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AlchemistJ19 18-08-2020 02:06 PM

PSU recommandations
 
Hi guys, newbie at DIY here.
I'm looking for a reliable budget PSU...
i searched on Amazon / Qoo10 / shopee etc. But nothing can beat tao bao price wise.
EVGA 600w white costs only $64, with shipping maybe $70.
Is EVGA a good brand?

alamakazim 18-08-2020 02:28 PM

I usually can trust the warranty period

If it's 5 year warranty... I give it 3 years life span

Unless u suay... 1st day also can spoil

flame2000 18-08-2020 03:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AlchemistJ19 (Post 129174520)
Hi guys, newbie at DIY here.
I'm looking for a reliable budget PSU...
i searched on Amazon / Qoo10 / shopee etc. But nothing can beat tao bao price wise.
EVGA 600w white costs only $64, with shipping maybe $70.
Is EVGA a good brand?

FYI, White is the lowest tier among the 80 Plus standard. Lower than even bronze.

NightRaven49 18-08-2020 03:48 PM

i buy a lot of crap off taobao, but psus are the one thing i wont ever buy from there. its not worth it to save a buck now and find ur system fried a few years later, plus u will definitely want the local warranty support with psus.

i would suggest u look at corsair and seasonic psus, in particular the cxm series for budget and focus series for quality respectively. superflower is also another quality pick.

Audiology93 18-08-2020 03:49 PM

U can scrimp and save on any other parts but not psu :s13:
Get at least a 80+ bronze unless really have strict budget.

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xonix 18-08-2020 03:50 PM

Given that a crappy PSU can potentially kill your entire system, best not to pay peanuts.

hafiz116 18-08-2020 03:58 PM

I will pay a slight premium for peace of mind,... This is the NO.1 item people never want to spend on but will be the one that backfires with the biggest BANG!

jasonwsc 18-08-2020 04:05 PM

Might as well get local for the price.

FSP Hyper K 500W 80 Plus white also around $65 with 5 year local warranty.

xtwis7 18-08-2020 04:10 PM

Just go with a 80+ gold. Seasonic focus 550W should serve most builds well.

I always tell people never ever scrimp on PSU.

AlchemistJ19 18-08-2020 04:56 PM

Thanks for the advice. first time heard of this brand Seasonic.

I was looking at amazon and only EVGA/ corsair / thermaltake comes up only.
Hmmm. think i'll go for the local seasonic in shopee / lazada

fake_hippo 18-08-2020 04:59 PM

Seasonic gold

shawntyq 18-08-2020 05:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AlchemistJ19 (Post 129177677)
Thanks for the advice. first time heard of this brand Seasonic.

I was looking at amazon and only EVGA/ corsair / thermaltake comes up only.
Hmmm. think i'll go for the local seasonic in shopee / lazada

seasonic is well known for psu... surprised u didnt heard before :o

Koenig168 18-08-2020 05:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AlchemistJ19 (Post 129177677)
Thanks for the advice. first time heard of this brand Seasonic.

I was looking at amazon and only EVGA/ corsair / thermaltake comes up only.
Hmmm. think i'll go for the local seasonic in shopee / lazada

Seasonic is one of the top PSU manufacturers.

techidiot 18-08-2020 05:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AlchemistJ19 (Post 129177677)
Thanks for the advice. first time heard of this brand Seasonic.

I was looking at amazon and only EVGA/ corsair / thermaltake comes up only.
Hmmm. think i'll go for the local seasonic in shopee / lazada

Just be careful of non legit seller, meaning if you see cheaper than others.
The goods maybe imported or refurbished.

Buy from overseas can save $ but if PC go kaput than...

ItsmeagainhK 18-08-2020 06:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AlchemistJ19 (Post 129177677)
Thanks for the advice. first time heard of this brand Seasonic.

I was looking at amazon and only EVGA/ corsair / thermaltake comes up only.
Hmmm. think i'll go for the local seasonic in shopee / lazada

I'm surprised you are surprised! Seasonic, superflower are easily my go to brands. Then follow by those other manufacturers like nzxt, corsair, evga etc

watzup_ken 19-08-2020 02:53 PM

Depending on your PC's specs, I rather you get a quality 450W, than to buy a low end 600W PSU. Generally I use Seasonic, Corsair and FSP PSU. If you are considering EVGA, then you should also consider SuperFlower because I believe they use the same OEM for their PSU.

PSU is considered the most important part of a PC, contrary to what some people think. While it does not seem to contribute to the performance of the PC, a poor quality PSU will cause a lot of stability issues. In cases where PSU blows due to power surge, a poor PSU will likely fry parts if not most of your PC components.

KleoZy 19-08-2020 03:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by techidiot (Post 129178803)
Just be careful of non legit seller, meaning if you see cheaper than others.
The goods maybe imported or refurbished.

Buy from overseas can save $ but if PC go kaput than...

kaput just like this :s13::s13::s13:


Jokes aside, I suggest you to get your PSU locally with warranty.
I did use EVGA NEX650G (SuperNOVA 650 G1) @ year 2013 and it's still running well. Just that it's noisy when at load. so changed to Seasonic as recommended by bros here.

In my honest opinion, yes PSU might be cheap overseas but what if something happened?You will need to send in for RMA (touchwood). The cost to shipping it and to get it returned. So think of that cost factor. it's not worth getting PSU overseas unless they have international warranty. Not forgetting you have to wait longer when it's fixed compared to getting fixed locally.

I am not sure what's the latest model for Seasonic but am using the Focus GX650 80 Plus Gold and I am loving it.

1st it's super quiet, even at full load, it's not as hot as EVGA SuperNOVA 650 G3 (yes I got this before Seasonic. As why, I was skeptic about Seasonic at first.)

2nd the 12volts while testing on a multimeter at load with fans.. it's damn stable with 11.95volts - 11.98volts as compared to EVGA at 11.85volts to 11.92volts

3rd I love those flat cables, easy cable management.

ok not going to make all bros here fall asleep. well these are just my thoughts about Seasonic PSU :)

dayam15 19-08-2020 04:09 PM

Sorry to hijack OP. I'm also in the same situation as you.

Currently using Ryzen 3200G and Thermaltake Litepower 450W. I already know my PSU sucks :(

I've saved enough to get myself a 1660 super and I'm looking to upgrade to:

Corsair CX550M Bronze Semi Modular
CM MWE Gold 550W 80+ Gold Modular

Both are priced similar at Dynacore.

Any suggestions? Thanks!

watzup_ken 19-08-2020 04:38 PM

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Originally Posted by dayam15 (Post 129196676)
Sorry to hijack OP. I'm also in the same situation as you.

Currently using Ryzen 3200G and Thermaltake Litepower 450W. I already know my PSU sucks :(

I've saved enough to get myself a 1660 super and I'm looking to upgrade to:

Corsair CX550M Bronze Semi Modular
CM MWE Gold 550W 80+ Gold Modular

Both are priced similar at Dynacore.

Any suggestions? Thanks!

Again, I would say it depends on the specs/ components used in your computer. If you are looking at just the Ryzen 3200G, motherboard, 2 sticks of ram, and 1 SSD/ hard disk for storage, the entire PC should not draw more than 150W. Add the GTX 1660 Super in, it should be between 250 to 300W. The Thermaltake Litepower PSU should still manage. But once you have sufficient savings, step up to a better PSU.

NightRaven49 20-08-2020 12:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dayam15 (Post 129196676)
Sorry to hijack OP. I'm also in the same situation as you.

Currently using Ryzen 3200G and Thermaltake Litepower 450W. I already know my PSU sucks :(

I've saved enough to get myself a 1660 super and I'm looking to upgrade to:

Corsair CX550M Bronze Semi Modular
CM MWE Gold 550W 80+ Gold Modular

Both are priced similar at Dynacore.

Any suggestions? Thanks!

i would go for the mwe gold, since it is fully modular vs semi on the cxm and has a gold vs bronze rating.

SEvsNK 20-08-2020 01:07 AM

https://linustechtips.com/main/topic...psu-tier-list/

For those interested in which PSU's are safe or good to buy


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