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These 2 PSU seem like basically the same thing to me, just go with cheaper yes?

#1DetectivPenguinPosted 9/16/2013 9:57:02 PM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171052

FIrst ones a cooler master, 2nd one is an OCZ.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341051

CM one is fine right?
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#2OmegaDL50Posted 9/16/2013 10:11:45 PM(edited)
No, they aren't the same.

OCZ uses China Great Wall as the OEM which isn't known for decent units. the Cooler Master is a Seventeam unit which is an unknown to me.

If you want a GOOD PSU that is guaranteed to be quality get one made by Seasonic (XFX, PC Power and Cooling)

Here, It's a little bit more, but you are far more likely to get something that won't fail and damage your motherboard, cpu, ram, etc

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151118
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#3DetectivPenguin(Topic Creator)Posted 9/16/2013 10:11:42 PM
Yeesh ya got anything you trust thats cheaper than that? I was planning on spending like 50 on the PSU and thats like twice that. I thought I had found a good deal on the CM for 40.
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#4DetectivPenguin(Topic Creator)Posted 9/16/2013 10:15:29 PM
I'm on a 750 budget and am at like 730 with the 40 dollar one just fyi.
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#5DerPancakePosted 9/16/2013 10:16:46 PM
Coolermaster power supplies are not stellar performers but they may be adequate for your needs.
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#6NicodimusPosted 9/16/2013 10:17:57 PM(edited)
http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Series-Modular-Bronze-CX500M/dp/B00ALK3HF4/ref=sr_1_13?ie=UTF8&qid=1379394932&sr=8-13&keywords=corsair+PSU

Should be fine unless you're doing multiple video cards, or running some power-hungry monster.

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#7Snuckie7Posted 9/16/2013 10:18:29 PM
The OCZ is a pretty decent unit though.

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story3&reid=295

Not as good as Seasonic's higher end models of course, but it's decent enough.
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#8DetectivPenguin(Topic Creator)Posted 9/16/2013 10:24:38 PM
Snuckie7 posted...
The OCZ is a pretty decent unit though.

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story3&reid=295

Not as good as Seasonic's higher end models of course, but it's decent enough.


So it's better than the CM then right? Cause I have no problem spending the 50 vs the 40 if I'm getting something out of it, it just seemed to me when reading the specs/reviews that they were more or less the same thing.
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#9OmegaDL50Posted 9/16/2013 10:29:13 PM(edited)
You NEVER want to cheap out on a PSU ever.

Wattage isn't everything when it comes to a PSU.

If brand doesn't matter and all that matters is providing power, why do you think people recommend not to buy turds from Diablotek, Logisys, Coolmax and their ilk?
Some reading for you:
http://gamefaqspc.wikispaces.com/Power+Supply
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=154
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/181

There far more involved in a PSU then simply just "providing power"

If you won't take my word for it. Then go over to the JonnyGuru forums (He's a former PSU designer for BFGTech and is generally THE known authority to all things PSU basically)

Avoid the Cooler Master Unit and get the OCZ if you want to save money, but one should never consider substituting price over quality, especially in regards to a PSU in any circumstance.

EDIT - If you consider a PSU brand in the future, be sure to check out reviews from JonnyGuru and HardwareSecrets. They do a thorough analysis on them (Some units say 650w and can't even handle 650w for example, It's better to be certain of what you are actually getting)

Most PSU brands aren't even made by the companies that put their name for them hence OEMs. Best of luck with your PC build.
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#10r0ge00Posted 9/17/2013 7:27:34 AM
OmegaDL50 posted...
You NEVER want to cheap out on a PSU ever.


There are plenty of reasons to buy a less expensive, but still quality PSU. There's no reason that TC needs a 650W gold unit on a $750 budget. Corsair CX units are fairly solid for budget builds.

TC, you can get one of these for $58, $38 after $20 MIR.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139028