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    Default Which budget PSU should I use?

    I'm currently using a Corsair VS450 powering up my old system.

    Intel® Xeon® Processor E3-1240
    MSI Z68m-G45
    8gb DDR3 (1 Stick)
    Sapphire Pulse OC RX 560 4gb
    6 120mm fans
    1 SSD
    2 7.2k rpm HDD

    It runs fine without disturbing noise even while gaming.

    But, I recently got a Sapphire Pulse OC RX 570 4gb (which has power consumption of <180W) and planning to make it as my daily gpu for gaming and such.

    Is my Corsair VS450 enough to run the new gpu and my system? If ever I need to buy a budget psu for my build, here is my choices (considering the price and availability in my country).

    - Cooler Master MWE 500 White = ₱2,290 ($42.32)
    - Cooler Master MWE 550 80+ Bronze = ₱ 2,990 ($55.26)
    - Cougar VTX500 80+ Bronze = ₱ 2,600 ($48.05)
    - Cougar VTX600 80+ Bronze = ₱ 2,800 ($51.75)
    - EVGA 450BV 80+ Bronze = ₱2,070 ($38.26)
    - EVGA 500BV 80+ Bronze = ₱2,440 ($45.09)
    - FSP Hydro 500W 80+ Bronze = ₱2,400 ($44.36)
    - FSP Raider II 550W 80+ Silver = ₱2,950 ($54.52)
    - Seasonic S12II-520 520Watts 80+ Bronze = ₱2,850 ($52.68)

    Would I stay with Corsair VS450 and wait it until it dies or which should I buy?

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    Is the normal Cooler Master Master Watt an option?
    How much more would the 650W MEW be?

    That are the ones I'd look at.

    The Seasonic S12II-520 doesn't deserve to be on the list as its more comparable to the Master Watt Lite...

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    Only the MasterWatt Lite and the MWE White, MWE Bronze are available.

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    The MWE 650 costs 3620 or $66.96

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    The 650w MWE is better than anything else on that list - it's still a low end design but it uses DC-DC convertors to generate the 3.3/5V rails...
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    The FSP Raider II 550W is better imo and also cheaper. And it is certainly the best one in the list from the topicstart.

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    Does the MWE 550 uses DC-DC aswell?

    I just saw on FSP's website that the Raider II 650w 80+ Silver ($58.41) uses DC-DC. Is it good enough? My budget is ~$60.

    Edit: Does the 550w version is enough or should I go to 650w?

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    If you can buy the 450W version of the Raider II it's already more then enough. The max power consumption will be around 275W for your PC with the RX 570.

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    I'm currently using VS450 with the RX 570 doing web surfing, youtube, spotify. Will this thing explode if I use it for gaming?

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    It shouldn't. How old is it?

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