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    Hi Guys,

    I am choosing my parts for my gamer PC (non OC), I have pretty much decided want I want, ie, Kaby lake i5, GTX1060 6gb, 16 gb, SSD + HDD, deepcool Tesseract etc.

    Outervision recommended 349w, so I am planning to get minimum 450w PSU.
    http://outervision.com/b/8Erdfj

    I am not sure about the PSU, I have listed a few PSU available from the store that I plan to buy, which one do you think would be the best, I am tight on budget and under $100 AUD would be fine, around $75 would be even better.

    Antec NEO ECO II 80+ Bronze 450 $75
    Antec VP500P $59
    Corsair 80+ Bronze CX V3 500 $85
    Corsair VS550 $65

    The store has more PSU available, below is the pricelist (page 2 middle highlighted yellow)

    https://www.msy.com.au/Parts/PARTS.pdf

    I think Antec Neo Eco II 450 is my first choice, what do you think? Do you suggest others?

    I can also get FSP hexa+ 500 or FSP Hyper HP500S for around $75 as well from another store.

    I may delay my purchase until AMD Ryzen comes out, but I don't think that would change the PSU requirement, so like to get some help with the PSU first.

    Thank you for your help.

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    If you don't need a particularly quiet PSU, the Antec Neo ECO II is your best bet, money wise, and surely better than any other units you quoted (BTW, your expected power draw is maybe 200W, not 350, not even by mistake).
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    Thanks, I don't need a particular quiet PSU, so Neo Eco II should be fine, thanks for your input.

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    I am now quite close to building my computer (just waiting for AMD RX580 in 3 weeks), the PSU availability seems a bit different, the following are available:

    Preferred store (msy.com.au)
    80+ Bronze
    Antec NEO ECO II 550w $82
    Antec NEO Classic 550w $84 (is this new? Never seen it before)
    Antec HCG Modular 520m $99

    80+Gold
    Coolermaster Vanguard S Semi Modular 550w $99
    Antec True Power 80+ Gold TPC 550 $99
    Antec 80+Gold EarthWatts 550W $100

    non preferred store (mwave.com.au)
    Fractal Design Integra M 80+ Bronze 450W Modular Power Supply $79
    Fractal Design Edison M 450W 80+ Gold Modular Power Supply $95
    Seasonic S12II-520 520W 80+ Bronze Power Supply $102

    Can you give me top 3 options please? I am prepare to spend $100, but would be happy to save a few dollars too. Everything is in Australian dollar.

    Don't really care whether it is modular or not.

    Thanks.

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    Antec NEO ECO II 550w $82
    Coolermaster Vanguard S Semi Modular 550w $99
    Antec True Power 80+ Gold TPC 550 $99
    Fractal Design Edison M 450W 80+ Gold Modular Power Supply $95
    Any of those is fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gamer6800 View Post
    Hi Guys,

    I am choosing my parts for my gamer PC (non OC), I have pretty much decided want I want, ie, Kaby lake i5, GTX1060 6gb, 16 gb, SSD + HDD, deepcool Tesseract etc.
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    I am now quite close to building my computer (just waiting for AMD RX580 in 3 weeks)...
    I know you were asking about PSUs, but...the RX 580 is just a rebrand of the 480, which will probably drop in price. So you might be better off getting a 480 and saving some $$$.

    Another thing to consider is that the AMD Ryzen 5 CPUs are coming out soon with 6 cores and 12 threads and should be about the same price as i5 chips. Although they have lower single thread IPC and max clocks than Kaby Lake, they are about on par with Haswell/Broadwell, and close the gap considerably or in some cases come out ahead with faster 3200MHz RAM due to the faster northbridge/infinity fabric. The Kaby Lake will be better in games today that only use up to four threads, but if you are planning on having this system for more than a couple years the 6 core/12 thread chip will be much more future-proof and is worth considering.

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    Thank you guys.

    I am now confidence with choosing PSU if my first preference is out of stock.

    Yea, actually I forgot to mentioned I have decided to go with Ryzen, either the R7 1700 or R5 6 cores. I am thinking about the gigabyte AB350B gaming 3 board.

    For graphics card, I will see how the price go at the time of RX580 release, I have a feeling that it would take some weeks for the price of RX480 to drop. I will buy the card with the best price to performance ratio when RX580 comes out, hope I will get a good price.

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    Just want to let you guys know I ended up with a Antec True Power Classic 550w gold. Below is my system:

    Antec True Power Classic 550w Gold
    Ryzen 1600
    Gigabyte AB350 Gaming 3
    16gb corsair 3200 ram
    RX580 Sapphire Nitro+ 8gb
    Deepcool Tesseract
    Asus DVD RW

    Went a bit over budget but pretty nice system. Very happy. It is extremely quiet, I don't even notice the noise, even during gaming.

    I would have got a RX480 instead if there is stock available, the RX580 seems very power hungry, it uses a 6 pin plus an 8 pin connectors.

    I will do a bit of overclocking once I get a feel of the base line performance & stability (probably 9 or 12 months later). Still running ram at 2133.

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    The TPC is meh, if they haven't changed anything since I've got my one, you're in for a hell of a noisy unit under load.

    Though you have to get to ~300W under load. The Antec EDGE is a way better choice, though both use the same plattform...

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    the unit is awesome so far, it is very little noise than my old system (Phenom II, ATI 5770 with Corsair CX or VS (can't remember). The review I have seen for TPC has been great too.

    It is currently in winter with 15 degrees room temp, I will find out more in 6 months time in summer with 27 degrees room temp.

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