80+ bronze vs 80+ gold worth it? - 2018

You shouldn't cheap out on the power supply, but the bronze, silver, & gold ratings are less important than the quality. They just tell you how efficient the PSU is so the better the rating the less it will cost you to run the PC, but we are probably talking about a few cents a week at the most unless your power is really expensive.

I would google a review for any PSU you are considering and at least read the conclusion, or post the models here for an opinion.
The PSU has the power(pun intended) to destroy the whle computer so it should be one of the better components.
 

jankerson

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If you aren't at least buying a Bronze Certified unit it's going to be a complete POS and or cause a dumpster fire.

But there are even Gold and Bronze units that are junk so it's best to look at the quality of the PSU than just the power rating.

Post your system specs so we can recommend some PSU's.
 

jankerson

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If you like your system that you are building get a good quality unit, 550W or 650W.

Seasonic Focus Plus
Corsair RMX
EVGA G2 or G3.
 

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