Can't decide what PSU to get for a new GPU/CPU

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Hello everyone, recently decided I would go and get a new GPU, RX 570, and a used i7 3770. My current power supply is a LCPower LC600H-12 V2.31 with 600W which realistically has around 350W and I know that won't be able to handle the new hardware. My current setup consists of FX6300, HD 7790, 970a motherboard and 8gigs of ram. Some of the power supplies within my budget are:


Be Quiet Straight Power E7-450W
Be Quiet Pure Power L7-530W 530W
Corsair CX500
Corsair VX550W
Corsair CX430
Raidmax RX-500AF
Corsair VX450
Thermaltake Munich 430W
Xilence XP700
SeaSonic SS-500GB

Now I know these are themselves not amazing PSUs and some people even say they are crap, but I am looking for a budget solution. Which of these is the best of the bunch and would to a nice job with the new hardware that I plan to get?
 

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FX-6300 = 95W
HD7790 = 85W

i7-3770 = 77W
RX570 = 150W

From what I can see you've got two 240W (20A) 12V rails on that power supply. One rail is going to the motherboard/CPU the other would be the PCIe power connectors. Which it seems to have enough for an RX570.

Comparing that to the other ones in your list, I would try out what you have first.

You are right to not want to cheap out on the power supply, so save up a little and get yourself a good one. They last 7-10 years, so it will be with you for a while.
 
If your current psu has at least the one single 6 pin pcie aux power connector that a typical RX570 needs then I would be inclined to try it.
I do not know the quality of your psu, but if it has been working for you so far, you are probably ok.

Otherwise, a 500w Seasonic psu is likely to be the best of the bunch.
Here is one list of psu quality:
https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/631048-psu-tier-list-updated/
 

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Holy moly I just read that, it is from 2007, might be used for most of its lifetime and being sold now, don't know what to do now, was thinking of getting that one out of all of them cause of the good reputation SeaSonic has in the PSU market
 

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Okay after a lot of searching I've narrowed it down between a BeQuiet PurePower L8 530w or a Cougar PX700 700w, both 80 certified. What do I do
 

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