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power supply and how to decide if the product is good

stef123

9 months ago

I am dilemma is power supply named Zeus from 700w any good fora system containing CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600, GPU: MSI Radeon 570 8gb and motherboard b450 ? I have searched over whole internet and couldn't find any info on this PSU ... Thank you in advance for any valuable information :-)

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  • 9 months ago
  • 3 points

I think you are referring to the Zeus ZUS-700 700 watt power supply.

I could not find any reviews either ... only very basic information/specifications from sellers. From the pictures, the Zeus ZUS-700 looks like a very generic PSU, that comes with 20+4 pin, 4+4 pin, 3x SATA , 2x molex, and 1x 6-pin PCI-e cables. I can't tell for sure, but the old molex cables and it just having one 6-pin PCI-e cable (for a 700W power supply) tells me that this is likely a very old design. And my assessment is that this is a very cheap power supply -- and probably not good for what you are looking for. I do not recommend you buy this.

BTW, what country do you live in?

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

That unit isn't even rated 700w it is only 564W MAX.

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

yup ... cheap and bad

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

I live in Serbia so there is a lot of bad power supplies and the one that have 80 plus certification are expensive... The components i have are bought in USA and now feel bad cuz i didn't get PSU there too. Thank you for elaborate response :-)

  • 9 months ago
  • 3 points

No review about the psu means stay away from it until there is one.

Can you post some shops in your country where you buy from? Just to see what they have and ofcourse your budget in your currency.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

https://www.emmi.rs/napajanja-i-dodatni-ventilatori.10.html?categoryId=219 this one is one of the cheaper stores https://www.gigatron.rs/napajanja

https://www.winwin.rs/racunari-i-komponente/racunarske-komponente/napajanja.html

https://www.comtradeshop.com/napajanja

http://ewe.rs/katalog/654/napajanja/

and the budget would be around 7000 rsd but tell me if u find something that is worth way more than PSU-s found in that price range :-)

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

97% of those psu's that they are selling are absolute crap and should never be used in a modern system.

Lowest i would go is https://www.gigatron.rs/napajanja/cooler_master_napajanje_mwe_gold_550__mpy5501acaag-151546 .

I know its 50% over your budget but the psu is the most important part of your pc. A bad psu kill everything in your system while a good one sort of protects it.

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

That isn't quite enough info to go on looking it up, but that name and wattage just makes me think gutless wonder.

The cheapest decent enough PSU I recommend is the Corsair CX450.

For a bit more you can get the CXM series and have some removable cables for better management.

The TXM series often goes on sale and is a good option as well.

Then there are units like the EVGA G2/G3, Seasonic Focus Plus, BitFenix Whisper M, stuff like that which are pretty good.

The only way to know whether a PSU is any good is to actually do a suite of tests and tear it down. Jonnyguru, for example, has excellent reviews of PSUs.

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

RealHardTechX has a good database of reviews as well. They source many different testers.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

thank you i will look into it :-)

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for detailed response , but is 450 watt PSU strong enough for this build i mean it says on build that 450 watt is minimum and i am not sure if its ok to go for min wattage...

  • 9 months ago
  • 4 points

You can run an RX 570 and a 2600 on a good 450w power supply. The build will likely draw somewhere around 300-350 watts when both CPU and GPU are running hard.

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

If it's similar to this one, it seems like a garbage unit to be honest. :-P

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

It does not even say the rated amps on each of the rails.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah it does not say anything to be honest. lol

It says only the AC input amperage of 8/4 Amps.

So actually not any info about the Max DC output amperage, combined wattage, working temps etc etc.

So just a pile of junk if you ask me. :-P

If that's the PSU in question, i would just throw it away and then i would feel much better.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for response :-)

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

If that's the unit in question, do yourself a favor and buy a new PSU. :)

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  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

what do u think about this one? 800W Raidmax Cobra RX-800AE

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

Still horrible. Whats your budget for a PSU?

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

It's around 50$ but can go a little more expensive if stats much more better ...

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

USD?

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes :-)

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