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Buying a GTX 1060 3GB, which PSU would be better?

Hey everyone,

I'm going to be buying a GTX 1060 3GB soon and want to also upgrade my PSU.

The ones I've looked at are the Corsair CX600 or the VS650, though I'm leaning towards the CX due to being 80plus Bronze certified. I do not intend to overclock anything.

My CPU is an i5 3570K factory clocked(I got the K version because it was during a promotion, somehow the 3570K was cheaper than the 3570).
RAM is a single Kingston HyperX 8GB DDR3-1600 (will get a second DIMM in the future)
My current PSU is a NOX Urano 600W but I do not trust this brand too much, even though it has powered my Radeon 4870 1GB for years, it was always loud...

Anyway, I'd prefer to spend around 50-60€ on the PSU, though I can go up to 80€ if I REALLY need to.

Thank you in advance.
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  1. The CX series from Corsair isnt great. I would go with EVGA or SeaSonic 80+ Gold. The G2 series from EVGA is excellent, as is the X Series from SeaSonic.
  2. jpatrick2 said:
    The CX series from Corsair isnt great. I would go with EVGA or SeaSonic 80+ Gold. The G2 series from EVGA is excellent, as is the X Series from SeaSonic.


    Both of those are way above my price range and I think a bit overkill, since as I said, I won't be overclocking anything.

    Thanks for the suggestion though
  3. WiseHorror said:
    jpatrick2 said:
    The CX series from Corsair isnt great. I would go with EVGA or SeaSonic 80+ Gold. The G2 series from EVGA is excellent, as is the X Series from SeaSonic.


    Both of those are way above my price range and I think a bit overkill, since as I said, I won't be overclocking anything.

    Thanks for the suggestion though


    Spending all that on a GTX 1060 with a half decent rig then skimping on the PSU is always asking for disaster, you want to get at least a Gold 430w PSU for that imo.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    Power Supply: SeaSonic G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply (€85.84 @ Mindfactory)
    Total: €85.84
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-12-30 20:25 CET+0100
  4. spat55 said:
    WiseHorror said:
    jpatrick2 said:
    The CX series from Corsair isnt great. I would go with EVGA or SeaSonic 80+ Gold. The G2 series from EVGA is excellent, as is the X Series from SeaSonic.


    Both of those are way above my price range and I think a bit overkill, since as I said, I won't be overclocking anything.

    Thanks for the suggestion though


    Spending all that on a GTX 1060 with a half decent rig then skimping on the PSU is always asking for disaster, you want to get at least a Gold 430w PSU for that imo.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    Power Supply: SeaSonic G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply (€85.84 @ Mindfactory)
    Total: €85.84
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-12-30 20:25 CET+0100


    Well, out of these: https://www.pcdiga.com/fontes-de-alimentacao/certifica%C3%A7%C3%A3o/80-plus-gold

    Which ones would be the best ones to get that aren't too expensive?

    EDIT: Nevermind, didn't see the links you posted. Checking them out now.
  5. The PSU is the heart of your system, without it NOTHING works. The PSU is the only component that, if it fails, can destroy ALL of your other components.

    Never "cheap out" on the PSU, It is false economy and could be the most expensive component you buy!
  6. A good PSU is important but it's not necessary to spend that much on one for a basic gaming rig. I would avoid the CX line though, I had one and it lasted about 4 years. It wasn't terrible but it was a bit noisy. I'd look for a 450-500W EVGA PSU if I was you.
  7. Best answer
    As others have mentioned, you really should not cheap out on the PSU. Even if you dont buy 80+ Gold, go with EVGA or SeaSonic. The CX series from Corsair is pretty terrible. The CS series is good, but stay away from CX.
  8. Thank you to everyone, I'll see if I can manage to squeeze in a bit more to get a reliable PSU.

    EDIT: I found a PSU by Seasonic which seems to be very good especially for the price point, but would love to hear your input:

    Seasonic S12II 620W
  9. WiseHorror said:
    Thank you to everyone, I'll see if I can manage to squeeze in a bit more to get a reliable PSU.

    EDIT: I found a PSU by Seasonic which seems to be very good especially for the price point, but would love to hear your input:

    Seasonic S12II 620W

    I would have no problem recommending that unit.
  10. There is a rebate from Newegg on this one. It's a SeaSonice 80+ Gold, $50 at the end of the day. the 650w also has a rebate, leaving it at 65. I actually bought one over the weekend.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16817151119
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