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Posted 02 June 2011 - 08:15 PM

It is important to buy a good power supply because a bad one can die early, start a fire, reduce the lifetime of computer components or even kill components.

I have put power supplies commonly found in New Zealand into a tiered ranking system so it is easy to see whether a power supply is acceptable for your computer or not.

If a power supply is not on this list, check out some reviews from trustworthy sites to see how good it is. Also ask about it, either in this thread or in a new thread on the forums.
Recommended Review Sites

Who's Who In Power Supplies, 2013: Brands Vs. Manufacturers

PSU Review Database

Reference Level
Antec High Current Pro Platinum (Full Modular)
Antec High Current Pro 1200 (Part Modular)
Cooler Master V (Full Modular)
Corsair AX (Full Modular)
Corsair AXi (Full Modular)
EVGA SuperNOVA G2 (Full Modular)
Seasonic Platinum (Full Modular)
Seasonic X (Full Modular)

Strongly Recommended
Antec CP (Part Modular)
Antec High Current Gamer 750 & 900 (Non Modular)
Antec High Current Gamer M 750 & 850 (Part Modular)
Antec High Current Pro 750 & 850 (Part Modular)
Antec TruePower Classic (Non Modular)
Antec Truepower Quattro (Part Modular)
Antec Truepower New (Part Modular)
Cooler Master Silent Pro Hybrid (Full Modular)
Cooler Master VS (Part Modular)
Corsair CS (Part Modular)
Corsair HX (Part Modular)
Corsair TX M (Part Modular)
Corsair TX v2 (Non Modular)
Corsair RM (Full Modular)
Enermax MaxRevo (Full Modular)
Enermax/LEPA G (Part Modular)
Enermax Triathlor (Part Modular)
EVGA SuperNOVA 1500 (Full Modular)
FSP Aurum Pro (Part Modular)
FSP Aurum 92+ (Platinum) (Part Modular)
In-Win Glaciar (Part Modular)
OCZ ZX (Full Modular)
Seasonic G Series (Part Modular)
Seasonic M12D (Part Modular)
Seasonic S12D (Non Modular)
Silverstone Strider 1500 (Full Modular)
Silverstone Strider Gold (Full Modular)
Silverstone Strider Gold Evolution (Full Modular)
Silverstone Strider Plus greater than 500W (Full Modular)
Thermaltake Evo Blue 2.0 (Part Modular)
Thermaltake Toughpower M (Part Modular)
Thermaltake Toughpower XT (Part Modular)
Vantec Voltra (Part Modular)
Vantec Voltra+ (Full Modular)
Zalman HP Plus (Part Modular)

Able Performers
AcBel M8 (Part Modular)
AcBel M88 (Part Modular)
AcBel R88 (Non Modular)
AcBel R9 (Non Modular)
Antec High Current Gamer (Non Modular)
Antec High Current Gamer M (Part Modular)
Antec VP (Non Modular)
Antec Earthwatts (Non Modular)
Antec Earthwatts Green (Non Modular)
Antec Neo Eco (Non Modular)
Aywun Mega Power Pro (Non Modular)
Cooler Master G (Non Modular)
Cooler Master GX II (Non Modular)
Cooler Master GX 450W (Non Modular)
Cooler Master GX 80 Plus Bronze (Non Modular)
Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold (Part Modular)
Cooler Master Thunder (Non Modular)
Cooler Master Thunder M (Part Modular)
Corsair CXM (Part Modular)
Corsair CX (Non Modular)
Corsair GS (Non Modular)
Corsair VS (Non Modular)
Enermax NAXN80+ (Part Modular)
EVGA 500B (Non Modular)
EVGA SuperNOVA Bronze (Part Modular)
EVGA SuperNOVA Gold (Full Modular)
FSP Aurum (Non Modular)
FSP Aurum CM (Part Modular)
FSP Hexa (Non Modular)
FSP Raider (Non Modular)
Huntkey Jumper (Part Modular)
Huntkey X7 (Part Modular)
In Win Commnader III (Part Modular)
In Win Powerman CQ3 (Non Modular)
In Win Powerman EQ3 (Non Modular)
In Win GreenMe (Non Modular)
Lian Li Silent Force (Part Modular)
OCZ ModXStream Pro (Part Modular)
Raidmax RX AE (Part Modular) *Falsely advertised as 80 Plus Gold, efficiency is 80 Plus Certified/Bronze level*
Seasonic M12 II (Part Modular)
Seasonic S12 II (Non Modular)
Silverstone Nightjar (Non Modular)
Silverstone ST45SF (Non Modular)
Silverstone Strider Essential (Non Modular)
Silverstone Strider Plus 500 (Full Modular)
Thermaltake TR2 P (Non Modular)

Best Avoided May not meet ATX specifications under demanding conditions.
AcBel CE2 *Issues with above room temperature, suitable for builds where power supply not stressed* (Non Modular)
AcBel iPower *Issues with above room temperature, suitable for builds where power supply not stressed* (Non Modular)
Aywun Mega Power Eco (ones ending in E) *Quality unkown, use at your own risk* (Non Modular)
Aywun Mega Power Elite *Stay below 50% labelled wattage, may blow at higher loads* (Non Modular)
Cooler Master Elite Power *Ripple touching ATX spec at full load* (Non Modular)
Cooler Master Extreme Power Plus *Stay below 75% labelled wattage, poor voltage stability, high ripple, may blow at full load* (Non Modular)
Cooler Master Extreme 2 *Stay below 65% labelled wattage, poor voltage stability, high ripple, may blow at full load* (Non Modular)
Cooler Master GX (except 450W version) *Stay below 75% labelled wattage, high ripple, may blow at full load* (Non Modular)
Enermax Tomahawk 2 *Unreliable, known to die* (Non Modular)
Gigabyte Superb *Rated at peak power* (Non Modular)
Lian Li Maxima Force *Issues with above room temperature, suitable for builds where power supply not stressed* (Non Modular)
Thermaltake Litepower *Overrated and some are unreliable* *W0394 500W only has 180W 12V, only to be used on old school builds* (Non Modular)
Thermaltake TR2 *Very unreliable* (Non Modular)
Thermaltake TR2 RX *Very unreliable - Stay below 65% labelled wattage, high ripple, may blow at full load*(Non Modular)
Vantec ION2 Plus *Goes out of spec at full load* (Non Modular)

Garbage Replace ASAP if you have one, it may damage your computer.
Aywun Classic Series aka A1-1000 through to A1-5000
Huntkey Green Star
Hyena
Thermaltake Purepower NP
Thermaltake Purepower RU

Extra Info

Cases with included power supplies

A large amount of power supplies that come with cases are dodgy and made on the cheap by low end power supply OEM's.

Some brands do have power supplies that are certainly decent enough for use in an HTPC. If the power supply gives enough wattage then it should be fine for some light gaming as well.

Cases with included power supplies that are respectable:
Antec
Fractal
In-Win
Silverstone

Cases with included power supplies that may be suitable for a budget system that does not stress the power supply:
Cooler Master
Huntkey
Thermaltake

Cases with included power supplies that are best avoided:
Aywun
Foxconn
Gigabyte
Raidmax

Power supplies in OEM and prebuilt machines

The big OEM's such as Dell, HP, Lenovo and Acer use pretty solid power supplies in their prebuilt machines, even in the cheap ones. Generally the power supplies used have the shortest length of cable possible for the case that they ship with and not many cables for added expansion. This means that the power supplies shipped with these machines are often not suitable for use in another case.

Often the small computer stores down the road use power supplies that are low cost junk. If you are looking to get a new computer and are not prepared to build one yourself, you need to be careful and check what power supply is being used in the prebuilt machine.

Notes on rails

+12V
Allowed voltage variation: +/-5%, 11.40V - 12.60V
Best when within: +/-3%, 11.64V - 12.36V
Allowed ripple: <120mV
Best when: <80mV
Powers:
CPU
Graphics card
Main motherboard chipsets
Hard drive motors
Optical drive motor
Most fans
Water cooling pumps
PCIe cards
Most PCI cards

+5V
Allowed voltage variation: +/-5%, 4.75V - 5.25V
Best when within: +/-3%, 4.85V - 5.15V
Allowed ripple: <50mV
Best when: <30mV
Powers:
Some motherboard chipsets
Hard drive circuitry
Optical drive circuitry
Some fans
Some PCI cards
USB devices
Some hard drive motors

+3.3V
Allowed voltage variation: +/-5%, 3.14V - 3.46V
Best when within: +/-3%, 3.20V - 3.40V
Allowed ripple: <50mV
Best when: <30mV
Powers:
Some motherboard chipsets
RAM modules
Graphics card onboard control circuitry
Some PCI cards
Some AGP cards
Some SATA drives

+5VSB
Allowed voltage variation: +/-5%, 4.75V - 5.25V
Best when within: +/-3%, 4.85V - 5.15V
Allowed ripple: <50mV
Best when: <30mV
Powers
Motherboard start-up circuitry
BIOS ROM
CMOS RAM
Charges CMOS battery

-12V
Not used anymore but is still part of the ATX standard and is required on all power supplies.

-5V
Not used anymore, not part of the ATX standard and is not allowed on modern power supplies.

So how much power do you really need?

An average gaming computer such as an i5 4570 and 7770 are fine on a solid 350W-400W PSU.

Most high end single gpu systems will need a good 500W-550W PSU. Most high end dual gpu systems will need a good 750W-850W PSU. Most tri and quad gpu systems will need a good 1000W-1500W PSU.

A high end system would be an i7 4770K @ 4.5GHz, GTX 780 with moderate air overclocks, 2 HDD, 1 SSD, 1 Disk Drive and 5 120mm fans.

Generally you want your idle power draw to fall <40% of the PSU's rated wattage, load power draw between <80% and your peak power draw to fall <90% of the PSU's rated wattage.

However there is an exception with computers that will be under heavy load ALL the time, such as folding rigs and extreme benchmarking. These should have extra headroom; these type of rigs should use ~60% of the PSU's rated wattage under the applications power consumption levels. But this does not apply to computers that will be idle most of the time, like most are.

To help here are two useful power supply calculators
http://psucalc.net/ <== recommended, more realistic and made by very trustworthy people (FiX and Phaedrus2129)
http://extreme.outer...culatorlite.jsp


Notes on the 80 Plus Certification and Power supply OEM's

Understanding the 80 Plus Certification
Can We Trust The 80 Plus Certification?
Power Supplies With Fake 80 Plus Badges
80 Plus Certified Power Supplies and Manufacturers
How to Discover Your Power Supply's Real manufacturer

The Problem With A Single PSU Brand

Edited by guitar_man_94, 18 December 2013 - 11:17 PM.

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i5 4690 | ASUS H97M Plus | GTX 670 | 8GB 1600MHz | Seasonic S12G 450W | Crucial M500 128GB | 1TB HDD | CM Silencio 352


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Posted 02 June 2011 - 09:25 PM

Any from this list:
http://www.silentpcr...ecommended_PSUs

And all the PSUs that receive good grades from JonnyGuru:
http://www.jonnyguru...amp;recatnum=13
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Posted 02 June 2011 - 10:19 PM

Any from this list:
http://www.silentpcr...ecommended_PSUs

And all the PSUs that receive good grades from JonnyGuru:
http://www.jonnyguru...amp;recatnum=13


Yup good sites and reviews, so many of those power supplies aren't in NZ or on pricespy though.

Recommended Power Supplies

i5 4690 | ASUS H97M Plus | GTX 670 | 8GB 1600MHz | Seasonic S12G 450W | Crucial M500 128GB | 1TB HDD | CM Silencio 352


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Posted 03 June 2011 - 07:51 AM

Yup good sites and reviews, so many of those power supplies aren't in NZ or on pricespy though.

We have to wait a a couple of months for them an sometimes they still do not arrive. Personally i am waiting on the thermaltake venemous X silent edition and a higher wattage Seasonic X series fanless

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Posted 03 June 2011 - 08:47 AM

Anything on PriceSpy (in NZ, anyway) that is given a good review by all the sites that review it in my comparison of PSU reviewers!

Recommended Power Supplies Recommended review sites Why stores shouldn't be removed RAM voltage

i5 7400, Gigabyte GA-B250M-D3H, 16 GB DDR4, integrated graphics, Adata XPG SX8200 480 GB (NVMe), 3x Kingston SSDNow KC380 120 GB, Corsair MX100 128 GB, Spinpoint F3 1TB HDD, DVD writer, all inside a wood case I built, Dell U2412M 24", U2311H 23" IPS and Philips 150B4 15" monitors, wood-bodied mouse, Dvorak keyboard, openSUSE Tumbleweed, Windows 8.1 Pro in a VB VM inside Linux

I may occasionally give advice regarding (consumer) law, but it is only my opinion based on my reading – I am not a lawyer.

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Posted 03 June 2011 - 10:12 AM

The coolermaster GX series are meant to be good also

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Posted 03 June 2011 - 10:36 AM

The coolermaster GX series are meant to be good also


Nope

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Posted 03 June 2011 - 10:46 AM

Anything on PriceSpy (in NZ, anyway) that is given a good review by all the sites that review it in my comparison of PSU reviewers!


Haha yeah

Recommended Power Supplies

i5 4690 | ASUS H97M Plus | GTX 670 | 8GB 1600MHz | Seasonic S12G 450W | Crucial M500 128GB | 1TB HDD | CM Silencio 352


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Posted 03 June 2011 - 11:28 AM

Just say when you are happy that the list is ready, and I'll pin it.

Recommended Power Supplies Recommended review sites Why stores shouldn't be removed RAM voltage

i5 7400, Gigabyte GA-B250M-D3H, 16 GB DDR4, integrated graphics, Adata XPG SX8200 480 GB (NVMe), 3x Kingston SSDNow KC380 120 GB, Corsair MX100 128 GB, Spinpoint F3 1TB HDD, DVD writer, all inside a wood case I built, Dell U2412M 24", U2311H 23" IPS and Philips 150B4 15" monitors, wood-bodied mouse, Dvorak keyboard, openSUSE Tumbleweed, Windows 8.1 Pro in a VB VM inside Linux

I may occasionally give advice regarding (consumer) law, but it is only my opinion based on my reading – I am not a lawyer.

Romans 3:23; 6:23; 5:8; 10:9-10,13


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Posted 03 June 2011 - 11:44 AM

Just say when you are happy that the list is ready, and I'll pin it.


It's getting there but there's probably more I can add, anyone got any suggestions?

Recommended Power Supplies

i5 4690 | ASUS H97M Plus | GTX 670 | 8GB 1600MHz | Seasonic S12G 450W | Crucial M500 128GB | 1TB HDD | CM Silencio 352


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Posted 03 June 2011 - 12:23 PM

Wouldn't hurt if you add links to reviews, if possible. Would be good to specify 80+ cert (either yes/no, or none/standard/bronze/silver/gold/platinum) and if it is modular or not.

Add the Antec Earthwatts 650 W.

Recommended Power Supplies Recommended review sites Why stores shouldn't be removed RAM voltage

i5 7400, Gigabyte GA-B250M-D3H, 16 GB DDR4, integrated graphics, Adata XPG SX8200 480 GB (NVMe), 3x Kingston SSDNow KC380 120 GB, Corsair MX100 128 GB, Spinpoint F3 1TB HDD, DVD writer, all inside a wood case I built, Dell U2412M 24", U2311H 23" IPS and Philips 150B4 15" monitors, wood-bodied mouse, Dvorak keyboard, openSUSE Tumbleweed, Windows 8.1 Pro in a VB VM inside Linux

I may occasionally give advice regarding (consumer) law, but it is only my opinion based on my reading – I am not a lawyer.

Romans 3:23; 6:23; 5:8; 10:9-10,13


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Posted 03 June 2011 - 12:31 PM

Wouldn't hurt if you add links to reviews, if possible. Would be good to specify 80+ cert (either yes/no, or none/standard/bronze/silver/gold/platinum) and if it is modular or not.

Add the Antec Earthwatts 650 W.


Yeah ill try to add those, possibly also the actual oem manufacturer of the power supplies

Recommended Power Supplies

i5 4690 | ASUS H97M Plus | GTX 670 | 8GB 1600MHz | Seasonic S12G 450W | Crucial M500 128GB | 1TB HDD | CM Silencio 352


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Posted 03 June 2011 - 01:15 PM

The OEM is a good idea.

Recommended Power Supplies Recommended review sites Why stores shouldn't be removed RAM voltage

i5 7400, Gigabyte GA-B250M-D3H, 16 GB DDR4, integrated graphics, Adata XPG SX8200 480 GB (NVMe), 3x Kingston SSDNow KC380 120 GB, Corsair MX100 128 GB, Spinpoint F3 1TB HDD, DVD writer, all inside a wood case I built, Dell U2412M 24", U2311H 23" IPS and Philips 150B4 15" monitors, wood-bodied mouse, Dvorak keyboard, openSUSE Tumbleweed, Windows 8.1 Pro in a VB VM inside Linux

I may occasionally give advice regarding (consumer) law, but it is only my opinion based on my reading – I am not a lawyer.

Romans 3:23; 6:23; 5:8; 10:9-10,13


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Posted 03 June 2011 - 01:46 PM

Reviews that don't use a load tester don't count: they don't mean anything. With the exception of if it is a bad review, because then it shows it is a really bad product.
http://www.hardwares...s-Are-Wrong/410

I'd also say that if you can't find a real review, be cautious about recommending it, as you don't know how good it is. With the possible exception of products by reputable brands and/or OEMs.

Recommended Power Supplies Recommended review sites Why stores shouldn't be removed RAM voltage

i5 7400, Gigabyte GA-B250M-D3H, 16 GB DDR4, integrated graphics, Adata XPG SX8200 480 GB (NVMe), 3x Kingston SSDNow KC380 120 GB, Corsair MX100 128 GB, Spinpoint F3 1TB HDD, DVD writer, all inside a wood case I built, Dell U2412M 24", U2311H 23" IPS and Philips 150B4 15" monitors, wood-bodied mouse, Dvorak keyboard, openSUSE Tumbleweed, Windows 8.1 Pro in a VB VM inside Linux

I may occasionally give advice regarding (consumer) law, but it is only my opinion based on my reading – I am not a lawyer.

Romans 3:23; 6:23; 5:8; 10:9-10,13


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Posted 03 June 2011 - 03:15 PM

Who makes Silverstone Strider Gold?

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i5 4690 | ASUS H97M Plus | GTX 670 | 8GB 1600MHz | Seasonic S12G 450W | Crucial M500 128GB | 1TB HDD | CM Silencio 352


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Posted 03 June 2011 - 03:27 PM

http://www.ocia.net/...f-g/page3.shtml
They claim it is Enhance, and that seems likely.

Recommended Power Supplies Recommended review sites Why stores shouldn't be removed RAM voltage

i5 7400, Gigabyte GA-B250M-D3H, 16 GB DDR4, integrated graphics, Adata XPG SX8200 480 GB (NVMe), 3x Kingston SSDNow KC380 120 GB, Corsair MX100 128 GB, Spinpoint F3 1TB HDD, DVD writer, all inside a wood case I built, Dell U2412M 24", U2311H 23" IPS and Philips 150B4 15" monitors, wood-bodied mouse, Dvorak keyboard, openSUSE Tumbleweed, Windows 8.1 Pro in a VB VM inside Linux

I may occasionally give advice regarding (consumer) law, but it is only my opinion based on my reading – I am not a lawyer.

Romans 3:23; 6:23; 5:8; 10:9-10,13


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Posted 03 June 2011 - 03:41 PM

http://www.ocia.net/...f-g/page3.shtml
They claim it is Enhance, and that seems likely.


Thought it would be, thanks

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i5 4690 | ASUS H97M Plus | GTX 670 | 8GB 1600MHz | Seasonic S12G 450W | Crucial M500 128GB | 1TB HDD | CM Silencio 352


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Posted 03 June 2011 - 04:20 PM

maybe a mod could merge this my post and i will edit it to suit.

Also maybe put the better power supplies higher up. For example the seasonic x series above nearly everything else.

Also you could add links to all the products on new egg for user reviews.

great job though. This must have taken a while

Edited by PCGamer, 03 June 2011 - 04:24 PM.


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Posted 03 June 2011 - 04:33 PM

maybe a mod could merge this my post and i will edit it to suit.

Also maybe put the better power supplies higher up. For example the seasonic x series above nearly everything else.

Also you could add links to all the products on new egg for user reviews.

great job though. This must have taken a while


Thanks hasn't taken tooo long. Ill put them in order of performance regardless of price. I don't trust the reviews on Newegg so i dont think ill put that in.

Recommended Power Supplies

i5 4690 | ASUS H97M Plus | GTX 670 | 8GB 1600MHz | Seasonic S12G 450W | Crucial M500 128GB | 1TB HDD | CM Silencio 352


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Posted 03 June 2011 - 05:23 PM

I'd skip NewEgg user reviews, as they have too much nonsense, too.

Yes, I was thinking of your thread, PCGamer. It may be easiest if we get this list, your post, and put them together in a new thread.

Edited by LinuxUser, 03 June 2011 - 05:23 PM.

Recommended Power Supplies Recommended review sites Why stores shouldn't be removed RAM voltage

i5 7400, Gigabyte GA-B250M-D3H, 16 GB DDR4, integrated graphics, Adata XPG SX8200 480 GB (NVMe), 3x Kingston SSDNow KC380 120 GB, Corsair MX100 128 GB, Spinpoint F3 1TB HDD, DVD writer, all inside a wood case I built, Dell U2412M 24", U2311H 23" IPS and Philips 150B4 15" monitors, wood-bodied mouse, Dvorak keyboard, openSUSE Tumbleweed, Windows 8.1 Pro in a VB VM inside Linux

I may occasionally give advice regarding (consumer) law, but it is only my opinion based on my reading – I am not a lawyer.

Romans 3:23; 6:23; 5:8; 10:9-10,13


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Posted 03 June 2011 - 05:56 PM

I hope you have checked the review where you have them!!?? (Not suggesting anything about the list or anything.)

Edited by LinuxUser, 03 June 2011 - 05:56 PM.

Recommended Power Supplies Recommended review sites Why stores shouldn't be removed RAM voltage

i5 7400, Gigabyte GA-B250M-D3H, 16 GB DDR4, integrated graphics, Adata XPG SX8200 480 GB (NVMe), 3x Kingston SSDNow KC380 120 GB, Corsair MX100 128 GB, Spinpoint F3 1TB HDD, DVD writer, all inside a wood case I built, Dell U2412M 24", U2311H 23" IPS and Philips 150B4 15" monitors, wood-bodied mouse, Dvorak keyboard, openSUSE Tumbleweed, Windows 8.1 Pro in a VB VM inside Linux

I may occasionally give advice regarding (consumer) law, but it is only my opinion based on my reading – I am not a lawyer.

Romans 3:23; 6:23; 5:8; 10:9-10,13


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Posted 03 June 2011 - 06:13 PM

I hope you have checked the review where you have them!!?? (Not suggesting anything about the list or anything.)


Yea I am checking them now

Edited by guitar_man_94, 03 June 2011 - 06:15 PM.

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i5 4690 | ASUS H97M Plus | GTX 670 | 8GB 1600MHz | Seasonic S12G 450W | Crucial M500 128GB | 1TB HDD | CM Silencio 352


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Posted 03 June 2011 - 08:24 PM

Just say when you are happy that the list is ready, and I'll pin it.


I think it's ready now, I just need to find who makes the Silverstone st45f

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Posted 03 June 2011 - 08:57 PM

add this product for 800-899 watt.
https://pricespy.co....ct.php?p=772816
Seasonic x-850. It is fairly new I think as high wattage seasonic psu are only being started to be produced now.

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Posted 03 June 2011 - 09:33 PM

I think you should change your first post from "am creating" to "have created", and possibly "won't blow up" to indicate that they shouldn't (but not as in "no PSU should blow up").

Yes, I was thinking of your thread, PCGamer. It may be easiest if we get this list, your post, and put them together in a new thread.

Tom or I will see what we can do with that. I know I'll look tomorrow. I've pinned this one for now.

Edited by LinuxUser, 03 June 2011 - 09:33 PM.

Recommended Power Supplies Recommended review sites Why stores shouldn't be removed RAM voltage

i5 7400, Gigabyte GA-B250M-D3H, 16 GB DDR4, integrated graphics, Adata XPG SX8200 480 GB (NVMe), 3x Kingston SSDNow KC380 120 GB, Corsair MX100 128 GB, Spinpoint F3 1TB HDD, DVD writer, all inside a wood case I built, Dell U2412M 24", U2311H 23" IPS and Philips 150B4 15" monitors, wood-bodied mouse, Dvorak keyboard, openSUSE Tumbleweed, Windows 8.1 Pro in a VB VM inside Linux

I may occasionally give advice regarding (consumer) law, but it is only my opinion based on my reading – I am not a lawyer.

Romans 3:23; 6:23; 5:8; 10:9-10,13


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Posted 03 June 2011 - 10:06 PM

add this product for 800-899 watt.
https://pricespy.co....ct.php?p=772816
Seasonic x-850. It is fairly new I think as high wattage seasonic psu are only being started to be produced now.



I think you should change your first post from "am creating" to "have created", and possibly "won't blow up" to indicate that they shouldn't (but not as in "no PSU should blow up").


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Edited by guitar_man_94, 03 June 2011 - 10:06 PM.

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i5 4690 | ASUS H97M Plus | GTX 670 | 8GB 1600MHz | Seasonic S12G 450W | Crucial M500 128GB | 1TB HDD | CM Silencio 352


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Posted 04 June 2011 - 10:30 PM

Could I suggest maybe listing the power supplies in order of capacity starting from lowest to highest?

I think the current listing over emphasises the importance of having a huge capacity when the majority of users will require less than 550w.

Maybe mention this link if you havnt already:

http://extreme.outer...ucalculator.jsp

Its a capacity calculator for your power needs. Seems to surprise alot of people how little they really need.

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Posted 04 June 2011 - 11:45 PM

I don't know why the industry hasn't made low power PSUs, high quality PSUs for enthusiasts.
With modern mid-level builds, you barely need 400W except for stress testing. When else would you have 100% load on both your CPU and GPU? Never.
Modern systems rarely pull above 40W when idle. PSU testers should find the efficiency of the PSU at 5-10%.

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 02:12 PM

Could I suggest maybe listing the power supplies in order of capacity starting from lowest to highest?

I think the current listing over emphasises the importance of having a huge capacity when the majority of users will require less than 550w.

Maybe mention this link if you havnt already:

http://extreme.outer...ucalculator.jsp

Its a capacity calculator for your power needs. Seems to surprise alot of people how little they really need.


Okay I will change the order of the list and make a comment about how much power people really need.

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 03:21 PM

actually a athlon x4 with 6770 will only pull about 280 watts according to extreme outvision. Most builds should only have Antec EarthWatts 380D Green instead of 600-800 watt "monsters".

A highish end crossfire build only needs about 600 watts. The lower percentage of load your power supply is running at, the more heat is being produced, untill you get up to 80-90%. Therefore it is better to get a power supply that is approx.50-100watt greater than your need.




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