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    Default Kindly asking for a PSU advice for my first build!

    *Mission Accomplished* I found this PSU as the best for my build and i recommend the higher wattage from the same brand for bigger builds
    450 Watt BitFenix ​​Whisper M Modular 80+ Gold
    First of all, i would like to thank all the contributors to this Tech knowledge forum.

    I was looking for the best PSU regarding strength, considering that i found that it should be 80+ Gold .. and let me say that i won't recommend less than this standard for anyone. That's my experience.

    However, I was researching for the best components to my budget for a while as i have an Asus X553m since 3 years. i want a good Gold rated PSU regarding noise and stability and long life for this build:

    Asrock Fatal1ty B450 ITX / AC
    Ryzen 5 3600
    Crucial Ballistix 16 GB 3000 single unite
    HP 512 GB NVMe M.2 EX920
    Thermaltake Core V1
    I'm still researching the best GPU for my budget but it might be 2060 or a similar power from AMD like RX 5600 or RX 5700 (I play Anno and similar strategy games)
    How do you find this Build ?
    And what's the best Gold PSU for it? I can buy from the German market or the UK as i live in Ireland.

    Thank you again for your efforts, i appreciate this sense of community collaboration.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hanibal View Post
    considering that i found that it should be 80+ Gold .. and let me say that i won't recommend less than this standard for anyone. That's my experience.
    That's not always the case, therefore you shouldn't rely only on efficiency certification rating in when choosing or comparing PSUs. It just happens that most 80+ Gold PSUs are better than most 80+ Bronze ones.

    Look at Seasonic Focus, be quiet! Straight Power 11, Enermax Revolution DF. These seem to be cheapest good options in Germany and Ireland meeting your requirements.

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    This is the online retailer i intend to buy most of the components from

    https://www.mindfactory.de/Hardware/...16:11412:98141

    I'm thinking of the SAMA HTX-550-B7

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    Thanks a million for your fast response
    I'll go to check what you have suggested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hanibal View Post
    This is the online retailer i intend to buy most of the components from

    https://www.mindfactory.de/Hardware/...16:11412:98141

    Won't that give you the wrong mains plug?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hanibal View Post
    I'm thinking of the SAMA HTX-550-B7
    It isn't bad, i just doubt that it would be very quiet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashiekh View Post
    Won't that give you the wrong mains plug?
    Thank you for your hint
    For the main power plug i check if the PSU has a customizable 24 pin connector

    I know that i need a 8-pin connector to power up the GPUs I mentioned
    As far as i know the 8pin is actually a 6pin + 2pin attached together
    And most of PSUs have 6+2 pin these days .. but i always do a check when i read an item specs

    Each pair of wires can transfer up to 9A of current,
    or 12v x 9A = ~ 110 watts , so in total up to 300 watts for the 6+2 or 8 pins as long as they have 3 pairs of wires
    (There are also cheap wires that can't handle the wattage and melt down)

    The 6pin and 8pin connectors have the same amount of 12v + Ground (GND) pairs. (See photo in URL)

    https://i.ibb.co/DtS1Xdp/pin-connectors-pcie-cpu.png

    The additional 2 pins are ground wires, they're there just to make the video card able to detect a 8 pin connector was plugged in and suck more power from the cables.
    I'm not sure if this standard is still applies to new PSUs

    However, i found some PSUs that have a full 8pin specification but those PSUs are over expensive.

    I suggest that someone of the scientists here to make a full guide to check all aspects of a good PSU regarding the full bridge, rails, DC/DC voltage converters, fan quality, cables quality, and all other technologies that makes a PSU a good PSU

    Thank you for your contribution
    Last edited by Hanibal; 04-09-2020 at 09:23 AM.

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    It isn't bad, i just doubt that it would be very quiet
    I'm still considering this one as it looks very reliable when it comes to specs
    I will keep researching until I'm satisfied

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hanibal View Post
    Thank you for your hint
    For the main power plug i check if the PSU has a customizable 24 pin connector
    He's talking about the plug that goes into your wall outlet, but i guess you can reuse the cable from a different PSU that has the right plug or use travel adapter or surge protector with the EU plugs if you can't find any such cables. No idea if Ireland uses UK or EU plugs tho.

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    Okay .. well, i already have some adapters for this matter .. UK plugs are used here in Ireland

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