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  • Thermaltake Smart RGB (500w) (80+ White) (5-yr warranty)

    0 0%
  • Corsair CV450 (450w) (80+ Bronze) (3-yr warranty)

    1 20.00%
  • CoolerMaster MWE (450w) (80+ White) (3-yr warranty)

    1 20.00%
  • CoolerMaster Masterwatt (550w) (80+ Bronze) (5-yr warranty)

    3 60.00%
  • Seasonic S12III (550w) (80+ Bronze) (5-yr warranty)

    4 80.00%
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Thread: Which Brand Of Budget PSU Would Likely Be Most Durable ?

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    Question Which Brand Of Budget PSU Would Likely Be Most Durable ?

    hi,

    i'm getting someone to build a really budget desktop for me and only recently realized that a lousy PSU can destroy the Motherboard & other parts...........

    my cheapo system will be a ASRock B450m Pro-4 or B450m Steel Legend (which one is better ?).....with 1pc of 8GB of RAM and a SSD..........Ryzen3 3200G with no graphic card at all.........i won't be over-clocking and i don't play games at all.....

    i was thinking of the below PSU choices since their pricing are quite close....... (from all the reviews i've read, seems all budget PSUs are junk)



    Thermaltake = Smart RGB (500w) (80+ White) (5-yr warranty)

    Corsair = CV450 (450w) (80+ Bronze) (3-yr warranty)

    CoolerMaster = MWE (450w) (80+ White) (3-yr warranty)

    CoolerMaster = Masterwatt (550w) (80+ Bronze) (Semi-Modular) (5-yr warranty)

    Seasonic = S12III (550w) (80+ Bronze) (5-yr warranty)......> i might get the 450w if i can find it <

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    Is it fair to say that modular or semi-modular compromise durability to some extent due to the additional contacts?

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    Cooler Master MWE White V2 or MWE Bronze V2 (note to the V2) should be around the same price and are much better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashiekh View Post
    Is it fair to say that modular or semi-modular compromise durability to some extent due to the additional contacts?

    i thought all the expensive PSUs are modular ?......


    Quote Originally Posted by -The_Mask- View Post
    Cooler Master MWE White V2 or MWE Bronze V2 (note to the V2) should be around the same price and are much better.

    so the V2 offer 3 or 5 year warranty ?

    wouldn't the Masterwatt (550w) (80+ Bronze) (Semi-Modular) series be a higher model compared to the MWE series ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by What_Am_I_Gonna_Do View Post
    so the V2 offer 3 or 5 year warranty ?
    White V2 has 3 years warranty and Bronze V2 5 years.
    wouldn't the Masterwatt (550w) (80+ Bronze) (Semi-Modular) series be a higher model compared to the MWE series ?
    No, the MWE Bronze V2 is clearly better and above the MasterWatt series.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashiekh View Post
    Is it fair to say that modular or semi-modular compromise durability to some extent due to the additional contacts?
    Effect is negligible at worst.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashiekh View Post
    Is it fair to say that modular or semi-modular compromise durability to some extent due to the additional contacts?
    Quote Originally Posted by -The_Mask- View Post
    White V2 has 3 years warranty and Bronze V2 5 years.

    No, the MWE Bronze V2 is clearly better and above the MasterWatt series.


    many thanks.......it's so confusing when the websites don't state which is higher / lower models

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    Do you have a link to the shop where you want to buy the psu?

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    Quote Originally Posted by --Sid-- View Post
    Do you have a link to the shop where you want to buy the psu?

    i forgot to say i'm from Singapore so i'm getting someone to build me a pc.......so all components will be bought from local shops......but the pricing are quite close to Amazon prices........

    to make things even more murky......some better regarded PSUs offer 3-yr warranty ....while supposedly crappy ones offer 5-yr warranty........i'm leaning towards those with 5-yr warranty for obvious reasons

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    You prefer a crappy PSU with long warranty over a much better PSU with shorter warranty?

    You know you have to pay the warranty right? So a crappy PSU with long warranty is just so expensive that they can even give you a new with when it fails and still make a profit for example.

    I certainly would choose the better product with shorter warranty for the same price. Especially if there is a big difference is quality.

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