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adeoluy2k 4 days ago

I am trying to cut costs where I can on my first pc build .... can someone in simple words please breakdown the different ratings and if it's worth cutting costs on my PSU

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mark5916 1 point 4 days ago

Without knowing the PSU in question, how should we know if its a good unit or not? lol

And actually, posting the whole build would help even further. :)

adeoluy2k submitter 1 point 2 days ago

as mentioned i need to understand the rating structure of psu's i have not made my build yet waiting to see what happens at Computex with amd and navi

mark5916 1 point 2 days ago

...i have not made my build yet waiting to see what happens at Computex with AMD and Navi

That shouldn't hinder you to buy a decent PSU right now, if you wanna to.

You don't choose a PSU with efficiency ratings in mind.

In general, a PSU with a lower rating than 80+ Bronze, wouldn't be decent enough for a recent build.

But still you don't wanna choose a PSU that way.

There are good and affordable PSUs with a 80+ Bronze rating, like the Corsair CX450 and not good enough like the EVGA 450BT.

You can only get a decent PSU (regardless the efficiency ratings), only by reading some reviews from that unit in question. :)

vagabond139 5 Builds 1 point 4 days ago

Efficiency, that is it. Nothing else. It does not equal quality or performance.

Its generally a bad idea to try to cut corners on the PSU.

adeoluy2k submitter 1 point 2 days ago

so i should not go below 80+ bronze

mark5916 1 point 2 days ago

If you want to pick a PSU that way, yes you don't wanna choose a PSU with a efficiency rating lower than 80+ Bronze, but that doesn't mean you will get a good PSU as quality, stability and protection features concerns.

Because efficiency doesn't equal to quality and performance.