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Do i need quality PSU for this?

Hello, I want a new PC and i have very tight budget, around $310.I choosed my components (P G4560, Asrock h110m; gt 1030), but my question is i saw corsair vs 450 psu but its expensivd (in my country is $45-50), also i saw coolermaster thermalmaster 500w (around $15).Do i need the corsair one or the coolermaster will keep up?
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  1. Yeah if you don't want to burn down your house or set your PC on fire.

    The VS 450 would be the least expensive PSU I could recommend, the VS is not an expensive PSU anywhere when compared to other quality units and higher end models.

    The answer is yes you need a quality PSU for ANY system.
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  2. My friend is powering rx 470 and i5-7400 with this coolermaster psu and I saw how its dying when gaming on 1440p, but i was thinking that it will keep up with gt 1030 and pentium. So im going for corsair vs 450.
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  3. DO NOT buy a cheap psu.
    Coolermaster quality is variable, but for $15, it can't be very good.

    A cheap PSU will be made of substandard components. It will not have safety and overload protections.
    If it fails under load, it can destroy anything it is connected to.
    It will deliver advertised power only at room temperatures, not at higher temperatures found when installed in a case.
    The wattage will be delivered on the 3 and 5v rails, not on the 12v rails where modern parts
    like the CPU and Graphics cards need it. What power is delivered may fluctuate and cause instability
    issues that are hard to diagnose.
    The fan will need to spin up higher to cool it, making it noisy.
    A cheap PSU can become very expensive. Do not buy one.

    Buy no less than a tier3 unit from a list such as this:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/id-2547993/psu-tier-list.html
    Seasonic is good and often sells for less worldwide.
    And, consider a stronger psu to allow for a future graphics card upgrade. Perhaps the 550w area.
    It will only use the wattage demanded of it, regardless of the max capability.

    If your budget issue is severe, and perhaps temporary, consider eliminating the GT1030 and using the integrated HD610 graphics for starters.
    You will then get a better idea of what you need for YOUR games. A G4560 is good enough to play games with much stronger graphics cards.
    The word is out that the G4560 is an outstanding budget processor. For that reason, retailers are asking a price premium for it.
    You may find that the G4600 sells for nearly the same price and has an even stronger HD630 graphics included.
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  4. quce said:
    My friend is powering rx 470 and i5-7400 with this coolermaster psu and I saw how its dying when gaming on 1440p, but i was thinking that it will keep up with gt 1030 and pentium. So im going gor corsair vs 450.


    Guess your friend won't have his system for very much longer. :D

    The VS is made for a system like yours, low power draw like a workstation computer.
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  5. In Bulgaria G4560 is $55. I don't know how it's that cheap considering Intel killed the processor but it's that cheap. Also I'm not trusting either that cheap PSU. Its $15 and also its coming without a box. The graphics card that i'll ever need will not be better than gtx 1050ti, but yeah first off with HD 610 will be better.
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  6. quce said:
    Hello, I want a new PC and i have very tight budget, around $310.I choosed my components (P G4560, Asrock h110m; gt 1030), but my question is i saw corsair vs 450 psu but its expensivd (in my country is $45-50), also i saw coolermaster thermalmaster 500w (around $15).Do i need the corsair one or the coolermaster will keep up?


    Yes you need a quality PSU. A quality PSU has safety features in place that avoids the possibility of the PSU becoming a lethal weapon. OVP (Over Voltage Protection), UVP (Under Voltage Protection), OCP (Over Current Protection), OPP (Over Power Protection), and SCP (Short Circuit Protection) are some possible features a quality PSU can have.
    Lets say there's a power surge. Quality PSUs can handle some of those. A quality surge protector is still necessary. Your fridge cycling on or turning on a vacuum cleaner can easily cause a minor surge. Without any safety features in place a bottom end PSU can pass that surge to everything it's connected to, meaning it can cause a domino effect ruining every component in your PC. On the other hand you have the possibility of not enough power. The list goes on.

    I wouldn't recommend the VS. The CX550W Corsair is better but not super expensive(at least where I live).

    Short answer? Save some more until you can afford a QUALITY PSU. Why rush and allows impatience to get in the way?
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  7. CX550M is super expensive here. I really can't afford $130 PSU for that build.
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  8. The VS is fine for lower powered systems like the OP is building, that's what they were designed for.

    Now if he was building a higher end gaming machine then no, a Corsair TXM 550w would be the least I would recommend from Corsair.
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  9. quce said:
    CX550M is super expensive here. I really can't afford $130 PSU for that build.


    Sorry if you've posted a link but uh where exactly are you shopping? Allowing us to see all your choices is helpful.
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  10. quce said:
    CX550M is super expensive here. I really can't afford $130 PSU for that build.


    Sorry if you've posted a link but uh where exactly are you shopping? Allowing us to see all your choices is helpful.
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  11. I can choose several PSU's. here are some: (Oh and I'm shopping from a local store in my town, the prices is good enough for our component market in Bulgaria)
    -DeepCool DE530W http://www.deepcool.com/product/powersupply/2014-10/10_1048.shtml - around $25-30

    -500W DeepCool 80+ APFC DN500 (Can't find link so i will put our local site link https://www.ioncomputers.bg/product/9992/zahranvane-500w-deepcool-80-apfc-dn500.html - 70 лв. = around $40-45)

    -Thermaltake LitePower 550W (http://www.thermaltake.com/products-model.aspx?id=C_00002408) - around 40-45

    -Be quiet! System power b8 350W (around $50)

    - and finally corsair vs 450. That's my budget :(
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    quce said:
    I can choose several PSU's. here are some: (Oh and I'm shopping from a local store in my town, the prices is good enough for our component market in Bulgaria)
    -DeepCool DE530W http://www.deepcool.com/product/powersupply/2014-10/10_1048.shtml - around $25-30

    -500W DeepCool 80+ APFC DN500 (Can't find link so i will put our local site link https://www.ioncomputers.bg/product/9992/zahranvane-500w-deepcool-80-apfc-dn500.html - 70 лв. = around $40-45)

    -Thermaltake LitePower 550W (http://www.thermaltake.com/products-model.aspx?id=C_00002408) - around 40-45

    -Be quiet! System power b8 350W (around $50)

    - and finally corsair vs 450. That's my budget :(


    Out of those the VS is the only one worth buying and it's fine for your system.
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  13. Then sacrificing GT 1030 for the safety will be better.
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  14. quce said:
    Then sacrificing GT 1030 for the safety will be better.


    It will handle the GT 1030 just fine.

    Now if you upgrade down the road to like a GTX 1060 and a higher end CPU like an i5 or i7 then getting a Corsair TXM 550W would be recommended.
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  15. Yea but i first i will buy corsair vs 450 and then gt 1030 because i don't have that enough money :D
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  16. But can I put GTX 1050/1050ti or RX 460/560 in this system without burning my house?
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  17. quce said:
    But can I put GTX 1050/1050ti or RX 460/560 in this system without burning my house?


    The VS is actually a good PSU with good protection built in.

    I wouldn't go any more than a GTX 1050Ti on the VS. Once you start turning it into a gaming box then a higher end PSU is recommended.

    The Radeon cards are more power hungry.
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  18. Ah okay but does vs 450 have power connectors for more power hungry gpus like 6 pin or 8 pin connectors?
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  19. quce said:
    Ah okay but does vs 450 have power connectors for more power hungry gpus like 6 pin or 8 pin connectors?


    Yes it does.
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