AMD Budget Gaming PC Build: PSU
While all of the components we are selecting here today are what we would go with, and priced from vendors we trust, it is always a good idea to shop around as deals on these, or other good options, pop up from other reliable vendors all the time. With that said, let’s dive right into the next order of business.
Seasonic S12III 550W $56.99 (Currently $69.99)
- Very Good Performance
- Excellent Build Quality And Support
- A Bit Pricey
- Fixed Cables
- Not The Most Efficient
Now we move on to what is often the last thing users consider when building a system; the power supply. Even though it should be close to the top of the list it often isn’t, and we all get why. It is usually a rather boring item in the build whose contributions are easily missed. Well, that is until things go south! Our choices today are kind of tough as power supply prices have been on the rise lately due to a host of economic factors.
However, our selection today is the Seasonic S12III 550W. Seasonic has come on in the last 7-8 years as a real brand presence in addition to all of its OEM work. In each of their offerings, they seem to have hit it out of the park. So, we have no reservations about the Seasonic S12III 550W today. True, the secondary design is a bit dated but it provides enough power for our system, is high quality, and it is generally quiet. Sure, we would love to see a fully modular option here, or a more modern secondary, but with prices what they are it seems like a bit of a waste to push higher during a high moment of the market.