Ist the best PSUs please.

Hi Guys . i was looking for a great CPU for my rig . i am using i5 CPU & ATI 5850 ... so need something great ...but stuck in too choose from which brand . SO PLEASE LIST the BEST BRANDS ... atleast 5 BRANDS please.
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More about psus please
  1. corsair
    seasonic
    pc powe&cooling
    antec
    nzxt
    some silverstone
    some fsp


    some to definitely avoid (this is far from extensive)
    raiidmax
    okia
    logisys
    linkworld
    anything
    rocketfish/huntkey
    dynex
  2. Huntkey is an OK brand, ran my GTX 470 perfectly fine for a while and is running a GTX 465 to this day without a hitch.

    Personally I think people pay too much attention to the maker of a PSU. ALL psu's have been tested to the stated wattage and tested under certain loaded circumstances to allow them to developed what they state on the side of the PSU Unit.

    People say don't go for this, that and the other, when personally ive used cheap PSU's for years, ranging from Yakumza to Huntkey to PowerX to my latest Coolermaster with absolutely no problems what so ever.

    I just cant see the point in buying a £130approx Corsair 750w PSU when for half the price and the same/more warranty I can get a 750W Coolermaster.

    Even the Huntkey 650W cost me £45 and is still doing its job perfectly well..
  3. ioftn usejunk power supplies. but its not really good to recommend a cheapo psu unless there is a reliable review of it, and sometimes the labels are total lies.
    see this:
    http://hardwareaware.com/review/linkworld-430w/
  4. 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 (in the USA). Lately we've been seeing a few other brands offering some high quality units. One example would be the newer Antec power supplies.
  5. Running a cheap PSU is like gambling with your entire system.
  6. corsair
    seasonic
    pc powe&cooling not any more
    antec
    nzxt
    some silverstone
    some fsp

    then we add

    xfx
    enermax
  7. Coolmax goes on the second list - unless you derate it by about 100 watts, and then do not put any heavy demands on it.
  8. what do you think about Green or Coller master ? what about SILVERSTONE ?
  9. as i said, some silverstones are good. what model? look for a review...

    @obsidian86- do pc p&c psus suck now? i thought they were good!
  10. rant: oh i hate this is so stupid jonnyguru.com is blocked at school. and i really wanted to read that 750w tt review he just did! dammit!
  11. I've had excellent results with two Termaltake Black Widow units, a 650w and a 850w. Both have cable management.

    I've also had excellent results from Corsair.

    Unlike others, my Antec experiences have not been good. My last Antec died emitting a wonderful burnt smell and Antec wont cover it because I cant find my receipt and the unit has a manufactured date within the 5 yr warranty and in fact when it died none of the units could be out of warranty, production only started 2 years prior.
  12. shovenose said:
    as i said, some silverstones are good. what model? look for a review...

    @obsidian86- do pc p&c psus suck now? i thought they were good!


    PC&C were bought out by OCz if I remember right
  13. shovenose said:
    as i said, some silverstones are good. what model? look for a review...

    @obsidian86- do pc p&c psus suck now? i thought they were good!

    not as good as they used to be the older pc p&c were built by seasonic the mark II line's are built by sirfa,they are more like modified ocz gold power supplies they are ok but not worth the price anymore
  14. in order of best to worst

    1 Corsair
    2 NZXT
    3 OCZ
    4 Seasonic
    5 thermaltake

    side note avoid anything that says antec people have mixed reviews on em and its spotty some models are excellent supposedly others fry systems... not a gamble i'd take
  15. g00fysmiley said:
    in order of best to worst

    1 Corsair
    2 NZXT
    3 OCZ
    4 Seasonic
    5 thermaltake

    side note avoid anything that says antec people have mixed reviews on em and its spotty some models are excellent supposedly others fry systems... not a gamble i'd take


    if you want the best of the best of the best

    1.zippy emacs
    2.seasonic
    3.enermax
    4.corsair
    5.antec(most are good cept the bp series under 500 watts)

    seasonic whips a lot of brands considering the antec 520/620 eco antec true power,corsair ax models from 400 till 1000 watts cx 400 cx430 tx650 are all made by seasonic

    enermax have some of the best units over 850 watts

    zippy isn't as efficient as the others but i think their power supplies are the most likely to survive the apocolypse
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