Looking for a New Modular PSU

Discussion in 'Power Supplies' started by Flogger23m, Mar 20, 2017.

  1. Flogger23m

    Flogger23m [H]ardness Supreme

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    Looking for a modular PSU (or semi modular). Trying to keep the price down, but I am open to other suggestions. I currently have an Antec Earthwatts 650 (Green Edition). My main reason for upgrading is cable management. Although I don't want to loose any notable capability in my upgrade. Durability is important, as I want to keep it for 5-6 years.

    My Specs:
    GTX 1070 + Small OC
    i5 4670K + Small OC
    MSI Z-87 G43 Motherboard
    16GB DDR3 (4x 4GB)
    2x SATA SSD
    1 SATA DVD/CD drive
    1-3x SATA HDD
    5x 120mm case fans
    Numerous USB devices

    Planned upgrades:
    AMD Ryzen + possible OC
    Future video card (don't plan on SLI/Crossfire)
    M.2 SSD
    More case fans?

    What are my best options? On the lower end of the price spectrum, I found the following:

    SeaSonic SSR-650RM 650W $80:

    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151118&ignorebbr=1

    SeaSonic M12II 620 Bronze 620W $60:
    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151095&ignorebbr=1
    Is the $80 SeaSonic worth the extra? Corsair & Antec options seem to be more expensive at the moment, but I am open to suggestions for particular models.
     
  2. Tsumi

    Tsumi [H]ardForum Junkie

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    It depends on what you plan to do. If you are keeping everything at stock, the extra cost most likely isn't worth it. The G series might last longer, but I think it's doubtful it'll last 30% longer. If you are overclocking, the G series will deliver cleaner power that may or may not help your overclock. Since you are planning a small overclock, it probably won't have an effect.