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    Default Midrange Power supply with 2 PCI-e connectors on different cables.

    Hello Everyone,

    I am a noob when it comes to power supplies. I am building a mid range gaming pc and basic workstation combined. Please find my config below. I live in India.

    Intel i5 9400F
    MSI Gaming Plus B360 MOBO
    16*2 Gigs Corsair Vengeance 2666 mhz (This may be too high for a gaming pc alone but some work applications it is perfect)
    Colorful iGame GeForce RTX 2060 Ultra OC Graphics Card - Occasional OCing.
    120 GB Kingston SSD (for Linux)
    1 TB M.2 nvme - Windows boot drive
    2 TB Seagate Barracuda 7200 RPM
    NZXT H510i case.
    NZXT Kraken x42 AIO
    Couple of xbox game controllers, Keyboard, mouse, External HDDs

    As per the calculators available online I do not require more than 500watt. Here comes the challenge my GC needs 2x 8-pin PCI-e connectors. Most of the of the power supplies in 500 to 600watt range only has these connectors on single cable. I am looking for these to on separate cables to avoid and load related mishap. This requirement is mostly met only in a 600w+ power supplies.

    Here are few i could find. Please let me know which one is reliable.

    Seasonic M12ii EVO 620
    https://mdcomputers.in/seasonic-m12i...-ss-620gm.html

    Corsair CX650M
    https://www.primeabgb.com/online-pri...-power-supply/

    Corsair Vengeance 650M
    https://www.primeabgb.com/online-pri...cp-9020175-uk/

    Cooler Master MWE 650w Bronze
    https://www.primeabgb.com/online-pri...6501-acaab-uk/

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    Quote Originally Posted by xelion View Post
    That's the new Vengeance, and it's LLC with DC to DC. It and the Cooler Master are the newest and most advanced PSUs of the four you listed, but the price on that Cooler Master is pretty reasonable and the site says the Vengeance is out of stock.

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    Your system with an Intel i5 9400F + RTX 2060 is not going to need anywhere near 500W. Probably <300W max. The RTX2060 graphics card is relatively low powered so you don't need to worry about having the PCIe connectors on separate cables. Most RTX2060's only come with a single 8pin anyway. There's not going to be any "load related mishap" by using the pigtail PCIe connectors with a RTX2060. No need to use separate PCIe cables to power it, and no need for 650W+ units.

    If you want to use two separate cables for aesthetics reasons (planning to use custom sleeved cables), then from the options in your list go with the Corsair Vengeance 650M Silver. Has the required two PCIe outputs from the PSU, and custom sleeved Corsair Type 4 cables are easy enough to find. Keep in mind if you're not using custom cables the Vengeance 650M will have the pigtail connectors hanging loose if you do use the two cables.
    If you don't care about aesthetics then go with the Corsair CX550. Cheaper than the options you've looked at and better than the others except the Vengeance 650M. https://www.primeabgb.com/online-pri...-cp-9020121-uk

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    Thank you Jonny & Spotty for your replies. Yes, I am looking for aesthetics too.. Corsair Vengeance is out of stock online (only linked it here for reference) i am getting it via local vendor at a similar price. In next few years if i am planning to upgrade to a high end multi-gpu PC, I may not need to buy a new power supply. Difference in price of CX550 & Corsair Vengeance is good investment.

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    found this one cheaper than the above link for cooler master but this is 80+ white
    https://mdcomputers.in/cooler-master...&category_id=0

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    Quote Originally Posted by xelion View Post
    In next few years if i am planning to upgrade to a high end multi-gpu PC, I may not need to buy a new power supply.
    Buy a PSU for your needs now, not for years down the line when you might upgrade your system.
    If in a few years you do go ahead with a new high end, multi GPU system, you may as well buy a new PSU then anyway. High end GPUs that are multi-GPU capable (at least Nvidia side) are likely to set you back around $1000+ each. Plus you'd need a new motherboard that is SLI/Crossfire compatible. That i5 9400F would be holding back any future high end multi-GPU system in all but extremely GPU intensive tasks so you'd be looking to replace that as well. If you're already spending $3000+ US on a new system what's another $100-$150 on a new PSU?
    That is assuming that they're still even supporting SLI/Crossfire in the future, given how support for it from both manufacturers and developers has significantly declined in recent years.

    The Vengeance is a good PSU and I would recommend it. But don't make the mistake of thinking that the extra money you spend now is a good investment for a PC that you might build years later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xelion View Post
    found this one cheaper than the above link for cooler master but this is 80+ white
    https://mdcomputers.in/cooler-master...&category_id=0
    God, no. Stay away from crappy 230V Only power supplies.

    Why would you want to torture yourself by buying sub-standard components?

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    Quote Originally Posted by xelion View Post
    As per the calculators available online I do not require more than 500watt. Here comes the challenge my GC needs 2x 8-pin PCI-e connectors. Most of the of the power supplies in 500 to 600watt range only has these connectors on single cable. I am looking for these to on separate cables to avoid and load related mishap. This requirement is mostly met only in a 600w+ power supplies.
    For the 2060 it shouldn't be necessary, though recommended in general.
    There are some 500-550W units that come with two.
    In general: If the PCIe is hardwired, its not really an issue. The connection to the Cable is the issue. Since they are soldered its not a problem.

    Quote Originally Posted by xelion View Post
    Seasonic M12ii EVO 620
    I don't get why people still think about it or even recommend it.
    Its really not a good PSU at all, especially for modern components.

    In short: Its loud, protection missing, voltage regulation pretty bad. But people get blinded by the Capacitors even today...

    Should have been replaced 5 years ago...
    Quote Originally Posted by xelion View Post
    Should be fine.

    Quote Originally Posted by xelion View Post
    Also a decent choice.

    Quote Originally Posted by xelion View Post
    Also not too bad.

    So in short: All except of the Seasonic are decent choices.
    I'm not a fan of 600-700W, especially for lower end systems like yours.

    So might want to look at these as well:
    https://www.primeabgb.com/online-pri...cp-9020121-uk/
    https://www.primeabgb.com/online-pri...5501-afaag-uk/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Gerow View Post
    God, no. Stay away from crappy 230V Only power supplies.

    Why would you want to torture yourself by buying sub-standard components?
    Yes Boss! Will not buy it.

    Btw, Told ya! When it comes to power supply I am a noob...

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    MWE GOLD any good? Never heard of XinHuiYuan Technology.

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