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Need help choosing PSU

After installing new 1070 my 500w PSU failed
My setup is -

i5-3570k
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo
ddr3 Corsair vengeance 4x2
ASUS GeForce GTX 1070 STRIX-GTX1070-8G
Gigabyte ud3h z77 Motherboard

Everything is at stock frequencies. Every online psu calculator recommended me 500w PSU yet mine failed. Now I'm looking to get new one should I stick with 500w or do need more?

I'm considering Corsair cs650m is it good? can you suggest anything better in the same price range?
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  1. Use this list for reference and pick a model from tier 1 or tier 2:

    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/id-2547993/psu-tier-list.html

    You don't really need more than 500-550W - your PSU probably died because it was a bad quality model, and they usually don't even touch rated wattage (it was probably closer to 300-350W in reality).

    Any 500, 520 or 550W quality PSU from tier 1 or 2 will be more than enough. Your rig does not use 500W, btw... it is approximately 350W, and only while all components are at full load. More power (headroom) is recommended so PSUs don't have to work too hard and produce less heat - this also grants better longevity.
  2. Corsair CS650M cost about as much as the FSP HYDRO G 650W which is the outright better one if you want 650W.

    Otherwise, EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W should be sufficient for your build.
  3. I second the recommendation for EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W.
  4. Thank you all for quick replies. All the psu you guys are recommending me are really hard to find in my country even if I do find them they are sold at highly inflated price. As per your recommendation I will be going with 500w or 550w.
    Could you recommend me anything from Corsair, Coolermaster, Antec?
  5. Thank you all for quick replies. All the psu you guys are recommending me are really hard to find in my country even if I do find them they are sold at highly inflated price. As per your recommendation I will be going with 500w or 550w.
    Could you recommend me anything from Corsair, Coolermaster, Antec?
  6. Best answer
    Corsair CXM 550W
    seasonic s12ii 620w
    Antec TruePower Classic 550W
    Antec High Current Gamer 620W
    XFX TS 550w
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