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Need help for choosing a psu.

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If you don't think you're gonna upgrade to a more powerful video card, then you'll be fine even with a 500w power supply. If you think you're gonna upgrade to a more powerful video cards, aim maybe for a good 650w power supply.

The 3500 consumes around 60 watts, the 1650 consumes around 75-80w, the ram sticks maybe 10 watts, the motherboard around 10-15w  ... you're looking at maybe 150-200 watts at most for that system.

 

The cheapest I'd probably be comfortable suggesting is this Cooler Master MWE v2 450w : https://mdcomputers.in/cooler-master-mwe-v2-450-watt-80-plus-bronze-mpe-4501-acabw-bin.html?sort=p.price&order=ASC

 

Then maybe Corsair VS500  https://mdcomputers.in/corsair-vs500-cp-9020223-in.html?sort=p.price&order=ASC ... though VS series is kinda crappy, it's rated 500w at something really low like 30c ambient temperature which is not gonna happen inside the case, so it's more like a 450w psu.

CV series is pretty much same deal, a bit better than VS but still rated for low ambient temperature, so the rating's pretty much 10% or so less than advertised wattage.

 

CX550M would probably be the cheapest there that would be solid power supply : https://mdcomputers.in/cp-9020220-in-cx550m.html?sort=p.price&order=ASC

 

Hello everyone 😄

I need some advice for selecting a new psu for my pc.

PC Specs :-

• AMD Ryzen 5 3500

• Nvidia GTX 1650

• Corsair vengeance DDR4 3600 MHZ RAM - 2 pcs

• Gigabyte B450M Pro M2 Max

• WD green SSD.

I have been using this PC for the last year with an Antec Atom V550 Psu, until yesterday when a power outage occured and my psu was dead(I confirmed with a technician).

 

So, should I get this psu replaced under warranty or go for something else ? I don't know much about psu brand/quality. The psu tier list was quite confusing. I mainly get my pc parts from this website :- https://mdcomputers.in/

I live in India. I will be grateful if someone helps me out 😁

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If you don't think you're gonna upgrade to a more powerful video card, then you'll be fine even with a 500w power supply. If you think you're gonna upgrade to a more powerful video cards, aim maybe for a good 650w power supply.

The 3500 consumes around 60 watts, the 1650 consumes around 75-80w, the ram sticks maybe 10 watts, the motherboard around 10-15w  ... you're looking at maybe 150-200 watts at most for that system.

 

The cheapest I'd probably be comfortable suggesting is this Cooler Master MWE v2 450w : https://mdcomputers.in/cooler-master-mwe-v2-450-watt-80-plus-bronze-mpe-4501-acabw-bin.html?sort=p.price&order=ASC

 

Then maybe Corsair VS500  https://mdcomputers.in/corsair-vs500-cp-9020223-in.html?sort=p.price&order=ASC ... though VS series is kinda crappy, it's rated 500w at something really low like 30c ambient temperature which is not gonna happen inside the case, so it's more like a 450w psu.

CV series is pretty much same deal, a bit better than VS but still rated for low ambient temperature, so the rating's pretty much 10% or so less than advertised wattage.

 

CX550M would probably be the cheapest there that would be solid power supply : https://mdcomputers.in/cp-9020220-in-cx550m.html?sort=p.price&order=ASC

 

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25 minutes ago, mariushm said:

If you don't think you're gonna upgrade to a more powerful video card, then you'll be fine even with a 500w power supply. If you think you're gonna upgrade to a more powerful video cards, aim maybe for a good 650w power supply.

The 3500 consumes around 60 watts, the 1650 consumes around 75-80w, the ram sticks maybe 10 watts, the motherboard around 10-15w  ... you're looking at maybe 150-200 watts at most for that system.

 

The cheapest I'd probably be comfortable suggesting is this Cooler Master MWE v2 450w : https://mdcomputers.in/cooler-master-mwe-v2-450-watt-80-plus-bronze-mpe-4501-acabw-bin.html?sort=p.price&order=ASC

 

Then maybe Corsair VS500  https://mdcomputers.in/corsair-vs500-cp-9020223-in.html?sort=p.price&order=ASC ... though VS series is kinda crappy, it's rated 500w at something really low like 30c ambient temperature which is not gonna happen inside the case, so it's more like a 450w psu.

CV series is pretty much same deal, a bit better than VS but still rated for low ambient temperature, so the rating's pretty much 10% or so less than advertised wattage.

 

CX550M would probably be the cheapest there that would be solid power supply : https://mdcomputers.in/cp-9020220-in-cx550m.html?sort=p.price&order=ASC

 

Thanks for your answer ! 

I am not going to upgrade this pc anytime soon, because I do not game on this pc. I do development on several opensource projects. So my work is more inclined towards compiling code. What do you think about Gigabyte P550B psu ?

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19 minutes ago, Gamertaku said:

What do you think about Gigabyte P550B psu ?

It's bad. Aviod Gigabyte, except the Aorus AP-xxxGM.

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17 minutes ago, Gamertaku said:

Thanks for your answer ! 

I am not going to upgrade this pc anytime soon, because I do not game on this pc. I do development on several opensource projects. So my work is more inclined towards compiling code. What do you think about Gigabyte P550B psu ?

I don't know if it's among the models that could blow up when overloaded and I'm too lazy to look it up. I also don't know who's the OEM and what components are inside. For the other power supplies there's reviews and they're reasonable quality (accounting for the price)

You probably wouldn't overload the power supply anyway, since it's a low power computer, but if you have the choice between a power supply that could blow up and one that wouldn't, it makes zero sense to get one that could blow up.

 

 

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13 minutes ago, mariushm said:

I don't know if it's among the models that could blow up when overloaded and I'm too lazy to look it up. I also don't know who's the OEM and what components are inside. For the other power supplies there's reviews and they're reasonable quality (accounting for the price)

You probably wouldn't overload the power supply anyway, since it's a low power computer, but if you have the choice between a power supply that could blow up and one that wouldn't, it makes zero sense to get one that could blow up.

 

 

Got it ! I guess I'll just go for the Corsair CX550M since you recommended it !

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15 minutes ago, --SID-- said:

It's bad. Aviod Gigabyte, except the Aorus AP-xxxGM.

Got it ! I was thinking of buying the Corsair CX550M since @mariushm recommended it. Do you think it's a reliable psu ?

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18 minutes ago, Gamertaku said:

Got it ! I was thinking of buying the Corsair CX550M since @mariushm recommended it. Do you think it's a reliable psu ?

CX550M is OK

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43 minutes ago, --SID-- said:

CX550M is OK

Thanks :)

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5 hours ago, Gamertaku said:

Hello everyone 😄

I need some advice for selecting a new psu for my pc.

PC Specs :-

• AMD Ryzen 5 3500

• Nvidia GTX 1650

• Corsair vengeance DDR4 3600 MHZ RAM - 2 pcs

• Gigabyte B450M Pro M2 Max

• WD green SSD.

I have been using this PC for the last year with an Antec Atom V550 Psu, until yesterday when a power outage occured and my psu was dead(I confirmed with a technician).

 

So, should I get this psu replaced under warranty or go for something else ? I don't know much about psu brand/quality. The psu tier list was quite confusing. I mainly get my pc parts from this website :- https://mdcomputers.in/

I live in India. I will be grateful if someone helps me out 😁

How much are you willing to spend though?

 

Those should be decent enough for your machine:

https://mdcomputers.in/adata-80-plus-bronze-xpg-pylon-550w.html

 

https://mdcomputers.in/cp-9020220-in-cx550m.html

 

 

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15 minutes ago, doubleflower said:

How much are you willing to spend though?

 

Those should be decent enough for your machine:

https://mdcomputers.in/adata-80-plus-bronze-xpg-pylon-550w.html

 

https://mdcomputers.in/cp-9020220-in-cx550m.html

 

 

I have decided to get a Corsair CX550M. I have an 'Antec NX210' case. 

• Will this psu fit in my case ?

• Is this psu good/reliable ?

Power outages happen quite often in our area, so I was unsure about this psu. Thanks for answering 😄

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7 minutes ago, Gamertaku said:

I have decided to get a Corsair CX550M. I have an 'Antec NX210' case. 

• Will this psu fit in my case ?

• Is this psu good/reliable ?

Power outages happen quite often in our area, so I was unsure about this psu. Thanks for answering 😄

1. Should fit in your case as long as it's ATX

 

2. It is a good unit for an entry level machine:

https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/corsair-cx650m-psu,4770.html (650W, but should apply to the 550W version)

 

Also if you have frequent power outages you should consider getting a UPS (aka backup battery)

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36 minutes ago, doubleflower said:

1. Should fit in your case as long as it's ATX

 

2. It is a good unit for an entry level machine:

https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/corsair-cx650m-psu,4770.html (650W, but should apply to the 550W version)

 

Also if you have frequent power outages you should consider getting a UPS (aka backup battery)

Okay, my case description says its 'mid-tower ATX' so I guess it should be fine. Thanks 😄

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