PSU Suggestion List -2017
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Here are some of the best PSU's which have impeccable Quality to Price ratio.
It doesn’t matter how awesome your gaming PC is, if you pair it with a cheap PSU you’re asking for trouble. I’ve rated &
reviewed 18 of the best gaming power supplies available so that you don’t make the mistake of choosing a cheap
low-quality power supply.
One component that often gets overlooked during the component-choosing process is the power supply. However, without a power supply there is no way that your computer can even run. And, your power supply is also important because the quality of the PSU you choose now will dictate what other components you can put into your computer right now and down the road.
If you choose a low-end power supply you won’t be able to put in a high-end graphics card.
Or, you technically could put a high-end video card in a system with a low-end power supply, but it probably won’t work and it’s possible that you could damage your system and destroy your other components.
So, even though your power supply won’t give you a higher framerate or allow you to play on a 1440p monitor, it’s still one of the most important components in your system. Therefore, you need to take your time in order to make sure that you choose a high quality PSU for your new gaming computer.
In this post, we will take a look at the best gaming power supplies in 2017. I’ve broken down the categories into wattage mainly because there are a ton of different power supply “tier” lists out there and I feel like it would be easier for builders to search by the wattage they need. So, there are four different categories: the best power supplies over 1000W, the best power supplies between 800W-1000W, the best power supplies between 600W-800W, and the best power supplies between 400W-600W.
There are multiple options for each wattage range, but know that this list doesn’t include every quality power supply out there. Some have been omitted, not because they aren’t quality units, but rather in order to keep this list from getting out of control. I will continue to update this list on a regular basis.
1000W+ POWER SUPPLIES
There aren’t a whole lot of gamers out there who will ever have the need to use a power supply larger than 1000W in their gaming computers. Really, the power supplies in this range are monsters and are best suited for enthusiasts looking to build extreme setups.
So, if you’re not looking to run 3-way or 4-way SLI/CrossFire and overclock your CPU and video card to record-breaking levels, there really isn’t need for such a large power supply.
However, if you are one of the few immortals that require enough power to run a small village, then these 1000W+ units will serve you well.
EVGA SuperNOVA 1600 P2
TECH SPECS WATTS
It wasn’t too long ago that EVGA power supplies weren’t highly regarded. Now, though, it seems like every power supply they make is winning awards and being raved over.
They can now claim to have one of the biggest and best power supplies on the market with the SuperNOVA 1600W P2.
The 1600W P2 sports a whopping 133.3A on the 12v rail, it’s rated 80Plus Platinum, and it comes with an industry-leading 10-year warranty.
In reality, the SuperNOVA 1600W P2 won’t be practical for 99% of users, but if you’re looking to build an extreme quad video card setup and you’re trying to overclock your to ungodly levels, then this thing should do the trick.Lepa G Series 1600W TECH SPECS WATTS1600W12v140A/6 RailsMODULARFullyCERT80Plus GoldWARRANTY7-year limited Do you want to run quad GTX 980 Tis in SLI configuration and laugh at the extra headroom you still have? Or, would you like to move off the grid and power your small log cabin using a wind turbine? Either way, this PSU could probably be used in both scenarios… With all joking aside, this power supply is likely the result of two Greek Gods having a baby together. Sure, it’s a little ridiculous for a power supply, but if you’ve got the money to do so, then you might as well get as ridiculous as possible. There are some bad customer reviews on it across Newegg and Amazon, but the Jonny Guru review on it gave it a 9.5/10 and he’s about the most trustworthy PSU reviewer on the web… So I have to wonder whether or not those customer reviews are real or if they have been planted there by a competitor? Ultimately, if you need a 1600W power supply, there are only a couple of choices, and while Lepa’s option is solid, I’m thinking the EVGA SuperNOVA P2 or T2 are the better all-around options. Corsair AX1500i TECH SPECS WATTS1500W12v125AMODULARFullyCERT80Plus TitaniumWARRANTY10-Years The Corsair AX1500i is so good at what it does, that it has earned the rare 80Plus Titanium rating. Essentially what that means is that the Corsair AX1500i is one of the most efficient power supplies on the planet. However, it’s not just efficiency that helps the AX1500i stand out…. it’s the fact that it delivers an incredible 125A across a single 12v rail and that it comes with a 10-year warranty. A 10-year warranty is rare for any industry, let alone the computer power supply industry. In any case, while the EVGA SuperNOVA P2 and the Lepa G1600 are amazing options, if you’re looking for the absolute best, then the Corsair AX1500i is probably it. SeaSonic SS-1200XP3 TECH SPECS WATTS1200W12v100AMODULARFullyCERT80Plus PlatinumWARRANTY7-year limited It would be difficult to do any “Top Power Supply” post that didn’t include a SeaSonic power supply (or ten.) SeaSonic is perhaps the top power supply manufacturer in the world among system builders and enthusiasts. They turn out high quality power supplies time and time again and have multiple options among various budgets. Their SS-1200XP3 (1200W) Platinum-rated unit might just be their best overall option, though. With 100A on the 12V rail, an 80Plus Platinum certification, and a price tag well under $250, the SeaSonic SS-1200XP3 is not only capable of running a monster setup, but it is also relatively affordable (in terms of performance) as well. Ultimately, you can’t go wrong with a SeaSonic unit at any price range and their 1200W Platinum-rated unit is no different.EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 T2 TECH SPECS WATTS1000W12v83.3AMODULARFullyCERT80Plus TitaniumWARRANTY10-year There are only a handful 80Plus Titanium-rated power supplies currently on the market and EVGA has a couple of them. The EVGA SuperNOVA 1000W T2 is a great option for anyone who is looking for one of the best—if not the best—1000W power supplies on the market. The 1000 T2 comes with a very respectable 83.3A on the 12V rail that are capable of delivering a max of 1200W of power at 50°C. That’s not anything like what the 1500W and 1600W units listed above can provide, but for 99% of gamers looking to build a system, 83.3A on the 12V rail will be ridiculously overkill. Essentially, though, if you’re looking to run two or three of today’s top video cards in SLI or CrossFire, then this 1000W unit will be enough to get the job done. And, with a 10-year warranty you can rest assured that this will be the only power supply you have to buy for the next decade or so… It should also be noted, that there is the P2 version, which is the “ECO” friendly versions. It’s not Titanium-rated, but it is Platinum rated and it costs over $100 less. So, if you don’t want to spend nearly $300 on this unit, definitely take a look at the P2 version.800-1000W POWER SUPPLIES Even a power supply in the 800W-1000W range is going to be overkill for 90% of gamers. Again, unless you’re planning on running multiple video card configurations now or in the future and getting into some extreme system tuning, there really isn’t a need for this much power. If, however, you want to run a 2-way SLI/CrossFire setup with two high-end video cards, then a solid 850W power supply will do the trick. And, these units will give you plenty of headroom to build a ridiculous setup. It should be noted, too, that while the EVGA SuperNOVA P2 is listed here, the EVGA SuperNOVA T2 is excluded. It’s not that the T2 version isn’t a good power supply… in fact, it’s probably better than all of the other power supplies in this range… However, it’s nearly $100 more than the P2 version, which while not Titanium rated, is still such a high quality unit that the difference between the two in a real-world setting is negligible. So, I decided to focus on price-to-performance and, as such, left the T2 version off of the list.EVGA SuperNOVA 850 P2 TECH SPECS WATTS850W12v70.8AMODULARFullyCERT80Plus PlatinumWARRANTY10-Years To continue on with EVGA’s dominance on this list, we have the SuperNOVA 850W P2. Again, I could also include the SuperNOVA T2 on this list, but the price difference is fairly significant (almost $100 more) and, seeing as how the P2 will do everything you want it to, I felt it better to list the better deal. Of course, if you’re looking for a Titanium-rated power supply, then definitely consider the T2 instead. Ultimately, though, the 850W P2 offers an incredibly efficient power supply that has the ability to run just about any dual video card setup you could possibly want to go with. While it doesn’t get the rare Titanium 80Plus rating, it does achieve Platinum status, which is pretty darn good. And, just like the other SuperNOVA’s listed above, it comes with an astounding 10-year warranty. Or, in other words, EVGA is so sure of the product they are selling, that they are betting on it not failing after an entire decade of use. That sounds pretty good to me…Corsair AX860 TECH SPECS WATTS860W12v71AMODULARFullyCERT80Plus PlatinumWARRANTY7-year limited Another phenomenal power supply for all of you Corsair diehards out there is the Corsair AX860. It doesn’t reach the Titanium rating that the Corsair AX1500i reaches, but it is still Platinum rated, which means that, aside from the handful of Titanium-rated units on the market, it is one of the most efficient options available. It comes with 71A on the 12V rail, a 7-year limited warranty, and a fully modular design… or, in other words, even if you want to build the
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