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I have a Cooler Master Silent Pro M600. It says 600, but it's basically 485W at 12v. It's semi modular so a tad more expensive but it tested really well, 80+, good cable management and enough power for your wishes.
 
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I'm not planning to upgrade past an i5, and at best I will have an 5770,560 in this rig... It surely can do better than my Coolermaster eXtremePower 460W that doesn't pass 80+

Almost every PSU is better than your Cooler Master tongue.gif

The only Cooler Master PSU I've seen being recommended by Tator Tot (take a look at his sticky) is the Silent Pro Gold series. Nothing below that is recommended. Thought I might add that smile.gif
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I'm not planning to upgrade past an i5, and at best I will have an 5770,560 in this rig... It surely can do better than my Coolermaster eXtremePower 460W that doesn't pass 80+

Your system's overclocked, it draws approximately 450W. That's why I'm advising you not to cheap out on a power supply. Is it really worth saving a few quid here when your PC cost far more?

http://www.sybaritic.co.za/store/product_info.php?cPath=73_269&products_id=47406

Here you go, Seasonic S12II 520W from a South African store. Has 40A on the 12V which is much better.

Comes recommended by Jonnyguru too: http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=185
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take a look at this:

http://www.overclock.net/power-supplies/183810-faq-recommended-power-supplies.html

it might help you pick a psu smile.gif

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Okay well I think I'll wait for a better deal then - like a second-hand GS600 or such.

The Seasonic is double what I was gonna get the CX500 for... and not quite sure how I would manage to fit all those cables into my case neatly tongue.gif I have a tiny case.
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Originally Posted by WhitePrQjser;14255917 
Almost every PSU is better than your Cooler Master tongue.gif

The only Cooler Master PSU I've seen being recommended by Tator Tot (take a look at his sticky) is the Silent Pro Gold series. Nothing below that is recommended. Thought I might add that smile.gif

Eh, no need to exaggerate -- the M600 is a very good unit, it's just overpriced.
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Was actually looking at a M500 recently - but bought a Corsair Force3 SSD instead tongue.gif
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Well... Every review I've seen of other than the Silent Pro Gold series is bad. I mean Cooler Master is a bad PSU brand. If I could, I would change my Silent Pro Gold 800W to a Corsair HX850 - no questions asked.

@Shub - I'm sorry if I offended you, but the Cooler Master units below the Silent Pro Gold aren't good units. Whether it's price or performance, they just fail. If a PSU here on OCN isn't recommended, I would not buy it. This means the Cooler Master GX, Silent Pro, Elite Power, eXtreme Power and Real Power units are cheaply made, and generally bad units. You might get lucky with one of them, but as I said: They aren't recommended here, so I would never touch one.
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Okay well I think I'll wait for a better deal then - like a second-hand GS600 or such.

The Seasonic is double what I was gonna get the CX500 for... and not quite sure how I would manage to fit all those cables into my case neatly tongue.gif I have a tiny case.

I understand it's expensive.

A used HX520 would be a good alternative as it has modular cables. I've had mine running for over 5 years on a variety of stock\overclocked systems.
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