[SOLVED] Is it enough?

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I currently have gtx 1050 2gb and i5-3350p, inwin bronze 450w psu. im planning to get a 1060 6gb and i7-2600 or i7-3770. is Cooler master elite v3 600w enough for this new system?
 

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Unfortunately in this case it's less about quantity and more about quality. And quantity of wattage is useless without Quality.

The Elite series are one of the poor series PSUs Cooler Master make and i would avoid it myself - just see point 1 here: https://forums.tomshardware.com/threads/top-not-as-obvious-mistakes-made-when-selecting-parts-for-a-custom-pc.3510178/ whilst it will work fine, but it's not really made for sustaining itself for a long time, its budget, so it's budget parts. You'd probably expect it last a couple years maybe.

Ultimately, the 1060 a 1060 can fairly easily run on a good quality 400W. So you could pick up either a good quality 450 or 550W for not much. 550W obviously gives you even more headroom for the future.
 
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Unfortunately in this case it's less about quantity and more about quality. And quantity of wattage is useless without Quality.

The Elite series are one of the poor series PSUs Cooler Master make and i would avoid it myself - just see point 1 here: https://forums.tomshardware.com/threads/top-not-as-obvious-mistakes-made-when-selecting-parts-for-a-custom-pc.3510178/ whilst it will work fine, but it's not really made for sustaining itself for a long time, its budget, so it's budget parts. You'd probably expect it last a couple years maybe.

Ultimately, the 1060 a 1060 can fairly easily run on a good quality 400W. So you could pick up either a good quality 450 or 550W for not much. 550W obviously gives you even more headroom for the future.
 
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would Corsair vs550 550w be better choice?
Slightly better, VS is Corsair's worst unit though - the newer ones are better, but again, budget so they're not great.
The last thing you should go cheap on is the PSU (as the link above states).

The best value for money that's still good quality is probably a CX:

Power Supply: Corsair CX (2017) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.89 @ OutletPC)
Total: $49.89

Power Supply: Corsair CX (2017) 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $59.99
 
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Slightly better, VS is Corsair's worst unit though - the newer ones are better, but again, budget so they're not great.
The last thing you should go cheap on is the PSU (as the link above states).

The best value for money that's still good quality is probably a CX:

Power Supply: Corsair CX (2017) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.89 @ OutletPC)
Total: $49.89

Power Supply: Corsair CX (2017) 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $59.99
i found some corsair builder cx500 psu, is this also good quality? its 60€ in my country. or should i add the extra 6 euros and get the cx550?
 

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