Best Power Supply Brand

What is the best power supply brand on the market? please help.
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  1. Anything from Seasonic, Corsair, XFX, Antec, Enermax, PC&C are great; Nzxt, Silverstone, OCZ, Kingwin are decent, and Coolermaster, topower, FSP. BFG, Xion, Zalman, Abs, Xclio, Xigmatek are brands that has great and horrible products, so ask before buying one.
  2. Sunbeam! jk...
  3. Timop, I'd bump FSP up to the second category. And I'd move OCZ and Kingwin into the third category.
  4. depends on what wattage level and modular vs. non and what 80+ rating you want...

    diff brands take the cakes at diff levels (ive done tons of research before buying mine)

    I found Typically,

    XFX/Corsair to be the BEST 2 out there and Seasonic is also one of the best however seasonic is impossible to find and not a lot of availability (also XFX gets their guts from seasonic which is why they are also one of the best)

    Antec is also great....

    id stick to those 3 brands....however the OCZs and Silverstone are great as well at some wattages. like the OCZ fatality series at 500-600w is good....Silverstones are great but too pricy i find.

    you can almost never go wrong with Corsairs sometimes.

    just a question if your in the market for a new PSU post your specs and what you plan on doing with it....

    1) What GPU do you use or will you be using?
    -will you crossfire or sli it?
    -will you overclock it

    2) What CPU are you running?
    -will you overclock it

    3) How many HDDs and SSDs are you running and if multiple any in a RAID setup?

    4) (the other perifs arent that important but they can be if you have an excess amount) such as how many USB items you using, how many optical drives? extra fans (typically on LEDs can draw some wattage that would maybe add up)
  5. Extra fans are inconsequential. One 12 volt amp will power 3 or 4 120 mm fans at full speed. LED's? Wired in series, one 12 volt amp will easily power 250 LED's.

    USB devices are generally not a problem either. Even if they are internally powered, they are powered from the largely under used 5 volt bus.
  6. i agree JSC but sometimes all those little thigns add up coupled with other things like "hey you may wanna overclock" or you may have 5HDDs meaning its prob wise to upgrade from 650w to 750w
  7. jsc said:
    Timop, I'd bump FSP up to the second category. And I'd move OCZ and Kingwin into the third category.

    Thing with FSP is it makes cheap SAGAs (I think that's whats its called) that really sucks. While for OCZ is decent across the board, as even the older GameXStreams can output their rated powers while staying in spec.

    As for Kingwin Im not sure, the reviews Ive read are generally all positive not no fatal flaws.
  8. I only go with these brands - Corsair, Antec and Seasonic.
  9. Timop said:
    Thing with FSP is it makes cheap SAGAs (I think that's whats its called) that really sucks. While for OCZ is decent across the board, as even the older GameXStreams can output their rated powers while staying in spec.

    :o OCZ GameXstream is FSP inside
  10. delluser1 said:
    :o OCZ GameXstream is FSP inside

    I know, most of the OCZ line is by FSP. Epsilion IIRC, which is actually decent.
    However FSP is one of those companies that make great and horrible platforms, thus IMO isnt a blind buy.
  11. Be careful of Cooler Masters. Some are pretty good but others aren't so much. None of them are likely to blow up on you though.
  12. jsc said:
    Timop, I'd bump FSP up to the second category. And I'd move OCZ and Kingwin into the third category.

    Bro i need help in selection of PSU i kno Brand power means more trust and good Supply for 12v Rails
    My problem is current my PSU is Hytech 450W Single 12V rail with 14A +12V rating and i want to connect WD CAVIAR GREEN 2.160 TB hard and my previews hard drive corrupted due to low power so i am planning to go for i ball gaming master having less price 1699 Rs here the link http://www.homeshop18.com/iball-marathon-500w-peak-gaming-smps/computers/others/product:30139578/cid:3334/?pos=1

    tell me is it good for following configuration
    AMD A6 6400K /5400k
    fm2 mobo
    4 Gb(1x4GB) DDR3 corsair Vengeance RAM
    DVD RW(optional)
    WD 2.160 TB CAVIAR GREEN HARD DISK
    Is it sufficient or have to go more high ? newegg.com give 240W for all this configuration so tell me bro please help me
  13. #1 PSU Supplier :D

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    Tier 1 Brands - The Most Powerful And Stable Components On The Market.

    Antec Signature
    Antec High Current Pro -1200w
    Antec HCP Platinum 1kW
    Corsair AX
    Enermax Galaxy
    Enermax Revolution
    Kingwin Lazer Platinum
    PCP&C TurboCool
    PCP&C Silencer Greater than 610 watt
    Sapphire Pure
    Seasonic X-Series
    Seasonic S12D/M12D
    Silverstone ZF (Etasis 85/75/56)
    Seventeam ST Greater than 600w (SSI, V2.91)
    Silverstone OP/DA Greater than 700 watt
    Silverstone ZM
    Ultra X3 Greater than 1000 watt
    XFX Black Edition
    XFX XXX Edition
    Zippy/Emacs SSL
    Zippy/Emacs GSM
    Zippy/Emacs PSL
    Zippy/Emacs HG2
    Zippy/Emacs HP2


    Tier 2 Brands - Top Quality components With Top Notch Stability - For Those With Price/Availability Issues With Tier 1

    Antec Neo HE
    Antec High Current Gamer Series
    Antec EarthWatts greater than 700 watt
    Antec TruePower Trio
    Antec TruePower Quattro
    Antec TruePower New -- 750w
    Akasa PowerGreen 80+
    CoolMax CTG-750 watt/850 watt/1000 watt
    Cooler Master Ultimate/UCP
    Cooltek CT
    Corsair GS600 / GS800
    Corsair HX
    Corsair TX
    Corsair VX
    Cougar SX700 and GX700
    Enermax Liberty
    Enermax Infiniti
    Enermax MaxRevo 1350
    Enermax MODU82+
    Enermax Platimax (600, 750, 850, 1.2K)
    Enermax PRO82+
    Enermax PRO87+ (500w + 700w)
    Enermax Triathlor (550, 650, 700)
    Enhance ENP-GH
    EVGA - SuperNOVA NEX1500 Classified
    Fortron (FSP) GLN
    Hale82-m 650-750w
    iStarUSA PD2
    iStarUSA PD3
    LEPA G500
    OCZ EliteXStream
    OCZ Fatal1ty
    OCZ GameXStream less than 1000 watt (only if manufactured in December 2007 or later)
    OCZ StealthXStream 400 watt
    OCZ StealthXStream 2 greater than 700 watt
    OCZ Modstream (only if manufactured in December 2007 or later)
    OCZ EvoStream
    OCZ ProXStream
    OCZ Z(t)(s) Series Less than 1000W
    OCZ ZX 850w
    PC P&C Silencer less than 610 watt
    PC P&C Silencer MkII
    Rosewill Capstone (450, 750)
    Rosewill Hive (550, 650)
    Seasonic G series
    Seasonic S12
    Seasonic M12
    Seasonic Energy Plus
    Sentey Golden Steel Power 850w
    SevenTeam ST less than 600 watt
    Silverstone OP/DA 700 watt or less
    Supermicro/AbleCom
    Thermaltake Toughpower greater than 600 watt
    Thortech Thunderbolt Plus 800w
    Topower Powerbird 900w
    Xclio StablePower
    XFX Core Edition
    Xigmatek MC
    Xigmatek HC
    Ultra X3
    Ultra X-Pro
    Zalman ZM less than 1000 watt


    Tier 2b - Tier 2 units which have either lower longevity or slightly lower quality output. Still well within spec, and are good units.

    ABS-Tagan ITZ/BZ less than 1000 watt
    Antec VP (350, 450)
    BFG 800 watt
    Cooler Master GX 80 Plus 450W
    Cooler Master Real Power Pro >greater than 800 watt
    Cougar S700
    Enermax NAXN-82 550w - 750w
    Hiper Type-M >greater than 650 watt
    Hiper Type-R >greater than 650 watt
    Huntkey Jumper
    Kingwin Lazer Gold
    LEPA B650, B850
    Mushkin Enhanced
    NZXT HALE
    OCZ PowerStream
    OCZ StealthXStream <less than 700 watt (only if manufactured in December 2007 or later)
    Silverstone EF
    Tagan U95
    Tagan U25
    Tagan U15
    Tagan U22
    Topower Powerbird 1100w
    Xclio GreatPower


    Tier 3 Brands - Power supplies fully able to meet ATX specs, although closer to the edges of the limits than higher tier units. Still solid units.

    Acbel Polycom
    Akasa PaxPower
    Akasa PowerPlus (>greater than 500 watt Models)
    AMS Mercury
    Antec Earthwatts >greater than 700 watt
    Antec Basiq
    Antec Phantom
    Antec TruePower III
    Antec TruePower II
    Antec TrueControl II
    Antec NeoPower 480 watt (Old Model)
    Athena Power Space Shuttle Series
    Be Quiet Dark Power Pro
    BFG ES
    BFG LS
    Channel Well
    Cooler Master Real Power Pro <less than 800 watt
    Cooler Master iGreen
    Cooler Master Silent (and gold) Pro
    Corsair CX Series
    Enermax Maximum Plus
    Enermax Noistaker II
    Enermax Noisetaker
    Enermax Whisper II
    Enermax CoolerGiant
    Enhance ENS-G
    Epower Xscale
    Fortron (FSP) GLC
    Fortron (FSP) THN
    Fortron AX
    Fortron HLN
    Fortron PFN/PN/PA
    Fractal Design Integra R2 750 W
    Kingwin Lazer
    Kingwin Mach 1 (the negative 12v rail may go slightly outside of spec in some loading conditions)
    LEPA G900
    NorthQ
    OCZ ModXStream (rated for 40° C)
    OCZ Z Series 1000W
    Rosewill RP 2 (temperature sensitive)
    Rosewill Xtreme/RX
    Seasonic Super Versatile
    Sigma SP
    Silverstone F
    Sparkle FSP
    Spire Rocketeer V/VI
    Sunbeam Nuuo
    Thermaltake Litepower
    Thermaltake Purepower RX
    Thermaltake Toughpower <less than 600 watt
    Topower 1000w Gold
    XG Magnum
    X-Spice Kira
    Zalman ZM 1000 watt




    Tier 4 - Not Recommend for stressful situations. May not be able to put out full rated power above room temperature, and may slightly fail to meet ATX specs.

    Aerocool
    Asus Atlas
    BFG 1000 watt
    Cooler Master eXtreme (only use 75% of labeled wattage)
    Cooler Master GX (except 450w)
    E-Power
    Futurepower
    Hale82n 650w
    Hiper Type-M
    HIPRO
    Masscool
    MGE XG
    Mushkin HP
    NorthQ 4775-500S/BU
    OCZ Modstream (if manufactured before December 2007)
    OCZ GameXStream <1000 watt (if manufactured before December 2007)
    OCZ StealthXStream (if manufactured before December 2007)
    OCZ GameXStream 1010 watt (essentially a 850watt power supply)
    Scythe Kamariki
    Sigma Shark
    Sintek
    TTGI/Superflower
    Ultra Xfinity
    Ultra X2 <less than 700 watt
    Ultra XVS
    Xion Real Power PowerReal


    Tier 5 - Other than the units listed above for any of these brands, NOT RECOMMENDED. Replace ASAP if you have one.

    A-TOP Technology
    Apevia
    APEX (SUPERCASE/ALLIED)
    Aspire(Turbo Case)
    ATADC
    Athena Power
    ATRIX
    Broadway Com Corp
    Coolmax
    Deer
    Diablotek
    Dynapower USA
    Dynex
    EagleTech
    FOXCONN
    FSP Everest
    HEC Orion
    Hiper Type-R
    Huntkey
    I-Star Computer Co. Ltd
    In Win
    JPAC COMPUTER
    Just PC
    Kingwin Inc.
    Linkworld Electronics
    Logisys Computer
    MGE
    MSI
    NMEDIAPC
    Norwood Micro/ CompUSA
    NorthQ
    NZXT
    Okia
    Powmax
    Q-Tec
    Raidmax
    Rocketfish
    Rosewill
    SFC
    Shuttle
    Skyhawk
    Spire Coolers
    Star Micro
    STARTECH
    Thermaltake Purepower NP
    Thermaltake Purepower RU
    Thermaltake TR2 (and TR2-RX)
    TOPOWER TOP
    Ultra X-Connect
    Ultra X2 >greater than 700 watt
    Ultra LSP
    Wintech
    XION
    YoungYear
    Zebronics
  14. SR-71 Blackbird said:
    #1 PSU Supplier :D

    http://i1123.photobucket.com/albums/l546/area51reopened/images-1_zpsd74e8f6a.jpg

    Tier 1 Brands - The Most Powerful And Stable Components On The Market.

    Antec Signature
    Antec High Current Pro -1200w
    Antec HCP Platinum 1kW
    Corsair AX
    Enermax Galaxy
    Enermax Revolution
    Kingwin Lazer Platinum
    PCP&C TurboCool
    PCP&C Silencer Greater than 610 watt
    Sapphire Pure
    Seasonic X-Series
    Seasonic S12D/M12D
    Silverstone ZF (Etasis 85/75/56)
    Seventeam ST Greater than 600w (SSI, V2.91)
    Silverstone OP/DA Greater than 700 watt
    Silverstone ZM
    Ultra X3 Greater than 1000 watt
    XFX Black Edition
    XFX XXX Edition
    Zippy/Emacs SSL
    Zippy/Emacs GSM
    Zippy/Emacs PSL
    Zippy/Emacs HG2
    Zippy/Emacs HP2


    Tier 2 Brands - Top Quality components With Top Notch Stability - For Those With Price/Availability Issues With Tier 1

    Antec Neo HE
    Antec High Current Gamer Series
    Antec EarthWatts greater than 700 watt
    Antec TruePower Trio
    Antec TruePower Quattro
    Antec TruePower New -- 750w
    Akasa PowerGreen 80+
    CoolMax CTG-750 watt/850 watt/1000 watt
    Cooler Master Ultimate/UCP
    Cooltek CT
    Corsair GS600 / GS800
    Corsair HX
    Corsair TX
    Corsair VX
    Cougar SX700 and GX700
    Enermax Liberty
    Enermax Infiniti
    Enermax MaxRevo 1350
    Enermax MODU82+
    Enermax Platimax (600, 750, 850, 1.2K)
    Enermax PRO82+
    Enermax PRO87+ (500w + 700w)
    Enermax Triathlor (550, 650, 700)
    Enhance ENP-GH
    EVGA - SuperNOVA NEX1500 Classified
    Fortron (FSP) GLN
    Hale82-m 650-750w
    iStarUSA PD2
    iStarUSA PD3
    LEPA G500
    OCZ EliteXStream
    OCZ Fatal1ty
    OCZ GameXStream less than 1000 watt (only if manufactured in December 2007 or later)
    OCZ StealthXStream 400 watt
    OCZ StealthXStream 2 greater than 700 watt
    OCZ Modstream (only if manufactured in December 2007 or later)
    OCZ EvoStream
    OCZ ProXStream
    OCZ Z(t)(s) Series Less than 1000W
    OCZ ZX 850w
    PC P&C Silencer less than 610 watt
    PC P&C Silencer MkII
    Rosewill Capstone (450, 750)
    Rosewill Hive (550, 650)
    Seasonic G series
    Seasonic S12
    Seasonic M12
    Seasonic Energy Plus
    Sentey Golden Steel Power 850w
    SevenTeam ST less than 600 watt
    Silverstone OP/DA 700 watt or less
    Supermicro/AbleCom
    Thermaltake Toughpower greater than 600 watt
    Thortech Thunderbolt Plus 800w
    Topower Powerbird 900w
    Xclio StablePower
    XFX Core Edition
    Xigmatek MC
    Xigmatek HC
    Ultra X3
    Ultra X-Pro
    Zalman ZM less than 1000 watt


    Tier 2b - Tier 2 units which have either lower longevity or slightly lower quality output. Still well within spec, and are good units.

    ABS-Tagan ITZ/BZ less than 1000 watt
    Antec VP (350, 450)
    BFG 800 watt
    Cooler Master GX 80 Plus 450W
    Cooler Master Real Power Pro >greater than 800 watt
    Cougar S700
    Enermax NAXN-82 550w - 750w
    Hiper Type-M >greater than 650 watt
    Hiper Type-R >greater than 650 watt
    Huntkey Jumper
    Kingwin Lazer Gold
    LEPA B650, B850
    Mushkin Enhanced
    NZXT HALE
    OCZ PowerStream
    OCZ StealthXStream <less than 700 watt (only if manufactured in December 2007 or later)
    Silverstone EF
    Tagan U95
    Tagan U25
    Tagan U15
    Tagan U22
    Topower Powerbird 1100w
    Xclio GreatPower


    Tier 3 Brands - Power supplies fully able to meet ATX specs, although closer to the edges of the limits than higher tier units. Still solid units.

    Acbel Polycom
    Akasa PaxPower
    Akasa PowerPlus (>greater than 500 watt Models)
    AMS Mercury
    Antec Earthwatts >greater than 700 watt
    Antec Basiq
    Antec Phantom
    Antec TruePower III
    Antec TruePower II
    Antec TrueControl II
    Antec NeoPower 480 watt (Old Model)
    Athena Power Space Shuttle Series
    Be Quiet Dark Power Pro
    BFG ES
    BFG LS
    Channel Well
    Cooler Master Real Power Pro <less than 800 watt
    Cooler Master iGreen
    Cooler Master Silent (and gold) Pro
    Corsair CX Series
    Enermax Maximum Plus
    Enermax Noistaker II
    Enermax Noisetaker
    Enermax Whisper II
    Enermax CoolerGiant
    Enhance ENS-G
    Epower Xscale
    Fortron (FSP) GLC
    Fortron (FSP) THN
    Fortron AX
    Fortron HLN
    Fortron PFN/PN/PA
    Fractal Design Integra R2 750 W
    Kingwin Lazer
    Kingwin Mach 1 (the negative 12v rail may go slightly outside of spec in some loading conditions)
    LEPA G900
    NorthQ
    OCZ ModXStream (rated for 40° C)
    OCZ Z Series 1000W
    Rosewill RP 2 (temperature sensitive)
    Rosewill Xtreme/RX
    Seasonic Super Versatile
    Sigma SP
    Silverstone F
    Sparkle FSP
    Spire Rocketeer V/VI
    Sunbeam Nuuo
    Thermaltake Litepower
    Thermaltake Purepower RX
    Thermaltake Toughpower <less than 600 watt
    Topower 1000w Gold
    XG Magnum
    X-Spice Kira
    Zalman ZM 1000 watt




    Tier 4 - Not Recommend for stressful situations. May not be able to put out full rated power above room temperature, and may slightly fail to meet ATX specs.

    Aerocool
    Asus Atlas
    BFG 1000 watt
    Cooler Master eXtreme (only use 75% of labeled wattage)
    Cooler Master GX (except 450w)
    E-Power
    Futurepower
    Hale82n 650w
    Hiper Type-M
    HIPRO
    Masscool
    MGE XG
    Mushkin HP
    NorthQ 4775-500S/BU
    OCZ Modstream (if manufactured before December 2007)
    OCZ GameXStream <1000 watt (if manufactured before December 2007)
    OCZ StealthXStream (if manufactured before December 2007)
    OCZ GameXStream 1010 watt (essentially a 850watt power supply)
    Scythe Kamariki
    Sigma Shark
    Sintek
    TTGI/Superflower
    Ultra Xfinity
    Ultra X2 <less than 700 watt
    Ultra XVS
    Xion Real Power PowerReal


    Tier 5 - Other than the units listed above for any of these brands, NOT RECOMMENDED. Replace ASAP if you have one.

    A-TOP Technology
    Apevia
    APEX (SUPERCASE/ALLIED)
    Aspire(Turbo Case)
    ATADC
    Athena Power
    ATRIX
    Broadway Com Corp
    Coolmax
    Deer
    Diablotek
    Dynapower USA
    Dynex
    EagleTech
    FOXCONN
    FSP Everest
    HEC Orion
    Hiper Type-R
    Huntkey
    I-Star Computer Co. Ltd
    In Win
    JPAC COMPUTER
    Just PC
    Kingwin Inc.
    Linkworld Electronics
    Logisys Computer
    MGE
    MSI
    NMEDIAPC
    Norwood Micro/ CompUSA
    NorthQ
    NZXT
    Okia
    Powmax
    Q-Tec
    Raidmax
    Rocketfish
    Rosewill
    SFC
    Shuttle
    Skyhawk
    Spire Coolers
    Star Micro
    STARTECH
    Thermaltake Purepower NP
    Thermaltake Purepower RU
    Thermaltake TR2 (and TR2-RX)
    TOPOWER TOP
    Ultra X-Connect
    Ultra X2 >greater than 700 watt
    Ultra LSP
    Wintech
    XION
    YoungYear
    Zebronics



    Hmm... I took a look into your tier 5 brands and looked up some reviews on Jonnyguru. I must say, NZXT and Rosewill did not bad. Maybe there are some known issues/huge fails known on the internet. But the rest in the tier 5 is actually bad, such as powmax, apevia, deer, youngyear etc... Oh and i think sunbeam belongs in the tier 5 too, saw a review on jonnyguru where it scored a 1 out of 10 at every aspect except for asthetics.
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