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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-23-2019, 06:39 PM - Thread Starter
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New PSU for new build?

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Working on a new build and I would like a recommendation for a new PSU. My PC Power & Cooling 750 Silencer Quad is 12 years old and still running strong. However, it not modular and I'm not a fan of the mound of cables. Or do I just keep this one and not get new? New build consists of:

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GTX 1070 (hold over)

The psu calculators rate this from 390 to 425 watts and recommends a 650 watt psu. However I'd like to stay at 750. I'm looking at the Seasonic Focus + Platinum or the Ultra Prime Platinum. I would like to have the ability to upgrade the system w/o having to replace the psu again. Any input is appreciated.

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All PSU calculators are rubbish and will overstate numbers by 28% or more so if they said 425 watts its 306 watts
A 650 watt is more than enough power so only reason to get more wattage is if you need more cables

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Reputable 650 watt is plenty for your budget and the future. I would go for the Seasonic FOCUS Plus Series SSR-650FX 650W 80+ Gold ATX12V. It has a 10 year warranty.

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Seasonic Prime 650w has a 12 year warranty so you can keep it as long as your old PSU.

If you want something more efficient i would go with a 650w. If you get more watts then you need the efficiency goes out the window. So i would just grab a gold if you are going overkill with the watts.

You might also like a 650w prime titanium.

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Quote: Originally Posted by ozlay View Post
Seasonic Prime 650w has a 12 year warranty so you can keep it as long as your old PSU.

If you want something more efficient i would go with a 650w. If you get more watts then you need the efficiency goes out the window. So i would just grab a gold if you are going overkill with the watts.

You might also like a 650w prime titanium.
Great choice. You can also shoot for a Corsair 650W PSU or another reputable brand like Seasonic that has a Gold, Silver or at least Bronze certification

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Great choice. You can also shoot for a Corsair 650W PSU or another reputable brand like Seasonic that has a Gold, Silver or at least Bronze certification
The 80 plus rating system has nothing to do with quality and you can find units with an 80 plus Titanium rating that are junk
Corsair dont make any of the units they sell so some of their units are overpriced and/or mediocre if not outright junk

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Quote: Originally Posted by shilka View Post
The 80 plus rating system has nothing to do with quality and you can find units with an 80 plus Titanium rating that are junk
Corsair dont make any of the units they sell so some of their units are overpriced and/or mediocre if not outright junk
Hmm....I dunno....every Corsair PSU I had ever used previously were excellent units...Maybe you just had poor experience with their stuff because I have never had one fail on me personally. And you are right, 80 Plus has nothing to do with quality - it's about efficiency and basically says that the PSU has more than 80% efficiency under load....so actually - it may have a little something to do with quality as well as a poor quality and inefficient PSU...well may shut down under heavy load or just blow eventually, right? My main point was for OP to make sure he at least considered his options and to get a good quality PSU from a reputable brand and AFAIK; Corsair has been and is one of those brands.

Hey - he could go with Rosewill, Seasonic, EVGA...there's options; I just listed one other as that was my suggestion.

and overpriced? If you think paying $95-200 bucks for a good PSU (of course depending on your build's system requirements), I dunno what to tell ya man....as most PSUs are priced around that range anyways...at least where I am anyways.

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Hmm....I dunno....every Corsair PSU I had ever used previously were excellent units...Maybe you just had poor experience with their stuff because I have never had one fail on me personally
What i or you have had has nothing to do with the mediocre quality of some of their series such as the VS the old CX and the old RM
The VS are still group regulated which is laughably outdated today

As for overpricing just look at the HXi series its worse than the RMi and RMx and yet it costs more
As for EVGA most of their stuff is even worse than what Corsair sells so other than a few series its a lot of rubbish

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Quote: Originally Posted by shilka View Post
What i or you have had has nothing to do with the mediocre quality of some of their series such as the VS the old CX and the old RM
The VS are still group regulated which is laughably outdated today

As for overpricing just look at the HXi series its worse than the RMi and RMx and yet it costs more
Ah...but that's the point you are missing. If I have never had an issue with the brand; then I cannot truly say anything about mediocre quality...which is also why I added "personally" into the sentence...it's an opinion of my own from previous experience with using the brand. If I had one of their PSUs fail or take out a component - then I could double down on your view with my own memory of why they are mediocre products.

I can agree with you on the HXi series though; horrendous pricing.

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Many people will recommend you the Seasonic Focus Plus, but I don't recommend going for it. It has issues with certain GPUs, and you never know which future GPU can also trigger this behavior...
https://www.guru3d.com/news-story/se...ty-issues.html

Just go over the following list, and pick the highest PSU in the highest tier that fits your budget.
https://linustechtips.com/main/topic...psu-tier-list/
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