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I'm looking to buy a PSU, preferably 550w, and due to my location I have limited choices. So far I've narrowed it down to these:

Coolermaster 550W GX 68 euros
SuperFlower Golden Green 550W 93euros
Vantec Voltra 550W 71 euros
Corsair CX500M 67 euros
Seasonic M12II 520W 77euros

I would rather not take the Golden Green, unless the other are complete rubbish.
post #2 of 16
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Originally Posted by mystikl View Post

I'm looking to buy a PSU, preferably 550w, and due to my location I have limited choices. So far I've narrowed it down to these:

Coolermaster 550W GX 68 euros
SuperFlower Golden Green 550W 93euros
Vantec Voltra 550W 71 euros
Corsair CX500M 67 euros
Seasonic M12II 520W 77euros

I would rather not take the Golden Green, unless the other are complete rubbish.

Its the other way around all the others beside the Seasonic is crap the Super Flower Golden Green is by far the best one there
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I'd go with SF Golden Green all the way, no doubt about it. The only other model listed that I would deign to put in my rig is the Seasonic M12II.
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post #5 of 16
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I'd go with SF Golden Green all the way, no doubt about it. The only other model listed that I would deign to put in my rig is the Seasonic M12II.

Oh well, I feared as much. It was my first choice as far as quality goes but price wise is a bit steep. Are there any PSUs that are a cheaper but have decent quality, I mean apart from that M12II as it's a bit old?
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Its the other way around all the others beside the Seasonic is crap the Super Flower Golden Green is by far the best one there

you misunderstood him, he would rather not PAY for the Golden Green (which is pricier) unless the others are crap
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Oh well, I feared as much. It was my first choice as far as quality goes but price wise is a bit steep. Are there any PSUs that are a cheaper but have decent quality, I mean apart from that M12II as it's a bit old?

OCZ ZS is also a lower end units without being crappy
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post #8 of 16
I think you just need to buy the quality psu. Ive had even a middle grade psu (OCZ) that gave me CPU voltage fluctuations which is scary. +/- 24 mv bad stuff
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post #9 of 16
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Oh well, I feared as much. It was my first choice as far as quality goes but price wise is a bit steep. Are there any PSUs that are a cheaper but have decent quality, I mean apart from that M12II as it's a bit old?

The Cooler Master model is class-A garbage built by SevenTeam w/ Su'scon capacitors.

The Vantec and Corsair models are built by CWT, which is a lower-midrange OEM and inferior to both Seasonic and Super Flower. The Corsair model has lower-quality CapXon caps, and I can't tell whose caps the Vantec uses.
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post #10 of 16
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OCZ ZS is also a lower end units without being crappy

Found the 550W ZS for 66 euros, but it has 2 years warranty compared to the Voltra which comes with 5 year warranty for only 5 euros more.
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