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[OLD] PSU Tier List 3.0 (Legacy)

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I still think it's stupid to have S above A.

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3 minutes ago, dizmo said:

I still think it's stupid to have S above A.

why not? "S" is always above "A", and there should also be SS & SSS

 

okay, I assume any brand not listed is considered explosives like "GTR"

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Just now, dgsddfgdfhgs said:

why not? "S" is always above "A", and there should also be SS & SSS

 

okay, I assume any brand not listed is considered explosives like "GTR"

Either that or there aren't reviews for it

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Where are the Seasonic Prime Ultra ??

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Just now, Constantin said:

Where are the Seasonic Prime Ultra ??

"All PRIME", in Tier S.

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Just now, LienusLateTips said:

"All PRIME", in Tier S.

my bad, didn't see iit... ;s

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10 minutes ago, LienusLateTips said:

 

  • Raidmax - all units

raidmax had their RX-700AT which was pretty good. 

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1 minute ago, Herman Mcpootis said:

raidmax had their RX-700AT which was pretty good. 

How did I not see that unit... will be added in the coming minutes.

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3 minutes ago, LienusLateTips said:

How did I not see that unit... will be added in the coming minutes.

also, why is the revolution SFX in the same tier as garbage anyway?

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1 minute ago, Herman Mcpootis said:

also, why is the revolution SFX in the same tier as garbage anyway?

Honestly, I'm just trusting @Stefan Payne on that. think it has something to do with missing protections and that sort.

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19 minutes ago, dizmo said:

I still think it's stupid to have S above A.

why? the tier s gives you the best of the best if you have 200+ dollars to spend on one

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Sweet now this needs to be pinned to replace the old one, like the previous updated one wassnt so i never found it again...

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5 minutes ago, Herman Mcpootis said:

also, why is the revolution SFX in the same tier as garbage anyway?

according to stefan: Shitty fan controller -> starts/stops constantly like every other second

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5 minutes ago, LukeSavenije said:

according to stefan: Shitty fan controller -> starts/stops constantly like every other second

still feels pretty unfair to enermax for putting it as the same tier as an explosive for a shitty fan.

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Just now, Herman Mcpootis said:

still feels pretty unfair to enermax for putting it as the same tier as an explosive for a shitty fan.

well, they are with explosives, not all are

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Where on here does the Be Quiet SFX Power 2 300W go on here? Not going to replace it, but id like to know either way and im not seeing it on here or in the legacy list. Dont think i would have bought it if it was super explosive but im guessing its like D teir

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#1. Treat others as you would like to be treated.

#2. It's best to keep your mouth shut; and appear to be stupid, rather than open it and remove all doubt.

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Are FSP HydroGE units that bad? Their pricing is way off btw, a whisper M gold or focus plus gold is cheaper than HydroGE-s, so I would not recommend them anyways..

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7 minutes ago, Bananasplit_00 said:

Where on here does the Be Quiet SFX Power 2 300W go on here? Not going to replace it, but id like to know either way and im not seeing it on here or in the legacy list. Dont think i would have bought it if it was super explosive but im guessing its like D teir

From what I've skimmed, it would likely be somewhere like Tier A or B.

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42 minutes ago, dizmo said:

I still think it's stupid to have S above A.

It's how they do it In ESEA 

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12 minutes ago, Vejnemojnen said:

Are FSP HydroGE units that bad? Their pricing is way off btw, a whisper M gold or focus plus gold is cheaper than HydroGE-s, so I would not recommend them anyways..

as far as i know it's nothing more than a double forward version of the raider ii with a little higher efficiency

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50 minutes ago, LienusLateTips said:

Tier D (prebuilt replacement)

Curious... What is the point of replacing the PSU in a pre-built if you're going to replace it with another low quality unit? If you're okay with having a low quality PSU, then keep the one that is already in the system and save your money.
Not all pre-built PSUs are as bad as everyone thinks... People may end up replacing it with something no better or potentially even worse from that list (like when Bitwit replaced the Great Wall PSU in the Walmart PC with a Seasonic M12ii).

 

52 minutes ago, LienusLateTips said:

Tier B (midrange)

  • Thermaltake - Toughpower Grand Platinum, Toughpower Grand/RGB 1200W

If you have a mid range system, you don't need a 1200W PSU. :D
I get why it's there with the wattage specified since it's probably a different platform than what the other wattages in that series use, but the way that's written seems to be suggesting that the Toughpower Grand/RGB 1200W would be a suitable choice for someone with a mid range system.

 

54 minutes ago, LienusLateTips said:

EVGA - 80 PLUS, non-80 PLUS

80 Plus ratings are not a model. Do you mean the EVGA W1 and EVGA N1? If so, you should specify the actual models and not just their 80 Plus rating. EVGA has a habit of releasing 6,000 models of PSU within the same 80 Plus ranking space, so who knows if they release a W2 or N2 unit that might be completely different... Everything else on the list has its series name listed, so makes no sense to just categorise those by 80+ ratings.

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Where's Edison M from Fractal Design? Previous lists had it.

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6 minutes ago, Spotty said:

Curious... What is the point of replacing the PSU in a pre-built if you're going to replace it with another low quality unit? If you're okay with having a low quality PSU, then keep the one that is already in the system and save your money.
Not all pre-built PSUs are as bad as everyone thinks... People may end up replacing it with something no better or potentially even worse from that list (like when Bitwit replaced the Great Wall PSU in the Walmart PC with a Seasonic M12ii).

well, it's to give a idea of the use of that quality of a psu. if you have suggestions for a different name, i would love to hear them

 

16 minutes ago, Spotty said:

If you have a mid range system, you don't need a 1200W PSU. :D
I get why it's there with the wattage specified since it's probably a different platform than what the other wattages in that series use, but the way that's written seems to be suggesting that the Toughpower Grand/RGB 1200W would be a suitable choice for someone with a mid range system.

is reasonable, but it's quality what counts, wattage isn't a consideration in the tiering

 

16 minutes ago, Spotty said:

80 Plus ratings are not a model. Do you mean the EVGA W1 and EVGA N1? If so, you should specify the actual models and not just their 80 Plus rating. EVGA has a habit of releasing 6,000 models of PSU within the same 80 Plus ranking space, so who knows if they release a W2 or N2 unit that might be completely different... Everything else on the list has its series name listed, so makes no sense to just categorise those by 80+ ratings.

be honest, is there any 80+ white or non-rated evga unit you would buy?

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