Question Help me choose a power supply :)

IamNAFI

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Hello
Due to circumstances, my options are pretty limited. However I'm looking at these models:

Antec Neo Eco II 450 HK: https://www.startech.com.bd/antec-neo-eco-2-450-hk (~41USD)
Thermaltake Toughpower Gold 450W SFX: https://ryanscomputers.com/thermaltake-toughpower-sfx-forl-small-form-factor-casing-450w-80plus-gold-certified-fully-modular-power-supply-ps-stp-0450fpcgue-g.html (~46USD)
Corsair CX500 V2: https://ryanscomputers.com/corsair-cx500-v2-500w-80-plus-bronze-non-modular-power-supply-unit-psu-cp-9020047-uk.html (~41USD)

If you're wondering, I have a GTX 950 and a 4th Gen Core i3

Please help me decide..
TIA
PS: Don't want to get anything higher than a 500W model cause it'll be straining on my 850VA UPS
 

bignastyid

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Better get the CX500 it gives some more room and space for future upgrades. And it is a good one though.
The CX 500 is not good they are notoriously unreliable and prone to early failure. The newer CX450 ,550 and 650 are decent as they are based on a newer better platform than the old CX units.

The Thermaltake is the better of the 3 but will require an adapter plate(sfx to atx) if you are using it in an ATX case
 

IamNAFI

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The CX 500 is not good they are notoriously unreliable and prone to early failure. The newer CX450 ,550 and 650 are decent as they are based on a newer better platform than the old CX units.

The Thermaltake is the better of the 3 but will require an adapter plate(sfx to atx) if you are using it in an ATX case
I am using an ATX case
According to their website, the thermaltake model already ships with an adapter plate out of the box.
https://www.thermaltake.com/products-model.aspx?id=C_00002909
So should I go for this then?
 
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Dark Lord of Tech

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Get the Thermaltake 450 Gold unit , it comes with the bracket to install in an ATX case:

PC Cases – SFX to ATX PSU Adapter Bracket

Toughpower SFX 450W Gold is designed with two-way application by the compatibility of both the latest Intel SFX 12V 3.3 and ATX 12V 2.4 standard. Toughpowr SFX Series has included a matte black SFX to ATX adapter bracket which helps users easily install an SFX power supply into an ATX, Micro-ATX or Mini-ITX chassis. In addition, with the compact design, Toughpower SFX Series allows better airflow inside the chassis as well as leaves more space for users to utilize.
 

IamNAFI

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Get the Thermaltake 450 Gold unit , it comes with the bracket to install in an ATX case:

PC Cases – SFX to ATX PSU Adapter Bracket

Toughpower SFX 450W Gold is designed with two-way application by the compatibility of both the latest Intel SFX 12V 3.3 and ATX 12V 2.4 standard. Toughpowr SFX Series has included a matte black SFX to ATX adapter bracket which helps users easily install an SFX power supply into an ATX, Micro-ATX or Mini-ITX chassis. In addition, with the compact design, Toughpower SFX Series allows better airflow inside the chassis as well as leaves more space for users to utilize.
The Thermaltake gold unit apparently has very short cables. It isn't reaching my motherboard. What should I do?
 

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