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3DVagabond 11-25-2012 08:10 PM

Hypothetical Question
If all 750'ish watt PSU's sold for the same price, which would you choose? I realize this is a very broad unqualified question. I'm just trying to see what PSU you all like when pricing is taken out of the equation.

If you wanted to separate them by class, that would be cool (platinum, Gold, etc...

Original Sin 11-25-2012 09:44 PM

Hmm... none, I want a fully modular one with an 80mm fan :D... I would have said the Zeus 1350 at 750W load but it's noisy as hell even then.

allikat 11-25-2012 09:50 PM

I'd go for the Seasonic Platinum rated one myself... or the Corsair AXi platinum....

walterm 11-25-2012 10:13 PM

General rule is list "good enough" in the brands you like and shop by price/features/trust.

For my purposes Bronze+ is adequate, silver or gold desirable, platinum over priced.

Usually there would be two to eight models on say two to four platforms that would meet "well priced" criteria. With a couple "excellent" under or over specification thrown in.

Rosewill Capstone has been my would like to go to quality power supply on price, platform, and sales.
There has been competition lately.
No one (except the reviewers and professionals here) can keep track of "all" details of "all" units. Usually they make it clear pricing is an important criteria.

Easiest is to go Seasonic, they seem more consistent than anyone. OTOH, specific features, fans or fan profile, wire lengths, plug placement, special features, internal components, all have their appeal.

You are unlikely to do badly picking any of the "top" four to twelve in any catagory.
Therefore price is a reasonable decider.

Discard the ones that fail your criteria, shop by price, and occasionally satisfy the determined whim.

Among the silver, gold, platinum available there have been some recent astoundingly good performers. Question is the purchase price, where good enough ends and perfection begins.

Not what you want to hear, but we are all subjective creatures, never more so than when being "objective."

Original Sin 11-25-2012 10:20 PM

^Excellent post!

3DVagabond 11-25-2012 10:32 PM

Thanks for the responses so far.

allikat, your response is similar to my first thought. I don't know all of the models intimately. So, brand confidence would also play a major factor for me. Seasonic X series would likely be my choice. I'm not sure if the newer SS platinum is the same build quality. As far as Corsair, I haven't been convinced yet that I need any additional software digital control for my PSU. I've just heard of too many problems with software power control in Windows and graphics cards conflicting to want to add it to my PSU too. Especially considering the level of performance we can achieve without it. I'd probably take the new non "i" version over the 750i, but then I might as well get one straight from Seasonic.

Original Sin and walterm, you both fail the test. ;) No 1350's running at 1/2 power allowed. No figuring price into it.

Assume that you have a new build and a good 750W would be the optimum size. You can walk into a shop that stocks "every 750w PSU on the international market" and you can just have the one you want for free. Only condition is you can't pick out the most expensive so you can sell it, buy a cheaper one, and pocket the difference. :p

Original Sin 11-25-2012 10:56 PM

Antec Signature... or something odd (I never buy the flavor of the moment gear), maybe a Xilence XQ.R4, something along those lines.

3DVagabond 11-25-2012 11:22 PM

So, you prefer multi rail?

c_hegge 11-26-2012 02:09 AM

My favorite 750W is the Delta DPS-750CB which currently powers my main PC. That thing is built like a tank. It's not quite standard ATX though (slightly bigger), but it fits in my case alright

Stefan Payne 11-26-2012 03:55 AM


Originally Posted by 3DVagabond (Post 93978)
So, you prefer multi rail?

who wouldn't??
It's not like you'd think not having breakers in your house is a good thing, do you??

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