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PSU Tier List V3 pre-launch thread

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Not really sure where to put this but given that the PSU Tier List is a fixture here I guess it belongs here

 

Now that @STRMfrmXMN is "Permanently Logged Off" we're going to need a new PSU Tier List since it will be impractical/impossible to maintain the current one.

 

Placeholder thread is already live https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/986000-placeholder-power-supply-tier-list-revised/

 

This is the prelaunch discussion thread

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I was never a fan of the PSU Tier list as it stands right now.
I'd rather see a list of PSUs with individual reviews linked to it and the scores of those reviews attached to them.

 

I don't even see any restrictions that would define a tier. For me it's basically pointless information that might just lead to more confusion and misinformation than anything else.

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Just now, Senzelian said:

I was never a fan of the PSU Tier list as it stands right now.
I'd rather see a list of PSUs with individual reviews linked to it and the scores of those reviews attached to them.

Many people don't and yet it's still a great resource. I'll work on finding a way to incorporate links to reviews into the new one, however. Suggestions are appreciated!

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Green units have specific issues (such as the EVGA G3)

Currently there seems to be no Green listed? Unless this is because G3's were cleared of OTP/OPP issues

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3 minutes ago, TVwazhere said:

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Currently there seems to be no Green listed? Unless this is because G3's were cleared of OTP/OPP issues

No, that's one of my additions. Units highlighted in green will have notes in the OP-but-one about specific issues. Blue units will be recommended in class such as the Focus+ Gold or RMx, or CX-M

 

Edit : As per suggestion of @seon123 the blue highlighting was removed for being a half assed idea in the first place

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2 minutes ago, OrbitalBuzzsaw said:

No, that's one of my additions. Units highlighted in green will have notes in the OP-but-one about specific issues. Blue units will be recommended in class such as the Focus+ Gold or RMx, or CX-M

Yes. And you've colored blue such as the CXM but the G3 still shows "Default" colors

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Just now, TVwazhere said:

Yes. And you've colored blue such as the CXM but the G3 still shows "Default" colors

aaand that's why it's not ready for a full roll-out yet

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Why exactly is the Bitfenix Formula in tier two, while the Bitfenix Whisper is in tier one?

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6 hours ago, Senzelian said:

I was never a fan of the PSU Tier list as it stands right now.
I'd rather see a list of PSUs with individual reviews linked to it and the scores of those reviews attached to them.

Including links to reviews would be a great idea. Could do it as "Corsair: RMx [1] [2], AXi [1] [2], HXi [1]," with the numbers being links to relevant reviews. Or you could have 'Corsair: RMx [JG] [TH], AXi [JG] [AT], HXi [TH] [AT]," with initials for the common PSU review outlets being the links to the reviews.

 

I was going to suggest using multi level bullet points for the lists with each model getting its own bullet point. It would have the benefit of being able to add in the links to reviews as well as comments next to each model, such as..

 

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Tier 2

EVGA - GQ, B2, 550W and 650W GS, GD, G3, G1+ (not to be confused with the G1)

becoming

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Tier 2

  • EVGA
    • GQ                                [TH] [AT]
    • B2                                 [TH] [JG]
    • GS (550W & 650W)      [AT] [JG]
    • GD                                [AT]
    • G3                                 [JG]                          [Note: Some concerns regarding protections]
    • G1+                              [AT]                          [Note: Not to be confused with the G1]

 

 

 

But testing it out by applying this format to a full Tier shows that it will probably end up making the post way too long.

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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
    • HX
    • RMi
    • RMx
    • SF
    • HX (2017 Grey Label)
    • TXM (2017, greater than 650W)
  • Enermax 
    • Platimax
    • Platimax Digifanless
  • EVGA
    • G2
    • P2
    • PS
    • T2
    • 1000G1
    • GS (850W and above)
  • FSP 
    • Aurum PT
  • Gigabyte 
    • Aorus AP850GM
  • LEPA -
    • G1600
  • NZXT
    • Hale90V2
  • 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 

 

 

Edit: I've done the full list in multi level bullet points. In the spoiler tag since it's quite long...

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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                                                                             [Note: Modular, not to be confused with the VSM]                                         
    • MasterWatt Maker
  • Corsair
    • AX
    • AXi
    • HX
    • RMi
    • RMx
    • SF
    • HX (2017 Grey Label)
    • TXM (2017, greater than 650W)
  • Enermax 
    • Platimax
    • Platimax Digifanless
  • EVGA
    • G2
    • P2
    • PS
    • T2
    • 1000G1
    • GS (850W and above)
  • FSP 
    • Aurum PT
  • Gigabyte 
    • Aorus AP850GM
  • LEPA -
    • G1600
  • NZXT
    • Hale90V2
  • 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 

 

 

Tier 2

  • 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)
    • TXM (550W/650W 2017)
    • Vengeance
  • Enermax 
    • Digifanless
    • RG
    • GX
  • EVGA -
    • GQ
    • B2
    • 550W and 650W GS
    • GD
    • G3                                                                                    [Note: Some concerns regarding protections]
    • G1+                                                                                  [Note: 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

 

Tier 3

  • Antec 
    • Neo ECO II
  • be Quiet!
    • Straight Power E10
  • Bitfenix 
    • Fury 
  • Cooler Master -
    • MasterWatt
  • Corsair -
    • CXM (2017 "Grey unit")
    • CSM
    • some RM variants
    • CX (2017)                                                                                [Note: 450W CX has only 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

 

Tier 4

  • 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 (<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

 

Tier 5

  • Antec -
    • Basiq VP-F
    • Basiq BP
  • be Quiet!
    • Pure Power 10 (<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

 

Tier 6

  • Antec 
    • Basiq VP
  • Bitfenix 
    • BPA
  • Cooler Master 
    • B2
  • Corsair 
    • VS (older "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

 

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3 hours ago, Spotty said:

Including links to reviews would be a great idea. Could do it as "Corsair: RMx [1] [2], AXi [1] [2], HXi [1]," with the numbers being links to relevant reviews. Or you could have 'Corsair: RMx [JG] [TH], AXi [JG] [AT], HXi [TH] [AT]," with initials for the common PSU review outlets being the links to the reviews.

 

I was going to suggest using multi level bullet points for the lists with each model getting its own bullet point. It would have the benefit of being able to add in the links to reviews as well as comments next to each model, such as..

 

becoming

 

 

But testing it out by applying this format to a full Tier shows that it will probably end up making the post way too long.

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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
    • HX
    • RMi
    • RMx
    • SF
    • HX (2017 Grey Label)
    • TXM (2017, greater than 650W)
  • Enermax 
    • Platimax
    • Platimax Digifanless
  • EVGA
    • G2
    • P2
    • PS
    • T2
    • 1000G1
    • GS (850W and above)
  • FSP 
    • Aurum PT
  • Gigabyte 
    • Aorus AP850GM
  • LEPA -
    • G1600
  • NZXT
    • Hale90V2
  • 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 

 

 

Edit: I've done the full list in multi level bullet points. In the spoiler tag since it's quite long...

  Reveal hidden contents

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                                                                             [Note: Modular, not to be confused with the VSM]                                         
    • MasterWatt Maker
  • Corsair
    • AX
    • AXi
    • HX
    • RMi
    • RMx
    • SF
    • HX (2017 Grey Label)
    • TXM (2017, greater than 650W)
  • Enermax 
    • Platimax
    • Platimax Digifanless
  • EVGA
    • G2
    • P2
    • PS
    • T2
    • 1000G1
    • GS (850W and above)
  • FSP 
    • Aurum PT
  • Gigabyte 
    • Aorus AP850GM
  • LEPA -
    • G1600
  • NZXT
    • Hale90V2
  • 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 

 

 

Tier 2

  • 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)
    • TXM (550W/650W 2017)
    • Vengeance
  • Enermax 
    • Digifanless
    • RG
    • GX
  • EVGA -
    • GQ
    • B2
    • 550W and 650W GS
    • GD
    • G3                                                                                    [Note: Some concerns regarding protections]
    • G1+                                                                                  [Note: 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

 

Tier 3

  • Antec 
    • Neo ECO II
  • be Quiet!
    • Straight Power E10
  • Bitfenix 
    • Fury 
  • Cooler Master -
    • MasterWatt
  • Corsair -
    • CXM (2017 "Grey unit")
    • CSM
    • some RM variants
    • CX (2017)                                                                                [Note: 450W CX has only 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

 

Tier 4

  • 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 (<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

 

Tier 5

  • Antec -
    • Basiq VP-F
    • Basiq BP
  • be Quiet!
    • Pure Power 10 (<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

 

Tier 6

  • Antec 
    • Basiq VP
  • Bitfenix 
    • BPA
  • Cooler Master 
    • B2
  • Corsair 
    • VS (older "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

 

I don't think the post would become too long.


Usually, you come to the tier list with the intent to specifically search for a PSU and see whether its good to use or not and that can simply be done with the help of a browser's search bar.

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You could put each manufacturer in spoilers? Similar to how the Whitelist was, IIRC. 

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3 hours ago, seon123 said:

You could put each manufacturer in spoilers? Similar to how the Whitelist was, IIRC. 

Nah, better off avoiding spoilers for the PSU listings in my opinion just to make it easier to search.

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24 minutes ago, Spotty said:

Nah, better off avoiding spoilers for the PSU listings in my opinion just to make it easier to search.

Yeah, although you could always do something like

Seasonic

   - Focus+ Gold/Platinum

 

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18 minutes ago, OrbitalBuzzsaw said:

I like @Spotty's idea of linking with [1] because it looks a lot cleaner

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29 minutes ago, OrbitalBuzzsaw said:

Yeah, although you could always do something like

Seasonic

   - Focus+ Gold/Platinum

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If you did a spoiler tag for every model of PSU, the list would be absolutely huge. Really don't need to show the full URL for the link either, you can use the link function in the editor to set any text as the link.

 

I still think if you're going to have review links, which is a good idea, to have them as just the name of the review outlet or some shortened initals for it with a link. Such as...

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Tier 2

  • Seasonic
    • Focus Plus Gold                               [TH] [JG]                      [Note: Example of where you might write a note about a PSU]
    • Focus Plus Platinum                         [TH]

 

or if just using the numbers...

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Tier 2

  • Seasonic
    • Focus Plus Gold                               [1] [2]                         [Note: Example of where you might write a note about a PSU]
    • Focus Plus Platinum                         [1]

 


Alternatively if you're not going with the multi-level bullet points, you could still do it like...

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Tier 2

  • Seasonic - Focus Plus Gold [1] [2], Focus Plus Platinum [1]

 

Not necessary to go through and do review links for every PSU straight away, as that will take a very long time to add them all, but maybe just as new PSUs are listed and decided where to be placed links can be added, as well as the more popular items getting review links as well with it being expanded over time.

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30 minutes ago, Spotty said:

If you did a spoiler tag for every model of PSU, the list would be absolutely huge. Really don't need to show the full URL for the link either, you can use the link function in the editor to set any text as the link.

 

I still think if you're going to have review links, which is a good idea, to have them as just the name of the review outlet or some shortened initals for it with a link. Such as...

 

or if just using the numbers...

 


Alternatively if you're not going with the multi-level bullet points, you could still do it like...

 

Not necessary to go through and do review links for every PSU straight away, as that will take a very long time to add them all, but maybe just as new PSUs are listed and decided where to be placed links can be added, as well as the more popular items getting review links as well with it being expanded over time.

Right then. So give links for the G2, RMx, etc, and whatever new comes along cough cough seasonic core cough cough, or something like that?

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1 minute ago, OrbitalBuzzsaw said:

Right then. So give links for the G2, RMx, etc, and whatever new comes along cough cough seasonic core cough cough, or something like that?

Yeah, probably start with review links for the most popular ones that get the most attention at first, such as those you mentioned, and then as new units are released you can include reviews for them as you add them to the list. As time goes on the list will expand and more and more things will have review links, and if people start asking questions about an existing PSU on the list you can add in reviews for it to update and expand the list.

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1 minute ago, Spotty said:

Yeah, probably start with review links for the most popular ones that get the most attention at first, such as those you mentioned, and then as new units are released you can include reviews for them as you add them to the list. As time goes on the list will expand and more and more things will have review links, and if people start asking questions about an existing PSU on the list you can add in reviews for it to update and expand the list.

Ohh boy I've got a lot of rewriting to do

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Just now, OrbitalBuzzsaw said:

Ohh boy I've got a lot of rewriting to do

Let me know if you want a hand rewriting or formatting the list and doing some of the review links. Send me a PM and let me know if there's anything you want a hand with.

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Just now, Spotty said:

Let me know if you want a hand rewriting or formatting the list and doing some of the review links. Send me a PM and let me know if there's anything you want a hand with.

Can you do the list itself and I'll rewrite the top and bottom bits?

 

Also I'm conisdering changing the rules so that nonmodularity of 550w and above units is cause for a max tier 3 like the fans, what do you think?

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15 hours ago, OrbitalBuzzsaw said:

Now that @STRMfrmXMN is "Permanently Logged Off" we're going to need a new PSU Tier List since it will be impractical/impossible to maintain the current one.

Then why not make it better?

And sort it by Price structure of the manufacturer (ie High End, Mid Range, Low End, System Integrator/Avoid)

15 hours ago, Senzelian said:

I was never a fan of the PSU Tier list as it stands right now.

Neither am I but we need some kind of List that helps most people...

 

15 hours ago, Senzelian said:

I'd rather see a list of PSUs with individual reviews linked to it and the scores of those reviews attached to them.

You have to keep the amount of work in mind - and that there is already some kind of list, though didn't seem to get some work in the last couple of years for most units...

http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/PSUReviewDatabase.html

 

But that's something for another project...

 

15 hours ago, Senzelian said:

I don't even see any restrictions that would define a tier. For me it's basically pointless information that might just lead to more confusion and misinformation than anything else.

I agree So we might want to consider moving from "Tiers" to "recommended" "good unit" "decent unit" and and maybe the "not recommended/avoid" and "avoid at all cost".

In the last category we should put something like EVGA BT and Seasonic S12II Series and concentrte on the bigger ones...

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Just now, Stefan Payne said:

have to keep the amount of work in mind - and that there is already some kind of list, though didn't seem to get some work in the last couple of years for most units...

http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/PSUReviewDatabase.html3

Just a list of links next to some units is I think what we've settled on

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10 minutes ago, OrbitalBuzzsaw said:

Can you do the list itself and I'll rewrite the top and bottom bits?

 

Also I'm conisdering changing the rules so that nonmodularity of 550w and above units is cause for a max tier 3 like the fans, what do you think?

Sure... I can redo it off the existing list, but I lack the technical knowledge to be able to reclassify things and move them between the tiers.

 

 

Just let me know if you want a multi-level bullet point list (good for adding comments about individual PSUs, but a bit lengthier), or if you want the single level bullet point list with all models are on the same line for that manufacturer (shorter, but less room for adding comments about individual units and more cluttered)

 

Single Level List Example (like the current list, but with links)

Quote

Tier 2

  • Seasonic - Focus Plus Gold [1] [2], Focus Plus Platinum [1]

 

 

Multi Level List Examples (Each series gets its own line)

Quote

Tier 2

  • Seasonic
    • Focus Plus Gold                               [1] [2]                         [Note: Example of where you might write a note about a PSU]
    • Focus Plus Platinum                         [1]

 

or with the links directly next to the model name looks pretty tidy too...

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Tier 2

  • Seasonic
    • Focus Plus Gold [1] [2]                         [Note: Example of where you might write a note about a PSU]
    • Focus Plus Platinum [1]

 

Also the numbering for links can either be numbers or names of review outlets for the review, ie

Quote

Tier 2

  • Seasonic
    • Focus Plus Gold                               [Tom's Hardware] [JonnyGuru]                         [Note: Example of where you might write a note about a PSU]
    • Focus Plus Platinum                         [Tom's Hardware]

 

 

Happy to do whatever you guys want. If anyone else has any suggestions for layout let me know.

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