jovan.draganovic

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my pc spec:
r9 285 2gb
i5 3570
ram 6gb
psu some random Zito 500w psu i asume thats some 10$ psu
monitor 1680

when i play more intense games my pc restarts so i am assuming that is beacuse of psu aldo my cpu temperature is 69-72 at point when it restarts

so as i said i am buing used psu around 30$ so here are my options:
thermaltake litepower 600W
Hamburg 530W Thermaltake
Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus RS500-PCAP-A3
seasonic ss-500hm active pfc f3
Corsair CX500M 500W 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified
ThermalTake 575w TP-575AH3CC
Cooler Master 520W RS-520-ASAA-A1
Seasonic S12II 430W - SS-430GB

now some more expensive ones:
EVGA 500w 80PLUS 100-W1-0500
Termaltake smart se 730 w
Corsair VX 550W

btw i am planning on upgrading to rx580 8gb
so what is the best choice from cheaper and best choice from more expensive ones??
 

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my pc spec:
r9 285 2gb
i5 3570
ram 6gb
psu some random Zito 500w psu i asume thats some 10$ psu
monitor 1680

when i play more intense games my pc restarts so i am assuming that is beacuse of psu aldo my cpu temperature is 69-72 at point when it restarts

so as i said i am buing used psu around 30$ so here are my options:
thermaltake litepower 600W
Hamburg 530W Thermaltake
Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus RS500-PCAP-A3
seasonic ss-500hm active pfc f3
Corsair CX500M 500W 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified
ThermalTake 575w TP-575AH3CC
Cooler Master 520W RS-520-ASAA-A1
Seasonic S12II 430W - SS-430GB

now some more expensive ones:
EVGA 500w 80PLUS 100-W1-0500
Termaltake smart se 730 w
Corsair VX 550W

btw i am planning on upgrading to rx580 8gb
so what is the best choice from cheaper and best choice from more expensive ones??
Honestly I’d try to spend a bit more and go with a EVGA supernova 850-1300w powersupply they are about the best bang for the buck you can get used and they aren’t too old that I’d be worried about them. I’ve had two of them and they have never given me issues even with fairly high overclocked and multiple GPUs / CPUs. My main desktop has a 1200w p2 and it runs two 6 core xeons at 130w each and a gtx 1070 and a r9 nano and a host of other things and it doesn’t even get hot. I used a 600w powersupply on a xfx Rx 480 and it did the same as what yours is doing so I’d try to get the most wattage your can.
 

madartzgraphics

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my pc spec:
r9 285 2gb
i5 3570
ram 6gb
psu some random Zito 500w psu i asume thats some 10$ psu
monitor 1680

when i play more intense games my pc restarts so i am assuming that is beacuse of psu aldo my cpu temperature is 69-72 at point when it restarts

so as i said i am buing used psu around 30$ so here are my options:
thermaltake litepower 600W
Hamburg 530W Thermaltake
Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus RS500-PCAP-A3
seasonic ss-500hm active pfc f3
Corsair CX500M 500W 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified
ThermalTake 575w TP-575AH3CC
Cooler Master 520W RS-520-ASAA-A1
Seasonic S12II 430W - SS-430GB

now some more expensive ones:
EVGA 500w 80PLUS 100-W1-0500
Termaltake smart se 730 w
Corsair VX 550W

btw i am planning on upgrading to rx580 8gb
so what is the best choice from cheaper and best choice from more expensive ones??
Used? That's the best choice to test your computer's fire / surge resistance. Never buy used PSUs. I learned that the hard way. RIP my beloved hard drive / data.
 

86zx

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Used? That's the best choice to test your computer's fire / surge resistance. Never buy used PSUs. I learned that the hard way. RIP my beloved hard drive / data.
Not all used psu’s are bad, just because you had one bad experience doesn’t mean everyone else Is going to have a bad experience, all I’ve ever owned is used PCs ranging from 1987-2017 And I’ve only had two bad psu experiences, one was a brand new evga 600w which couldn’t run a rx480 I’ll admit it wasn’t a very good powersupply to begin with and the other was back in 2006 when the family computers powersupply died after a thunderstorm probably because we didn’t have a surge protector, I don’t necessarily recommend getting a used powersupply it’s always better to buy new but if you don’t have the budget and you just need to get by sometimes you just need to look for a good deal on a tested used powersupply that is of high quality.
 

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If you're clued up with buying on the second hand market it might be ok, I'd want to know age of the item with proof of purchase, receipt or online bill, try to stay to the 6 month mark or under, reason for sale and proof it works.
 
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Mezoxin

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Not all used psu’s are bad, just because you had one bad experience doesn’t mean everyone else Is going to have a bad experience, all I’ve ever owned is used PCs ranging from 1987-2017 And I’ve only had two bad psu experiences, one was a brand new evga 600w which couldn’t run a rx480 I’ll admit it wasn’t a very good powersupply to begin with and the other was back in 2006 when the family computers powersupply died after a thunderstorm probably because we didn’t have a surge protector, I don’t necessarily recommend getting a used powersupply it’s always better to buy new but if you don’t have the budget and you just need to get by sometimes you just need to look for a good deal on a tested used powersupply that is of high quality.
PSU's are the bottom of the list of preferable PC hardware to buy used , unless you buy it from someone you know , they are really hard to test and make sure they are ok a multimeter isn't enough ,
 

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Without knowing the units history a used psu is not a good option. God knows what it's been through and it will have no warranty. You also do not need an 850w or larger psu.
Something like a CX550(new) would be a decent option for your setup(even with the RX 580).
 

jovan.draganovic

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Without knowing the units history a used psu is not a good option. God knows what it's been through and it will have no warranty. You also do not need an 850w or larger psu.
Something like a CX550(new) would be a decent option for your setup(even with the RX 580).
what do you think about Termaltake smart se 730 w or ThermalTake 575w TP-575AH3CC ?
 

jovan.draganovic

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my pc spec:
r9 285 2gb
i5 3570
ram 6gb
psu some random Zito 500w psu i asume thats some 10$ psu
hdd 500gb
monitor 1680
Btw i am planning on upgrading to rx 580, ryzen 2600 and adding two more hdds , more ram

so my psu options :
sharkoon SHP550 v3 550 w
inter tech energon eps-750w
thermaltake 550w litepower
Chieftec APB-500B8 500W
and there are some lc power psus in that price range (50$ in my country (serbia))
 

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My seasonic 620w costs around 80$. It's older but still recommended in some builds. Also it's always out of stock - everybody still buy it. Check m12ii-620. Good quality psu and one of cheapest, also modular.
 
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