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Best decent quality/good value Power Supply?

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Best decent quality/good value Power Supply?

Does one exist these days? I'm looking for a fairly low wattage PSU and I'm getting sticker shock at what's out there.

I'm looking for a great bang for your buck type PSU, low-ish wattage (<500W, running an i5-4670 wit ha 1050Ti), doesn't have to be modular. Seems everything decent on the PSU tier lists is now priced at well over $100+ in Canada, particularly the corsair RMx series getting $10 more expensive as you go up by 100W.

I previously had a Seasonic-made Corsair CX400, worked great for the better part of a decade until it died. Currently have a temporary 460W Delta PSU plucked from some HP Core 2 era rig but it has coil whine whenever I open a menu, move a window, or put the system under load, don't trust it at all.
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No wonder you're getting sticker shock, if you're looking at something like the RMx series. I'm using the RM650x myself and don't get me wrong, it's an amazing PSU, but if I were concerned mainly about value then I would've picked something way cheaper and it would've done 90% of the job at a much lower price.

A decade ago I bought a Coolermaster 550W PSU for $60 and to this day it works flawlessly. No 80 Plus rating and it was never the quietest PSU out there, but it worked and it worked reliably. For your needs, a 450W 80 Plus Bronze non-modular PSU from a reputable brand can be had for just $65 (https://www.canadacomputers.com/product ... _id=117234). If you're willing to go with just 80 Plus instead of 80 Plus Bronze, you can get it for $55 (https://www.canadacomputers.com/product ... _id=119904).
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M1K3Z0R wrote: Does one exist these days? I'm looking for a fairly low wattage PSU and I'm getting sticker shock at what's out there.

I'm looking for a great bang for your buck type PSU, low-ish wattage (<500W, running an i5-4670 wit ha 1050Ti), doesn't have to be modular. Seems everything decent on the PSU tier lists is now priced at well over $100+ in Canada, particularly the corsair RMx series getting $10 more expensive as you go up by 100W.

I previously had a Seasonic-made Corsair CX400, worked great for the better part of a decade until it died. Currently have a temporary 460W Delta PSU plucked from some HP Core 2 era rig but it has coil whine whenever I open a menu, move a window, or put the system under load, don't trust it at all.

I have the same CX400. Great little PSU. Running strong for almost 10 years now.

Agree with Tritium on the 80 bronze referenced for a non-modular PSU.
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MasterMK wrote: I have Seasonic S12 2 Bronze 620W atx 12v
Brought it couple of years ago when they go on sale, both my computer have them.

It was $60 back then today they are selling it for $123.99. Looks like price went up.

https://www.newegg.ca/seasonic-s12ii-se ... -_-Product

bit cheaper here at $84

https://www.canadacomputers.com/product ... _id=123980
Exactly. I recall those basic s2 psus being that price, then I look at today's prices and wonder what happened. It seems that basic grey steel psus are also hard to come by form the reputable vendors. Strange times
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Seasonic is the brand to go with for great value and quality. Less of the marketing and gaming BS overhead cost.
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Seasonic is the best IMO, have one 550W in an old system I built in 2005 and still working no problems.

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