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    Do not worry. This is not a "tier list" thread.

    I saw in an old post, I can not find it now, jonny mentioning there was a way to find all his recommended PSUs by searching "recommended" somewhere in the site. IĀ“ve tried the Site Search option up top, but I get only one page of results and then nada. What am I doing wrong? Thanks for the help.
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    Don't look at the recommend PSU list when choosing a PSU. You just would make the same mistakes as looking at a tier list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by -The_Mask- View Post
    Don't look at the recommend PSU list when choosing a PSU. You just would make the same mistakes as looking at a tier list.
    Why do you think that? And what do you mean by mistakes? I thought the problem with tier lists were that they were made by people that do not know enough to be rating PSUs.
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    The rating system of this website is nice, but a bit confusing for general people. A PSU which has a 9.5/10 can be better than a psu which has 10/10, in my opinion the results are more like individual. There are many 8.9/10 PSUs (and less)without the recommended badge but actually decent. The best is to check each individual request for finding the adequate unit. If you are looking for a PSU the best is to ask us

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deadpool View Post
    Why do you think that? And what do you mean by mistakes? I thought the problem with tier lists were that they were made by people that do not know enough to be rating PSUs.
    It's essentially the same thing. You can take anything that's recommended and throw it in tier one and call it a day, but what does it take into account?

    How about the age of the review? A 9.5 10 years ago does not meet the same performance metrics as even an 8.5 today. Good example is the Seasonic S12 and M12. They're 10 year old Bronze rated double forward PSUs w/o DC to DC. Back in 2007, it was a good unit. Today, it's performance is equivalent to just a cheap PSU, but with Japanese capacitors.

    It also lacks context. Did the PSU just miss a perfect 10 because of mythic build quality, but mediocre performance like the Cooler Master MIJ or did it just miss a perfect 10 because of mythic performance and mediocre build quality? Or a Berg connector? Or semi-modularity?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyGURU View Post
    It's essentially the same thing. You can take anything that's recommended and throw it in tier one and call it a day, but what does it take into account?

    How about the age of the review? A 9.5 10 years ago does not meet the same performance metrics as even an 8.5 today. Good example is the Seasonic S12 and M12. They're 10 year old Bronze rated double forward PSUs w/o DC to DC. Back in 2007, it was a good unit. Today, it's performance is equivalent to just a cheap PSU, but with Japanese capacitors.

    It also lacks context. Did the PSU just miss a perfect 10 because of mythic build quality, but mediocre performance like the Cooler Master MIJ or did it just miss a perfect 10 because of mythic performance and mediocre build quality? Or a Berg connector? Or semi-modularity?
    All right. Got it.

    What would you guys recommend for $40-60? I was thinking the Seasonic S12II 620W maybe? Seems to have a great price.
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    One more thing. When recommending a PSU it also helps to have a list of what components your rig consists of, so one can assess what wattage range it falls into. What have you got?

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    Prime example of what I'm talking about. The S12II is old as balls. It got a high score almost a decade ago, but falls short in everything but build quality by today's standards.

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    And can you also post a link to the store were you planning to buy the PSU.

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    If he is from Argentina then usually seasonic s12ii is the best choice there at low to mid price unless he can buy it from U.S.

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