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Old February 26, 2019, 11:28 AM
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Hi,
Trying to find the best deal on a PSU with a good reputation.

650-750W
2 x 8 pin PCI-E connectors (6+2's)
...the usual connectors.

It will be used in a an old rig with a new RX 570 GPU. (I'm doing a gradual upgrade)
Future components might be a Ryzen 3, or recent i5
Slim possibility of crossfire (probably not).

Looking to spend ~$100 all in. And also looking to find the best price.
Not sure how to make a choice with these results:

https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/products...-rating&page=1
or:
https://www.shopbot.ca/m/housing-and...5D%5Bmax%5D=99

Are there better sites? Better deals? Budget is tight.
Any help appreciated!
Mike
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Old February 26, 2019, 11:48 AM
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Of the current power supplies I have pretty much only been recommending evga g3 and seasonic focus plus gold. They are the cheapest of the high quality power supplies out there. Others are good as well, but those are my go to.
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Old February 26, 2019, 12:04 PM
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Do you think I could find any cheaper than this:

https://www.canadacomputers.com/prod...item_id=123982
(Seasonic FOCUS Plus Series SSR-650FX 650W 80+ Gold Intel ATX 12V Full Modular 120mm FDB Fan Compact 140 mm Size Power Supply (SSR-650FX)
$111.99
$91.99 After Mail-in Rebate)

It's a bit above my budget and I can't stand MIRs.

Thanks though. I'll keep it in mind. What would you choose for $100 all in? (Tax & shipping)
I'm in Halifax, if that makes any difference.
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Old February 26, 2019, 12:35 PM
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You can get a bit cheaper if you wait for good sales, but not consistently. If it has to be cheaper, stick with any of the big brands like evga, corsair, seasonic, etc and you will get a decent product. The reason I don't recommend them personally is they will probably still run you $70-90+tax but they are generally lower quality, less warranty, bronze vs gold efficiency, etc. IMO the minimal extra $ is worth it for the heart of your computer. I will let someone else chime in if they specific recommendations on the cheaper end of the scale if they have some.
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This list might be cringeworthy, and I'm not limiting myself to it, but is there anything here that is a good bang for the buck?



https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Produc...CE&PageSize=36
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Old February 26, 2019, 04:28 PM
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Off that sort list, I'd take the Seasonic S12II Bronze or the Corsair CX650M. Stay away from Raidmax!
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Off that sort list, I'd take the Seasonic S12II Bronze or the Corsair CX650M. Stay away from Raidmax!
Concur. I am home now and had a look around pcpartpicker. On a budget I think the S12II is a good bang for buck. Canada computers has it quite a bit cheaper. $69-a $20 MIR.

https://www.canadacomputers.com/prod...item_id=123980
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If willing to brave it ebay has been my go to as everyone knows I can't buy from newegg as there shipping charges are 100% - 600% cost of items. Just picked up a evag G3 1300watt gold PSU for $112+ 23 shipping for rigs I'm building.
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EDIT: The S12II is for pickup only. Argh I had it in my cart on Friday and just tried to pay for it.

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Sorry for the delay, but thanks for all of your help - highly appreciated.
I went with the S12II

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Old February 28, 2019, 09:14 AM
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Looking at this. Not in the mood to bid.

https://www.ebay.ca/itm/EVGA-650W-Su...actj:rk:1:pf:0

$60+20 shipping.
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