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Recommended PSU's - True/Tested

LAST UPDATE: 12-Jun-2014

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Why 99% of Power Supply Reviews Are Wrong

This is a quick reference to which power supplies are generally accepted as a great choice for reliability / performance.

To make this list, power supplies must use quality parts and be CROSSLOAD/HOTBOX tested. Temps should be 40-45C

Please post these here and I will update the first post as people report them. Please link a review supporting and confirming your statement.

Signs that a PSU might not be adequate for a system:
- PC won't power on after installing a graphic card it can't handle (SLI setup, larger than previous GPU etc..)
- You are not getting the framerate you should be with your setup (choppy/slow)
- GPU intensive programs freeze frequently, or crash (crash to desktop, BSOD etc..)
- Computer resets during games/folding/stress testing
- PSU heats up/smells funny/blows

Modular PSU's:

beQuiet Dark Power Pro 10 550
Corsair TX550M
Kingwin Lazer Platinum 550
PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk III 500
Rosewill Silent Night 500*Fanless
Seasonic G Series 550
Seasonic G-550 F3
Seasonic Platinum 520*Fanless
Seasonic X-400*Fanless
Seasonic X-560
Silver Power SP-S460FL 460<< Recommended PSU under 1000W Top Score Award >>
SilverStone ST45SF-G 450SFX
Silverstone Strider Gold ST55F-G 550
Superflower Golden King 550
Superflower Golden Silent 500 *Fanless

Corsair HX650
Enermax Platimax 600
Enermax Triathlor FC 650
OCZ ZT 650
PC Power and Cooling MkIII 600[WHITE]
Rosewill Hive 650W
Seasonic G Series 650W
Seasonic Platinum 660XP 660
Seasonic X KM3 650
Seasonic X-650
Seasonic X-650 KM3

Antec High Current Pro (HCP) 750
Cooler Master V700
Cooler Master VSM 750W
Corsair AX750
Corsair HX750
Corsair AX760
Corsair AX760i
Corsair TX750M
Cougar S700 700
Cougar CMX V2 700 > Note: Must be the V2 version. Read review for more info.
Enermax Modu87+ 700
EVGA Supernova G2 750W
High Power Astro PT 700W
In Win Commander III “Desert Fox” 700
OCZ Fatal1ty 750
OCZ ZT 750 Link 2
Rosewill Tachyon 750
Seasonic X-750
Seasonic X-760
Silver Power SP-S850M
Silverstone Strider Gold Evolution 750
Silverstone Strider Plus 750
Thermaltake Smart-M 750
Thermaltake Toughpower Grand 750
Thermaltake Toughpower XT 750
Thermaltake Toughpower XT 775
XFX XPS Black Edition 750
XFX Pro 750 Black Edition
Xigmatek Centauro 700
Xigmatek NRP-MC702

Antec CP-850
Antec HCP-850 (High Current Pro)
Antec HCP-850 Platinum
beQuiet Dark Power Pro 10 850
Coolermaster V850
Corsair AX850
Corsair AX860
Corsair AX860i
Corsair HX850
Corsair HX850 Gold
Corsair RM850
Enermax Revolution 85+ 850
EVGA Supernova G2 850W
GlacialTech GP-AX950AA 950
Kingwin Lazer Gold 850
Kingwin Power Force PF-850
Kingwin Lazer Platinum 850
OCZ Z Series 850
PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk III 850
Seasonic M12 II Evo Edition 850W
Sentey GSP850-SM
Silver Power SP-S850M
Thermaltake Toughpower DPS 850W
Toughpower XT 850
XFX 850 Black Edition

Antec CP-1000
Antec HCP-1300 Platnum
Antec High Current Pro Platinum 1KW
Azza Platinum 1000
Cooler Master Silent Pro Hybrid 1050
Cooler Master Silent Pro Platinum 1000
Coolermaster V1000
Corsair HX1000
Enermax Platimax 1000
Enermax Revolution 87+ 1000
EVGA Supernova G2 1000W
EVGA Supernova P2 1000W
Fractal Design Newton R3 1000
Fractal Design Tesla R2 1000W
FSP Aurum Pro 1kW Gold
Kingwin Lazer 1000
Kingwin Lazer Gold 1000
Kingwin Mach 1 1000
OCZ ZX 1000
Rosewill TACHYON 1000 80+ Platinum
Seasonic Platinum 1000W
Sentey LTP1000-SM
Super Flower Leadex 1000
Thortech Thunderbolt 1000
XFX Pro Series 1000 Black Edition

Antec High Current Pro 1200
Antec Truepower Quattro 1200
Cooler Master Silent Pro Hybrid 1300
Corsair AX1200
Corsair AX1200i
Corsair AX1500i<<Overclockers TOP DOG Award>>
(First perfect 10)
beQuiet! Dark Power Pro 10 1200 << Recommended PSU 1000Watt+ Category Top Score Award >>

Enermax Galaxy Evo 1250
Enermax Maxrevo 1500
Enermax Platimax 1350
Enermax Revolution 85+ 1020
EVGA Supernova G2 1300W
EVGA SuperNova NEX1500 Classified
Lepa G1600-MA 1600
PC Power and Cooling 1200
Rosewill Lightning 1300
Sparkle Gold Class 1250
Seasonic X-1250 1250
Silverstone ST1500 1500
Silverstone Zeus 1350
ThermalTake Toughpower XT Platinum 1275
Thortech Thunderbolt 1200

Non-Modular PSU's:

Corsair CX430
FSP Aurum Xilenser
Seasonic SS-300TFX 300
Silverstone ST45NF 450 *Fanless
Xigmatek NRP-PC501 500

BFG LS550 550
Corsair VX550
Cougar RX 500W
EVGA 500B 500W
NZXT Hale82 N Series 550
Seasonic S12 II Bronze 520
Super Flower Golden King 500
Xigmatek NRP-PC502 500

Antec Earthwatts Platinum 650
Enermax Eco80+ 620
Tagan PipeRock II 680
XFX Core Edition 650

Antec Earthwatts 750
Antec TruePower Classic 750W
NZXT HALE82 N Series 750
Rosewill Capstone 750
Topower KC-750 750
XFX Core Edition 750

Antec HCP-850
Antec HCG-900
Corsair TX850 V2
Corsair TX950 950
Enermax Revolution 85+ 850
PC Power & Cooling Silencer 910
Silverstone Element ST85EF 850
XFX Core Edition Pro 850

BFG LS1000 1000
BFG LS1200 1250
Silverstone OP1000-P 1000
Thortech Thunderbolt Plus 1000

Great Links:

Extreme OC
Hard OCP
Jonny Guru
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Oklahoma Wolf -> Reviewed the majority of these PSUs personally (famously on Jonny Guru's website)

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