Question Best Budget PSU for Design system

Sep 15, 2019
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Hey, I am a first time builder residing in Trinidad and Tobago (Caribbean) and looking to get the right PSU to power my build: https://pcpartpicker.com/user/EliJoe868/saved/#view=xBTx6h

My build would be used for daily Photoshop/Illustrator usage, light Adobe Premier usage and gaming ever so often (CS:GO, PES, Skyrim, GTAV etc) I will be getting a GPU in the future Radeon RX 580, so factoring for that with regard to psu is also necessary.
I have been searching through forums for months and finally bought a Ryzen 3 2200g cpu (as it best fit my budget and came with the onboard graphics), will be purchasing an ASrock b450m Pro4 board month's end.
I am ordering everything from Amazon as my country has severely outdated or odd branded cpus, motherboards and gpus for purchase.

Budget for psu is between $50-$80USD as the conversion is almost $7TTD to $1USD. So trying not to go too overboard as custom fees are also to be factored in. All in all, I want to have a decent system and wouldn't want to purchase anything that can ruin that.

If you are wondering why I don't buy a psu locally, they carry brands like Agiler, Xtech, Imexx and ones with no branding. They are also very cheap (appox. $16-20USD) with high Wattage (600-1000w) ...i find that quite suspect, so I am avoiding that route. And there are stores that carry most of the EVGA psus that I have found one should avoid. So any help is welcomed! So far I am looking at the https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07MWHYQRC/ref=ox_sc_saved_title_1?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1
but I believe I will have to upgrade when I get the gpu which is what I am trying to not do.

Thanks in advance everyone and sorry for the paragraph, just want to give as much info as possible.

P.S. Also any advice regarding the best RAM is also welcomed. I am still checking through the ASrock QVL regarding that but whatever you think is best, I will look toward. I am thinking 16gb would be good due to the programs I want to run, is that ok?
 

Barty1884

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Sounds like you've done your homework, which is great.
Perhaps the local store carrying EVGA units can source something else for you? Might be worth looking into.

Unfortunately, PSU prices are on the rise.
$50-$80 is still a healthy range though...
I'd suggest a CX550. $65, 550W, quality unit. Totally overkill for right now, but gives you lots of added headroom for a future GPU.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MRW2K79/?tag=pcpapi-20

Giving it a quick glance, I don't see anything better quality for the price.


As an aside - give some thought to the amount of storage you need. The 512GB + 2TB is a good route to go if you need lots of bulk storage. There are 1TB NVMe SSDs for <$100 though.... so if you only "need" ~1TB, it might be a consideration.
Example: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GCL6BR4/?tag=pcpapi-20&th=1
 
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Sep 15, 2019
9
3
15
0
Sounds like you've done your homework, which is great.
Perhaps the local store carrying EVGA units can source something else for you? Might be worth looking into.

Unfortunately, PSU prices are on the rise.
$50-$80 is still a healthy range though...
I'd suggest a CX550. $65, 550W, quality unit. Totally overkill for right now, but gives you lots of added headroom for a future GPU.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MRW2K79/?tag=pcpapi-20

Giving it a quick glance, I don't see anything better quality for the price.


As an aside - give some thought to the amount of storage you need. The 512GB + 2TB is a good route to go if you need lots of bulk storage. There are 1TB NVMe SSDs for <$100 though.... so if you only "need" ~1TB, it might be a consideration.
Example: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GCL6BR4/?tag=pcpapi-20&th=1
Thank you for your input! Gonna check out that PSU now, and the local stores they will ridiculously add onto the prices of any product they have to order; so ordering myself, is somewhat cheaper.

And I was thinking that much storage as photoshop source files can suck up a ton of space, so want to have room for that as well as my games too. So will also look into the NVMe ssd you recommended! Thank you for taking the time to assist!
 

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