Credit to @Starelementpokeand @Energycore for helping out with this long-awaited refresh of the old PSU tier list by Aniallation (who previously went several months without logging in), leaving the old list in need of help. This is simply an update of the list that was flawed in creation by the PCMR subreddit and in dire need of a refresh.
This list is subject to change as new PSUs come out on a regular basis and standards may change or issues with units on the list may develop. A list of PSUs awaiting a tier on this list is at the bottom.
Tier 1 - Best
Aerocool - Project 7
Antec - High Current Pro, High Current Platinum
be Quiet! - Dark Power Pro P10, Dark Power Pro 11, Straight Power 11
Bitfenix - Whisper
Cooler Master - V-series (modular, not to be confused with the VSM), MasterWatt Maker
Corsair - AX, AXi, HXi, RMi, RMx, SF, grey-label HX (2017), 2017 TXM greater than 650W
Enermax - Platimax, Platimax Digifanless
EVGA - G2, P2, PS, T2, 1000G1, 850W and above GS
FSP - Aurum PT
Gigabyte - Aorus AP850GM
LEPA - G1600
Seasonic - X, Platinum, Snow Silent, all Fanless units, Prime (all series)
Sentey - Platinum Power, Golden Steel Power
Silverstone - Nightjar
Super Flower - Leadex Gold/Platinum/Titanium, Leadex II
Thermaltake - 1250D-T RGB, Toughpower Grand/RGB 1200W
XFX - Pro Gold, Pro Black, XTS
Antec - EDGE, TruePower Classic, EarthWatts Gold Pro
Azza - Platinum
be Quiet! - Pure Power 10 400W or greater
Bitfenix - Formula Gold
Cooler Master - VSM-series (semi-modular)
Corsair - Most RM variants, HX (old), 550W/650W 2017 TXM, Vengeance
Enermax - Digifanless, RG, GX
EVGA - GQ, B2, 550W and 650W GS, GD, G3, G1+ (not to be confused with the G1)
Fractal Design - Edison M, Tesla R2 650W/1000W, Newton R3
FSP - Hydro G, Dagger SFX
Gigabyte - XP1200M
Kolink - Continuum
NZXT - Hale82 N higher-wattage versions
Riotoro - Enigma
Rosewill - Quark, Fortress, Capstone
Seasonic - S12G, G-series/SSRM, M12II 750W/850W, Focus Plus Gold/Platinum, Focus Gold
Sentey - Solid Power SS
Silverstone - Strider Platinum
Super Flower - Golden Green, Leadex Silver
Thermaltake - Toughpower Grand/RGB, Toughpower Grand Platinum, Toughpower DPS Platinum
XFX - Pro XXX, XTR, TS Gold
Antec - Neo ECO II
be Quiet! - Straight Power E10
Bitfenix - Fury
Cooler Master - MasterWatt
Corsair - 2017 "Grey unit" CXM***, CSM, some RM variants, 2017 CX - 450W CX have one PCIe connection
Cougar - GX-S
Deepcool - DQ-ST
Enermax - Enermax Revolution SFX 650W***
EVGA - BQ 750W and up
Fractal Design - Tesla R2, Integra M
FSP - Hydro X, Aurum CM, Aurum Pro
Lian Li - SFX-L
LEPA - G600
NZXT - Hale82 N lower-wattage units
OCZ - ZX
PC Power & Cooling - Silencer Mk III, Turbo Cool
Riotoro - Onyx
Rosewill - Lightning, Silent Night, Tachyon, Photon
Silverstone - Gold Evolution, Strider Gold, SX650/700/800 SFX, Strider Titanium
Super Flower - Platinum King
Thermaltake - DPS Gold/RGB, London, BlueEvo 2.0, Smart Pro RGB, Smart series >= 750W
Vivo - 24K 650W
XFX - Core > 650W, ProSeries Bronze >650W
Zalman - EBT
Antec - EarthWatts/EA Green, Earthwatts Platinum, High Current Gamer, Neo Eco
be Quiet! - Power Zone, Pure Power L9, Straight Power E9, Pure Power L8
Corsair - Old CXM "Green unit" variants, Rev. 3 "Green unit" variants, GS-series
Cooler Master - GM, GX Storm, MWE
Cougar - LX
Enermax - Revolution X't
EVGA - BQ under 750W, NEX Gold, B3
Fractal Design - Tesla R2 500W
Inwin - Classic Series
PowerSpec - PSX GFM
Rosewill - Capstone G
Seasonic - SS, SSP, S12II/M12II, ECO 430W
Silverstone - Strider Plus, Gold SFX
Thermaltake - Toughpower Gold, Paris
XFX - TS Bronze
Antec - Basiq VP-F, Basiq BP
be Quiet! - Pure Power 10 under 400W.
Corsair - Rev. 2 CX "Green unit" variants, VS "grey units"
Enermax - NaXn 82+
EVGA - 450B/500B/600B/700B, NEX-B
OCZ - ZT, ModXStream
Rosewill - Glacier
Silverstone - Bronze SFX
XFX - XT
Antec - Basiq VP
Bitfenix - BPA
Cooler Master - B2
Corsair - VS "orange units"
EVGA - 430W/500W/600W 80 PLUS units
FSP - Raider Silver
Fractal Design - Integra R2
LEPA - MX-F1
NZXT - Hale82 V2
OCZ - Fatal1ty
Rosewill - Hive, ARC (M)
Silverstone - Strider Essential
Thermaltake - LitePower, ToughPower, Smart series < 750W
Zalman - GS/GT
Tier 7 - Worst
Cooler Master - Elite series
EVGA - 400W non-80 PLUS certified
FSP - Hexa
Thermaltake - TR2
These are all crap
Currently awaiting more info
Some things on this list may not be perfect. Let me know if you believe a PSU is undeserving of its spot on here and provide links to back up your claim and it may be moved.
Some helpful links:
How Many Watts Do I Need? - How much power will you need for your system? This guide helps you get a PSU that has more than adequate wattage for you.
80 PLUS Efficiency and What It Really Means - general guide to 80 PLUS efficiency and what it entails. Currently pinned on the Cases & Power Supplies subforum.
Ask any questions below!
How do you even grade these things? ***
But I don't like Tier Lists!!!!111!!!!
Looks like it was installed in a location that you do not have access to. You need to be able to run programs and write to the Data folder of the client. Most common cause: The user account attempting to run F@H is not an admin account or does not have the proper access rights.
Simple solution: run as admin, a little more involved: bump the user account rights up.
You need to know how to get the gas level correct, oil correct, correct suction & discharge size and correct placement and size of u-traps.
Then you need a compressor capable of sustained load, suitable gas type (depending on target temp, crappy compressors like the one in Linus' video use R134a, cooler phase units will use gas like R507/R404a) and a condenser with enough capacity to dissipate the heat.
And then you also need a power solution.
I have 2 units, one is a little Danfos type LBP compressor which is around the 1/3hp mark and uses R404a. Tops out around -44c at evaporator without load. And with a quad core load at 1.55V it will go to around -30c. My other unit is a 3/4hp rotary style which is far more efficient as far as compressors go, and uses R407C and tops out around -59.5c. With quad core load at 1.55v it will do around -56.5c
Browns are in my opinion a bit better than Reds I've used both for about 30 min so you can't call me an expert but I prefer a tactical feedback.
I have blue's myself but if I were to choose again I would have gone with the browns, the blue's are very loud
I feel the same.
The only time you would get negative cooling by getting thicker radiator, are if the fans are not good enough to push the air through.
Then again, the test I linked was with only 1200rpm fans.