Not all PSUs are the same even with similar wattage rating. That's why you see price differences even though it appears similar. QUALITY matters because this PSU will be the foundation of your PC more than anything you have to count on. So a stable, reliable and good quality PSU is money well spent. On top of that if quality was build-in it will still age over time but do so in a gracious way and remain capable if the components aren't swapped too often. Also, when it comes to PSUs it doesn't hurt if the PC requires at least 500W, that a 650W PSU isn't going to hurt, it will use what it needs. Besides wattage, look for a "single rail design" and 80+ rating. Remember this, cheap is cheap, so pay the price and clean your room to remain on your parents good side.
Hi, I'm new here and didn't know any place to go online for things like this.
Little background, I'm upgrading my GPU to a R7870 which requires a higher PSU. Which means I'm now in the market for a new PSU and was wondering if this would be powerful enough. I know the 7870 needs atleast 500W. Btw I'm 15 and don't have a job. My parents would be buying this for me and it will be a lot easier to break the news if it's cheap since they are already buying me a $200 GPU. It's my Christmas present, so yeah.
The reviews are all over the place thats why im skeptical.
ASRock H77M micro
(soon to be)XFX R7870 (OC version)