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    Default Corsair RM, Corsair RMx or Phanteks AMP

    I need the 650w version. Which one would you recommend? Beside quality, who has better warranty in case the PSU fail (both have 10 year warranty)? I don't live in the US and I need to buy from Amazon, I wonder which of the companies is better for customers who live abroad

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    Specs?

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    Ryzen 3 2200g, ASRock B450M-Pro4. And I have an old power-hungry Radeon R9 290 - that's why I want this high-end 650w psu, otherwise I'd go with some cheap generic PSU. (I might actually end up not using the R9 290 because it's so old, but who knows)

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    R9 290 draws about 360W in transients OC'd, 230W on average. Paired with R3 2200G's 50W and maybe 75W for all other components, that's just about 500W total at absolute peak power draw, so good 550W units would be more than enough.
    Phanteks AMP are essentially rebranded Seasonic Focus GX. There were reports (a lot of them) that older version, Seasonic Focus FX didn't go very well with high-transient GPUs (regardless of rater power of the unit, i.e 650W version was shutting down with GTX1070 Ti for example) and since it's not entirely clear how Focus GX performs here, i'm rather reluctant to recommend it for the GPU with such brutal transients.
    So if you're okay with 550W, Corsair RM550x costs 100$ on Amazon.com. But if you really want 650W then get Corsair RM650x for 110$ or be quiet! Straight Power 11 for 115$.
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    thank you!

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    Edit: How about the Thermaltake Toughpower Grand:

    https://www.amazon.com/Thermaltake-T...2s9dHJ1ZQ&th=1

    It is 100$ for 750W or 90$ for 650W! Those small differences in price matters to me because I buy from abroad and it's right on the tax limit in my country

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    Quote Originally Posted by Likopy View Post
    Edit: How about the Thermaltake Toughpower Grand
    It's meh, not really on the same level. I would rather get Corsair CX 550\650 (non-M) instead for 70-80$ (remember, 550W are good, see above). Or Corsair TXm 550W for 94$. Or Phanteks AMP (Seasonic Focus GX) for 90$ (again, see previous post, it should be okay since it's newer revision but i'd rather pay another 10$ for RMx).

    Where are you from anyway ? Are you sure there are nothing good available locally ?

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