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I just ordered an EVGA 450 B3 since it's currently $50 with a $10 MIR at NewEgg. Sounds great, but then I read the review this site did back in August. After overloading it with 580 watts, the FETs blew but the main fuse didn't. According to PartPicker, the system I'm building will be drawing a max of 272w (not including overclocking of course). Should I be worried about that review?
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  1. 272 * 1.25 ~ 350W to count for efficiency, yes, still plenty room. But I suggest you cancel the order and get this, much better quality: PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    Power Supply: SeaSonic - 300W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular Flex ATX Power Supply ($52.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Total: $52.99
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-10-05 11:13 EDT-0400

    Do not go cheap on PSU, will bite you later.
  2. vapour said:
    272 * 1.25 ~ 350W to count for efficiency, yes, still plenty room. But I suggest you cancel the order and get this, much better quality: PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    Power Supply: SeaSonic - 300W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular Flex ATX Power Supply ($52.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Total: $52.99
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-10-05 11:13 EDT-0400

    Do not go cheap on PSU, will bite you later.


    Please tell me you're joking about that SeaSonic.
  3. Need new glasses :)

    Seasonic is best quality GPU.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    Power Supply: SeaSonic - 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($52.59 @ SuperBiiz)
    Total: $52.59
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-10-05 11:42 EDT-0400
  4. How can people recommend a PSU without knowing the OP system?! If its what in the sig, than that system won't pull more than 200watts under full load.
  5. elmstreetnasty said:
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    Just give you a 520 W recommendation. You can get the evga if you like, but seasonic is better.
  6. Uh no. You'll never see any big name tech YouTuber using a SeaSonic power supply. It's either EVGA or Corsair the majority of the time.
  7. How many big name tech youtubers are you talking about? Don't you think you are getting biased opinion due to lack of samples?

    https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/631048-psu-tier-list-updated/
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/id-2547993/psu-tier-list.html
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    elmstreetnasty said:
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    Not very nice to one who is trying to help you even when you don't agree.

    And no you shouldn't worry, they really overload that psu to it's breaking point.If you do that to any psu will something go wrong.If you talk about "a review" is it good to link it so we can take a look as well,see if it is what is considered a site where they know how to test psu's.
  9. Name calling/insults will not be tolerated. Consider this a friendly warning.
  10. BTW, Seasonic produces some of the finest, highest quality, and most recommended PSUs on the planet. I would certainly not judge their goodness based on the blatherings of YouTube "experts".
  11. elmstreetnasty said:
    Uh no. You'll never see any big name tech YouTuber using a SeaSonic power supply. It's either EVGA or Corsair the majority of the time.

    Other thing EVGA and Corsair don't make their own psu's,they just brand them.Some of the best psu's by EVGA are really made by Superflower and some of Corsair's best psu's are really made by ... yes ... Seasonic.
  12. Anyways.... to answer the Ops question, the 450w B3 is more than enough for that setup (in sig). Jonnyguru reviewed the B3 850watt and gave it 8.9 which is really good a bronze level PSU. I suspect the 450 is going to be decent internally.
  13. iamacow said:
    Anyways.... to answer the Ops question, the 450w B3 is more than enough for that setup (in sig).

    Agreed. +1.
  14. Vic 40 said:
    elmstreetnasty said:
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    Not very nice to one who is trying to help you even when you don't agree.

    And no you shouldn't worry, they really overload that psu to it's breaking point.If you do that to any psu will something go wrong.If you talk about "a review" is it good to link it so we can take a look as well,see if it is what is considered a site where they know how to test psu's.


    Thank you. That's all I was looking for. Here's the link I was talking about http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/evga-450-b3-psu,5160.html
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