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PSUs scare me... Well, at least the user reviews do on store websites. Can I get some reassurance?

bawaza
  • 75 months ago

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $194.99 @ NCIX US
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $34.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI B85-G41 PC Mate ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $79.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $69.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk $90.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $59.99 @ NCIX US
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card $249.99 @ NCIX US
Case Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case $49.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $39.99 @ Newegg
Monitor Acer H226HQLbid 60Hz 21.5" Monitor $119.99 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $990.90
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-12 10:55 EST-0500

I picked this PSU because it had decent reviews, but I'm wary anyway. I'm not sure it's big enough or good enough or quiet enough. I'm not going to be SLI-ing, or upgrading CPU or GPU for a long while (long enough where I'd just build a whole new system rather than upgrade). I don't mind spending an extra 20-30 bucks if there is a better, quieter, more reliable (I've read so many DOA horror stories from so many brands of 500-600w...) PSU. I just feel that the PSU is a very, very important part of any build, even though I'm a newbie and this is my first time.

What say you?

Thanks!

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  • 75 months ago
  • 2 points

That power supply is plenty powerful enough, especially if you don't plan on adding a second graphics card.

EVGA has a pretty good warranty on their PSUs. That one is good for five years which is pretty standard. I know their Gold-rated fully modular PSUs (650W+) have a ten year warranty on them.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

That's plenty of wattage for your build, if you don't plan on adding anything or upgrading. That said, EVGA's power supplies aren't as widely used but they're still pretty decent. A seasonic one would be slightly better for example

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

cooperred beat me to the comments. :)

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

It's ok you beat me in tons of other posts. :)

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Here's a web site that should alleviate your woes: http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page541.htm

I also favourite power supplies I know to be good quality as often as I can find them. http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Skandranonsg/favorites/#dg_power-supply

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