[SOLVED] Looking for a "budget" power supply that won't destroy my pc

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I'm building a PC and I need to choose a power supply, but they all look the same to me. I need ~650 watts for my build, but they range from $15 to $300 and I'm not sure what brand/model to choose. Current parts list:

PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/YPFDCb

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($145.10 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: AMD Wraith Max 55.78 CFM CPU Cooler ($39.88 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock B450M Steel Legend Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: OLOy WarHawk RGB 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($132.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($42.89 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11 GB GAMING X Video Card ($1290.00 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT H500 ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.98 @ NZXT)
Power Supply: ~
Total: $1830.83
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-09-12 17:26 EDT-0400

I want to spend as little as possible, but it is an expensive build, so I obviously do want to keep as much quality as possible. Are there any certain power supply brands/models I should buy?

Thanks so much for your time!
 

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Some of the cheapest that's still good quality:

Power Supply: Corsair CX (2017) 650 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($76.88 @ OutletPC)
Total: $76.88

Power Supply: Cooler Master MWE Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply ($74.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $74.99

However for the price difference, I would sooner recommend:

Power Supply: Corsair RM (2019) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($84.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $84.98

Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA G1+ 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($80.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $80.98

Power Supply: Antec Earthwatts Gold Pro 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($87.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $87.99

I would love to recommend some TXM RMX, or FOCUS Plus for example but it would appear they aren't as well priced currently based on pcpartpicker.
 
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Some of the cheapest that's still good quality:

Power Supply: Corsair CX (2017) 650 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($76.88 @ OutletPC)
Total: $76.88

Power Supply: Cooler Master MWE Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply ($74.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $74.99

However for the price difference, I would sooner recommend:

Power Supply: Corsair RM (2019) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($84.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $84.98

Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA G1+ 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($80.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $80.98

Power Supply: Antec Earthwatts Gold Pro 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($87.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $87.99

I would love to recommend some TXM RMX, or FOCUS Plus for example but it would appear they aren't as well priced currently based on pcpartpicker.
 
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Some of the cheapest that's still good quality:

Power Supply: Corsair CX (2017) 650 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($76.88 @ OutletPC)
Total: $76.88

Power Supply: Cooler Master MWE Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply ($74.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $74.99

However for the price difference, I would sooner recommend:

Power Supply: Corsair RM (2019) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($84.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $84.98

Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA G1+ 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($80.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $80.98

Power Supply: Antec Earthwatts Gold Pro 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($87.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $87.99

I would love to recommend some TXM RMX, or FOCUS Plus for example but it would appear they aren't as well priced currently based on pcpartpicker.
I'll check for those on Kijiji, but if it's not available I'll buy a new one from the list you gave me. This helps a ton, thanks man.
 
Some of the cheapest that's still good quality:

Power Supply: Corsair CX (2017) 650 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($76.88 @ OutletPC)
Total: $76.88

Power Supply: Cooler Master MWE Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply ($74.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $74.99

However for the price difference, I would sooner recommend:

Power Supply: Corsair RM (2019) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($84.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $84.98

Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA G1+ 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($80.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $80.98

Power Supply: Antec Earthwatts Gold Pro 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($87.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $87.99

I would love to recommend some TXM RMX, or FOCUS Plus for example but it would appear they aren't as well priced currently based on pcpartpicker.
I disagree 100%. Thats an alsost $2000 build. Time for a real power supply. A mans power supply. The Corsair RM650x or 750x:

https://www.newegg.com/corsair-rmx-series-rm650x-2018-cp-9020178-na-650w/p/N82E16817139232?Item=N82E16817139232

The Seasonic Focus and the EVGA G2 or G3 are also worth consideration. But my first Choice would be the RMx.
 

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I disagree 100%. Thats an alsost $2000 build. Time for a real power supply. A mans power supply. The Corsair RM650x or 750x:

https://www.newegg.com/corsair-rmx-series-rm650x-2018-cp-9020178-na-650w/p/N82E16817139232?Item=N82E16817139232

The Seasonic Focus and the EVGA G2 or G3 are also worth consideration. But my first Choice would be the RMx.
This is why I also put them at the bottom, stating that they would be better.
Just going of what the OP requested which was

"I want to spend as little as possible, but it is an expensive build, so I obviously do want to keep as much quality as possible. Are there any certain power supply brands/models I should buy? "

You know I wouldn't disagree. I just that at that exact moment in time, the pricing wasn't as competitive for what the OP requested. And the ones i've suggested are still good quality, are they the best? no I agree :)
 
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This is why I also put them at the bottom, stating that they would be better.
Just going of what the OP requested which was

"I want to spend as little as possible, but it is an expensive build, so I obviously do want to keep as much quality as possible. Are there any certain power supply brands/models I should buy? "

You know I wouldn't disagree. I just that at that exact moment in time, the pricing wasn't as competitive for what the OP requested.
I was just being melodramatic. I didn't mean for you to take it so seriously.

I do like the RMx for this build though. I hope he puts the extra money into it. If you are going to drop 2k on a system, then the extra $20-$40 shouldn't be a deal breaker
 
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I was just being melodramatic. I didn't mean for you to take it so seriously.

I do like the RMx for this build though. I hope he puts the extra money into it. If you are going to drop 2k on a system, then the extra $20-$40 shouldn't be a deal breaker
Oh no, I modified my above comment slightly because I reread it thinking "Jeez, I've really taken that personally" :LOL:

nah no harm done, I tried to add a bit to make it more reflective of how I perceived it.

And yes, absolutely agreed my friend!
 
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I was just being melodramatic. I didn't mean for you to take it so seriously.

I do like the RMx for this build though. I hope he puts the extra money into it. If you are going to drop 2k on a system, then the extra $20-$40 shouldn't be a deal breaker
I am buying most of these parts off of used sellers/cheap deals, and it's only going to cost around $1000 max. I'll try to look for a RMX at least, because it seems like its very important. Thanks for all your suggestions!
 

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