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I haven't seen a worse collection of PSU units than at shawnL's link. Damn man,"Best" buy my butt.
Out of those VP450.
That's borderline saying "out of various things that you can hit my head with, use the softest bat please". Gotta play the cards we're dealt though.
    
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I need to make something extremely clear though: we aren't picking this one because it's an Antec PSU. We're picking it because this particular unit is the best of the worst here. I'm ignoring the brand name and only considering what's on the inside.

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Alright, so I just realized that there's a canada computers near me (YAY!) and they actually have a great selection including some Corshair stuff! The guy on the phone told me I should try to go ~100w over the recommended psu so that I can make sure that there will be no problems and the psu will last longer because it will be running at 70% instead of 90%.

I now have a choice between an EVGA 600w and a Corshair CX 500w. Which would you recommend?

My entire selection is here http://www.canadacomputers.com/search_result.php?pagePos=0&keywords=&manu=0&search=1&ccid=33&cPath=33&pricerange=%2475.00+-+%2499.99
with about 20 to select from.

Thanks @twocables so much for your help so far, I really appreciate it

This is all for a GTX 960 with a recommended 400w psu just to remind you smile.gif
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Originally Posted by shawnL View Post

Alright, so I just realized that there's a canada computers near me (YAY!) and they actually have a great selection including some Corshair stuff! The guy on the phone told me I should try to go ~100w over the recommended psu so that I can make sure that there will be no problems and the psu will last longer because it will be running at 70% instead of 90%.

I now have a choice between an EVGA 600w and a Corshair CX 500w. Which would you recommend?

My entire selection is here http://www.canadacomputers.com/search_result.php?pagePos=0&keywords=&manu=0&search=1&ccid=33&cPath=33&pricerange=%2475.00+-+%2499.99
with about 20 to select from.

Thanks @twocables so much for your help so far, I really appreciate it

This is all for a GTX 960 with a recommended 400w psu just to remind you smile.gif

 

First, I have to laugh at the guy over the phone. Look at this:

 

http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/msi_geforce_gtx_960_gaming_oc_review,7.html

 

With one GTX 960 under full load in their system, their PSU pulled 237W from the wall outlet. If I assume that their PSU was 90% efficient while pulling 237W from the wall, then that would mean that the computer pulled 213W out of the PSU. Add about 77W for the CPU (http://ark.intel.com/products/family/65506/3rd-Generation-Intel-Core-i7-Processors#@Desktop), and that becomes 290W. It doesn't end there. When gaming, the power consumption will be lower than this because the CPU will not be completely maxed out. So, the power consumption while gaming will likely ride about 250-275W.

 

So yeah, a 400W peak-rated PSU is the minimum. However, even SeaSonic's 360W G Series PSU would be overkill. I'm not saying, "find it and then buy it". I'm just making a point.

 

I'm curious though: would $99.99 be ok? http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=33_1238_443&item_id=072494&sid=9j44n8192c4vepnitt6120ovu1

 

It's the Cooler Master V550. This particular unit is actually a very solid unit. It's just about the highest quality one on the page.

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250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Toshiba 3TB P300 
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