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SILVERSTONE ST50F-ES 500W vs Cooler Master GX 550W

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I'm planning to buy a new PSU this coming Christmas to replace my FSP Supersonic FSP500-60APN 500W I bought last August.

My current system is:
i3-2100
P8H61M-LE\USB3
2x4GB Kingston DDR3-1333
500GB Caviar Blue
PowerColor HD6790
FSP500-60APN

I'm looking at single rail 12V but with my price range and products availability, I narrowed my choices to this two PSU.

So which one do you think is better?

SILVERSTONE ST50F-ES 500W or Cooler Master GX 550W?
 

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Let me just ask you this: Are you having any problems currently?

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Only reason for asking is that, odds are your current build is loading I would say ~200-250W ~180W peak and you may not need a new power supply. The video card on it's own loads at MAX 120W = ~10A.
 
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You wont really have any improvement vs what you currently got.
 
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Thank you guys. If there will be no improvement at all, looks like I have to postpone my plan of replacing that FSP:)

But in case my FSP died, which one is better? or I have to stick with FSP since it's far cheaper than others?
 

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I rather like Silverstone. They tend to use a good OEM. The new coolermasters are not bad, but I would prefer tried and true.
 

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Many will probably disagree with me, I would go with the Coolermaster.


@cdawall

Actually I had a 700W Strider that was ~ 1yr old that had problems powering a 4870.
 
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But how about your experience with FSP?
In our country, FSP looks like have a good reputation but I still want an assurance that I will not burn anything. Or I just have to begin concluding that its the other country's 110V, that is why you spend more cash on quality corsair, antec, and xfx? Our country uses 220-230V.
 

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I've not any experience with FSP but do know they are a good 2nd tier OEM.
 

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Many will probably disagree with me, I would go with the Coolermaster.


@cdawall

Actually I had a 700W Strider that was ~ 1yr old that had problems powering a 4870.
Maybe a lemon? My 450w is still humming along with a X3440@4ghz and a GTX470.

But how about your experience with FSP?
In our country, FSP looks like have a good reputation but I still want an assurance that I will not burn anything. Or I just have to begin concluding that its the other country's 110V, that is why you spend more cash on quality corsair, antec, and xfx? Our country uses 220-230V.
220v is normally more efficient for powersupplies than 110v. FSP is a good brand on the cheap I have used them in several PC's I built for family members. The only one I have ever had issues with was one that "survived" a flood ended up some of the caps shorted and were bulging. Nothing wrong on FSP's part just some bad luck and water.
 

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Maybe a lemon? My 450w is still humming along with a X3440@4ghz and a GTX470.
Yeah, I think it was due part being a split rail v2 vs. a single rail v3. It powered my 8800GTS 512MB SLI+e5200 just fine though, and AFAIK right now its powering an Athlon X2 240+9600GS0 rig.
 

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Oh cdawall, speaking of FSP, found out most of the newer beQuiet PSU's are FSP.