Currently I have a not so good PSU (it's in the build below) that, apparently causes my RoG motherboard to whine like crazy. I had the same issue with an earlier board I have (GA-F2A88XM-DS2), so, thinking that it's the boards fault, I bought the best one for this CPU. Needles to say, I had a very mild improvement in coil whine, that for some reason went off the scale few weeks ago. I noticed that overclocking my CPU made the coil whine worse, so I reverted everything to factory settings, but that still didn't get rid of the coil whine completely.
Now, after being tired of having a RoG board, excellent tower cooler, a possible good overclocking CPU, coupled with a lousy PSU that's giving me some serious tinnitus problems when overclocking, here I am, asking for your help in finding a decent PSU that will nicely compliment my system!
1. I am from Bosnia and Herzegovina. Hardware is mostly expensive here, so I probably wont be getting a brand new PSU, but a used one.
2. I would be willing to spend around 70$ MAX.
3. My current PSU is 500W, so, nothing below that. 500-600W is fine.
4. Currently I have a R7 260X GPU, 95w Athlon and a 1TB HDD. In near future I will upgrade the GPU to something like R9 380, nothing stronger than that, and slipping a 120 GB SSD in there.
So far into my search for (used) PSU, I have narrowed the choice to these 3:
a) SilverStone SST-ST50F-230 / 500w
b) ANTEC TRUE POWER 550 (probably least used, most expensive)
c) be quiet! dark power P6 530W (cheapest one)
What do you guys think about the three choices above ?
Can someone with a Steamroller rig recommend an alternative, that they personally use and know from experience that it doesn't produce coil whine ?
Thank you for bearing with me. I hope to make an informed decision soon and finally start using my rig to its full capacity.