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Help choosing PSU

Just now, Gamer Guy said:

So, these 4 are enough?

one is bronze, and the white is standard. 

that's the diifference, more or less.. one cable for periferals more on the bronze one. 

bronze are more efficiant, than the standard one.. but only by 5%  so it might have a bit longer lifetime .. 

but i would go higher if i planned on overclocking in that system. 

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

R3 3300X

MSI B450 Mortar MAX

MSI GTX 1660 Gaming X

 

I have these options to choose from:

Corsair CX Series CX450 450 Watt 80 Plus Bronze Certified ATX PSU (CP-9020120-UK) - 47 USD

Cooler Master MWE 550 Bronze - V2 Power Supply (MPE-5501-ACAAB-IN) - 55 USD

Cooler Master MWE 550 White 230V - V2 Power Supply (MPE-5501-ACABW-IN) - 44 USD

 

The reason why I mixed 450w and 550w PSUs is I'm a little bit worried with the "gray" list in the PSU tier list, as the cooler master bronze, white V2 are written in gray letters and the note says "units with various issues and concerns, see notes in the spreadsheet" but still in the recommended for mid range systems list. Should I worry about the issue notes? I really want a solid PSU because i might upgrade to a better CPU in the future and may overclock it + GPU and I do not want any voltage stabilization, ripple, etc etc electrical problems.

 

Also in general, which model is built better? Corsair CX (2017) or  Cooler Master MWE V2?

 

 

 

 

 

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36 minutes ago, Robchil said:

from those, unless you are doing a white build.. i would do the first cooler master PSU. 

What makes the price differ (11$) despite both being 550W and listed same in PSU tier list?

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it's harder to sell white PSU's so they are usually cheaper if they stocked up on them :D

if color doesn't matter get the white one. just check that it has:

Over Voltage Protection
Under Voltage Protection
Over Power Protection
Short Circuit Protection

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1 minute ago, Robchil said:

it's harder to sell white PSU's so they are usually cheaper if they stocked up on them :D

if color doesn't matter get the white one. just check that it has:

Over Voltage Protection
Under Voltage Protection
Over Power Protection
Short Circuit Protection

Both looks same on the cooler master website. They both have the matte dark gray enclosures, not white?

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7 minutes ago, Gamer Guy said:

Both looks same on the cooler master website. They both have the matte dark gray enclosures, not white?

true.. so it's just a series name. they look the same tho, altho the white one has no bronze rating, only 80plus. 

i compared on the coolmaster site. 

usually you get what you pay for, but it's so small difrerences here it's hard to say :D

 

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13 minutes ago, Robchil said:

it's harder to sell white PSU's so they are usually cheaper if they stocked up on them :D

if color doesn't matter get the white one. just check that it has:

Over Voltage Protection
Under Voltage Protection
Over Power Protection
Short Circuit Protection

So, these 4 are enough to look for?

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Just now, Gamer Guy said:

So, these 4 are enough?

one is bronze, and the white is standard. 

that's the diifference, more or less.. one cable for periferals more on the bronze one. 

bronze are more efficiant, than the standard one.. but only by 5%  so it might have a bit longer lifetime .. 

but i would go higher if i planned on overclocking in that system. 

 

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25 minutes ago, Robchil said:

bronze are more efficiant, than the standard one.. but only by 5%  so it might have a bit longer lifetime .. 

How is the efficiency in any way related to the lifetime? Do you know what efficiency means?


 

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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)

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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)

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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*)

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it draws less power at more efficiant rate  at same loadoutput or something like that. meaning it will also heat up less and last longer. 

 

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