[SOLVED] Help in choosing power supply

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To begin with, I live in India.
And prices from North American/European countries don't translate well here and availability is a bit of hit and miss too, for some brands.

I have a PC that I built an year ago, I tried to get it as close as possible to the original on PCPartPicker-
https://pcpartpicker.com/user/canudont/saved/#view=yk4Dqs

So, I want to get a new power supply, and was looking to get a CX550 (Grey Label), as I believed it was a fair quality unit.
Today, I read through this-

And well, most of the good power supplies mentioned here are either unavailable or way too expensive for me too afford.
I can shell out a maximum of 65 USD for a PSU...
Are there any quality units in this price range?

Thanks in advance.
 
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DSzymborski

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To begin with, I live in India.
And prices from South American/European countries don't translate well here and availability is a bit of hit and miss too, for some brands.

I have a PC that I built an year ago, I tried to get it as close as possible to the original on PCPartPicker-
https://pcpartpicker.com/user/canudont/saved/#view=yk4Dqs

So, I want to get a new power supply, and was looking to get a CX550 (Grey Label), as I believed it was a fair quality unit.
Today, I read through this-

And well, most of the good power supplies mentioned here are either unavailable or way too expensive for me too afford.
I can shell out a maximum of 65 USD for a PSU...
Are there any quality units in this price range?

Thanks in advance.
Darkbreeze is referring to the green-and-black label of Corsair CX as being low quality, not the current one, which is a good budget PSU.

Old green label Corsair:
'


The gray label one is fine.

Right now, with the market messed up by COVID-19 and you being in an area with higher component costs, if you actually see a new Corsair CX 550 for just $65, you should jump on it very quickly before it gets scooped up. Our best price right now for that is $85.

Unfortunately, if it's not actually available at this price, then it is extremely unlikely you're going to find anything safe and dependable for $65.
 
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DSzymborski

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To begin with, I live in India.
And prices from South American/European countries don't translate well here and availability is a bit of hit and miss too, for some brands.

I have a PC that I built an year ago, I tried to get it as close as possible to the original on PCPartPicker-
https://pcpartpicker.com/user/canudont/saved/#view=yk4Dqs

So, I want to get a new power supply, and was looking to get a CX550 (Grey Label), as I believed it was a fair quality unit.
Today, I read through this-

And well, most of the good power supplies mentioned here are either unavailable or way too expensive for me too afford.
I can shell out a maximum of 65 USD for a PSU...
Are there any quality units in this price range?

Thanks in advance.
Darkbreeze is referring to the green-and-black label of Corsair CX as being low quality, not the current one, which is a good budget PSU.

Old green label Corsair:
'


The gray label one is fine.

Right now, with the market messed up by COVID-19 and you being in an area with higher component costs, if you actually see a new Corsair CX 550 for just $65, you should jump on it very quickly before it gets scooped up. Our best price right now for that is $85.

Unfortunately, if it's not actually available at this price, then it is extremely unlikely you're going to find anything safe and dependable for $65.
 
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thefxgamingrules

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I have been looking for a decent budget PSU for my PC, that can be found in this post-


So, I was ordering it today, but this caught my eye-

https://www.amazon.in/dp/B01HGRMZ9I/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_g0-kFbT60J8JT


Is this any good? It's about 5$ more than the CX550?
Shall I buy this instead?


Thanks in advance.
 
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