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

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)
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  1. 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.
  2. zippy emacs is the best
  3. 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=N82E16817207001
    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story4&reid=165
  4. antec, pcpower, or corsair
  5. hunter315 said:

    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=N82E16817207001
    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story4&reid=165



    This is the best recommendation. XFX 850w Seasonic> Corsair HX or TX 850=CWT
  6. Best answer
    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
  7. +1 for Jack's post.

    At the end of the day, 90% or so of all the top quality PSUs are built by Seasonic.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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=N82E16817151067

    SeaSonic S12D 850 Silver 850W - $ 199.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151083

    XFX Black Edition XPS-850W-BES 850W - $ 149.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207001

    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
  11. Best answer selected by jenkas.
  12. 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=Story&reid=165
  13. ^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).
  14. 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
  15. ^ 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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