Need a good quality 550 watt PSU, fully modular if possible

hijackxd21

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Hello, building my gaming pc and I need a 550 watt power supply that is preferably fully modular, please. I'd say no more than 60-70 CAD? If it isn't possible to get a good quality one at this price point I can go a little higher. Thanks in advance :D
 

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What are your full system specs? We need to know to ensure compatibility. You may not even need 550. Why fully modular, are you replacing the cables? Otherwise semi-modular should be fine.
For $60-70 CAD you’re looking at the Corsair CX450M/CX550M. Next option would be the Cooler Master MasterWatt
 

hijackxd21

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Yes, I am replacing the cables with these:

https://cablemod.com/product/cablemod-e-series-g2-p2-basic-cable-kit-black-white/

Also getting this gpu backplate since I'm going with a dragon white and black themish build:
https://www.v1tech.com/shop/backplates/msi-dragon-backplates/
 

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If you want to use those cables you'll need a PSu that is compatible with them. The Seasonic I posted above will not work with those cables, you'd have to get a set of cables made specifically for that PSU or series.

The least expensive PSu that works with thew cables you listed is the 550w EVGA G2(which is a good PSU)
https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/qYTrxr/evga-power-supply-220g20550y1
 

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That Seasonic 620 isn’t good, don’t bother.
There aren’t any quality 550w fully modular power supplies under $100 CAD, otherwise you’re looking at EVGA G2/G3, Focus Plus.

Remember not to mix modular cables. The cable mod you linked should only be used for EVGA G2/G3/P2/T2. Different power supplies have different pinouts.


 

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That Seasonic is just fine, it's an older unit but still good. Go spout your personal crusade against anything group regulated elsewhere as I and many others are getting rather sick of it.
 

hijackxd21

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Woops, probably forgot to mention that I was going to use this power supply before someone told me it wasn't worth 100 dollars:

https://www.amazon.ca/EVGA-Modular-Warranty-Compact-220-B3-0650-V1/dp/B071R9Z77W/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&qid=1529154623&sr=8-10&keywords=650+watt+power+supply+modular
That's also why I linked those cables since I had them bookmarked.
So i guess i should just get this one? Or the 550 watt version? It's only 14 dollars cheaper, but I don't know.


Thanks for all the help everyone!
 

bignastyid

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The B3's are something I'd avoid. Tom's had 3 of them pop during testing. It is also not compatible with that cable kit.
 

hijackxd21

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Oh wait I read it wrong LMAO I thought it said g3. Sorry about that. So I guess I'll just get the g2 you linked above. Thanks!
Just a small question: what do the g3 and g2 stuff mean? Does the higher number mean a better quality PSU?
 

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Higher number is a newer version, not necessarily better. You have to be careful with EVGA power supplies, a small difference in name can mean a big difference in quality.

G2 and G3s are very good performing, but the G3 has some issues with protections.

Find professional reviews specific to the model.
 

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The G3 is a newer version and is slightly smaller, but there are reports the fan can get noisy. So a G2 vs a G3 where the G2 is the same price or less I'd definitely get the G2.
 

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