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PSU Tier List [OLD]

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This is a legacy list. It is no longer being updated.

 

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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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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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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 :)

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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

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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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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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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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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!

We have a NEW and GLORIOUSER-ER-ER PSU Tier List Now. (dammit @LukeSavenije stop coming up with new ones)

You can check out the old one that gave joy to so many across the land here

 

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Infoholdstick: Corsair 2x4GB DDR3 1333

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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. 

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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

Ryzen 5 3600 stock | 2x16GB C13 3200MHz (AFR) | GTX 760 (Sold the VII)| ASUS Prime X570-P | 6TB WD Gold (128MB Cache, 2017)

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138 is a good number.

 

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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.

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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 

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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?

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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.  

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| CPU:  Ryzen 9 3900x | CPU Cooler:  EKWB EK-AIO 360 D-RGB | Paste:  Kryonaut | Motherboard:  ASUS ROG x570 Crosshair VIII Hero (Wi-Fi) | RAM:  G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 64 GB (4 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 | Boot Drive:  Samsung 970 Evo Plus 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME | Storage Drives:  Crucial MX500 500 GB M.2-2280+Western Digital WD Blue 2 TB 2.5"+Toshiba N300 8 TB 3.5" 7200RPM+Toshiba X300 4 TB 3.5" | GPU:  ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 2080 Ti AMP Extreme Core | Case:  Lian Li O11 Dynamic XL ROG Certified (Black) with Corsair SP140 49.49 CFM 140 mm Fans 2-Pack+4x Cooler Master SickleFlow 120 V2 Reds added | PSU:  EVGA SuperNOVA G2 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply w/CableMod E-Series Cable Kit (Black/Red) | Case Fans:  2 Corsair SP140 49.49 CFM 140 mm Fans | Displays:  BenQ PD2700U 27.0" 3840x2160 60 Hz+Asus TUF Gaming VG27AQ 27.0" 2560x1440 165 Hz+MSI Optix MAG322CR 31.5" 1920x1080 180 Hz | Mouse:  Corsair M65 RGB ELITE | Keyboard:  Ducky Shine 7 Blackout - MK Exclusive First Release - RGB LED Double Shot PBT Mechanical Keyboard with Silent Red Switches | Mousepad:  Gaya Entertainment Oversized Gaming Mousepad Doom | Audio:  AKG K712 PRO Headphones+Audio-Technica ATR2500-USB Cardioid Condenser USB Microphone+Kingston HyperX Cloud II 7.1 Channel Headset+iBasso IT01 Dynamic Driver Audiophile In-Ear Monitors/Earbuds (Black)+Pair of Mackie MR624s(came with stands+isolation pads) | OS:  Windows 10 Pro |



Bifröst(ROG Zephyrus M GU502):

| CPU:  i7-9750h | RAM:  32GB Dual Channel 2666mhz CL 19(Stock+Samsung 16GB DDR4 PC4-21300, 2666MHZ, 260 PIN SODIMM, 1.2V, CL 19 ) | Storage:  1TB SSD with Optane | GPU:  Nvidia RTX 2060 | Display:  144hz 3ms | Mouse:  Corsair M65 Pro |

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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.

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