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Is this Corsair CX550 good?

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9 hours ago, dhannemon13 said:

But at least what would I know is the real world 'experience' of using it.

People's 'experience' with a power supply is pretty useless for the most part. 

 

Any issues unless widespread will be subjective and biased. 

 

Really fan noise, ease of installation and aesthetics maybe are what a typical end user could tell you?

 

To know the quality and likely reliability you need a deep knowledge of the OEMs involved, SMPS design, topology and layout, component choice and assembly quality then also meaure it with test equipment right up to it's limits to confirm how it performs. 

 

That is why @jonnyGURU has pointed you to reviews. He is actually the expert on this.

 

9 hours ago, dhannemon13 said:

would be the most expensive PSU we'd ever buy.

CX is by no means a high end PSU, but typically a solid low end choice.

Welp. Kind of dire need to replace the PSU since it went died 2 months ago.

 

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Jual Corsair CX Series CX550 - 550 Watt 80 PLUS Bronze ATX PSU - Jakarta  Pusat - Megallo Shop | Tokopedia

 

Any reviews of it would be appreciated as it would be come for considerations. And perhaps if you can recommend something better/same quality but cheaper as long as it won't be dead (again) for the next another 3 years like the current one. I checked the tier list, would be the most expensive PSU that we have ever to buy (just to prevent another sudden death again). What I actually want to know is how the real world 'experience' of it, and probably just how long you already using it.

 

Important parts for specs:

 

AMD Ryzen 5 1500X, stock cooler. Barely even need to overclock (well, probably by a little 100-200 MHz)

ASUS's 1050Ti. Probably would do a littly bittly overclock either.

8 GB of GEIL RAM

2 TB WD Blue HDD

2 case fans

MSI motherboard, forgot the model and too lazy to reopen the case lol

 

Thanks in advance.

Edited by dhannemon13

Humor me, as you should do.

 

Daily drivers:

 

Acer Aspire E5-475G

Intel Core i5-7200U 2.5 GHz (Turbo 3.1 GHz) || NVIDIA GeForce 940MX 2GB

4GB Micron DDR4 + 4GB Team Group DDR4 PC19200

120 GB WD Green M.2 SATA SSD + 480 GB Pioneer APS-SL3N SATA SSD

Windows 10 Single Language x64

 

Some old computer laying around as my HTPC

Intel Pentium Dual Core E2160 1.8GHz || (fake lol) NVIDIA GeForce GT730 2GB DDR3

Some random old motherboard. Works fine tho.

512 MB + 512 MB random DDR memory

40GB IDE HDD + 1 TB old laptop SATA HDD, got bad sector unfortunately

Linux Mint 20 Ulyana Xfce x64

Some old TCL CRT TV laying around + RCA to HDMI converter

 

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8

4GB RAM, 64GB Internal Storage 

64GB SanDisk Ultra (80MB/s Read) External Storage

MIUI 11 Global

Aukey Turbo Charger PA-U28 QC2.0 + Aukey CB-CD4 PVC Type-C Cable

 

Audio

Some random home-theater speakers I took freely from someplace and big-ass bass with old computer speaker amplifier. It sounds good af tho.

dbE DJ100 Headphone

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2 minutes ago, Deslumo said:

Check the PSU tier list. 

I checked it, would be the most expensive PSU we'd ever buy. But at least what would I know is the real world 'experience' of using it.

Humor me, as you should do.

 

Daily drivers:

 

Acer Aspire E5-475G

Intel Core i5-7200U 2.5 GHz (Turbo 3.1 GHz) || NVIDIA GeForce 940MX 2GB

4GB Micron DDR4 + 4GB Team Group DDR4 PC19200

120 GB WD Green M.2 SATA SSD + 480 GB Pioneer APS-SL3N SATA SSD

Windows 10 Single Language x64

 

Some old computer laying around as my HTPC

Intel Pentium Dual Core E2160 1.8GHz || (fake lol) NVIDIA GeForce GT730 2GB DDR3

Some random old motherboard. Works fine tho.

512 MB + 512 MB random DDR memory

40GB IDE HDD + 1 TB old laptop SATA HDD, got bad sector unfortunately

Linux Mint 20 Ulyana Xfce x64

Some old TCL CRT TV laying around + RCA to HDMI converter

 

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8

4GB RAM, 64GB Internal Storage 

64GB SanDisk Ultra (80MB/s Read) External Storage

MIUI 11 Global

Aukey Turbo Charger PA-U28 QC2.0 + Aukey CB-CD4 PVC Type-C Cable

 

Audio

Some random home-theater speakers I took freely from someplace and big-ass bass with old computer speaker amplifier. It sounds good af tho.

dbE DJ100 Headphone

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9 hours ago, dhannemon13 said:

But at least what would I know is the real world 'experience' of using it.

People's 'experience' with a power supply is pretty useless for the most part. 

 

Any issues unless widespread will be subjective and biased. 

 

Really fan noise, ease of installation and aesthetics maybe are what a typical end user could tell you?

 

To know the quality and likely reliability you need a deep knowledge of the OEMs involved, SMPS design, topology and layout, component choice and assembly quality then also meaure it with test equipment right up to it's limits to confirm how it performs. 

 

That is why @jonnyGURU has pointed you to reviews. He is actually the expert on this.

 

9 hours ago, dhannemon13 said:

would be the most expensive PSU we'd ever buy.

CX is by no means a high end PSU, but typically a solid low end choice.

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1 hour ago, artuc said:

People's 'experience' with a power supply is pretty useless for the most part. 

 

Any issues unless widespread will be subjective and biased. 

 

Really fan noise, ease of installation and aesthetics maybe are what a typical end user could tell you?

 

To know the quality and likely reliability you need a deep knowledge of the OEMs involved, SMPS design, topology and layout, component choice and assembly quality then also meaure it with test equipment right up to it's limits to confirm how it performs. 

 

That is why @jonnyGURU has pointed you to reviews. He is actually the expert on this.

Okay, really good point of what you said here. Now I realized if my question's actually kind of stupid to ask lol

 

1 hour ago, artuc said:

CX is by no means a high end PSU, but typically a solid low end choice.

Well, indeed it is, at least it's on the good B tier on the tier list, and it's a lot better than most people here just slapping the included-PSU (or get cheap on it without realizing it, like the case on us getting a shady brand PSU that eventually died 3 years later and roughly by only 20-30% price difference lol) from the case or not even bother to get the good one. Either, can't really afford more than that unfortunately. 

 

Yet, thanks to all of you for the answer. Consider the case closed. 

Humor me, as you should do.

 

Daily drivers:

 

Acer Aspire E5-475G

Intel Core i5-7200U 2.5 GHz (Turbo 3.1 GHz) || NVIDIA GeForce 940MX 2GB

4GB Micron DDR4 + 4GB Team Group DDR4 PC19200

120 GB WD Green M.2 SATA SSD + 480 GB Pioneer APS-SL3N SATA SSD

Windows 10 Single Language x64

 

Some old computer laying around as my HTPC

Intel Pentium Dual Core E2160 1.8GHz || (fake lol) NVIDIA GeForce GT730 2GB DDR3

Some random old motherboard. Works fine tho.

512 MB + 512 MB random DDR memory

40GB IDE HDD + 1 TB old laptop SATA HDD, got bad sector unfortunately

Linux Mint 20 Ulyana Xfce x64

Some old TCL CRT TV laying around + RCA to HDMI converter

 

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8

4GB RAM, 64GB Internal Storage 

64GB SanDisk Ultra (80MB/s Read) External Storage

MIUI 11 Global

Aukey Turbo Charger PA-U28 QC2.0 + Aukey CB-CD4 PVC Type-C Cable

 

Audio

Some random home-theater speakers I took freely from someplace and big-ass bass with old computer speaker amplifier. It sounds good af tho.

dbE DJ100 Headphone

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