Best 650w+ PSU I can get for $80

By ikesmasher
Aug 29, 2013
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  1. Psus should be boring. No excitement should exist. Power the fun stuff. So I want a boring (meaning no fancy LEDs or crap like that) PSU that does at least 650w. With a reasonable amount of amperage. Preferably seasonic or some brand or maker known to be reliable. I shouldnt have to replace it in 5 years, as a $50 PSU from best buy 6 years ago is still working. I like the seasonic 660XP2 but obviously thats out of my price range. What should I get? im mostly looking for DEPENDABILITY, modular is great but not a requirement (its definitely considered).

    It should work as advertised. Apparently thats difficult to find in a power supply these days without paying $150. :p
  2. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,809   +642

    I'd suggest this Sparkle 650W. It's 80+ Gold certified, and is effectively a rebranded FSP Aurum Gold ( Sparkle Power is a division of FSP, or Fortron). I doubt you'd get a better deal for $60. It isn't modular which seems to be the only downside.
    (Product page)
    Rage_3K_Moiz, JC713 and ikesmasher like this.
  3. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,797   +882

    The Corsair TX650 is also a good choice. The HX650 was @ $90 a weeks ago after main in rebate. Too bad that is done.
  4. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,281   +24

    I second dividebyzero's recommendation; that Sparkle PSU offers incredible quality and value!
  5. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,925   +170



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