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Just now, pomkon said:

do u need a good psu if u dont overclock or a light user??

Any user needs at least a PSU that won't randomly die, kill something when it dies, allow your computer enough time to make an emergency dump when the power is cut, not wear your components over time with bad ripple, etc.

 

But I'd say only the high-end users really need the best of the best in terms of PSUs.

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35 minutes ago, pomkon said:

do u need a good psu if u dont overclock or a light user??

I'd at least get something in the T4 area minimum. You need a good PSU to make sure it protects you, doesn't randomly shut off or explode. The units there are pretty cheap already, such as the S12II for $30. But you could get the CX450/CX450M for that price right now, and those are T3, so get that.

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1 hour ago, pomkon said:

do u need a good psu if u dont overclock or a light user??

Good PSU increases the lifetime of all Components.

Bad PSU decreases the Lifetime of all Components.

 

So everybody should use good PSU...

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2 hours ago, pomkon said:

do u need a good psu if u dont overclock or a light user??

Do you not have a dGPU? Then you're probably find using something like an EVGA 450B. If you do, try getting something T3 and up, T2 or above is preferable if you have an XX80 series Nvidia GPU and for most AMD GPUs (as they tend to consume more power and produce more heat).

 

But no, someone using an i3 with an iGPU doesn't need a Seasonic Snow Silent, or whatever. 

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2 hours ago, pomkon said:

do u need a good psu if u dont overclock or a light user??

Really depends on what you consider a "good PSU". 

 

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120GB 850 Evo

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Seasonic Prime Titanium 650W

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Hi, iam from spain and i have a dilema with 2 PSUs, one is Tier 1(EVGA Supernova G2 750W 80 Plus Gold Modular) and the another one i believe is... Tier 2?(Thermaltake Toughpower Grand RGB 750W 80 Plus Gold Modular). I like boths but being honest i like more the design from thermaltake (RGB fan + pointing it to inside the cage instead of outside) so i would like to know if there is too much difference between those 2 being one T1 and the another T2, there is just 10€ difference so in this case it isnt a problem, iam running a system with 1x Aorus Extreme 1080 TI and 8700k both overclocked so i guess any of both PSUs will be overkill for this setup, but 650w cost like as much as 750w, maybe 5€ difference so there is no reason to get 650w over 750w. Thanks in advice and sorry for my bad english ;).

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2 hours ago, cienight said:

Hi, iam from spain and i have a dilema with 2 PSUs, one is Tier 1(EVGA Supernova G2 750W 80 Plus Gold Modular) and the another one i believe is... Tier 2?(Thermaltake Toughpower Grand RGB 750W 80 Plus Gold Modular). I like boths but being honest i like more the design from thermaltake (RGB fan + pointing it to inside the cage instead of outside) so i would like to know if there is too much difference between those 2 being one T1 and the another T2, there is just 10€ difference so in this case it isnt a problem, iam running a system with 1x Aorus Extreme 1080 TI and 8700k both overclocked so i guess any of both PSUs will be overkill for this setup, but 650w cost like as much as 750w, maybe 5€ difference so there is no reason to get 650w over 750w. Thanks in advice and sorry for my bad english ;).

The EVGA is better but both are decent. The Grand RGB is T2 on this list here.

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5 hours ago, cienight said:

Hi, iam from spain and i have a dilema with 2 PSUs, one is Tier 1(EVGA Supernova G2 750W 80 Plus Gold Modular) and the another one i believe is... Tier 2?(Thermaltake Toughpower Grand RGB 750W 80 Plus Gold Modular). I like boths but being honest i like more the design from thermaltake (RGB fan + pointing it to inside the cage instead of outside) so i would like to know if there is too much difference between those 2 being one T1 and the another T2, there is just 10€ difference so in this case it isnt a problem, iam running a system with 1x Aorus Extreme 1080 TI and 8700k both overclocked so i guess any of both PSUs will be overkill for this setup, but 650w cost like as much as 750w, maybe 5€ difference so there is no reason to get 650w over 750w. Thanks in advice and sorry for my bad english ;).

If you like the look of the RGB fan, go for it. It's not like it's a bad unit, just slightly worse in electrical performance and probably build quality.

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5 hours ago, cienight said:

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G2 is better.  If this is a gaming rig then a decent 550w is plenty good enough. 

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What tier would the Seasonic Focus plus Gold be? 

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54 minutes ago, Megah3rtz said:

What tier would the Seasonic Focus plus Gold be? 

Tier 1/2

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1 minute ago, JDE said:

Tier 1/2

Looks like it fails the 3.3V rail advanced transient response tests.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/seasonic-ssr-750fx-focus-plus-750-gold-psu,5206-8.html

 

Everything else is fucking amazing. So yeah, probably T1 though we could be strict and call it T2 because of bad 3.3V transient response.

 

Performance is within 1% of the RMx according to tomshardware's rating (not sure how it's calculated).

 

But it's pretty noisy, especially compared to the former. The 750W model uses a 120mm fan, which serves the purpose of making it very compact for a 750W, but also means the fan has to spin fAAAAAAAAAAAAAst.

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

 

Computer having a hard time powering on? Troubleshoot it with this guide. (Currently looking for suggestions to update it into the context of <current year> and make it its own thread)

Computer Specs:

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Mathresolvermajig: Intel Xeon E3 1240 (Sandy Bridge i7 equivalent)

Chillinmachine: Noctua NH-C14S
Framepainting-inator: EVGA GTX 1080 Ti SC2 Hybrid

Attachcorethingy: Gigabyte H61M-S2V-B3

Infoholdstick: Corsair 2x4GB DDR3 1333

Computerarmor: Silverstone RL06 "Lookalike"

Rememberdoogle: 1TB HDD + 120GB TR150 + 240 SSD Plus + 1TB MX500

AdditionalPylons: Phanteks AMP! 550W (based on Seasonic GX-550)

Letterpad: Rosewill Apollo 9100 (Cherry MX Red)

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29 minutes ago, Energycore said:

Looks like it fails the 3.3V rail advanced transient response tests.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/seasonic-ssr-750fx-focus-plus-750-gold-psu,5206-8.html

 

Everything else is fucking amazing. So yeah, probably T1 though we could be strict and call it T2 because of bad 3.3V transient response.

 

Performance is within 1% of the RMx according to tomshardware's rating (not sure how it's calculated).

 

But it's pretty noisy, especially compared to the former. The 750W model uses a 120mm fan, which serves the purpose of making it very compact for a 750W, but also means the fan has to spin fAAAAAAAAAAAAAst.

Ehh, everything almost fails that test usually. Though I do agree, gotta call the shots where the bow strikes the outer bull, you know?

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8 hours ago, Stefan Payne said:

Both should be decent.

Sadly the thermaltake isn't tested, but should be somewhat decent as well.

The ToughPower Grand RGB Gold has many reviews. For example,

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=499

https://www.hardocp.com/article/2017/01/18/thermaltake_toughpower_grand_rgb_750w_psu_review/1

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/thermaltake-toughpower-grand-rgb-750w-psu,4928.html

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1 hour ago, Energycore said:

The 750W model uses a 120mm fan, which serves the purpose of making it very compact for a 750W, but also means the fan has to spin fAAAAAAAAAAAAAst.

No has nothing to do with the fan, its the plattform/design.

The 750W uses the Focus Plattform, the bigger ones the 'old Prime' one. 

 

But see for yourself:
DSC_2137.th.jpg DSC_2138.th.jpg DSC_2136.th.jpg DSC_2135.th.jpg DSC_2146.th.jpg DSC_2144s.th.jpg DSC_2143.th.jpg DSC_2142.th.jpg DSC_2139.th.jpg DSC_2141.th.jpg DSC_2140.th.jpg

 

 

In those pics with those Plattforms, the 120mm off center seems optimal for both the Cougar 700W as well as the old FSP. 140mm offers no benefit and blows everywhere you don't want it to.

 

So in the End 130mm fans or bigger are just used for marketing purpose, not because they make sense.

Because you have some specific hot spots where you want the forced airflow, like Primary/PFC Heatsink, Secondary Rectifier. 

You don't want/need the cables to be cooled...

 

In those pics you also see that the one with the 80mm front fan looks really good in terms of airlfow.

 

Buttom line:
Design Matters, Fan Size not.

You can make a very good/quiet unit with 80mm fan if you want to but nobody does that no more because people believe because 140mm fans are advantageous as case fans and CPU Coolers they have to be better with Powersupplys as well - when they are not. Power Supplys aren't a big heatsink like CPU Cooler are.

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2 hours ago, Energycore said:

Looks like it fails the 3.3V rail advanced transient response tests.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/seasonic-ssr-750fx-focus-plus-750-gold-psu,5206-8.html

 

Everything else is fucking amazing. So yeah, probably T1 though we could be strict and call it T2 because of bad 3.3V transient response.

 

Performance is within 1% of the RMx according to tomshardware's rating (not sure how it's calculated).

 

But it's pretty noisy, especially compared to the former. The 750W model uses a 120mm fan, which serves the purpose of making it very compact for a 750W, but also means the fan has to spin fAAAAAAAAAAAAAst.

I remember the Focus Gold (non-Plus) being a slightly downgraded version of the Focus Plus Gold.

 

Think it was in the Tom's review for the Antec PSU that came out.

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On 16-12-2017 at 8:54 PM, STRMfrmXMN said:

What are you powering? It's terrible if you don't properly allocate your budget to it and you spend all your money on a 1080 Ti but it's fine if you have no dGPU.

What tier is the Coolermaster Masterwatt 700w 80+? I want to buy it for this pc : 

 

gpu : Geforce GTX 1070 8GB GDDR5
cpu : Intel Core i5 8400 6-Core 6x2.8Ghz (turbo: 4.0Ghz)
mobo :  MSI Z370-A Pro Z370 ATX DDR4 USB 3.0 SATA600 M.2 Intel Optane
Memory : 16GB PC4-19200 2400Mhz DDR4 CL16 ram 
storage : 1TB SATA600 7200rpm 32MB hdd plus 250gb Samsung Evo ssd
case : case with 4 fans, 2 x usb 2.0 and 2 x usb 3.0
psu : -
cpu cooler : coolermaster 412 hyper 
Internet card : pci express TP-Link TL-WDN3800 (N600Dual) wifi card.

 

 

its a prebuilt so yeah.. i can also choose from the Coolermaster G750M and Corsair CX600. Which one is best? I’m not gonna overclock anything. I just want it to not make a lot of sound and do its job.

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37 minutes ago, Sem223 said:

What tier is the Coolermaster Masterwatt 700w 80+? I want to buy it for this pc : 

 

its a prebuilt so yeah.. i can also choose from the Coolermaster G750M and Corsair CX600. Which one is best? I’m not gonna overclock anything. I just want it to not make a lot of sound and do its job.

I assume you mean the Masterwatt Lite, which is pretty mediocre. You shouldn't get any of those options. 

 

You should be looking at something that's tier 3 or above and >= 450w.

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3 hours ago, Sem223 said:

What tier is the Coolermaster Masterwatt 700w 80+? I want to buy it for this pc : 

 

gpu : Geforce GTX 1070 8GB GDDR5
cpu : Intel Core i5 8400 6-Core 6x2.8Ghz (turbo: 4.0Ghz)
mobo :  MSI Z370-A Pro Z370 ATX DDR4 USB 3.0 SATA600 M.2 Intel Optane
Memory : 16GB PC4-19200 2400Mhz DDR4 CL16 ram 
storage : 1TB SATA600 7200rpm 32MB hdd plus 250gb Samsung Evo ssd
case : case with 4 fans, 2 x usb 2.0 and 2 x usb 3.0
psu : -
cpu cooler : coolermaster 412 hyper 
Internet card : pci express TP-Link TL-WDN3800 (N600Dual) wifi card.

 

 

its a prebuilt so yeah.. i can also choose from the Coolermaster G750M and Corsair CX600. Which one is best? I’m not gonna overclock anything. I just want it to not make a lot of sound and do its job.

The G750M is much better than the other options you listed.

 

By the way, higher wattage does not equate to a quieter PSU, and none of the PSUs you listed have a passive fan mode. Your system will draw maybe 230W under load, thus a Corsair CX450M would be fine for you. It has a quiet sleeve-bearing fan.

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Thanks for the replys and help, in the end i didnt get any of those two because when i visited today the webshop i found the new 2018 model of Corsair RM850x for just 124€, so the choice becomes a no brainer at that moment?. Hopes for it being as good or even better as old 2015 model?.

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So I have a GS800 (apparently the V2 variant Corsair silently released years back) got it with my sabertooth mobo , apparently a tier 4? Tbh 800watts is overkill for me; but spare power for more power hungry components can’t be bad I guess 

My PC (Known as TRX):

—CPU: TR 1900X

—Ram: 16GB Corsair Dom Plats "ROG Edition"

—Graphics: GTX 1080 Ti FTW3

—Motherboard: Asrock X399 Taichi

—Storage: 512GB Sabrent Rocket, 2.5TBs HDD

—CPU Cooling: Cooler Master ML360 TR4 RGB Edition

—Case: Cooler Master Cosmos C700P

—PSU: Corsair AX860

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10 minutes ago, Mat_95 said:

So I have a GS800

Why?
That thing is ancient?!

 

10 minutes ago, Mat_95 said:

but spare power for more power hungry components can’t be bad I guess 

Spare power is just bullshit that doesn't give you any benefit at all. Can't do shit with it.

It just increases the cost, the damage if something goes wrong and also many times the noise of the PSU because they need stronger fans.

 

 

And 800W is something for 2 high end graphics cards at least. There is no other way to come close to 800W ever...

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2 minutes ago, Stefan Payne said:

Why?
That thing is ancient?!

 

Spare power is just bullshit that doesn't give you any benefit at all. Can't do shit with it.

It just increases the cost, the damage if something goes wrong and also many times the noise of the PSU because they need stronger fans.

 

 

And 800W is something for 2 high end graphics cards at least. There is no other way to come close to 800W ever...

The dude threw it in with the mobo; I paid like £150 for an x79 sabertooth last July and the dude had no use for the psu, and well; I weren’t bothered about it being 800 watts as I don’t think a 4930K, 1070, a ssd and a 1tb 7200rpm HDD use anywhere near; the psu never uses its fan; if that’s anything?

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—CPU: TR 1900X

—Ram: 16GB Corsair Dom Plats "ROG Edition"

—Graphics: GTX 1080 Ti FTW3

—Motherboard: Asrock X399 Taichi

—Storage: 512GB Sabrent Rocket, 2.5TBs HDD

—CPU Cooling: Cooler Master ML360 TR4 RGB Edition

—Case: Cooler Master Cosmos C700P

—PSU: Corsair AX860

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Hi, i am going to build new pc and just started to considering what PSU would be decent to chose. I am surprised the Seasonic S12II dropped in a tier list (remember really good reviews of that unit) and  i remember common opinion the XFX TS 550 is rebrand of S12II... XFX is higher in tier so, I guess its not current, am I right? Is there new revision of TS 550 bronze? 

I would like to ask about some units i picked:

XFX Core TS 550W (P1-550S-GREN) and XFX TS 550 (P1-550S-XB9) - what's the difference between them? (there is about 1.50$ diffference).

Corsair CX550 (CP-9020121-EU) and Corsair CX550 (CP-9020059-EU) - what's the difference between them?(there is about 10$ difference).

Corsair CX650W (CP-9020122-EU) - any opinion?

I need PSU ~500W, which wont be more expensive than 55-60$, are my pick ok, or You can recommend something else in mentioned budget range?

 

 
 

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