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    Question PSU Choice Advice

    Hey guys.

    So someone recommended me to replace my currrent PSU, which apparently is 12 years old.

    The problem is, there aren't many choices in my local region to buy from, the PSU Calculators seems to point to 650W

    I'll likely add an SSD later and some more fans. I might decide to overclock. I play games 8 hours a day.

    My current system:
    Case: Phanteks Eclipse P300 (Red)
    CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 2200G
    Mobo: MSI B450 Tomahawk
    RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws V 2666Mhz (2x4GB)
    GPU: ASUS Strix RX570 OC Edition (4GB)
    PSU: Cooler Master Extreme Power Plus 550W
    HDD: 1TB Toshiba MQ01ABD100
    OSs: Windows 10 Pro x64 1903

    Here are my choices, mixture of semi-modular and full-modular listed by the cheapest to the most expensive:

    Thermaltake Smart SE Series 630W 87% Efficiency (SPS-630M) - - Price (ZAR1099)

    Super Flower Leadex 650W 80 Plus Silver (SF-650F14MT(BK)) - Price (ZAR1249)

    Cooler Master MasterWatt 650W 80 Plus Bronze (MPX-6501-AMAAB) - Price (ZAR1299)

    Corsair CX650M 650W 80 Plus Bronze (CP-9020103) - Price (ZAR1329)

    Super Flower Leadex III Gold 650W 80 Plus Gold (SF-650F14HG(BK)) - Price (ZAR1449)

    Antec Gold High Current Gamer Gold Series 650W 80 Plus Gold (HCG-650) - Price (ZAR1539)

    Corsair TX650M 650W 80 Plus Gold (CP-9020132) - Price (ZAR1569)

    Cooler Master GM 650W 80 Plus Bronze (RS650-AMAAB1) - Price (ZAR1569)

    Cooler Master MWE 650W 80 Plus (MPY-6501-AFAAG-WO) - Price (ZAR1599)

    Thermaltake Toughpower Grand RGB 650W 80 Plus Gold (PS-TPG-0650FPCGEU-R) - Price (ZAR1759)

    Corsair RM650x 650W 80 Plus Gold - Price (ZAR2059)
    Last edited by heinrikur; 01-28-2020 at 12:55 PM. Reason: More detail.
    Case: Phanteks Eclipse P300 (Red)
    CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 2200G
    Mobo: MSI B450 Tomahawk
    RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws V 2666Mhz (2x4GB)
    GPU: ASUS Strix RX570 OC Edition (4GB)
    PSU: Corsair TX550M
    HDD: 1TB Toshiba MQ01ABD100
    OSs: Windows 10 Pro x64 1903

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    And power supplies between the 400W and 550W? Because your PC only consumes around 250W max under load.

    300W PSU is also more then enough by the way. But good power supplies between 300W and 400W don't exist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heinrikur View Post
    OSs: Windows 10 Pro x64 SP1

    Didn't know they did service packs anymore
    Last edited by ashiekh; 01-28-2020 at 01:13 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by -The_Mask- View Post
    And power supplies between the 400W and 550W? Because your PC only consumes around 250W max under load.

    300W PSU is also more then enough by the way. But good power supplies between 300W and 400W don't exist.
    They have these 550W in stock, nothing under 500W.

    Thermaltake Smart SE Series 530W 87% Efficiency (SPS-530M) - Price (ZAR979)

    Corsair CX550M 550W 80 Plus Bronze (CP-9020102) - Price (ZAR1169)

    Cooler Master MasterWatt 550W 80 Plus Bronze (MPX-5501-AMAAB) - Price (ZAR1199)

    Super Flower Leadex 550W 80 Plus Silver (SF-550F14MT) - Price (ZAR1199)

    Corsair TX-M Series TX550M 550W 80 Plus Gold (CP-9020133) - Price (ZAR1299)

    Cooler Master GM 550W 80 Plus Bronze (RS-550-AMAAB1) - Price (ZAR1439)

    Corsair RM550x 550W 80 Plus Gold Certified - Price (ZAR1879)
    Case: Phanteks Eclipse P300 (Red)
    CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 2200G
    Mobo: MSI B450 Tomahawk
    RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws V 2666Mhz (2x4GB)
    GPU: ASUS Strix RX570 OC Edition (4GB)
    PSU: Corsair TX550M
    HDD: 1TB Toshiba MQ01ABD100
    OSs: Windows 10 Pro x64 1903

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    Corsair TX550M is your best choice.

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