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Should even worry about 80 + certified gold

alucard21
  • 29 months ago

Okay so I posted a forum ,out about power supplies a while ago. and I was looking to know more about what 80 plus gold means. now I'm just going to get a bronze but if I can get a gold that be beneficial to cuz I thought that ment 80 plus gold will you save more money. but I'm still a little murky on what it actually means. also do you know of any good deals currently maybe after rebate about $40

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  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

Gold rating is all about efficiency. Will it technically save you money? Yes, but unless your electricity is extremely expensive or you are running high loads 24/7, you wouldn't see much difference at all in your power bill. There are other benefits, such as less heat, but I'd say focus on getting the best unit you can within your budget. Use professional reviews like JohnnyGuru's in order to be better informed on what you are buying.

That said, in your budget you might be limited to something like a white label Corsair CXM unless you find a steep sale.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

what about that seasonic 620watt fully modular power supply

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

It's a bit old. The CXM would be a better choice.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

The CXM is better than the M12II.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

gold or bronze is just efficiency. It doesn't say anything about quality.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Its just efficiency and nothing else, it does not equal quality or performance. Even then with something like gold vs. bronze the savings are going to be less than a dollar a month. You really shouldn't worry about efficiency of a PSU for a gaming build.

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/DbqdnQ/corsair-power-supply-cs550m

There is this but if you can afford it I would go for a Corsair CXM.

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/FQ648d/corsair-power-supply-cp9020101na

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

What's the difference between the Corsair CS series and CX series

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

The CSM has worse performance, worse build quality, and a shorter warranty. It is basically a all around worse PSU.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

so the cx is still a bad psu?

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

No, it never was a bad PSU just a mediocre one and its not a CX, its a 2015 CXM which is totally different.

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