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Which power supply is enough for my build?

MSD2550
  • 41 months ago

I plan on upgrading to a 1050ti soon and I've been wanting to replace my PSU for a while now.

This is currently what I have

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-2600 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor Purchased For $0.00
CPU Cooler Corsair H60 54.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler Purchased For $0.00
Memory Micron 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory Purchased For $0.00
Memory Micron 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory Purchased For $0.00
Memory Micron 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory Purchased For $0.00
Memory Micron 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory Purchased For $0.00
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive -
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 250GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Purchased For $0.00
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Purchased For $0.00
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Purchased For $0.00
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Superclocked Video Card Purchased For $0.00
Case Thermaltake Urban S31 Window ATX Mid Tower Case Purchased For $0.00
Power Supply Thermaltake TR2 600W ATX Power Supply Purchased For $0.00
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro OEM 64-bit Purchased For $0.00
Keyboard Razer DeathStalker Wired Gaming Keyboard Purchased For $0.00
Keyboard Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse Purchased For $0.00
Headphones Logitech G230 Headset Purchased For $0.00
Other Hitachi-LG HL-DT-ST GH60N Purchased
Other Dell 2007WFP Purchased
Other HP w1907 Purchased
Other VIZIO E280-B1 Purchased
Other IPMMB-FM Purchased
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $0.00
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-18 11:14 EST-0500

And these are the two PSUs I'm looking at:
https://pcpartpicker.com/product/MnR48d/antec-power-supply-vp450
https://pcpartpicker.com/product/fZyFf7/seasonic-power-supply-s12ii520bronze

Are these good enough or do I look for something with more wattage? Thanks!

Comments

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

If I was you I would go for a 450/550 watt Corsair CXM which is better than both of them. Your build isn't going to draw much power so wattage isn't a concern and even on a 450 watt PSU, not that I recommended it, you could run two GTX 1080's on it.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

I decided to look at some reviews and a lot are really mixed that this PSU tends to fail and that it gets noisy during some workloads. Have you had experience with the CXM, how did it work out for you?

I understand that all components can and will fail, but compared to the 2 I listed above, the CXM has some history apparently.

I'd prefer a silent PSU too since my current one is also pretty loud.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

I think you are looking at the older CX series which is totally different than the new CXM series. Also the CX failing a lot is a total myth. Also the CXM is quieter than both of the PSU's above.

I have used a 450 watt Corsair CXM before, I can't review it properly since I don't have the needed equipment but it was pretty quiet doing use, I couldn't hear it at all.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Ahh got it, yeah I see that now... Guess I'll pull the trigger on the order then, thanks for the help!

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