750W Showdown: HCG-750 vs TruePower TP-750 vs. Cooler Master RS750

Hello there fellas

You should know the shpiel by now :kaola: limited options for me as I live outside the great US of A. Which of these power supplies do you recommend? I need 750W

- Antec High Current Gamer HCG-750 (link)
- Antec TruePower New TP-750 (link)
- Cooler Master GX Series RS750 (link)

johnnyguru wrote some pretty nasty *** on the GX but I have seen good reviews on the net all around. I am tempted to go with the TP-750

Have your say :)

EDIT: Here is my build (Is 750W too much/little?)
CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor
Motherboard: Asus P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Hard Drive: Crucial M4 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 560 1GB Video Card
Case: Corsair 500R Black ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: Cooler Master 750W ATX12V Power Supply
Optical Drive: LG WH12LS39 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer
Monitor: Samsung PX2370 23.0" Monitor
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  1. So over at AnandTech and HardForums people have mentioned that 750W is way too much for my machine and I should look for 500W PSUs!

    I have the following options:

    The only 500W unit that he carries and has decent reviews is the SilverStone ST50EF-PLUS
    Any thoughts?
    JonnyGuru
    HardwareSecrets
    Newegg

    He also has a cooler master eXtreme power plus 550, but I am gonna stay away from cooler masters after what I heard/read about the GX
  2. A quality 500W PSU will be sufficient for the build you listed. There is however, a benefit to using a PSU with 2 times or more power than what the system pulls, which is that the PSU fan will not ramp up until it reaches 50-60% load.

    I myself have a TP-750(Blue version). This is my configuration:

    -Raidmax Smilodon case
    -Antec TruePower New TP-750 Blue 750W PSU
    -MSI 790FX-GD70 MB
    -AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE
    -4GB Mushkin DDR3 1600 RAM @ 7-7-6-18 1T
    -HIS Radeon HD 4890 1GB
    -Seagate Barracuda 1TB
    -Creative SB X-Fi XtremeGamer
    -Windows Vista Ultimate 64 bit

    It's going on 3 years strong. Nothing wrong with going with the HCG-750 or TP-750. They're great PSU's. The TP-750 is semi-modular so it would be less cluttered for a mid tower case. If you don't mind the extra cables, the HCG-750 would be okay too.
  3. Terry1212 said:
    A quality 500W PSU will be sufficient for the build you listed. There is however, a benefit to using a PSU with 2 times or more power than what the system pulls, which is that the PSU fan will not ramp up until it reaches 50-60% load.

    Overclocked, water cooled, extra bling system
    http://www.guru3d.com/article/msi-geforce-gtx-560-twin-frozer-ii-review/8
    289 watts AC under a game type load
    ~90% efficient psu
    ~260 watts DC
    Without overclocking and/or running power viruses the OP's system will never put a 50% load on a 500 watt psu.
    And if he does, stressing the psu to 60-70 even 80% load while gaming or benchmarking for a few hours won't hurt it.
  4. Thanks for the insight guys :)

    another poster on another forum has said that i should only consider buying the TP if the price difference between it and the silverstone is less than 30-40 bucks (its a $100 diff for me!) to future proof my system

    I am secretly hoping they run out of silverstone so I am 'forced' to pick up the TP :p

    But it really seems that the TP would be a complete overkill on how i would use the system (does it matter that i live in the middle east with high temperatures impacting efficiency?)
  5. Ditch the V-Pro for the V or an asrock board, and grab yourself a gtx 560TI. As for your powersupply, the TP and HCG R@P3 the GX...
  6. Stay away from the Coolermaster Extreme Power 550W. Review from a reputable site: http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Cooler-Master-eXtreme-Power-Plus-550-W-Power-Supply-Review/969/9
    If you try to draw the rated power from this PSU you will put your system at risk. Get the Silverstone 500W.
  7. The logical pc buying guide says that for a build similar to mine, I should go for an 80+ 600W+ PSU
    http://i1002.photobucket.com/albums/af150/The_FalconO6/CurrentLogicalPCBuyingGuide/Guide.png

    Getting nervous now with all my other components at stake!! I might get the TP750 just and shell out an extra $100 just to be safe :sweat:
  8. That buying guide isn't speccing a PSU for your rig and their PSU numbers are inflated. The ST-50F is sufficient for your build.
  9. bigjoday said:
    The logical pc buying guide says that for a build similar to mine, I should go for an 80+ 600W+ PSU
    http://i1002.photobucket.com/albums/af150/The_FalconO6/CurrentLogicalPCBuyingGuide/Guide.png

    Getting nervous now with all my other components at stake!! I might get the TP750 just and shell out an extra $100 just to be safe :sweat:

    That's a list of builds reccomended by the author, not much logic to it
    In one instance he reccomens both a 520w and a 650w for a system ( the one he calls Very Good ) similar to one of Tom's budget builds that used a 430w
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/phenom-ii-overclock-graphics-card,3032.html

    There's nothing wrong with having more power than you need, other than the added expense
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