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Great Job, thanks for the refreshed list! 

 

But one question, what's the difference between the ToughPower Gold in Tier 4 and Tier 5? 


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  • CPU: R7 1700 || MOBO: Asrock X370 Taichi || RAM: G.Skil TridentZ RGB 16GB || GPU: Msi GTX 980 Ti Gaming 6G Golden Edition r9 280x r9 390x  || CASE: NZXT Phantom 410 || WD Blue M.2 + Samsung 850 Evo + Adata SP900 + Seagate HDD || PSU: SuperFlower Leadex 2 650W || Cooling: AMD Spire 

Sys 2

  • CPU: i5 4670K || MOBO: Msi Z87-G43  || RAM: Avexir Core 16GB|| GPU: PowerColor TuboDuo r7 265  || CASE: Deepcool Tesseract W || Crucial M500 240gb SSD + 1TB HDD|| PSU: SuperFlower Golden Green HX 600W || Cooling: Intel Generic

(Don't get a PSU in tier 6)

 

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i have an antec EA green 650w and i got that from pulling it out of a old computer off my schools edump. and it being going strong for a year now. i have no idea how long it has been in the previous pc but im assuming at least 8 years 


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Great work .. is that black background part of formatting? it kinda annoying. 


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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, glitchmaster0001 said:

i have an antec EA green 650w and i got that from pulling it out of a old computer off my schools edump. and it being going strong for a year now. i have no idea how long it has been in the previous pc but im assuming at least 8 years 

They're not bad units by any stretch, you just gotta put them in the right system.

 

1 minute ago, Pohernori said:

Great Job, thanks for the refreshed list! 

 

But one question, what's the difference between the ToughPower Gold in Tier 4 and Tier 5? 

Build quality is a tad iffy between various units but I'll have to adjust things :)


|PSU Tier ListPSU Whitelist / 80 Plus Efficiency| I like Power Supplies for whatever reason. Feel free to PM me with any questions. TL;DR: EVGA GS/G3/G2/GQ/B2, Seasonic Focus PLUS or G-series, Cooler Master V-series, XFX/Seasonic anything bar the XFX XT, and the Corsair RMi/RMx. 

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2 minutes ago, Pohernori said:

Great Job, thanks for the refreshed list! 

 

But one question, what's the difference between the ToughPower Gold in Tier 4 and Tier 5? 

Likely a typo, It's Tier 4

 

1 minute ago, MrUnknownEMC said:

Great work .. is that black background part of formatting? it kinda annoying. 

Interesting, it doesn't show on dark theme. Stripping formatting should fix


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Just now, Energycore said:

Likely a typo, It's Tier 4

 

Interesting, it doesn't show on dark theme. Stripping formatting should fix

Can't strip formatting sadly due to design. Will try to figure out how to make it work. 


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Just now, STRMfrmXMN said:

They're not bad units by any stretch, you just gotta put them in the right system.

 

Build quality is a tad iffy between various units but I'll have to adjust things :)

 

Ah, then that might need some specifying to avoid confusion xD


Sys 1

  • CPU: R7 1700 || MOBO: Asrock X370 Taichi || RAM: G.Skil TridentZ RGB 16GB || GPU: Msi GTX 980 Ti Gaming 6G Golden Edition r9 280x r9 390x  || CASE: NZXT Phantom 410 || WD Blue M.2 + Samsung 850 Evo + Adata SP900 + Seagate HDD || PSU: SuperFlower Leadex 2 650W || Cooling: AMD Spire 

Sys 2

  • CPU: i5 4670K || MOBO: Msi Z87-G43  || RAM: Avexir Core 16GB|| GPU: PowerColor TuboDuo r7 265  || CASE: Deepcool Tesseract W || Crucial M500 240gb SSD + 1TB HDD|| PSU: SuperFlower Golden Green HX 600W || Cooling: Intel Generic

(Don't get a PSU in tier 6)

 

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Azza should be added to a high tier since they are just Superflower PSUs in the sense of XFX being Seasonic.


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Pegasus/Samsung Galaxy S7 SM-G930U

Gaming Stuffs:

Sony-PS3-4 and a PSTV.

MS-Xbox Original, 360, Xbox One S 1TB Halo Bundle.

Nintendo-NES, YOBO NES, SNES Mini, and an N64

SEGA-Game Gear+SEGA CDX

SNK/Playmore/Tommo-NGPC+NeoGeo X Gold with Ninja Masters.

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Just now, Energycore said:

Likely a typo, It's Tier 4

 

Interesting, it doesn't show on dark theme. Stripping formatting should fix

 

1 minute ago, STRMfrmXMN said:

Can't strip formatting sadly due to design. Will try to figure out how to make it work. 

This is what everyone experience? 

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Nice!


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Tier 4 psu good? xD


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Samsung 850 EVO 240 GB | Intel 520 240 GB | Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB | 1TB WD Black (64MB, 2009)

 

 

Legacy:

 

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pc -> preamp -> splitter -> my 'crossover' (equalizer set to +12db on 35-200hz, twice since its a stereo one and im using it as mono), my amp

'crossover' -> amp (cheapo ebay board) -> subwoofer

Equalizer: Pioneer SG-60

eBay amp: Generic 100w with terrible traits 

 

PC -> 3.5mm to RCA -> L = Speaker Set3, R = Pre Amp -> Amp -> Speaker Set1/2

Speaker Set3 = Subwoofer (Altec Lansing VS4121 subwoofer, the amp is using the built in amp with that sub)

Speaker Set1 = 'Tweeters' (2x Panasonic SB-FS900 Surround Speakers)

Speaker Set2 = 'Mid Ranged' (Center speaker from Panasonic SB-FS900, Generic 'JS Hi-Fi Speakers'

Total: 1 subwoofer, 2 midranged, 2 tweeters

Pre Amp: Onkyo P-308

Amp: Onkyo M-508

Speaker Set2 is set to -5db using my Amp, quieter because I don't like my mids to be as loud as my highs/lows

 no more 'no buzz', it's hearable with the subwoofer. 

 

 

 

 

138 is a good number.

You expected a easter egg? No.

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5 minutes ago, valdyrgramr said:

Azza should be added to a high tier since they are just Superflower PSUs in the sense of XFX being Seasonic.

 

4 minutes ago, MrUnknownEMC said:

 

This is what everyone experience? 

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Fixed

1 minute ago, Dresta said:

Nice!

Thanks!

Just now, themctipers said:

Tier 4 psu good? xD

It depends on your system.


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1 minute ago, themctipers said:

Tier 4 psu good? xD

imo tier 3 and up are good for almost any system, tier for for probably no more than 400-500w


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1 minute ago, STRMfrmXMN said:

 

Fixed

Thanks!

It depends on your system.

Commitment is on point! bravo @STRMfrmXMN @Energycore and @Starelementpoke


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8 minutes ago, valdyrgramr said:

Azza should be added to a high tier since they are just Superflower PSUs in the sense of XFX being Seasonic.

I'll look into it, but yeah, lots of good Azza units too


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I want to preface by saying that any PSU in Tier 6 and above is unlikely to kill your components (this changes for regions that have unstable electrical systems like crappy transformers / lots of undealt with lightning).

 

But as the PSU's tier gets worse, its build quality and thus its ability to last a long time not just through normal usage but through hard resets, being moved around a lot for say a LAN box, and other harshnesses will decrease, and so will its electrical stability which will result in slightly less system stability as the Tiers decrease.

 

I will recommend a Tier 3 or better PSU for anyone whe can afford it and plans to do gaming, and at least T5 for gamers on a budget. Tier 6 is relegated for light usage desktops such as HTPCs (although if you care about silence you shouldn't get a crappy PSU as they tend to be noisy AF).

 

Tier 7 PSUs I would avoid like the plague.

Just now, Dresta said:

Commitment is on point! bravo

Appreciate it!


The Glorious PSU Tier list is back in action!

Computer having a hard time powering on? Troubleshoot it with this guide.

Computer Specs:

Spoiler

Mathresolvermajig: Intel Xeon E3 1240 (Sandy Bridge i7 equivalent)
Framepainting-inator: MSI RX 480 Gaming X 8GB (Sometimes as high as 1450 core, 2310 memory) (mining as we speak)

Attachcorethingy: GA-H61M-S2V-B3

Infoholdstick: Corsair 2x4GB DDR3 1333 CAS 9

Computerarmor: CM Elite 360 (Moddded to all hell by now)

Rememberdoogle: 120GB Trion 150 + 1TB WD RE+

AdditionalPylons: Corsair CX450M

Letterpad: Rosewill Apollo 9100 (Cherry MX Red)

Buttonrodent: EVGA Torq X3

Auralnterface: $15 Philips earbuds yay

Liquidrectangles: AOC G2260VWQ6 (Freesync 75Hz), Samsung SMB2030N (1600x900 VGA)

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Just now, STRMfrmXMN said:

I'll look into it, but yeah, lots of good Azza units too

Ya, I have the Azza Titan 1K watter. 


Main Rig: See profile

Laptop:

Lenovo Y50-70 - i7-4720HQ, 1TB SSHD, 8GBs of RAM, and GTX 960m.

Current Phone:

Pegasus/Samsung Galaxy S7 SM-G930U

Gaming Stuffs:

Sony-PS3-4 and a PSTV.

MS-Xbox Original, 360, Xbox One S 1TB Halo Bundle.

Nintendo-NES, YOBO NES, SNES Mini, and an N64

SEGA-Game Gear+SEGA CDX

SNK/Playmore/Tommo-NGPC+NeoGeo X Gold with Ninja Masters.

Randoms-Rare Space Invaders Keychain+1970s Pachinko.

Mini PC:

Gir/RPi 3 Model B

Android Devices:

Fire Stick+HD8

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12 minutes ago, STRMfrmXMN said:

 

Fixed

Thanks!

It depends on your system.

P8Z77-V LE

i7 3770k (no overclocking)

R9 380

 

and 3 drives 2 ssds and 7 usb devices


Monitor Poll |

i7 3770k @ 1.27v 4.4GHz | GTX 1070 | ASUS P8Z77-V LE | 3x8GB CAS9 1333MHz

Samsung 850 EVO 240 GB | Intel 520 240 GB | Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB | 1TB WD Black (64MB, 2009)

 

 

Legacy:

 

Spoiler

pc -> preamp -> splitter -> my 'crossover' (equalizer set to +12db on 35-200hz, twice since its a stereo one and im using it as mono), my amp

'crossover' -> amp (cheapo ebay board) -> subwoofer

Equalizer: Pioneer SG-60

eBay amp: Generic 100w with terrible traits 

 

PC -> 3.5mm to RCA -> L = Speaker Set3, R = Pre Amp -> Amp -> Speaker Set1/2

Speaker Set3 = Subwoofer (Altec Lansing VS4121 subwoofer, the amp is using the built in amp with that sub)

Speaker Set1 = 'Tweeters' (2x Panasonic SB-FS900 Surround Speakers)

Speaker Set2 = 'Mid Ranged' (Center speaker from Panasonic SB-FS900, Generic 'JS Hi-Fi Speakers'

Total: 1 subwoofer, 2 midranged, 2 tweeters

Pre Amp: Onkyo P-308

Amp: Onkyo M-508

Speaker Set2 is set to -5db using my Amp, quieter because I don't like my mids to be as loud as my highs/lows

 no more 'no buzz', it's hearable with the subwoofer. 

 

 

 

 

138 is a good number.

You expected a easter egg? No.

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Just now, themctipers said:

P8Z77-V LE

i7 3770k (no overclocking)

R9 380

 

and 3 drives 2 ssds and 7 usb devices

Eh, will probably survive, would probably upgrade with next CPU/GPU upgrade.


|PSU Tier ListPSU Whitelist / 80 Plus Efficiency| I like Power Supplies for whatever reason. Feel free to PM me with any questions. TL;DR: EVGA GS/G3/G2/GQ/B2, Seasonic Focus PLUS or G-series, Cooler Master V-series, XFX/Seasonic anything bar the XFX XT, and the Corsair RMi/RMx. 

System: "External links are not allowed" || Resources for PSU information: "lol can't do that either" | For Corsair support tag @Corsair Josephor @Corsair Blake

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1 minute ago, STRMfrmXMN said:

Eh, will probably survive, would probably upgrade with next CPU/GPU upgrade.

Yup! $20 CAD when I got it :P 


Monitor Poll |

i7 3770k @ 1.27v 4.4GHz | GTX 1070 | ASUS P8Z77-V LE | 3x8GB CAS9 1333MHz

Samsung 850 EVO 240 GB | Intel 520 240 GB | Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB | 1TB WD Black (64MB, 2009)

 

 

Legacy:

 

Spoiler

pc -> preamp -> splitter -> my 'crossover' (equalizer set to +12db on 35-200hz, twice since its a stereo one and im using it as mono), my amp

'crossover' -> amp (cheapo ebay board) -> subwoofer

Equalizer: Pioneer SG-60

eBay amp: Generic 100w with terrible traits 

 

PC -> 3.5mm to RCA -> L = Speaker Set3, R = Pre Amp -> Amp -> Speaker Set1/2

Speaker Set3 = Subwoofer (Altec Lansing VS4121 subwoofer, the amp is using the built in amp with that sub)

Speaker Set1 = 'Tweeters' (2x Panasonic SB-FS900 Surround Speakers)

Speaker Set2 = 'Mid Ranged' (Center speaker from Panasonic SB-FS900, Generic 'JS Hi-Fi Speakers'

Total: 1 subwoofer, 2 midranged, 2 tweeters

Pre Amp: Onkyo P-308

Amp: Onkyo M-508

Speaker Set2 is set to -5db using my Amp, quieter because I don't like my mids to be as loud as my highs/lows

 no more 'no buzz', it's hearable with the subwoofer. 

 

 

 

 

138 is a good number.

You expected a easter egg? No.

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Just now, Comic_Sans_MS said:

Good job. Where is the XFX XT on the list? How does that stack up against the similarly priced PSUs like the Corsair CX and EVGA B?

XT is a lot better than the CX, but it is the weak link of XFX.  


Main Rig: See profile

Laptop:

Lenovo Y50-70 - i7-4720HQ, 1TB SSHD, 8GBs of RAM, and GTX 960m.

Current Phone:

Pegasus/Samsung Galaxy S7 SM-G930U

Gaming Stuffs:

Sony-PS3-4 and a PSTV.

MS-Xbox Original, 360, Xbox One S 1TB Halo Bundle.

Nintendo-NES, YOBO NES, SNES Mini, and an N64

SEGA-Game Gear+SEGA CDX

SNK/Playmore/Tommo-NGPC+NeoGeo X Gold with Ninja Masters.

Randoms-Rare Space Invaders Keychain+1970s Pachinko.

Mini PC:

Gir/RPi 3 Model B

Android Devices:

Fire Stick+HD8

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Just now, Comic_Sans_MS said:

Good job. Where is the XFX XT on the list? How does that stack up against the similarly priced PSUs like the Corsair CX and EVGA B?

Thanks! Probably tier 4 but it may be 5, I'll look into it.


|PSU Tier ListPSU Whitelist / 80 Plus Efficiency| I like Power Supplies for whatever reason. Feel free to PM me with any questions. TL;DR: EVGA GS/G3/G2/GQ/B2, Seasonic Focus PLUS or G-series, Cooler Master V-series, XFX/Seasonic anything bar the XFX XT, and the Corsair RMi/RMx. 

System: "External links are not allowed" || Resources for PSU information: "lol can't do that either" | For Corsair support tag @Corsair Josephor @Corsair Blake

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