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Need advice for a good 450-550 w PSU!

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I am about to buy a new Rig and i cant decide what PSU to go with it.

i3 3220 and ATi 7870 i think all the components will draw around 250-300w at the most.

Are the new CX V2 series from Corsair any good? Or shouldi take a look at the XFX PSU's?

Thanks in advance guys
post #2 of 15
The CXv2 430 is solid but it lacks the proper connectivity to tackle that system without adapters, the 500W and 600W version are overrated and they generally offer poor value for money. As for the XFX PSUs, the 450W Core unit has the same issues as the CXv2 430, only one PCIe connector...

Where are you buying from and what is your budget? (link the shops please)
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This store: http://www.chiptec.net/ i am from Portugal i can streach to 75€ the best PSU there for what i need is the Antec HCG520 is it worth it or should i take a look at the xfx 550w pro
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Hey I just built a comp with the I3 2120 and a 7870 I use the Rosewill hive and it has turned out to be a fantastic psu :-) gl with your build
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post #5 of 15
They're internally similar, so the Core 550W would make a better buy since is cheaper, another good option would be the OCZ ZS 550, which is even cheaper than the Core 550W. As far as I can tell, there aren't any worthwhile lower output units on offer at that shop.
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I saw the OCZ ZS too is it a good buy? They are only 2-3€ a part from each other so no problem there. Should i go for the OCZ then?
post #7 of 15
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I saw the OCZ ZS too is it a good buy? They are only 2-3€ a part from each other so no problem there. Should i go for the OCZ then?
Should be slightly quieter that the Core 550, however the Core 550 it's a better performer... pick the one you like, they're both solid choices.
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Thanks for the help smile.gif good to see such quick replies.
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You're welcome! smile.gif
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Hey I just built a comp with the I3 2120 and a 7870 I use the Rosewill hive and it has turned out to be a fantastic psu :-) gl with your build

I second Rosewill PSU's. I have also used a Rosewill Green 530w with great results. Your system will be closer to the ~200ish range under load btw. wink.gif

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