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CX550M good enough?

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Your PSU is sufficient for your rig, no reason to go for a better PSU if your budget doesn't allow it right now. Get more money and then think of upgrading the PSU. Don't worry nothing will fry itself. At worst (and I'm 99% sure that it won't happen) the psu will die but your other components will be perfectly fine so you will be forced to buy a new one anyways.

Hi guys

So im wondering if i should buy a new psu or not. i bought the cx550m about a month ago, it was purchased for my build that i was planning on making which is:

 

Cpu: Ryzen 2600 oc (with h60 water cooler)

Mob: x370 ROG strix-f

Ram: 2x8gb ddr4 3200mhz

Gpu: rx 580 strix TOP

 

Should i stick with the psu i have? or am i better off buying a new psu. i just feel like the cx550m isnt good enough to have worry free in my pc. and that 550w is not enough. i have 3 options

1. Just stick with it

2. Buy a better psu for more money (Which is hard atm)

3. Temp use the cx550m and buy another psu within the year or 6 months ( as i said cash is tight)

 

Thanks guys

-Vonix

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More than enough.

Ryzen 5 1600 @ 3.9 Ghz  | Gigabyte AB350M Gaming 3 |  PaliT GTX 1050Ti  |  8gb Kingston HyperX Fury @ 2933 Mhz  |  Corsair CX550m  |  1 TB WD Blue HDD


Inside some old case I found lying around.

 

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Just now, bleedblue said:

More than enough.

is it nothing to worry about quality wise? 

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33 minutes ago, Vonix said:

is it nothing to worry about quality wise? 

Nope. You're good.

Ryzen 5 1600 @ 3.9 Ghz  | Gigabyte AB350M Gaming 3 |  PaliT GTX 1050Ti  |  8gb Kingston HyperX Fury @ 2933 Mhz  |  Corsair CX550m  |  1 TB WD Blue HDD


Inside some old case I found lying around.

 

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34 minutes ago, Vonix said:

is it nothing to worry about quality wise? 

Corsair is a reputable brand and its 80+ Bronze certified at least - you are good :D

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6 minutes ago, VK707 said:

Corsair is a reputable brand and its 80+ Bronze certified at least - you are good :D

Not good reasons to qualify a PSU as being good, but you still happen to be right

My Build, v2.1 --- CPU: i7-8700K @ 5.2GHz/1.288v || MoBo: Asus ROG STRIX Z390-E Gaming || RAM: 4x4GB G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 2666 14-14-14-33 || Cooler: Custom Loop || GPU: EVGA GTX 1080 Ti SC Black, on water || PSU: EVGA G2 850W || Case: Corsair 450D || SSD: 850 Evo 250GB, Intel 660p 2TB || Storage: WD Blue 2TB || G502 & Glorious PCGR Fully Custom 80% Keyboard || MX34VQ, PG278Q, PB278Q

Audio --- Headphones: Massdrop x Sennheiser HD 6XX || Amp: Schiit Audio Magni 3 || DAC: Schiit Audio Modi 3 || Mic: Blue Yeti

 

[Under Construction]

 

My Truck --- 2002 F-350 7.3 Powerstroke || 6-speed

My Car --- 2006 Mustang GT || 5-speed || BBK LTs, O/R X, MBRP Cat-back || BBK Lowering Springs, LCAs || 2007 GT500 wheels w/ 245s/285s

 

The Experiment --- CPU: i5-3570K @ 4.0 GHz || MoBo: Asus P8Z77-V LK || RAM: 16GB Corsair 1600 4x4 || Cooler: CM Hyper 212 Evo || GPUs: Asus GTX 750 Ti, || PSU: Corsair TX750M Gold || Case: Thermaltake Core G21 TG || SSD: 840 Pro 128GB || HDD: Seagate Barracuda 2TB

 

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3 minutes ago, Cereal5 said:

Not good reasons to qualify a PSU as being good, but you still happen to be right

i said hes good as in doing alright not that the PSU is :P

 

the points i mentioned are however a good indication that he didnt grab anything utterly unuseable and that it is "good enough" to work without exploding or dying in under a week

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2 minutes ago, VK707 said:

i said hes good as in doing alright not that the PSU is :P

 

the points i mentioned are however a good indication that he didnt grab anything utterly unuseable and that it is "good enough" to work without exploding or dying in under a week

thats not worrying xD haha, well as long as it does its job for how long the warranty is ill be happy.

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8 minutes ago, VK707 said:

i said hes good as in doing alright not that the PSU is :P

 

the points i mentioned are however a good indication that he didnt grab anything utterly unuseable and that it is "good enough" to work without exploding or dying in under a week

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- "A higher 80 PLUS rating correlates to better quality." Incorrect.

...and it goes on to explain why. I just want to make sure we all understand the difference between a good efficiency rating and a good PSU, that's all.

My Build, v2.1 --- CPU: i7-8700K @ 5.2GHz/1.288v || MoBo: Asus ROG STRIX Z390-E Gaming || RAM: 4x4GB G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 2666 14-14-14-33 || Cooler: Custom Loop || GPU: EVGA GTX 1080 Ti SC Black, on water || PSU: EVGA G2 850W || Case: Corsair 450D || SSD: 850 Evo 250GB, Intel 660p 2TB || Storage: WD Blue 2TB || G502 & Glorious PCGR Fully Custom 80% Keyboard || MX34VQ, PG278Q, PB278Q

Audio --- Headphones: Massdrop x Sennheiser HD 6XX || Amp: Schiit Audio Magni 3 || DAC: Schiit Audio Modi 3 || Mic: Blue Yeti

 

[Under Construction]

 

My Truck --- 2002 F-350 7.3 Powerstroke || 6-speed

My Car --- 2006 Mustang GT || 5-speed || BBK LTs, O/R X, MBRP Cat-back || BBK Lowering Springs, LCAs || 2007 GT500 wheels w/ 245s/285s

 

The Experiment --- CPU: i5-3570K @ 4.0 GHz || MoBo: Asus P8Z77-V LK || RAM: 16GB Corsair 1600 4x4 || Cooler: CM Hyper 212 Evo || GPUs: Asus GTX 750 Ti, || PSU: Corsair TX750M Gold || Case: Thermaltake Core G21 TG || SSD: 840 Pro 128GB || HDD: Seagate Barracuda 2TB

 

R.I.P. Asus X99-A motherboard, April 2016 - October 2018, may you rest in peace. 5820K, if I ever buy you a new board, it'll be a good one.

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Your PSU is sufficient for your rig, no reason to go for a better PSU if your budget doesn't allow it right now. Get more money and then think of upgrading the PSU. Don't worry nothing will fry itself. At worst (and I'm 99% sure that it won't happen) the psu will die but your other components will be perfectly fine so you will be forced to buy a new one anyways.

Motherboard: MSI BM250-PRO-VD           <-- Build 1    Build 2 -->        Motherboard: ASRock Z370M Pro4                     
CPU: Intel Core i7-7700                                                   CPU: Intel Core i7-8700K
GPU: Gigabyte G1 Gaming GTX 1080                                          GPU: Gigabyte Windforce OC GTX660 (Saving money for RTX 2080)
RAM: 16GB HyperX Fury DDR4 2400Mhz                                        RAM: HyperX Predator 16gb DDR4 3000mhz
PSU: Seasonic M12II EVO 620w Bronze+                                      PSU: Seasonic Focus Gold Plus 650W
CPU Cooler: Gammax 400                                                    CPU Cooler: Gammax 400
SSD: Kingston A400 250GB                                                  HDD/SSD: 3 * 1TB WD blue Kingston A400 250GB 
Headphones: HYPERX CLOUD ALPHA                                                                                               Case: Thermaltake V200 RGB
Monitor: LG 24GM77                                                                                                               Mouse: SteelSeries Rival 600
CaseFans: 3 140mm                                                                                                                Phone: Samsung Galaxy S8+
HDD: 1TB 7200RPM
Mouse: SteelSeries Rival 500
Phone: Nokia 7 plus



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For that Setup its OK.

For higher end GPUs, I'd look at Bitfenix Formula, Cougar GX-F instead though.

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