I'm pretty good at fixing my own PC - have changed out memory, drives and graphic cards. Now it seems I need to replace my power supply. In the morning when I turn my PC on the fan squeals - guess the bearing is going. I don't know much about power supplies so wanted to ask - and be sure the one I pick is going to work properly.
Current PC -
Asus standard tower Essentio CM6730-06
6GB DDR ram
nvidia GT520 graphic card (soon to be upgraded)
Main drive Samsung 128gb SSD - secondary drive 1TB 7200rpm
One optical drive CD/DVD/RW
Power supply 300W
Windows 7 home premium
Looking at what is on special at newegg this morning, I picked out these two:
CORSAIR CX series CX430 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Newegg.com
EVGA 100-W1-500-KR 500W ATX12V / EPS12V 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC EVGA 100-W1-0500-KR 3 Year Warranty Power Supply Intel 4th Gen CPU Ready - Newegg.com
The Corsair is 430W - cost after rebate is $20. The EVGA is 500W - cost after rebate is $25.
I plan on a mild graphic card upgrade in the future so I think 400W or above would be enough.
Any thoughts on which one to choose? Any other suggestions around that price point?