I need help choosing the right PSU

So since my old rig is ancient, (and pre-built), I have decided that, soon enough I will build my first
gaming PC. The parts i have picked are as following:
AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
nVidia GTX 1050 Ti Gigabyte G1 Gaming Edition 4GB
8 GB DDR3 1600Mhz

So I got to the PSU part and I got confused by the White, Bronze and Gold things, the 80+ thing and I don't wanna end up buying a weak or unreliable PSU, but then again I don't wanna spend too much on one either.
So any help would be appreciated.
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  1. https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139144
    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817438095&cm_re=evga_g3_550-_-17-438-095-_-Product
    or maybe superflower leadex gold 550w
    well thats the best choice between evga g3 550,corsair RM550x,and superflower leadex gold 550
    Reply to tubagznyven
  2. You need DDR4 not DDR3. And an am4 motherboard
    And as for PSU:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/id-2547993/psu-tier-list.html

    80+ bronze is the lowest I would go but if you can afford a gold then go with gold
    Reply to xSimply1337x
  3. White, Bronze, Gold, and Platinum refer to the efficiency of the PSU and does not necessarily mean the PSU is lower quality. Generally, you should get at least a Bronze rated PSU. With your components, I would say a 500w-600w PSU should be sufficient. Stick with brands like EVGA, Seasonic, or Corsair.

    This should give you an idea with what PSU to get. Try to get a Tier 1 PSU. https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/631048-psu-tier-list-updated/
    Reply to schwatzz
  4. schwatzz said:
    White, Bronze, Gold, and Platinum refer to the efficiency of the PSU and does not necessarily mean the PSU is lower quality. Generally, you should get at least a Bronze rated PSU. With your components, I would say a 500w-600w PSU should be sufficient. Stick with brands like EVGA, Seasonic, or Corsair.

    This should give you an idea with what PSU to get. Try to get a Tier 1 PSU. https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/631048-psu-tier-list-updated/


    400w is easily enough. Do not stick with those brands as Corsair and EVGA do not even make their PSUs and the quality of them are definitely not consistent.

    Always choose by model.
    Reply to Rexper
  5. Hey guys, would a Zalman GV-500 PSU 500W unit be good enough?
    I found one for $75.

    Oh and btw there is another model of this same PSU, only modular. so Zalman GVM-500. It costs the same, so what's the difference?
    Reply to Brexy
  6. If it's modular vs non modular or semi modular then that's the difference. Basically instead of all the cables coming from the PSU you have to manually plug them in which means you can plug in only the cables you need and leave the rest in the box making cable management easier and the inside of your build cleaner
    Reply to xSimply1337x
  7. Brexy said:
    Hey guys, would a Zalman GV-500 PSU 500W unit be good enough?
    I found one for $75.

    Oh and btw there is another model of this same PSU, only modular. so Zalman GVM-500. It costs the same, so what's the difference?


    well in my country only seasonic,evga,and superflower that available
    if u think thats product good enough then it would be fine
    Reply to tubagznyven
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