $19.99
Motherboard MSI Z97S SLI Krait Edition ATX LGA1150 Motherboard Purchased For $85.99
Memory Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory Purchased For $41.99
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Purchased For $35.99
Video Card Asus Radeon R9 380 2GB Video Card Purchased For $144.36
Case NZXT S340 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case Purchased For $55.99
Wireless Network Adapter TP-Link TL-WN881ND 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter Purchased For $20.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $676.97
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-05 14:48 EST-0500

Comments

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

The CX isn't good and I am guessing that Evga psu is a G1 which also isn't good. I would go for a Evga B2.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

What are the drawbacks of each?

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

For the CX, to simplify it, mediocre build quality and performance and is rated to do full power at only 30C which is kind of low compared to most other psu's being rated for 40C at full load but if its not at full load it is rated for 40C, its not going to damage anything or blow up though like some people claim and for the G1, it is group regulated and it has not so good voltage regulation.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1431436/why-you-should-not-buy-a-corsair-cx

http://www.overclock.net/t/1476935/why-you-should-not-buy-an-evga-supernova-nex650g-750g-aka-g1

As for the B2, it is a decent unit all around with no major flaws.

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