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Power supply replacement

Hello! I think my power supply died (made a sound when turning PC on, and brief burnt smell), I have a 500W OCZ in there now (OCZ500MXSP) in there now, I have never replaced a power supply, so wondering what a good replacement would be! I think I'd stick with 500W (my PC doesn't have a big power draw), and I was browsing Seasonic or Corsair so far, thanks!

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Need a replacement for a 500W OCZ power supply (OCZ500MXSP)
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clamsoop wrote: Hello! I think my power supply died (made a sound when turning PC on, and brief burnt smell), I have a 500W OCZ in there now (OCZ500MXSP) in there now, I have never replaced a power supply, so wondering what a good replacement would be! I think I'd stick with 500W (my PC doesn't have a big power draw), and I was browsing Seasonic or Corsair so far, thanks!

If any more info is needed, ask away!
What are the specs on your machine. Since the one you have is semi-modular I'm betting you want to go with a similar setup so you can cable manage easier. EVGA and Seasonic make good PSU's.

Corsairs:
https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/FdR ... 9020121-na

https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/bqV ... 9020177-na

https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/2Hb ... 9020178-na

Seasonic:
https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/Tc3 ... y-ss620gm2

EVGA:
https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/sMM ... 20-g3-0550

https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/8Rv ... bq-0650-v1
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heyyahblah wrote: What are the specs on your machine. Since the one you have is semi-modular I'm betting you want to go with a similar setup so you can cable manage easier. EVGA and Seasonic make good PSU's.
Thanks for the recommendations! And yes, I wasn't sure what the modular meant (looked it up now), and yeah, semi seems best.

The PC was built in 2011 by a friend, and added an SSD in 2017.
Specs are Intel Core i5 2400 quad core 3.1 GHz
8GB RAM

Umm, bad off the top of my head and of course cannot access via PC itself presently...
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clamsoop wrote: Thanks for the recommendations! And yes, I wasn't sure what the modular meant (looked it up now), and yeah, semi seems best.

The PC was built in 2011 by a friend, and added an SSD in 2017.
Specs are Intel Core i5 2400 quad core 3.1 GHz
8GB RAM

Umm, bad off the top of my head and of course cannot access via PC itself presently...
Yea just pick something that you want from the list above (or another one that has good ratings) I picked ones that had mostly positive reviews, that fits your budget. Obviously semi-modular or full modular is better then none for cable management. 80+ Bronze would be ideal but if you can afford 80+ Gold its much better, you can always reuse it in a future build, its all up to you, what your needs are and how much you want to spend.
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clamsoop wrote: Finally, after some browsing, I am thinking of this one:
https://www.corsair.com/us/en/Categorie ... 9020133-NA
This is a good one. $89.99 after rebate.
https://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX70907

EDIT: They have the one you linked as well for $79.99 after rebate.
I'm sure you could price match somewhere near you.
https://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX65812
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Cool, I see that at Canada Computers!

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