80 PLUS White certified, with 85% efficiency or higher under typical loads
80+ vs 80+ Bronze.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B085PGY4M8/ref=as_sl_pc_qf_sp_asin_til?tag=1919191919-21&linkCode=w00&linkId=54df505f17935bce9c6e6e6ed4672cfd&creativeASIN=B085PGY4M8 here is 500w evga for 27.5 gbp
Running a 3090 which requires 2 8-pin.....this only has one VGA cable. Even though it splits a 3090 should always be run from 2 separate cables. 3080 and below you can kind of get away with a split one.
back up to £55.47 now, expired
I wouldn't trust the PSU reviews on hexus to be frank with you. There's no analysis on the internals, missing out some other details etc. It was tier B on LTT because there was no details on where they should place it. They assumed that it was based on a HEC platform that had good ratings. This was actually based on a superflower platform, according to hexus anyway Quite a few DOAs reported on Amazon US Get a gold rated PSU. Look at the XPG reactor 650w that was on offer here. For £15 more you have something that is more powerful, presumeably more reliable and was actually taken apart for the review.
£55 now :(
Gets decent reviews especially for this price https://m.hexus.net/tech/reviews/psu/144901-evga-550-b5-psu-550w/?page=8
All that assuming your computer uses 600w all the time, which is just not the case. An average mid-range gaming pc (say ryzen 3600 & rtx 2070) will use 350w on average ( with peaks well below 500w) when playing graphically demanding games and probably below 100 in windows which makes the whole calculation pointless. Bronze and Gold PSUs can really be good value, but they don't pay for themselves in efficiency for vast majority of users and i'd personally much rather have 80+ white EVGA than a bronze firecracker like aerocool or kolink.
Good shout, we can visualize the advantage of using a better quality psu :)
None! That's what these are made for, infrequent light use.
Its fine for an old PC that gets used infrequently, i have 3 old machines that have similair PSUs to this in them. Whats the point in paying for a Gold/Platinum PSU in something like a Core2Duo PC that only gets used infrequently for retro Gaming?
80% is not really very good at all! It means that 120 Watts are lost in operation which is 1KWh every 8 hours of use this is going to cost you 20p. It might not seem like much but if this is used for 8 hours a day it's going to add up, to £73 a year in wasted energy you will never see the benefit of. A Gold or Platinum rated PSU will cost you more money but will quickly pay for itself with 90% or greater efficiency it will reduce wasted energy costs down to £36.50, and that's every year! That's besides them being better built quieter and more reliable. This is one example where you do get what you pay for.
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Your advice is a bit too generic and might give the wrong impression to the reader who might think these are of the same bad quality like CiT, EVO etc. They are not. These PSUs are very decent for budget builds. Period. Safe to buy and use with GPUs within the advertised Amps range.
Honestly don't use this to power your graphics card unless you enjoy buying new cards regularly. Just because this unit says 500w doesn't mean it's the same as a quality unit like Seasonic PRIME etc.
You really shouldn’t be using this with a 3060 or 6700 XT either... these are expensive cards with high power draw. It’s your money ultimately but this PSU is really for cheap PCs and low-end GPUs at a push (1050 Ti/1650, etc). Refurb use probably fine as your risk/costs are much lower too.
Not really what I want from a PSU.
It will be be more than enough for anything with a single card. I have been using their predecessors for years without issues powering semi decent hardware. OBVIOUSLY, I wouldn’t use this paired with a 3070/3080/3090, but up to a 3060/3060 ti, or a 6700 XT without second thought. Also there a loads of combination I can think of when refurbished or second hand hardware is used, like GTX 970/980, 1060/1070/1080, RX 470/480/570/580, and even older hardware
Thanks for posting and welcome to hotukdeals @Orhan_Chapar
I have a Kolink Enclave 500w modular PSU, haven't gotten around to building my PC yet, but is this one better?
Super Flower manufacture this PSU to EVGA's spec and branding. Almost all PSUs are built by OEMs and rebranded. As for tiers, there are various 'PSU Tier lists' that people have compiled to rank by quality. It's not the most objective thing but it gives a rough idea. The G3s are well rated.
Y'know Super Flower is a different manufacturer right? 🤦 And where did you get tier 1 from?
Quality of the PSU is fine but it is indeed very loud. Do yourself a favour pay more for the corsair PSUs.
So how many days do I wait before I buy since it keeps dropping? (lol)
Dammit, if I'd have waited another day I'd have saved a quid...
47.02 now :D 😁
I saw that post thats why when i initially got GA had instant reboots (no bsod) at random time, changed with another corsair i had laying around, same reboots, turned out the psu is perfectly fine, my ram was oc a bit too much 4400 cl14....just dropped to 4000 cl14 and now no more sudden reboot... My conclusion whoever did that post should check the other components as this psu is perfectly fine....
Lot of reviews mentioning coil whine on this corsair.
The last EVGA PSU I bought had terrible coil whine and EVGA didn't want to know so I can't recommend
IMHO, buy this one instead https://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-RM750-Certified-Modular-Supply/dp/B07S4WS5L4/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=corsair+psu&qid=1617215719&sprefix=Corsair+p&sr=8-1
Tier C PSU. Wouldn't recommend . Sure you can get better for the money.
I should note that until the PSU broke I was pretty happy with it and I’d buy it again if the offer came up - it was an EVGA GQ 1000W. Normally I’d just return it to Amazon but it was outside their year window - they did give me a P2 instead when I complained. But yes, paying for shipping was annoying and not actually getting the Advanced RMA after paying for it. Your experience was better, for sure, but I wouldn’t be happy with 11 days as without the PSU you’re left without a PC much of the time - I guess that’s why they have Advanced RMAs, if they work.
Agree that is a terrible experience, very different from what I had. Maybe things have changed. I did a RMA in March 2019, I sent them a message on a Sunday, they replied the next day and approved the RMA and gave a UK shipping address - I thought this was free but just been through my emails and I had to pay, so agree that's not great, was not too bad at £6 but if you now have to ship to Germany then that's a different matter. 11 days seemed reasonable to me but of course that could be better and your experience with Corsair is definitely better.
I can only go on the two experiences I've had and both are poor. You can read about others with similar issues. I had a faulty PSU to return, took them days to reply to each message each time, finally got approval for the RMA. Paid the Advanced RMA shipping charge and returned the defective PSU to Germany costing me £20. A month later I realised I hadn't heard anything and on chasing up they admitted they had a backlog but hadn't bothered to reach out to tell me, so having paid for the Advanced RMA, I was without a replacement unit or my money. The replacement has now been delivered and I argued that they should send a higher-quality replacement which they did - and this is the bare minimum I expected. Money finally got refunded but lost out again due to the exchange rate. I don't see how you can say 11 days for a replacement is reasonable - what do you use in the meantime? EVGA don't have UK support, so when you're sending items abroad, for a cheap PSU (like this one) if it goes bad, will you spend £20 to warranty claim a £40-50 unit? I can only compare this to Corsair who provide return labels (no cost to user), responded within one working day each time and shipped Advanced RMAs within 2 days of payment by DHL and were flexible about the terms of return. I'd buy an EVGA for the quality of the unit, but not for their customer service which is not good at all - maybe it's ok compared to Gigabyte, MSI, etc. for GPUs.
EVGA are known for having great customer support. I had a faulty PSU, great communications and received the replacement 11 days after the initial message. Can't complain at that. It was actually this PSU that failed after 7 months, but had replacement 2 years now no problem.
Most PSUs are fine - even the £15-20 ones are usually fine. Usual rule of thumb is spend about 10% of your total PC build value on a power supply. But your analogy doesn't work - you call a power supply, a box that supplies power, and the Gold-rated is less than £10 more, even if you don't believe either poses a risk to you or your components long-term, the power efficiency gain is worth it. Looking past all that, Scan is cheaper than this deal for similar EVGA units even if you don't have free shipping. About a decade or more ago people didn't care. Back then GPUs and CPUs didn't cost hundreds or thousands of pounds either. No-one said 'top of the line', I suggested an EVGA GD for £48.98 - Gold efficiency, Japanese capacitors, better internal hardware: https://www.scan.co.uk/products/500w-evga-gd-80-plusgold-single-rail-416a-120mm-fan-over-voltage-protection-atx-psu I didn't say you needed a Supernova P2. It's nothing like a phone deal - phones have distinctly different features and designs, a power supply ultimately powers up a computer, you don't ask much more from it. Anyway, the newer W2 EVGA unit is available here and cheaper too if it's all just about saving money: https://www.scan.co.uk/products/600w-evga-w2-80plus-fully-wired-single-rail-49a-plus-12v-1x-120mm-sleeve-bearing-fan-atx-psu
A Ryzen 5 3600 and 3070 with a normal configuration draws around 450w ... I imagine it depends on how the individual system is set up and if you're intending to overclock to any extent. A 550w PSU is probably fine for average users.
I'm running a 3070 and an i7 10700kf on a 550watt with no issues so far.
Great price for today's market, hot! I've had the G2 in my PC for about 4 years now, it's been flawless. Worth noting that if you're interested in a 3070 or better GPU for a gaming PC, this won't provide enough power.
I just bought this, but it was £64.99 (delivered) for me ...
My advice would be to add your components at Partpicker to get an estimate on power consumption. Generally speaking 550 is a bit low for newer GPUs but again depends on your build. Better to have some headroom.
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EVGA 500 GD, 80+ GOLD 500W Power Supply Unit - £53.99 delivered at Scan£53.99Scan Deals
Good price for this PSU. ATX Cable 1x 600mm EPS Cable 1x 600mm PCIe Cable 1x 550mm, 700mm SATA / Four-Pin Peripheral Cable 1x 450mm(s), 600mm(s), 750mm(s), 900mm(m), 1050mm(m) A… Read more
Doesn't include delivery but yes, this is a more quality option. Non-mod version is £59.99.
You can get a much better, gold rated, semi-modular seasonic for an extra £15. https://www.scan.co.uk/products/650w-seasonic-core-gold-gm-650-80plus-gold-single-rail-54a-120mm-fan-atx-psu If you don't care about it being modular, there's a cheaper model too.
https://www.365games.co.uk/power-supply-units/be-quiet-system-power-9-600w-80-plus-bronze-power-supply Equivalent tier and wattage, cheaper price delivered. https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing-accessories/components-upgrades/power-supplies/corsair-cv650-atx-psu-650-w-10207141-pdt.html Equivalent tier, higher wattage, cheaper price delivered with 'FNDDGAMING' code. I picked up a XPG pylon 650w bronze (equivalent tier quality) for £46.36 delivered recently from 365 games with code. This EVGA BR unit is ok but you're paying over the odds for the name and I would recommend getting a 650w unit as a minimum for futureproofing. In terms of a reference for PSU tiers/quality - use this thread as a guide (supplemented ideally with reviews of the unit you intend to purchase): https://linustechtips.com/topic/1116640-psucultists-psu-tier-list/