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I'm looking at the Superflower 650W PSU. It's tempting me as it's gold rated. I can no longer trust my current PSU as my GPU shorted and fried whilst my PC was powered off.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Super-Flower-SF-650P14XE-HX-SuperFlower/dp/B00H2ZHRFW/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1431949885&sr=8-3&keywords=superflower

What do you think? Will it power my 1055T overclocked to 3.9GHz? I'm looking at maybe getting a GTX770 or a R9 285 or my next GPU

EDIT: Maybe this one? https://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA-024-SF&groupid=701&catid=123&subcat=2057
Edited by Atomfix - 5/18/15 at 5:03am
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First off 80 plus has nothing to do with quality you can buy junk thats gold rated so 80 plus gold does NOT not mean quality.
Second you dont need 650 watt for a system with a GTX 770 in it.
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post #3 of 17
For most systems a solid 450W PSU is more than enough. Unless you go SLI/Crossfire or heavy overclock you don't really need much more power. I have an NZXT Hale90 which is made by SuperFlower. It's pretty solid as I have not had a problem with it ever. Though mine is gold rated the review results of it technically exceed it and it's more like platinum.

Be sure to look at the series and reviews before purchasing. Just because a certain OEM makes it doesn't mean they don't make cheaper versions of the PSU with cheaper components so other companies can rebrand them. But I'm pretty sure Jonny Guru gave the Golden Green series good marks with excellent build qualities.
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First off 80 plus has nothing to do with quality you can buy junk thats gold rated so 80 plus gold does NOT not mean quality.
Second you dont need 650 watt for a system with a GTX 770 in it.

This is true, just because it's rated at bronze/silver/gold/platinum doesn't mean anything. You have to look at the components inside to determine the quality. I forget the website that lists the UL so you can search who made the PSU. Haven't used it for a long time because I haven't needed a new PSU for a long time.
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This is true, just because it's rated at bronze/silver/gold/platinum doesn't mean anything. You have to look at the components inside to determine the quality. I forget the website that lists the UL so you can search who made the PSU. Haven't used it for a long time because I haven't needed a new PSU for a long time.
http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page5471.htm
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Quote:

Thanks, that's useful. I haven't seen that one before but I was looking for something more like this:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/power-supply-psu-brands,3762-3.html

Though the article is not the original one I read somewhere on the internet in like 2011 the process is pretty much the same. Locate and ID the UL and then search it up in the UL directory and you'll see who made the PSU.
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The tomshardware one is crap compared to realhardtechx.
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post #8 of 17
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So your saying that Superflower is not good compared to other PSUs? OverclockersUK offer a 5 year warranty with the Superflower PSU. Not only that but Superflower builds the best PSUs on the market??

I have a 700W PSU. Served me well, especially when I used a GTX480. Even with that overclocked and my CPU 4.2GHz, it pulled at least 700W. Better GPUs today granted, that are not as power hungry as the allmighty Fermi. But wanted 650W just for the space. Something to last in case I wanted to go SLi or Crossfire. My system can pull at least 300W+ whilst benching my 1055T and that's not even stressing the GPU at the same time either.
Edited by Atomfix - 5/18/15 at 6:43am
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post #9 of 17
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So your saying that Superflower is not good compared to other PSUs? OverclockersUK offer a 5 year warranty with the Superflower PSU. Not only that but Superflower builds the best PSUs on the market??

I have a 700W PSU. Served me well, especially when I used a GTX480. Even with that overclocked and my CPU 4.2GHz, it pulled at least 700W. Better GPUs today granted, that are not as power hungry as the allmighty Fermi. But wanted 650W just for the space. Something to last in case I wanted to go SLi or Crossfire. My system can pull at least 300W+ whilst benching my 1055T and that's not even stressing the GPU at the same time either.
I did not say anything like that please go back and read what i said, and Super Flower does not build the best PSU´s that would be Zippy and Delta.
I said 80 plus has nothing to do with quality, and that you dont need more then 550 watt AT MOST.

And 650 watt is not going to cut it with an AMD CPU with overclocks and two high end AMD video cards you are looking at least 750 watts for that.
Last if you got those wattage numbers from the wall they are not actually right, you need to remember to take the efficiency of your PSU off the number you get from the wall to get the real amount your system draws.
Edited by shilka - 5/18/15 at 6:58am
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post #10 of 17
Is it really that wrong to buy a PSU with some headroom? Back when I was running GTX 570 SLI, I was told my 650W would be plenty...now I want 290X Crossfire, and it won't really cut it. Leaving my next upgrade to cost me the price of a new 290X AND a new PSU. I see these recommendations all the time...on one of the items that doesn't really get outdated as quickly as the rest of a system. All I am saying is I don't really see the point, other then penny pinching (which even that argument doesn't really make sense in the long run) of buying a PSU that has just enough power for a build. In fact, much of the advice tossed around on this site has given me headaches in one way or another.
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