I'm in a bit of a pickle with the power supply for my current build (see below). I originally purchased this power supply: Silverstone ST50F-ES 500W . It unfortunately didn't last longer than a month--and went completely dead and I'm in the process of sending it back to them. In the interim, I went to best buy so I could use my computer in the meantime, and impulsively bought a ThermaltakeTR2 600W.
So, right now I have two power supplies which I don't really want and which I don't trust with my components after what I've read about the two models this week.
I'm looking for a power supply that can run my build below, as well as handle a possible i5 upgrade and SSD addition in the next 6 months--and I'm not looking to break the bank. I'm looking in the $75-$80 range.
So far, I'm thinking this: CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply. But there seems to be a high DOA rate, from what I can gather in Newegg feedback--and I've read a few thing saying it's not particularly worthy of the CORSAIR name.
Any suggestions? The sooner the better!
CPU: Intel Pentium G2120 Ivy Bridge 3.1GHz LGA 1155
HD: Western Digital WD Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB)
PSU: Thermaltake TR2 600W
GFX: PowerColor AX7850 1GBD5-DH Radeon HD 7850 1GB
MOBO: MSI ZH77A-G43 LGA 1155 Intel H77 HDMI SATA
CASE: NZXT Source 210 Elite White Steel
Edited by kmccaff - 3/21/13 at 6:54am