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Old 06-03-2014, 11:51 AM   #1
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Default Corsair CX500 or Thermaltake Smart 650W

Hello everybody,

I need some advice, trying to decide what would be better to get (Since I'm working with a cheapo PhoenixTek $10 USD PSU labeled as 650W). I practically got only these options since that's the best I can get in the local stores for my budget.

My system:
ASROCK FM2A55M-VG3+
AMD A8 6600K
8GB DDR3 RAM PC1333
500GB @7200RPM Seagate HDD
1 x 120mm cooler
1 x 92mm cooler
1 x 80mm cooler

I want something stable, mean to last. In the near future I might add a mid-range video card.

So please advice me on what would be better to get, either the Corsair CX500 or Thermaltake Smart 650W.

There are another 2 options tho the Cooler Master GX II 550W or the cheapest Corsair CX430.

Thanks in advance!
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Neither is better built than the other, and either would be fine for a your system with a graphics card. I'd get whichever is cheaper.
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Neither is better built than the other, and either would be fine for a your system with a graphics card. I'd get whichever is cheaper.
Thank you very much. I just wonder because I can't find much info about the Thermaltake Smart Standard 650W. I can't find reviews at all. I'm just trying to know what would last longer in average.
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What do you guys think about the Cooler Master GX II 550W?
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Again, about the same. 9 PSU failures out of 10 I come across are because of either the capacitors or fans. All 3 of those units use Chinese capacitors and sleeve bearing fans, so I wouldn't trust any of them for longer than 3 or 4 years.

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