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    Question Best budget PSU? Corsair cx vs FSP Raider II

    Hello there, I kinda hit a wall here and dont know who to ask regarding this so here it comes, hope you guys can help.
    My old power supply (vs450... I know, it was bad to start with but it did run for 6 years) died and I am now searching for a new budget unit. I lurked these forums for a while now but didnt find much... Most of the stuff recommended here is not available in my country, albeit with the exeption of the new Corsair CX 550W which I could grab for around 75 $. Things complicated when I recently came across the FSP Raider II 550W for around the same price and has a 80+ silver certficate. My first option was the old Seasonic s12II 520W but I read(mostly here lol) that there are better options out there... So, does anybody have any experience with the new Raider series? Or should I just stick with the corsair? Are there any other options out there? Bitfenix not available in my country .
    Here is my rig, max load wattage is around 380W according to the power supply calculator. So 500W-550W should be plenty of power for me.
    • CPU: AMD Athlon 860k
    • GPU: R9 380 soon to be gtx 670 amp addition
    • Motherboard: ASrock extreme 4+
    • 2 HDD
    • 1 SSD
    • And peripherals
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    If max load is 380, then why get 550W? CX450.

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    As Jon said; 450w would be enough. Raider II should come in a 450w variety as well.

    Between the two, I would just go with whichever one is cheaper or has better customer support in your area if the prices are within a few dollars of one another.

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    With 1 pci-e connector for the cx450, i would go with the 550W.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyGURU View Post
    If max load is 380, then why get 550W? CX450.
    Because someone only gave the CX450, a single PEG connector.

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    Yea, cant go with the lower cx 450 cuz of the lacking PEG... FSP offers only 550W versions im my country so we're back to the original question.

    Raider II or the cx550? Raider offers 80+ silver while the cx is bronze, both offer DC-DC, and all the necessary protections... As far as noise is concerned they should be close to each other. So why go with the CX if Raider offers 80+ silver for the same price?

    Am i overlooking something? I could go with the Aurum S unit as well but im not sure if its worth it for around 10 bucks more.
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    The CX550 is also 80PLUS Silver, efficiency is actually comparable. You can look it up at Plugloadsolutions. But I wouldn't focus to much on efficiency, turning your PC off 1 minute earlier helps more.

    Aurum S is quite mediocre and nothing interesting.

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    What would you focus on then? Should I just go with the CX550 then?

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    Quality, performance, connectors and price.

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    When it comes to connectors and price the two PSUs are virtually the same. I can't really say much on the quality and the performance department. That's what I came here for

    On a side note, I heard the CX is quite loud, and that would be a pretty big issue cuz I leave my PC ON, more or less, all day. Don't really know how the Raider compares in that department.

    Actually, I couldn't find much about it at all... So, does anybody have any information/tests regarding it or should I just go with the Corsair and be done with it?

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