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Which is the higher tier PSU?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Ok, I've been out of building computers for quite awhile and have fallen behind in several areas! When I made a PC last "Gold" was the top tier PSU...Now I see "Platinum" and "Titanium"... Which is the "top" in term of stability and efficiency? Building a Ryzen 9 3900 series on a B450 Steel Legend MB, undecided on GPU at this time. Want to run 64Gb of ram and a couple SSDs. Several fans with some LEDs.


Thinking, from what I've read, that 650 watts should be more than adequate.


Thoughts? Any good deals on a top quality PSU?

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5 minutes ago, TepidTech said:

Which is the "top" in term of stability and efficiency

Titanium is the highest efficiency, but stability? None of the ratings are related to being stable. Have you seen our PSU tier list?



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Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.


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My personal picks are the Bitfenix Whisper M or the be quiet! Straight Power 11. Both are very solid PSUs and will have no issues powering the PC.

AX1600i owner. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1_GMev0EwK37J3zZL98zIqF-OSBuHlFEHmrc_SPuYsjs/edit?usp=sharing My WIP Power Supply Guide.

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6 minutes ago, TepidTech said:

Thanks. Just in "case" it's relevant, my case is a Thermaltake Level 20 VT...

not at this wattage


also, quote people, that way they get a notification

PSU Tier List 4.0//Motherboard Tier List//Community Standards//ATX Specification//Group Regulation//Topologies and Regulations//How many watts?//PSU Protections

Don't forget to quote or mention me


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SSD: Samsung 860 EVO 500 GB

Case: Cooler Master Masterbox Lite 5 RGB (modified)

PSU: Seasonic Focus GX650




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