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    What power supply do I want? Hows this look?

    I need some quick advice! I have narrowed down my build to 2 power supplies...

    1) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139027

    Vs

    2) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139012

    Now I think with my build I can get away with a 500W PS. However I see the 2 words GOLD and BRONZE....Any thoughts? Keep in mind I have not built a PC in like 5 years!

    Here is my build.

    MOBO - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131837

    CPU - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819116504

    GPU - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814500269

    RAM (8Gigs) - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820233144

    Storage (Boot drive) - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820148443

    Case - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811146072

    I will be Over clocking later in a few months after I make sure everything runs nice and smooth. So my question to you mainly is what PS should I buy? Now I have listed 2 but if you have other ideas please feel free to let me know! Also while your add it what do you think of my full build? This will be ordered by Monday at noon! Any advice or last minute changes are welcome. Thanks a lot for your help and advice!

    Rallaster

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    Of those two go with the HX, CX is mediocre quality.

    Both of these are good choices considering price and performance and they're semi-modular:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Notarget View Post
    Of those two go with the HX, CX is mediocre quality.

    Both of these are good choices considering price and performance and they're semi-modular:

    Antec HCG M Series HCG-620M (Seasonic OEM)
    SeaSonic M12II 520
    This.
    As one can already deduct from the price, the CX is a (decent) budget psu. The HX is a middle segment psu, bordering on high-end.

    For your build, 500W is more than enough. The suggestions from Notarget are good. If you seek more alternatives, i can recommend BeQuiet, but they are mostly unavailable in the US (German manufacturer). E.g. Straight Power E9 480W CM

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    Thank you both for your replies! But what makes a PSU high end Vs low end? PSU prices are all over the place and I want the right one.

    Does the rest of my build look ok? MOBO, CPU combo and what not?

    Thanks again!

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    It looks fine what cooler are you going to use? if it's a big air cooled HSF I would choose the low profile ram just to be safe and allow for clearance.
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    I wont be OC for a few months. I dont know what cooler I will be using yet. I think I'm gonna run stock for a bit atm until I know everything is in working order. then after JAN I will look at OC.

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