Question Would this Seasonic S12III 500 SSR-500GB3 PS work with my system?

jemf7sk

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It is on sale at New Egg and was wondering if it would be recommended for this build?

Seasonic S12III 500 SSR-500GB3 500W 80+ Bronze Power Supply, ATX12V & EPS12V, Direct Output, Smart & Silent Fan Control, 5 yr Warranty

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor | $193.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard | MSI B450 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard | $114.89 @ OutletPC
Memory | G.Skill Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory | $99.99 @ Newegg
Storage | Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $94.99 @ Amazon
Video Card | MSI Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB EVOKE OC Video Card | $429.99 @ Newegg
Monitor | Dell S2719DGF 27.0" 2560x1440 155 Hz Monitor | $269.99 @ Newegg
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $1223.84
| Mail-in rebates | -$20.00
| Total | $1203.84
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-30 07:31 EDT-0400 |
 

FALC0N

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I'm not a fan of the S12III. I would look elsewhere.

If price is your overriding concern, then the best deal by far that I am aware of is the S12III's older brother, the M12II 520. Its rugged and reliable and currently on sale for $40 after rebate at newegg. That is as good as you could ever hope for at that price level:

https://www.newegg.com/seasonic-m12ii-evo-series-m12ii-520-evo-editon-520w/p/N82E16817151093?Item=N82E16817151093

If you are want a little more juice in the tank, the Seasonic S12II 620 (not to be confused with the S12III) and Corsair CX 650 are very good budget options at around $70:

https://www.newegg.com/seasonic-s12ii-series-s12ii-620-bronze-620w/p/N82E16817151096?Item=N82E16817151096

https://www.newegg.com/corsair-cx-series-cx650-650w/p/N82E16817139200?Item=N82E16817139200

HOWEVER, I would consider tossing a few extra pesos at the PSU and picking up something in the $80 to $110 range. There are some truly outstanding units in that price category that are well worth consideration. Here are a few examples:

the Corsair TX-650M open box at $85:

https://www.newegg.com/corsair-tx-m-series-tx650m-650w/p/N82E16817139207R?Item=N82E16817139207R

The Corsair RM550x at $79 after rebate or the RM650x for $99 after rebate:

https://www.newegg.com/corsair-rmx-series-rm550x-cp-9020177-na-550w/p/N82E16817139231

The Seasonic Prime Ultra 550 for $89 after rebate:

https://www.newegg.com/seasonic-prime-ultra-gold-ssr-550gd2-550w/p/N82E16817151207?Item=N82E16817151207
 

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