I'm planning to build PC from following parts:

Processor: Intel i5-6500

Cooling: Corsair Hydro Series H55

Graphics: Gigabyte GeForce GTX970 Gaming G1


RAM: Crucial 8192MB 1600MHz CL11

Motherboard: ASUS H170-PLUS D3

Case: Fractal Design Define R5 Black Pearl

Now this almost exhausted by budget. I am looking for a durable power supply for this PC, that wouldn't make me go bankrupt. Bonus points if you can find it on this site(in polish)

  • Do you have a specific budget in mind?
    – user1
    Commented Nov 25, 2015 at 0:45
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    @Undo As I said, I almost exhausted my budget, so I would be most satisfied if it was relatively cheap but good, but if I were to name the price, then not more than 300zł(which is ~75$) - and preferably less then that. Commented Nov 25, 2015 at 0:57
  • So, to clarify, you wish to use this PSU for a gaming build (high peak loads for short times), for a relatively long duration (5+ years) and wish to spend less than 300zł (PLN) and ooptimally around 200zł. Is efficency or cable management a priority?
    – timuzhti
    Commented Nov 25, 2015 at 1:53
  • @MatthewRock I can read and write in polish, so this site is not a problem. However, Do you have a specific need of watts? (I've never physically built a pc before [though I wish I could] so I don't really know)
    – Roke
    Commented Nov 25, 2015 at 3:04

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Using eXtreme Outer Vision's eXtreme Power Supply calculator, the power consumption of your build comes to about 390 W. With some overclocking, this becomes 470 W. Any decent 500 - 550 W PSU should handle the load fine for several years with no problems, even if you do overclock a bit later.

I personally won't recommend the Corsair VS series, as it uses poor quality capacitors. Here are my recommendations from the site you posted.

Antec 550W VPF550 EC

The Antec VPF line is a relatively new series manufactured by Delta Electronics. It has Japanese capacitors and a 24 month warranty. Currently it is priced at 249 zł. Non modular, but that isn't much of a problem for lower capacity PSUs, it also has 80 + Bronze certification.

XFX Core TS 550W

The XFX TS series is a budget series manufactured by Seasonic (one of the best manufacturers of PSUs out there). It also has Japanese capacitors and a 60 month warranty (that's right, 5 years). It's one of my favorite recommendations: High quality at a relatively low price. Again, has 80+ Bronze certification and is non modular.

I took some time to shop around on some other Polish sites (which was a breeze as soon as I figured out what the word for Power Supply was), and I found the TS selling slightly cheaper at komputronik.pl. Overall, I think both PSUs will fit your needs, and it is up to you to choose the one you like better. Good luck.

  • If newegg includes shipping costs in their price, the Seasonic S12II might also be an option.
    – timuzhti
    Commented Nov 25, 2015 at 8:24
  • I went with XFX Core TS. 5 years warranty looks nice; I think I'll be happy with the purchase. Commented Nov 26, 2015 at 10:08

I've taken a look at the website and here are my final two options:

  1. Thermaltak 450w
    Modular? No. (-)
    Cost? 159 zł. (+)
    Size/Length? 120mm.
    Warranty? 24 months. (+)

  2. Corsair VS Series, 550w
    Modular? No. (-)
    Cost? 215 zł. (+)
    Size/Length? 120mm.
    Warranty? 36 months. (++)

I would take the Corsair VS Series, as it has a better warranty and it has 100 more watts and is only 75 zł higher in price. Since you want a durable & long-lasting PSU, this seems to be it.

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    as the OP wants a "durable power supply for this PC" I would not opt for the Corsair VS Series because it uses low quality capacitors and is considered a Tier 4 PSU. Very bad for this otherwise very good hardware.The Thermaltake one TR2 450W should be the better choise as it uses higher quality capacitors from japan and 450 Watt will be more than enough for this hardware.
    – benjamin
    Commented Nov 25, 2015 at 7:55
  • I said, I have no previous experience so I didn't know.
    – Roke
    Commented Nov 25, 2015 at 14:29
  • yeah no problem just wanted to add that information :) no harm done
    – benjamin
    Commented Nov 25, 2015 at 14:49

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