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Default Which budget PSU should I use?

I'm currently using a Corsair VS450 powering up my old system.

Intel® Xeon® Processor E3-1240
MSI Z68m-G45
8gb DDR3 (1 Stick)
Sapphire Pulse OC RX 560 4gb
6 120mm fans
1 SSD
2 7.2k rpm HDD

It runs fine without disturbing noise even while gaming.

But, I recently got a Sapphire Pulse OC RX 570 4gb (which has power consumption of <180W) and planning to make it as my daily gpu for gaming and such.

Is my Corsair VS450 enough to run the new gpu and my system? If ever I need to buy a budget psu for my build, here is my choices (considering the price and availability in my country).

- Cooler Master MWE 500 White = ₱2,290 ($42.32)
- Cooler Master MWE 550 80+ Bronze = ₱ 2,990 ($55.26)
- Cougar VTX500 80+ Bronze = ₱ 2,600 ($48.05)
- Cougar VTX600 80+ Bronze = ₱ 2,800 ($51.75)
- EVGA 450BV 80+ Bronze = ₱2,070 ($38.26)
- EVGA 500BV 80+ Bronze = ₱2,440 ($45.09)
- FSP Hydro 500W 80+ Bronze = ₱2,400 ($44.36)
- FSP Raider II 550W 80+ Silver = ₱2,950 ($54.52)
- Seasonic S12II-520 520Watts 80+ Bronze = ₱2,850 ($52.68)

Would I stay with Corsair VS450 and wait it until it dies or which should I buy?
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Is the normal Cooler Master Master Watt an option?
How much more would the 650W MEW be?

That are the ones I'd look at.

The Seasonic S12II-520 doesn't deserve to be on the list as its more comparable to the Master Watt Lite...
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Only the MasterWatt Lite and the MWE White, MWE Bronze are available.
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The MWE 650 costs 3620 or $66.96
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The 650w MWE is better than anything else on that list - it's still a low end design but it uses DC-DC convertors to generate the 3.3/5V rails...
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The FSP Raider II 550W is better imo and also cheaper. And it is certainly the best one in the list from the topicstart.
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Does the MWE 550 uses DC-DC aswell?

I just saw on FSP's website that the Raider II 650w 80+ Silver ($58.41) uses DC-DC. Is it good enough? My budget is ~$60.

Edit: Does the 550w version is enough or should I go to 650w?
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If you can buy the 450W version of the Raider II it's already more then enough. The max power consumption will be around 275W for your PC with the RX 570.
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I'm currently using VS450 with the RX 570 doing web surfing, youtube, spotify. Will this thing explode if I use it for gaming?
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It shouldn't. How old is it?
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