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I recently bought a cm gx 550w psu in a bundle with a case, im very happy with the case but heard bad things about the psu. What's so bad about it and if possible, could anyone recommend another for around £60. Thank you.
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well brought a 700w version and it couldnt even power my system properly.... (sig rig)
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I am not a power supply expert, but looking at your sig rig, the 700w is a WHOLE LOT more than enough to power what you got and some more. So I say, unless your PSU is defective, the issue is somewhere else.

EDIT: After reading the link you posted, I am now not so sure....But a cooler master 550w should power everything you got. If you do plan on upgrading in the future, grab a decent 750w. You will have no shortage of power.
Edited by Awaz - 3/10/11 at 9:52am
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Originally Posted by IXcrispyXI View Post
well brought a 700w version and it couldnt even power my system properly.... (sig rig)
No, you didn't buy a Cooler Master GX 750, you bought a cheap knock-off that is even worse than the GX 750.

samool2, Cooler Master's GX series is pretty bad overall.
There are no reviews of the 550W unit, but there are reviews of the 650W and 750W variants:
http://hardocp.com/article/2010/11/2...supply_review/
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/artic...ply-Review/917
Pretty crappy overall.

Apparently Cooler Master is coming up with new GX units to replace those crappy ones, the new ones are built by Enhance, so I have high hopes that those will be solid mid-range units to redeem the GX name.
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