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6 hours ago, TheNamesDoge said:

I have never used a corsair psu

That's fine, you've probably used PSUs made by the OEMs that make Corsair PSUs.

 

The aforementioned CX series (or CXM series) would suit your system well.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

So I want to upgrade my case to a Masterbox lite 5 (from a cheap Sharkoon case), and I think I'll upgrade my psu as well, to get rid of the ugly red and yellow cables. My specs are as follows:

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MSI RX 470 gaming x 4g gpu

Crucial Ballistix sport lt 1x8gb ram

Asus Prime b250m-k mobo

Western Digital W10EZEX 1tb hdd

Crucial mx100 128gb ssd

Corsair vs450 psu

 

I'm kinda lost when searching for a new PSU, because one is said to make a weird noise, the other has lower than recommended wattage and another one has no bronze certification. I've looked at the PSU tier list too but it's still not clear to me. Any recommendations? My budget is around €50 (with a margin of around €10).

Thanks in advance :)

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1 minute ago, maxicosi said:

So I want to upgrade my case to a Masterbox lite 5 (from a cheap Sharkoon case), and I think I'll upgrade my psu as well, to get rid of the ugly red and yellow cables. My specs are as follows:

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Intel Pentium G4560 psu

MSI RX 470 gaming x 4g gpu

Crucial Ballistix sport lt 1x8gb ram

Asus Prime b250m-k mobo

Western Digital W10EZEX 1tb hdd

Crucial mx100 128gb ssd

Corsair vs450 psu

 

I'm kinda lost when searching for a new PSU, because one is said to make a weird noise, the other has lower than recommended wattage and another one has no bronze certification. I've looked at the PSU tier list too but it's still not clear to me. Any recommendations? My budget is around €50 (with a margin of around €10).

Thanks in advance :)

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Corsair CXM-Series maybe?


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PSU's can kill all your other components so it's important that they are good. Corsairs CX series is as cheap as I would go. they have all black cables, bronze certification and are available as modular and non modular


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I've always used an EVGA PSU, just go with them whether bronze or gold. They have pretty good quality.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
13 minutes ago, GER_T4IGA said:

Corsair CXM-Series maybe?

Heard that they make a lot of noise, but have no experience with them.

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what country are you in and what sites can we purchase from? 

 

16 minutes ago, TheNamesDoge said:

EVGA PSU Are Good If You Don't Want An EVGA one then get a ThermalTake psu

Most of EVGA's low end units, such as B (not b2/b3) and W series are shit. 

Same as thermaltake, but all of their low end units are total garbage. 


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Just now, Droidbot said:

what country are you in and what sites can we purchase from? 

 

Most of EVGA's low end units, such as B (not b2/b3) and W series are shit. 

Same as thermaltake, but all of their low end units are total garbage. 

Have u ever tried thermaltake

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As @MrDrWho13 said, Tiers 1-3 are a safe bet. And most Tier 3's are very reasonably priced.

 

Looking back at that PSU list...I've just realised I'm still using my old Cooler Master Elite 700W which came with my Storm Scout case from nearly 7 years ago...:|

 

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7 minutes ago, maxicosi said:

Netherlands actually. I'll look into it.

https://tweakers.net/pricewatch/422238/seasonic-eco-series-430w.html

 

Black cables. This would be the lowest I'd go. 

 

Or this: https://tweakers.net/pricewatch/745437/corsair-cx450.html

 

5 minutes ago, TheNamesDoge said:

Have u ever tried thermaltake

I don't need to try it to know how good it is. 

There are PSU reviews for a good reason. 


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Posted · Original PosterOP

The cx450 and cx450m are around the same price. Now I can't find many reviews on the non-modular one but I heard the 450m is quite noisy. Can anyone confirm?

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2 hours ago, maxicosi said:

The cx450 and cx450m are around the same price. Now I can't find many reviews on the non-modular one but I heard the 450m is quite noisy. Can anyone confirm?

The Corsair CX450M has a sleeve-bearing fan (and I believe that's the same case with the CX450) so it's naturally not the quietest unit in the world but it's not the loudest thing either. Anyway, both are good units but if they're both the same price, I'd just get the Corsair CX450M since it's semi-modular.


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6 hours ago, TheNamesDoge said:

I have never used a corsair psu

That's fine, you've probably used PSUs made by the OEMs that make Corsair PSUs.

 

The aforementioned CX series (or CXM series) would suit your system well.


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4 hours ago, HKZeroFive said:

The Corsair CX450M has a sleeve-bearing fan (and I believe that's the same case with the CX450) so it's naturally not the quietest unit in the world but it's not the loudest thing either. Anyway, both are good units but if they're both the same price, I'd just get the Corsair CX450M since it's semi-modular.

The CX450M has a rifle bearing actually. The fan used has the same model number of another fan that's a sleeve bearing, but Corsair and Jonnyguru's words both confirm it's a rifle bearing.

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8 minutes ago, turkey3_scratch said:

The CX450M has a rifle bearing actually.

Is it a rifle bearing fan? Tom's/Aris is saying that it's a sleeve bearing fan.


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6 minutes ago, turkey3_scratch said:

Hmm I thought it was but now I'm not sure. I'm pretty sure I recall Jonnyguru saying it. Also this thing here http://www.jonnyguru.com/forums/showthread.php?t=13511 says "new ones should have a rifle bearing."

"It's a sleeve bearing on the regular CX-M. Vengeance has rifle bearing fan, Jap caps and multiple +12V rails. These are the upgrades that make a CX-M a Vengeance. 

I never said (I don't think) any of the CX-M had a rifle bearing fan."

 

http://www.jonnyguru.com/forums/showthread.php?t=13770&page=2

 

Confusing :S


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1 hour ago, HKZeroFive said:

"It's a sleeve bearing on the regular CX-M. Vengeance has rifle bearing fan, Jap caps and multiple +12V rails. These are the upgrades that make a CX-M a Vengeance. 

I never said (I don't think) any of the CX-M had a rifle bearing fan."

 

http://www.jonnyguru.com/forums/showthread.php?t=13770&page=2

 

Confusing :S

Oh well according to that Jonny said it was rifle once but was mistaken so that's what got me confused. Guess it is indeed sleeve!

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9 hours ago, Hiitchy said:

I've always used an EVGA PSU, just go with them whether bronze or gold. They have pretty good quality.

EVGA just badges the PSU, it's components are assembled by other companies. The B and B2s are decent (I don't about the BQ series though), the G series are excellent, but the ones that are called "430 watt" or something along those lines just skimp by with an ok mark in my opinion. I would not suggest getting one of those for long term use fi you plan on using your computer a fair amount.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
3 hours ago, STRMfrmXMN said:

That's fine, you've probably used PSUs made by the OEMs that make Corsair PSUs.

 

The aforementioned CX series (or CXM series) would suit your system well.

Wow it's the legend himself! ;)

Thanks for the help!

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