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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi Everyone,

 

I've been wanting to upgrade my graphics card but I need a new PSU. I was looking at 500W and 80+ Bronze, for example the EVGA 500B, but the prices have gone up a lot recently.

Should I go for it or wait? (BTW I'm in Canada)

 

Thanks, Charmander

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1 minute ago, Charmander said:

Hi Everyone,

 

I've been wanting to upgrade my graphics card but I need a new PSU. I was looking at 500W and 80+ Bronze, for example the EVGA 500B, but the prices have gone up a lot recently.

Should I go for it or wait? (BTW I'm in Canada)

 

Thanks, Charmander

What graphics card are you looking at going to? Whats is your system current specs? PSU prices have been pretty steady recently.


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Exploring other options might be a good idea, have you checked out the PSU tier list?


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4 minutes ago, ddennis002 said:

What graphics card are you looking at going to? Whats is your system current specs? PSU prices have been pretty steady recently.

Thanks for replying

 

I was thinking for either a GTX 1660ti or RX 580 8GB.

 

Specs:

 

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9 minutes ago, fasauceome said:

Exploring other options might be a good idea, have you checked out the PSU tier list?

Thanks for your reply

 

Whats the PSU tier list?

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1 minute ago, Charmander said:

Thanks for your reply

 

Whats the PSU tier list?

 


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https://www.passmark.com/baselines/V9/display.php?id=119446601351

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9 minutes ago, Charmander said:

Go for 16GB RAM Kit oh wait looks like you have you listed it twice.  Go with the 580, best bang for your buck.  Other then that everything looks good.  


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Just now, Turtle Rig said:

Go for 16GB RAM Kit oh wait looks like you have you listed it twice.  What video card you want ?  Other then that everything looks good.  I would grab the 580 as suggested above.

Thanks for the Reply

 

I want a 580 or 1660ti

 

I'm looking for a budget PSU in Canadian Dollars

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2 minutes ago, Charmander said:

Thanks for the Reply

 

I want a 580 or 1660ti

 

I'm looking for a budget PSU in Canadian Dollars

Grab the 580 and if you overclock it which Im not saying fo you to do but it reaches almost 590 levels of performance.  Forget the 1660Ti its a good card but more of a consumer card not a pro gamer card.  Once again please grab the 580 you wont be disappointed.


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1 minute ago, Turtle Rig said:

Grab the 580 and if you overclock it which Im not saying fo you to do but it reaches almost 590 levels of performance.  Forget the 1660Ti its a good card but more of a consumer card not a pro gamer card.  Once again please grab the 580 you wont be disappointed.

I definitely will go for a 580 or if I can wait I will go for the next gen Navi cards

 

My issue right now is the Power Supply

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14 minutes ago, Charmander said:

https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/zNK7YJ/evga-power-supply-100b10500kr

 

Would you think this is worth it? If you see the price history it used to be 40$

Or this https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/FdRFf7/corsair-cx-2017-550w-80-bronze-certified-atx-power-supply-cp-9020121-na


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What difference does it make if a $10 PSU costs $40 or $60? You shouldn't buy the EVGA B1 either way, as both of those prices are crap for what you get. 

The CX550 is available for $55 after rebate, and the Formula 550W is available for $90 without rebate. 


 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, seon123 said:

What difference does it make if a $10 PSU costs $40 or $60? You shouldn't buy the EVGA B1 either way, as both of those prices are crap for what you get. 

The CX550 is available for $55 after rebate, and the Formula 550W is available for $90 without rebate. 

 

2 minutes ago, seon123 said:

What difference does it make if a $10 PSU costs $40 or $60? You shouldn't buy the EVGA B1 either way, as both of those prices are crap for what you get. 

The CX550 is available for $55 after rebate, and the Formula 550W is available for $90 without rebate. 

Thanks for the reply

 

I don't really know much about PSU's but are there any benefits other than reliability for the CX550?

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1 minute ago, Charmander said:

I did see this, I guess I should go for it then. Hopefully its better than the 500B

Just remember the PSU in the heart of your system for power you don't want to go super cheap. It will nip ya in the rear in the long run.


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https://www.passmark.com/baselines/V9/display.php?id=119446601351

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Just now, ddennis002 said:

Just remember the PSU in the heart of your system for power you don't want to go super cheap. It will nip ya in the rear in the long run.

I guess I got lucky cause  I've been using the Cooler Master TC102 Combo for about 5 years now

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4 minutes ago, Charmander said:

 

Thanks for the reply

 

I don't really know much about PSU's but are there any benefits other than reliability for the CX550?

The B1 is group regulated, so it's not suited for modern systems. It also has a lot more ripple. It's louder than the CX550, and it uses a sleeve bearing fan. And it's more likely to have coil whine with higher end GPUs, due to the design of the PSU. 

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Quote

Women. They are a complete mystery.

-Stephen Hawking

 

I think the hoomans put their builds here?

Why do you hoomans give your builds a name? Here's my build, which I shall call "Do as I Say, Not As I Do" (seriously, don't get this build)

Spoiler

Ryzen 1500X @3,925 GHz

Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo + 2x ML120

MSI B350 Tomahawk Arctic

2x8GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 3000 MHz CL15 (Micron B-die) @2933 MHz

Sapphire Radeon R9 280 Dual-X @1120 MHz / 1450 MHz

120GB 850 Evo

120GB Kingston SSD

500GB WD Blue

Cooler Master Elite 430

Seasonic Prime Titanium 650W

Logitech G710 with Kailh Box Jade

Logitech G502

HyperX Cloud

And my laptop, which I shall call "If It's Stupid But It Works" (It can actually play CS:GO at 50 FPS, and Civ V at 25 FPS)

Spoiler

Lenovo Thinkpad L460

Intel Core i3 6100U

4GB (probably) DDR4 2133 MHz

Intel HD Graphics 520 0.3-1.0 GHz

128GB Samsung MZ7LF128HCHP

Corsair M65 Pro RGB (worst mouse I've ever had)

Sennheiser CX 5.00G

And here would be where I would put a picture of my cat. But apparently, images are not allowed here. So take this instead (*ΦωΦ*)

Hello fellow night theme users

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1 minute ago, seon123 said:

The B1 is group regulated, so it's not suited for modern systems. It also has a lot more ripple. It's louder than the CX550, and it uses a sleeve bearing fan. And it's more likely to have coil whine with higher end GPUs, due to the design of the PSU. 

Not to mention the cables just look 100% better. You won't have a rainbow of cables.


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https://www.passmark.com/baselines/V9/display.php?id=119446601351

http://www.3dmark.com/spy/6800778

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/Hqb8V6

 

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Just now, seon123 said:

The B1 is group regulated, so it's not suited for modern systems. It's louder than the CX550, and it uses a sleeve bearing fan. And it's more likely to have coil whine with higher end GPUs, due to the design of the PSU. 

Thanks for the help, I've been using the Coolermaster TC102 Combo for about 5 years so i never experienced a good PSU.

 

Going to order the CX550 soon!

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Just now, ddennis002 said:

Not to mention the cables just look 100% better. You won't have a rainbow of cables.

Yea, I was thinking about cable extension to get rid of the ketchup and mustard. Also planning on getting the Thermaltake Versa H18 Temper Glass with RGB fans.

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