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#1 +ChuckFinley

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Posted 20 May 2014 - 13:26

What PSU would you recommend. I am thinking about getting a more efficient one than the H.Wong Brands that come with Pre Built PC's

 

80 Plus Gold of Platinum. Or would Bronze Suffice?

 

What are your recommendations? 




#2 Mindovermaster

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Posted 20 May 2014 - 13:32

Anything Corsair is good. Get the TX or HX models.



#3 OP +ChuckFinley

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Posted 20 May 2014 - 17:36

Its a toss up between

 

http://www.overclock...123&subcat=1088

 

http://www.overclock...123&subcat=1084

 

Antec are a well respected brand right? 



#4 Mindovermaster

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Posted 20 May 2014 - 17:44

Are Antec good? Yes. But are they the top beast? No.



#5 Jason S.

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Posted 20 May 2014 - 18:57

depends on how 'green' you want to be. honestly, you'll probably not notice a different in your electric bill.



#6 Raze

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Posted 20 May 2014 - 19:05

I had to replace a blown Antec and chose a Corsair.  My vote for Corsair.



#7 Alera

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Posted 20 May 2014 - 19:12

The marketing of PSU efficiency has no real standards attached to them, a lot of PSUs when tested do not meet the "standard" and don't deserve the grade they are listed as, I wouldn't worry about it too much. 

 

A better quality power supply like a Corsair or Seasonic would be better to me than buying something because it lists itself as 80+ Platinum, if in doubt, look for quality tests and reviews to see if they actually do fit the bill.



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Posted 20 May 2014 - 19:13

The most important choice is to do a good job "right sizing" your PSU. 80Plus certification only requires that the PSU maintain its efficiency rating at certain load points. The sweet spot for 80 Plus efficiency is about 50% of the PSU's designed capacity.



#9 Semtex

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Posted 20 May 2014 - 19:18

Seasonic Platinum and don't look at others :p

Or Cooler Master V700 http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817171080 Gold (Seasonic inside)

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#10 OP +ChuckFinley

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Posted 20 May 2014 - 20:14

I love the Coolmaster Brand.

 

http://www.ebuyer.co...rs650-amaag1-uk



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Posted 20 May 2014 - 21:38

I would go with Gold or higher certification these days as somewhere along the lines, at least some testing has been done.

 

So many cheap PSU's (even from reputable brands) have little or no adequate shielding and questionable component build quality - but at the end of the day, you get what you pay for.

 

I usually go with something £65+ from Antec or Coolermaster with whichever has the highest efficiency rating & satisfies load wattage requirements. Avoid high wattage generic PSU's as they're often promoted on special offer and often untested.



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Posted 21 May 2014 - 16:15

CoolerMaster PSU ??  eeeek not sure about that - why would you not go with something better for the same money ?


Gold or Platinum ?!?!  pfft  thats for poor people !    Get the new TITANIUM rated Corsair 1500i  !!!



(I have a Seasonic 1KW Platinum) ;)



#13 +PeterUK

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Posted 21 May 2014 - 17:40

I love the Coolmaster Brand.
 
http://www.ebuyer.co...rs650-amaag1-uk

looks good my Coolmaster Silent Gold is running well here.

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Posted 21 May 2014 - 17:42

Are we picking power supplies based on marketing jargon?



#15 Radium

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Posted 21 May 2014 - 18:28

CoolerMaster PSU ??  eeeek not sure about that - why would you not go with something better for the same money ?


Gold or Platinum ?!?!  pfft  thats for poor people !    Get the new TITANIUM rated Corsair 1500i  !!!



(I have a Seasonic 1KW Platinum) ;)

 Titanium is not even a noble or precious metal. The whole labeling is based on precious metals.