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    Don't know much about PSU's, but heard this was the best place to get PSU advice. Recently bought a prebuilt desktop that came with a Allied 500 watt PSU model number is SL-8500BTX.

    Based on reviews it looks like something I'd want to replace before my warranty is up.

    CPU i7-8700K
    GPU GTX 1070 8GB
    MB Z370-A PRO
    RAM APACER 16GB DDR4
    SSD APACER AS340 240GB
    HDD SEAGATE ST1000DM010 1TB

    Assuming my PSU is subpar, any suggestions for a better one?
    Don't plan on overclocking right now, but upgrades could be possible in the future. Also, I live in Canada so I don't think store availability should be a problem.

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    Yeah. That's a pretty bad PSU. I didn't think they were still being made even.

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    Oh yeah, that's a turd alright.

    If it were me, I'd look at the usual bastards and just pick one.
    Careful what you wish for... You just might get it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by McSteel View Post
    Oh yeah, that's a turd alright.

    If it were me, I'd look at the usual bastards and just pick one.
    That's just asking for someone to buy a NexG
    Just some nerd from 'Straya

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    Corsair TX550M or EVGA SuperNOVA G3 550W are good choices after rebate.
    https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Produc...82E16817139210
    https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Produc...82E16817438095

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    Quote Originally Posted by PurplePanda View Post
    Don't know much about PSU's, but heard this was the best place to get PSU advice. Recently bought a prebuilt desktop that came with a Allied 500 watt PSU model number is SL-8500BTX.

    Based on reviews it looks like something I'd want to replace before my warranty is up.

    CPU i7-8700K
    GPU GTX 1070 8GB
    MB Z370-A PRO
    RAM APACER 16GB DDR4
    SSD APACER AS340 240GB
    HDD SEAGATE ST1000DM010 1TB

    Assuming my PSU is subpar, any suggestions for a better one?
    Don't plan on overclocking right now, but upgrades could be possible in the future. Also, I live in Canada so I don't think store availability should be a problem.
    Canada, Excellent maple syrup!

    Sorry got off topic.... Good Lord... they still make Allied Crap in prebuilt machines

    The Mask is right a TX-M is great price.

    I did find it at Amazon.ca for 89.99 but no Mail in rebate required.

    https://www.amazon.ca/Corsair-CP-902...+Series+TX550M

    The EVGA one is a better price at Newegg.ca

    If you want there is a Seasonic Focus Plus Gold 550 for just 5 more Canadian dollars

    https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Produc...89&ignorebbr=1

    Or if you are on a tight budget a Corsair CX550 is available for 55 Canadian Dollars after Mail In Rebate (It is not quiet but a good decent budget unit)

    https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Produc...-202-_-Product
    Last edited by Cyrix; 08-14-2018 at 11:47 PM.
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