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Quick input for budget PSU

Hey all, my buddy has requested I throw together a (really) budget build for him. I've got all other components selected, but I am a bit torn on the PSU. I've narrowed it down to two choices: Seasonic 650W 80+ bronze and a Rosewill ARC 650w 80+ bronze. I've never purchased either brand so I don't have personal experience with them. The Rosewill one has more ratings, but I don't know if the quality will suffice. I've heard Seasonic PSUs are good quality, but I have not used one. What do you guys think? Also, if there are any recommendations outside of these two I would greatly appreciate it. Heads up, the PSU would need to be below $50.

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One of the reviews for the Seasonic PSU claims it's not actually made by them, but rather outsourced by RSY. Not sure who that is but I think I may have my answer.

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First off none of them are all that good second the ratings does not matter they are not professional reviews nor have any of them any made any load testing
Second does the PC actually need a 650 watt? and Rosewill dont make any of the units they sell either by the way the OEM is ATNG

The best budget option is the Corsair CXM forget everything else its worse
https://www.newegg.com/corsair-cx-se...-147-_-Product

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First off none of them are all that good second the ratings does not matter they are not professional reviews nor have any of them any made any load testing
Second does the PC actually need a 650 watt? and Rosewill dont make any of the units they sell either by the way the OEM is ATNG

The best budget option is the Corsair CXM forget everything else its worse
https://www.newegg.com/corsair-cx-se...-147-_-Product
Thanks for your input. I'll take a closer look at that Corsair PSU. To answer your question I believe 650w will be needed for the machine.

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Thanks for your input. I'll take a closer look at that Corsair PSU. To answer your question I believe 650w will be needed for the machine.
Unless there is a RTX 2080 Ti in that machine you probably wont need a 650 watt but it would be easier if you listed the parts

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Quote: Originally Posted by shilka View Post
Unless there is a RTX 2080 Ti in that machine you probably wont need a 650 watt but it would be easier if you listed the parts
I used a PSU calculator to get an estimate on the power requirement of the machine, which recommended a unit that gives 527W. Specs are followed:

-FX-8350
-16GB DDR3 1866
-MSI RX 580
-Gigabyte 970A-DS3P
-Generic optical drive
-Crucial 240GB SSD
-Seagate 500GB 5400RPM HDD
-3x 120mm fans
-Uphere Design water cooler

Everything is anticipated to run at stock clocks (Eww, I know). I have a spare EVGA 500W 80+ bronze lying around, but I don't believe it'll be up to task for this machine.

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That number is 28% overstated so its not 527 its 379 so a 550 watt is more than enough
https://www.overclock.net/forum/31-power-supplies/1598887-why-all-online-psu-calculators-wrong-total-bogus.html

As for the EVGA sory but its rubbish
https://www.overclock.net/forum/31-p...500b-600b.html

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Quote: Originally Posted by shilka View Post
That number is 28% overstated so its not 527 its 379 so a 550 watt is more than enough
https://www.overclock.net/forum/31-power-supplies/1598887-why-all-online-psu-calculators-wrong-total-bogus.html

As for the EVGA sory but its rubbish
https://www.overclock.net/forum/31-p...500b-600b.html
Oof, glad the EVGA unit was handed off to me without any cost. I'll take a look around for a 550W unit. That unit you linked earlier might do, even though it's more expensive.

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