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    Recommended PSU's - True/Tested

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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:

    400Watt+
    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

    600Watt+
    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

    700Watt+
    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

    800Watt+
    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
    NZXT HALE82 850
    NZXT HALE90 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


    1000Watt+
    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

    1200Watt+
    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
    FSP AURUM PRO GOLD 1200
    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:

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

    500Watt+
    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

    600Watt+
    Antec Earthwatts Platinum 650
    Enermax Eco80+ 620
    Tagan PipeRock II 680
    XFX Core Edition 650

    700Watt+
    Antec Earthwatts 750
    Antec TruePower Classic 750W
    NZXT HALE82 N Series 750
    Rosewill Capstone 750
    Topower KC-750 750
    XFX Core Edition 750

    800Watt+
    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

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


    Great Links:

    Extreme OC
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    Jonny Guru
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    Special Thanks to our resident expert GURUs:

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

    RollingThunder -> Very high knowledge on PSUs, gives me thumbs up

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    Like I said in your suggestion thread...Corsair (HX520/620/1000), Seasonic (MSeries), PCP&C, Silverstone (especialy the DA series), and Zippy are all top notch PSUs.

    Antec Signature series is also solid.

    Enermax and TT I would consider 2nd tier...

    EDIT: Here is that link I was talking about that answers A LOT of questions and gives very good suggestions...

    http://forums.extremeoverclocking.co...d.php?t=136602

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    Quote Originally Posted by diaz View Post
    Negatory on that one - high failure rate due to the use of glue that goes conductive when baked.
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    How about Corsair's TX850..lol Since im the proud owner of a OW enhance TX850
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    ASRock Z97 Extreme 4
    i7 4790K
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    Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB HD
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    I would go for either Corsair or PC P&C psu.

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    i would make the list based on the reviews of Jonny's site personally. OW does reviews for that place and i stick with what he says/finds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evilsizer View Post
    i would make the list based on the reviews of Jonny's site personally. OW does reviews for that place and i stick with what he says/finds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Evilsizer View Post
    i would make the list based on the reviews of Jonny's site personally. OW does reviews for that place and i stick with what he says/finds.
    +3....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evilsizer View Post
    i would make the list based on the reviews of Jonny's site personally. OW does reviews for that place and i stick with what he says/finds.
    +4
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    It is very likely that I will not buy another Antec PSU as long as I live. Since I switched to Corsair I've had absolutely no problems. I just finished putting together a new rig for my brother this xmas, that makes the 9th Corsair PSU that I've bought thus far that tests fine on the multimeter, doesn't wine, doesn't die prematurely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayws View Post
    It is very likely that I will not buy another Antec PSU as long as I live.
    Say after me: Antec Signature...Antec Signature...Antec Signature...
    Fuhjyyu era is in the past now. Antec have good OEM's: Seasonic, Delta, Enhance.

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    burebista, since when is CWT a bad OEM :P
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    I don't say that. I only say that Antec have good OEM's now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evilsizer View Post
    i would make the list based on the reviews of Jonny's site personally. OW does reviews for that place and i stick with what he says/finds.
    +5

    Sorry for bit OOT, since this is my own personal preference only, "IF" I needed one, I'd buy OW's brand PSU , meaning OW's reviewed PSU.

    Yup, those poor PSUs with good scores that he opened up and voided warranty , caps inspected, re-soldered components such as power transistors/mosfets/fast-rectifiers and "re-goop-ed" for better thermal contact, re-touced messy solder job if any, and finally fully tested at full load with output ripple & temperature measurement results.

    Again this is my own oppinion only, cause sometimes OW sold them at much cheaper discounted price than new one, but IMO at greater "value" than the one fresh from factory. Too bad I live across the pacific that the PSU shipping cost is killing me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bing View Post
    +5

    Sorry for bit OOT, since this is my own personal preference only, "IF" I needed one, I'd buy OW's brand PSU , meaning OW's reviewed PSU.

    Yup, those poor PSUs that he opened up and voided warranty , caps inspected, re-soldered components such as power transistors/mosfets/fast-rectifiers and "re-goop-ed" for better thermal contact, re-touced messy solder job if any, and finally fully tested at full load with output ripple & temperature measurement results, and most important has good scores.

    Again this is my own oppinion only, cause sometimes OW sold them at much cheaper discounted price than new one, but IMO at greater "value" than the one fresh from factory. Too bad I live across the pacific that the PSU shipping cost is killing me.
    I agree 100% im on my second psu from him...lol. The frist is running my sig rig
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    Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB HD
    Mushkin Chronos DX 240GB
    LG Blu-ray Burner HL-DT-ST BD-RE WH10LS30
    2x Evga GTX 670 FTW 2GB
    Corsair HX1000w
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    Quote Originally Posted by bing View Post
    +5

    Sorry for bit OOT, since this is my own personal preference only, "IF" I needed one, I'd buy OW's brand PSU , meaning OW's reviewed PSU.

    Yup, those poor PSUs with good scores that he opened up and voided warranty , caps inspected, re-soldered components such as power transistors/mosfets/fast-rectifiers and "re-goop-ed" for better thermal contact, re-touced messy solder job if any, and finally fully tested at full load with output ripple & temperature measurement results.

    Again this is my own oppinion only, cause sometimes OW sold them at much cheaper discounted price than new one, but IMO at greater "value" than the one fresh from factory. Too bad I live across the pacific that the PSU shipping cost is killing me.
    Bing, Gig,

    I'm in complete agreement. I'd "sac" any warranty for a tune-up and tech inspection/correction by Oklahoma Wolf on one of his test power supplies any day.
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    And here I am giving out warranties on my work anyway

    Of course, I've only ever needed to make good on one of my warranties a couple of times... and one of those times was a unit I had never opened up... and the other time the unit was working and it proved to be a compatibility issue...
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    250GB Samsung 840 Evo, 640GB WD Black, 2TB Samsung F4, 3TB Seagate 7200.14
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    OCF psu's, the Wolf Line, sounds kinda catchy,no?

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    how is the BFG Tech ES SERIES ES-800 800W Continuous? im lookin to buy a gtx 280 when the 295 comes out.
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    Silverstone Olympia 650w is running my highly OCed quad core Xeon and system very well. A 54A single rail is decent, for the price... Mine has been running for about a year now..

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