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Windows 7: Best PSU Brand

23 Dec 2013   #11

Win8/8.1,Win7-U64, Vista U64, uncounted Linux distor's

You need to look at the specific model psu you are buying. Corsair, Thermaltake and others use more than one manufacturer for there psu's. Read this.

I'm using
Corsair AX1200i
Thermaltake Smart 850
Rosewill Green 630
Apevia AS520

The $39 Apevia is used to power a mining operation, I'm pulling 20 amps off the 5 volt rail (maxed out, anymore load and it trips) and 20 amps off the 12 volt rail. It runs 24/7, produces very little heat, if over loaded it just shuts itself down and waits for me to reset it.

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23 Dec 2013   #12

Windows 10 Pro. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot

Another vote for Seasonic.
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23 Dec 2013   #13

Windows 10 Pro

I'll throw my hat in for Antec; been using their power supplies since my first PC in 98. And they last. I've got one that's been through numerous system upgrades and has been in use since May of 07 without a hiccup.

But no matter which brand of PS you get... always look to the upper end models. To me, that's where the difference can lay. Yeah you might get a Corsair, Antec, Seasonic or such, but if you get the low end models... that's where you can run into problems.

My two cents.

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23 Dec 2013   #14

Windows 7 Home Premium X64

Seasonic and Antek are the best IMO, followed by Silverstone and Cooler Master. From what I've read, Antek is similar quality to Seasonic. I'd buy a modular PSU of whichever of the 2 has the best warranty and best fits your needs. Seeing as your case is presumably on the smaller side, cable management and working with the PC will be much easier with a modular unit.
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23 Dec 2013   #15

Win 7 Pro x64, Win 10 Pro x64, Linux Light x86

This (My System Spec) is my 5th Corsair PSU and never had any problems :)
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23 Dec 2013   #16

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1

For my money, it's SeaSonic, Corsair, Antec.......all the upper level lines like was mentioned above. Even the best manufacturer makes junk to sale as a "value" line
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24 Dec 2013   #17


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
Even the best manufacturer makes junk to sale as a "value" line
That is very true.
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24 Dec 2013   #18

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (32-bit)

Seasonic and Corsair have gotta really good reviews, haven't used one myself but thousands of testimonies can't be wrong :)
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24 Dec 2013   #19

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64

Also as nice as full modular is and highly recommended if you can find a premium PSU in semi-modular that will also be fantastic as all the must make connections will be bundled in one cable and that's a real clean way to go as well!
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25 Dec 2013   #20

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit

By upper end, do you mean 80 plus gold and platinum efficiency or do you mean actual high quality models?
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