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Which power supply is best, coolermaster, rosewill, OCZ, etc.

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April 10, 2010 4:26:32 PM

Hi I want to buy a power supply of 750W - 850W but I don´t know wich is the best brand. I gonna buy it in newegg and there have many brands that I don´t never herad of them, for example:

rosewill
apevia
diablotek
kingwin
sunbeam
coolmax
silverstone
a-top
athena
and much more........................

I only know coolermaster, termalthake and corsair because in mexico they are the most popular, or the only brands in sale.
I don´t want to expend my money in brands without quality , I want to know wich is best and efficient with low energy consumption.
I,ve heard the 80 plus, bronze, silver and gold don´t consumption much energy (i don´t want the energy bill goes to high jejejeje), please help me to choose, I prefer to spend 20 dollars more in the power supply if it consumption less energy and give me great efficiency

I gonna use in a core i7 920 OC, 6Gb ram ddr3 1600Mhz, GTX 480 (maybe the next year in SLI witn other 480)
April 10, 2010 4:31:05 PM

That's a hungry system you got there. Personally Corsair is the best PSU manufacturer in all areas, you really get what you pay for, that's why they're a little bit more expensive.
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April 10, 2010 4:35:40 PM

zippy emacs is the best
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April 10, 2010 5:01:49 PM

the reason you havent heard of most of those brands is that they are crap. For a minute i thought those were the only manufacturers you had to pick from and i got scared.

The GTX480 is going to try real hard to set a new record in power consumption, im not even sure if a 750W would support 2 of them, if you are going to run a high end card like that you definitely need to purchase a quality PSU as you will easily overdraw a cheap one with a GTX480.

The different 80+ levels dont amount to much for most users, only about $10 per year in power savings, but higher 80+ ratings are generally a sign of a higher quality unit.

The XFX 850W unit is built off of the seasonic M12D platform and showed itself to be a very good unit in its jonny guru review and is a great value when compared to the M12D that its based off of costs about $50 more
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...
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April 10, 2010 5:06:31 PM

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April 10, 2010 8:24:16 PM

antec, pcpower, or corsair
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a c 134 ) Power supply
April 10, 2010 9:10:11 PM

To size it, start here:

http://www.antec.outervision.com/

To pick it, look here:

http://www.silentpcreview.com/Recommended_PSUs

To confirm it, look here:

http://www.jonnyguru.com/

For comparison purposes , the list below contains performance ratings (10 scale) at jonnyguru.com / prices as per newegg on 02/21/2010 and ones w/ double asterisks (**) made it onto silentpcreview.com's Editor's Choice List meaning they excelled at both electronic and acoustic performance:

Antec SG-850 - 10.0 ($220) **
Antec CP-850 - 10.0 ($110) ** (Note requires Antec 1200, P183, P193 or Dark Fleet Series case)
XFX 850W Black Edition 10.0 ($185)
Corsair HX850 850W - 10.0 ($180)

Antec TruePower Quattro (TPQ-850) - 9.5 ($150)
Corsair TX850 - 9.5 ($140)
Seasonic M12D 850W - 9.5 (NLA) **
NorthQ Giant Connector 850W - 9.5 (NFS)
Etasis ET850 - 9.5 (NLA)
Silverstone Zeus ST85ZF - 9.5 (NLA)

Enermax Revolution 85+ 850W - 9.0 ($250)

Thrmaltake Toughpower XT 850W - 8.5 ($216)
OCZ Z Series 850W - 8.5 ($200)

NorthQ Black Magic Flex 850W - 8.0 (NFS)
Coolmax CTG-850 - 8.0 (NFS)

SilverStone Decathlon DA850 - 7.5 ($230)
Enermax Galaxy DXX 850W EGX850EWL - 7.5 (NFS)

SilverStone Strider ST85F - 7.0

Silverstone Element ST85EF 850W - 6.0


NFS - Not For Sale / NLA = No Longer Available
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April 10, 2010 9:12:44 PM

+1 for Jack's post.

At the end of the day, 90% or so of all the top quality PSUs are built by Seasonic.
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April 11, 2010 8:38:15 PM

Corsair and Seasonic are two brands that have a reputation for high quality power supplies that consistently earn high marks in technical reviews. They are reliable, stable, and come with a 5 year warranty. Some of the newer models come with a 7 year warranty.
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April 11, 2010 8:39:20 PM

JohnnyLucky said:
Corsair and Seasonic are two brands that have a reputation for high quality power supplies that consistently earn high marks in technical reviews. They are reliable, stable, and come with a 5 year warranty. Some of the newer models come with a 7 year warranty.


You should mention the XFX XPS/XXX series. They're Seasonic built.
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April 11, 2010 8:57:31 PM

ok thank´s very much to all, i only have one last request, wich of this 3 power supply are the best, between price and quality?

SeaSonic M12D SS-850 850W - $ 209.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SeaSonic S12D 850 Silver 850W - $ 199.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

XFX Black Edition XPS-850W-BES 850W - $ 149.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

In my opinion I would go with the XFX (for the price jejeje), but the other two are much better? or it´s better save money with the XFX? besaides the XFX looks great
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April 11, 2010 9:02:18 PM

Best answer selected by jenkas.
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April 11, 2010 9:18:52 PM

The XFX XPS 850 is made by Seasonic for XFX. The components are identical to the Seasonic S12D. In fact, Seasonic used the exact same components for the PC Power & Cooling Silencer 910 which one of the best psu's ever made. The $10.00 difference is for the exterior nuclear green bling. Go for it! :D 

The XFX model recieved a perfect 10 for performance during a technical review over at jonnyguru.com:

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...

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April 11, 2010 10:39:23 PM

^Yup. That's an excellent PSU. Now, only if they price this at ~$120.... they'd give Corsair a good run for it's money. (Btw, they need to change the look, it's UGLY).
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April 11, 2010 11:19:18 PM


Well, after all the help that I received from the tom's hardware community

THE WINNER IS:

XFX Black Edition XPS-850W-BES 850W



THANKS TO ALL
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April 11, 2010 11:48:33 PM

^ Well at least we know you don't care much for looks :lol: 

Anyways, it's a great PSU. Excellent choice.
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