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Great PSU sale, dont know which one to pick

deathfromup

77 months ago

The current build that i plan to buy is http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1otx6 (minus the PSU of course)

Tiger Direct is having a good sale on 2 power supplies.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3255393&Sku=ULT-LS600

and

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4465483&sku=C283-1220

I feel like the Coolermaster PSU may be more quality than the ULTRA. but the ULTRA has a little more power. Is there any merit in having more power other than futureproofing? Also is there any build compatibility issues with either of these?

Thank in advance for your help!

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  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

I wouldn't recommend any of those two PSUs. The Cooler Master has too much electrical noise starting at 400W, which isn't good for your components. And the Ultra LS provide 400W at best and I wouldn't trust it past 300W. Don't skimp on the power supply.

If you're on budget, get maybe an Antec VP-450 or a Corsair CX500. At least, theses are good units that will provide enough power and won't risk damaging your components, and won't make fireworks after a few years(or months).

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree. I see you've switched to a Rosewill Hive 650 and that's a better unit than the two you were considering. I like the PC Power & Cooling PPCMK3S500 for $52 but the difference may not be enough to make it worth your while. The two are equally good. I was going to suggest the Hive 550 but I see that it costs more than the 650 right now.

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