Question PSU 450/550w?

For that build 450W will be plenty. In case you'll want to upgrade your platform entirely(motherboard, cpu, ram and eventually gpu), I'd also look at 550W models.

Keep in mind that power output of the PSU is not the most important factor, quality of its components and reliability plays a far bigger role. Don't cheap out on your PSU.

Some solid budget recommendations would be: Corsair CX450m(2015 grey label) and the Corsair CX550(2017 grey label).
 
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For that build 450W will be plenty. In case you'll want to upgrade your platform entirely(motherboard, cpu, ram and eventually gpu), I'd also look at 550W models.

Keep in mind that power output of the PSU is not the most important factor, quality of its components and reliability plays a far bigger role. Don't cheap out on your PSU.

Some solid budget recommendations would be: Corsair CX450m(2015 grey label) and the Corsair CX550(2017 grey label).
Yeah, I've been searching through it all, almost every shop is out of stock. Was thinking of a different brand but with the same performance and quality like the CV. Thank u for the fast response.
 
Yeah, I've been searching through it all, almost every shop is out of stock. Was thinking of a different brand but with the same performance and quality like the CV. Thank u for the fast response.
Can you link to a website from where you intend to buy your PSU?
It's hard to recommend something without knowing local availability.
 
Not really. Tier D. Really should find something from Tier C or higher.
Maybe this if they have it-

https://shopee.ph/Corsair-CV650-650WATTS-80PLUS-BRONZE-i.191156462.7850980374

 
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Not really. Tier D. Really should find something from Tier C or higher.
Maybe this if they have it-

https://shopee.ph/Corsair-CV650-650WATTS-80PLUS-BRONZE-i.191156462.7850980374

how about this?
https://shopee.ph/product/28528173/2201167724?smtt=0.0.9
 
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Also Tier D. The CV650 is better but if you are constrained by budget the EVGA is better than what you have.
Yea, I guess so. Also it doesnt have any reviews yet. I was choosing between CV450/650 and Ive seen shops sell the CV650 way lower than the price now. I think I'll go with the BV450 for now.
 
It's really difficult finding components from reputable brands on these AliExpress like wholesale websites. Not to mention their search engine is really crappy.

Don't you have any speciality stores that usually sell computer components from known brands?
 
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It's really difficult finding components from reputable brands on these AliExpress like wholesale websites. Not to mention their search engine is really crappy.

Don't you have any speciality stores that usually sell computer components from known brands?
Yeah. It's really crappy, but good service. It's just that most of the products are really out of stock. Cause of the pandemic, it's really hard to get supplies. I ordered the BV450 tho, it restocked to 5, sold out in a flash.
 

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