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    Need a quality power supply?

    What to buy, what to avoid:

    http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx


    Tier Breakdown:

    * Tier 1 provides the best quality power, great for overclocking, super high-end systems, and bragging rights. The best of the best. Very good longevity.
    *Tier 2 offers very good quality power output, and great reliability. Highly recommended for use in new systems.
    * Tier 2b contains units that almost made Tier 2, but may not have quite as good quality output(still very good), or may not last as long. Recommended for systems not expected to run 24/7 for several years.
    *Tier 3 power supplies fully meet all ATX requirements for power output quality, but don't have as good of power output quality as above tiers. No reason to replace one if you have one, and they're still good choices for most systems.
    *Tier 4 units may have some problems, such as being unable to deliver rated power at higher temperatures, or being slightly out of ATX spec on power output quality. Not recommended to buy except in situations where you will not be stressing it, or expecting it to last for more than a few years. If you have one, you can probably keep using it unless you're experiencing problems.
    *Tier 5 power supplies are NOT RECOMMENDED. If you have one, you should strongly consider replacing it ASAP. These can damage your computer, and often cannot put out the power that they're rated for. If a brand name is listed here, then all models from that brand name are considered to be Tier 5, except for those specific models listed above.


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    Tier 1 Brands - The Most Powerful And Stable Components On The Market.

    Antec Signature
    Antec High Current Pro -1200w
    Corsair AX
    Enermax Galaxy
    Enermax Revolution
    Kingwin Lazer Platinum 550w
    OCZ EliteXStream
    PCP&C TurboCool
    PCP&C Silencer >610 watt
    Sapphire Pure
    Seasonic X-Series
    Seasonic S12D/M12D
    Silverstone ZF (Etasis 85/75/56)
    Seventeam ST >600 (SSI, V2.91)
    Silverstone OP/DA >700 watt
    Silverstone ZM
    Ultra X3 >1000 watt
    XFX Black Edition
    XFX XXX Edition
    Zippy/Emacs SSL
    Zippy/Emacs GSM
    Zippy/Emacs PSL
    Zippy/Emacs HG2
    Zippy/Emacs HP2


    Tier 2 Brands - Top Quality components With Top Notch Stability - For Those With Price/Availability Issues With Tier 1

    Antec Neo HE
    Antec High Current Gamer Series
    Antec EarthWatts < 700 watt
    Antec TruePower Trio
    Antec TruePower Quattro
    Antec TruePower New -- 750w
    Akasa PowerGreen 80+
    CoolMax CTG-750 watt/850 watt/1000 watt
    Cooler Master Ultimate/UCP
    Cooltek CT
    Corsair HX
    Corsair VX
    Corsair TX
    Cougar SX700 and GX700
    Enermax Liberty
    Enermax Infiniti
    Enermax MaxRevo 1350
    Enermax MODU82+
    Enermax Platimax (600, 750, 850, 1.2K)
    Enermax PRO82+
    Enermax PRO87+ (500w + 700w)
    Enhance ENP-GH
    Fortron (FSP) GLN
    iStarUSA PD2
    iStarUSA PD3
    LEPA G500
    OCZ Fatal1ty
    OCZ GameXStream <1000 watt (only if manufactured in December 2007 or later)
    OCZ StealthXStream 400 watt
    OCZ StealthXStream 2 <700 watt
    OCZ Modstream (only if manufactured in December 2007 or later)
    OCZ EvoStream
    OCZ ProXStream
    OCZ Z(t)(s) Series < 1000W
    PC P&C Silencer <610 watt
    PC P&C Silencer MkII
    Seasonic S12
    Seasonic M12
    Seasonic Energy Plus
    Sentey Golden Steel Power 850w
    SevenTeam ST <600 watt
    Silverstone OP/DA ≤700 watt
    Supermicro/AbleCom
    Thermaltake Toughpower >600 watt
    Thortech Thunderbolt Plus 800w
    Xclio StablePower
    XFX Core Edition
    Xigmatek MC
    Xigmatek HC
    Ultra X3
    Ultra X-Pro
    Zalman ZM <1000 watt


    Tier 2b - Tier 2 units which have either lower longevity or slightly lower quality output. Still well within spec, and are good units.

    ABS-Tagan ITZ/BZ <1000 watt
    BFG 800 watt
    Cooler Master Real Power Pro >800 watt
    Cougar S700
    Hiper Type-M >650 watt
    Hiper Type-R >650 watt
    Huntkey Jumper
    Kingwin Lazer Gold
    Mushkin Enhanced
    NZXT HALE
    OCZ PowerStream
    OCZ StealthXStream <700 watt (only if manufactured in December 2007 or later)
    Silverstone EF
    Tagan U95
    Tagan U25
    Tagan U15
    Tagan U22
    Xclio GreatPower


    Tier 3 Brands - Power supplies fully able to meet ATX specs, although closer to the edges of the limits than higher tier units. Still solid units.

    Acbel Polycom
    Akasa PaxPower
    Akasa PowerPlus (>500 watt Models)
    AMS Mercury
    Antec Earthwatts >700 watt
    Antec Basiq
    Antec Phantom
    Antec TruePower III
    Antec TruePower II
    Antec TrueControl II
    Antec NeoPower 480 watt (Old Model)
    Athena Power Space Shuttle Series
    Be Quiet Dark Power Pro
    BFG ES
    BFG LS
    Channel Well
    Cooler Master Real Power Pro <800 watt
    Cooler Master iGreen
    Cooler Master Silent (and gold) Pro
    Corsair CX Series
    Enermax Maximum Plus
    Enermax Noistaker II
    Enermax Noisetaker
    Enermax Whisper II
    Enermax CoolerGiant
    Enhance ENS-G
    Epower Xscale
    Fortron (FSP) GLC
    Fortron (FSP) THN
    Fortron AX
    Fortron HLN
    Fortron PFN/PN/PA
    Kingwin Lazer
    Kingwin Mach 1 (the negative 12v rail may go slightly outside of spec in some loading conditions)
    LEPA G900
    NorthQ
    OCZ ModXStream (rated for 40 C)
    OCZ Z Series 1000W
    Rosewill RP 2 (temperature sensitive)
    Rosewill Xtreme/RX
    Seasonic Super Versatile
    Sigma SP
    Silverstone F
    Sparkle FSP
    Spire Rocketeer V/VI
    Sunbeam Nuuo
    Thermaltake Litepower
    Thermaltake Purepower RX
    Thermaltake Toughpower <600 watt
    XG Magnum
    X-Spice Kira
    Zalman ZM 1000 watt




    Tier 4 - Not Recommend for stressful situations. May not be able to put out full rated power above room temperature, and may slightly fail to meet ATX specs.

    Aerocool
    Asus Atlas
    BFG 1000 watt
    Cooler Master eXtreme (only use 75% of labeled wattage)
    Cooler Master GX
    Delta
    Enlight
    E-Power
    Futurepower
    Hiper Type-M
    HIPRO
    Lite-On
    Masscool
    MGE XG
    Mushkin HP
    NorthQ 4775-500S/BU
    OCZ Modstream (if manufactured before December 2007)
    OCZ GameXStream <1000 watt (if manufactured before December 2007)
    OCZ StealthXStream (if manufactured before December 2007)
    OCZ GameXStream 1010 watt (essentially a 850watt power supply)
    Scythe Kamariki
    Sigma Shark
    Sintek
    TTGI/Superflower
    Ultra Xfinity
    Ultra X2 <700 watt
    Ultra XVS
    Xion Real Power PowerReal


    Tier 5 - Other than the units listed above for any of these brands, NOT RECOMMENDED. Replace ASAP if you have one.

    A-TOP Technology
    Apevia
    APEX (SUPERCASE/ALLIED)
    Aspire(Turbo Case)
    ATADC
    Athena Power
    ATRIX
    Broadway Com Corp
    Coolmax
    Deer
    Diablotek
    Dynapower USA
    Dynex
    EagleTech
    FOXCONN
    FSP Everest
    HEC Orion
    Hiper Type-R
    Huntkey
    I-Star Computer Co. Ltd
    In Win
    JPAC COMPUTER
    Just PC
    Kingwin Inc.
    Linkworld Electronics
    Logisys Computer
    MGE
    MSI
    NMEDIAPC
    Norwood Micro/ CompUSA
    NorthQ
    NZXT
    Okia
    Powmax
    Q-Tec
    Raidmax
    Rocketfish
    Rosewill
    SFC
    Shuttle
    Skyhawk
    Spire Coolers
    Star Micro
    STARTECH
    Thermaltake Purepower NP
    Thermaltake Purepower RU
    Thermaltake TR2 (and TR2-RX)
    TOPOWER TOP
    Ultra X-Connect
    Ultra X2 >700 watt
    Wintech
    XION
    YoungYear
    Zebronics

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    Re: Need a quality power supply?

    Thanks for sharing.

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    Re: Need a quality power supply?

    NP...

    Most of us already know which units to buy but I created this thread for the new builders.

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    Re: Need a quality power supply?

    I've waited for 24 hours to see if this thread gets stickied.......

    Its more relevant then 9 yr old opinions on hsf's, cases and power supplies. And yet THEY remain stickied?



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    Re: Need a quality power supply?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Mania View Post
    I've waited for 24 hours to see if this thread gets stickied.......

    Its more relevant then 9 yr old opinions on hsf's, cases and power supplies. And yet THEY remain stickied?


    I think you might be waiting a while longer, as there is not a moderator dedicated to this sub-forum


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    Re: Need a quality power supply?

    ROFL, I suppose...


    This noob had no idea.....This forum does seem to get a lot of views. "Powerhungry", the mod, seems an appropriate choice. If he has the time.

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    Re: Need a quality power supply?

    that list if very outdated, need upgraded tremendously... but is a good starting point
    #1-i5-3570k -asus sabertooth p67- asus r9 290
    #2-amd phenom II x6 1100T-asus M5A97-evga gtx 260
    #3-amd phenom II x2 560 (4 cores enabled) -BIOSTAR TA880GB -evga gtx 260
    #4-amd fx-6300- GA-990FXA-UD3-gigabyte -evga gtx 660
    #5-dell inspiron 1520-8600 gt

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    Re: Need a quality power supply?

    Thanks for the list, I like it ... but one thing ... OCZ bought PC Power & Cooling.

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    Re: Need a quality power supply?

    LOL its a good start even if its a thread from "eggsperts" and dated 05-17-2008, 12:50 PM
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    Re: Need a quality power supply?

    The list began in 2008 and its constantly updated. Many of the units are 2011 models on it.

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