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    Default Help in picking PSU (Again)

    I'm assembling a new PC with these components:

    - i5-6400 (Short on money to get 6500 and they're out of stock)
    - ASRock H110M-HDV
    - G.Skill 8GBx2 DDR4
    - Zotac GTX1060
    - 1x 2.5 inch HDD

    Power supply calculator predicts my max usage at 280W. Like before, I'm restricted to some local store - but now they didn't stock the SS520FL2 so I'm stuck with these options:

    (Price converted from IDR to USD)

    - XFX TS 550 $85
    - XFX XTR 550 $93
    - Seasonic X460FL $94
    - Seasonic G550 $89
    - Seasonic M12II-520 $72
    - Super Flower SF-550F14MG $106

    Also I heard that Super Flower Leadex Gold 550W had problems with hold-up time is that bad enough to disqualify purchase?
    Last edited by MetalZeroNine; 08-28-2016 at 09:09 PM. Reason: wrong price description

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    If you're low on money, see if you can't get a cx450m at a good price.

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    Places in my town didn't stock Corsair's PSU - only cases. Will 450W be enough for future upgrades? Budget are around $90-100s

    Note: Currently not-stateside (yet!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MetalZeroNine View Post
    - Super Flower SF-550F14MG $106
    That one I'd get.

    Quote Originally Posted by MetalZeroNine View Post
    Also I heard that Super Flower Leadex Gold 550W had problems with hold-up time is that bad enough to disqualify purchase?
    No, not really.
    Except your line voltage is very shitty and often suffers from brownout or you want to use an offline UPS.

    If those aren't the cases, the holdup time is pretty much irrelevant.

    Quote Originally Posted by MetalZeroNine View Post

    - XFX TS 550 $85
    - Seasonic M12II-520 $72
    Those two I'd avoid at all costs...

    Quote Originally Posted by MetalZeroNine View Post
    - XFX XTR 550 $93
    - Seasonic X460FL $94
    - Seasonic G550 $89
    Those three could be an alternative, considering the prices, I'd avoid the G550 ones (XFX XTR 550) and only think about the X460 fanless...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stefan Payne View Post
    No, not really.
    Except your line voltage is very shitty and often suffers from brownout or you want to use an offline UPS.
    If those aren't the cases, the holdup time is pretty much irrelevant.
    Actually, I'm using a UPS from APC. Can you tell me why the G550 variants and S/M12II-520 I should avoid?
    I've been lead to believe that Seasonic are one of the better ones.
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    The G550 variants tend to get loud under load (around 250-300W load).
    (with loud I mean loud! Loud as in louder than your average graphics card)

    And the S/M12II-520 are just really cheap things without decent protection, but japanese (Marketing) Caps...
    And of course they are on the loud side also...
    ANd I woudn't wanna use a group regulated unit in a gaming PC at all, if avoidable. And that's the case here...
    And they are rather expensive for the design of the unit...

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    G series protections don't work that well too (I guess the OP might take a look at the HWI reviews).
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    Quote Originally Posted by quest for silence View Post
    G series protections don't work that well too (I guess the OP might take a look at the HWI reviews).
    Just saw it, apparently some like M12II have split 12V with only 20A while 1060 needs 27A.

    Guess I'll check the X460.

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    Just saw it, apparently some like M12II have split 12V with only 20A while 1060 needs 27A.
    Even if it had, it would not be a problem, actually. Card alone doesn't need anywhere near as much. Without OC it would be less than half of that for card itself

    Doesn't change the fact that those S12II/M12II are low-end today and not worth the asking price usually (for reasons already mentioned).
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    Quote Originally Posted by MetalZeroNine View Post
    Just saw it, apparently some like M12II have split 12V with only 20A
    It's always single rail with the S12II en M12II series, the label will say something different maybe, but the label is wrong. Not that it matters anyway.

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