Question Which PSU out of these 5 would be the best for my system?

Aug 10, 2019
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Hello, I am upgrading my power supply because my current psu isn't good and reliable for my system. Out of these options which would be the best?

1. Game Max GP-550 (550w psu)
2. Evga 500w 80+ White Series Psu
3. Aero Cool Integrator RGB 500W psu
4. Game Max RGB 550W Modular PSU
5. Corsair VS550 psu.

My specs (if needed):
CPU - I7 3770 @ 3.40GHZ
RAM - 12GB (8gb+4gb) @1600MHZ
MOBO- ASUS P8H61-M LE/USB3
GPU - ASUS DUAL OC GTX 1060 3GB GDDR5
HDD - 640GB WD6400AAVS
SSD- KINGSTON A400 120GB
OS - WINDOWS 10 PRO 64BIT

Thanks.
 
PSU is the last component you might want to cheap out on, or skimp. Try to get some other high quality PSU, IF possible.

Power supplies are an imperative part of your system that should not be taken lightly. Throwing in a budget PSU could result in poor power efficiency or even a wrecked system.
Don't SKIMP on the PSU, since this is the MOST important PC component. I can't stress this enough.
 
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Sep 6, 2019
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If you can, go for EVGA G2 550W Gold or Seasonic Focus+ 550W Gold, Corsair RM550X, Super Flower Leadex Silver 550W. Those are solid units. The "VS" from Corsair is not great, only if you have office build, otherwise I wouldn't buy one. I would avoid GameMax and Aerocool too if I wouldn't want to criple the build with a bad psu.
 
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Apr 15, 2019
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None of them is really good. Whats your budget?
You should look for better quality units for your pc.
Good 450w psu will also be enough for your system.
 

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Hello, I am upgrading my power supply because my current psu isn't good and reliable for my system. Out of these options which would be the best?

1. Game Max GP-550 (550w psu)
2. Evga 500w 80+ White Series Psu
3. Aero Cool Integrator RGB 500W psu
4. Game Max RGB 550W Modular PSU
5. Corsair VS550 psu.

My specs (if needed):
CPU - I7 3770 @ 3.40GHZ
RAM - 12GB (8gb+4gb) @1600MHZ
MOBO- ASUS P8H61-M LE/USB3
GPU - ASUS DUAL OC GTX 1060 3GB GDDR5
HDD - 640GB WD6400AAVS
SSD- KINGSTON A400 120GB
OS - WINDOWS 10 PRO 64BIT

Thanks.

NONE of those...
 
Do not buy a low quality cheap psu.
A cheap PSU will be made of substandard components. It will not have safety and overload protections.
The danger is if it fails under load, it can destroy anything it is connected to.
It will deliver advertised power only at room temperatures, not at higher temperatures found when installed in a case.
The wattage will be delivered on the 3 and 5v rails, not on the 12v rails where modern parts
like the CPU and Graphics cards need it. What power is delivered may fluctuate and cause instability
issues that are hard to diagnose.
The fan will need to spin up higher to cool it, making it noisy.
A cheap PSU can become very expensive. Do not buy one.

I do not know what options are available to you.
If you can, buy no less than a tier 3 unit from a list such as this:
 
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