- 45 months ago
All right, so let me start off by saying that I'm making a budget build here and I'm trying to see where I can decrease costs and I'm looking at the PSU right now. For my build (http://pcpartpicker.com/list/TG9sJV - GPU not included, waiting for the 1060 v Rx480 battle to settle the dust being kicked up ), I think I've chosen a pretty solid PSU.
What I'm wondering is what's the difference between a gold and bronze rated PSU? Obviously, the main thing is their efficiency, gold having better efficiency than bronze. Is there a huge gap between bronze and gold rated PSU's that I should be concerned about? Are bronze rated PSUs generally a bad pick or would they be just fine?
Would I be able to get a cheaper, bronze rated, quality PSU that will power my system without burning my house down at a cheaper price? Reccomendations would be much appreciated.