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Windows 7: Best PSU Brand

22 Dec 2013   #1

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
Best PSU Brand

What is the best PSU company because i am thinking of replacing my original psu for a gpu upgrade. The company must have a PSU that is backwards compatible with my hardware.

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22 Dec 2013   #2


Corsiar, Seasonic

What are you referring to in particular about 'backwards' compatible? All PSU's will work.

All will have molex adapters, 4 pin CPU power, 20+4 breakaway motherboard power.
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22 Dec 2013   #3

Windows 10 64bit

No really best company for power supply unit as everyone has different experiences but I have had good luck with my corsair power supply which has about 3 years and hasn't failed and have it running stuff like video games with the current specs in my profile. I've heard Antec is another good one as well.
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22 Dec 2013   #4

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

How about enermax?
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22 Dec 2013   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64

Not so much on the Enermax. Seasonic, Corsair, Antec, Thermaltake, EVGA are all good brands.
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22 Dec 2013   #6

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium

Seasonic (all)
XFX (all)
Antec (Earthwatts series, Neo Eco series, HCG series, True Power New series)
Corsair (TX-V2 series, HX series, AX series)
PCP&C (all)
Silverstone (Strider Plus series, Strider Gold series, Zeus series)
Cooler Master (Silent Pro series)
OCZ (EliteXstream series, Fatal1ty series, Z series)
Rosewill (Capstone series)

Usually all certified (Bronze, Gold, etc) PSUs are usually a good bet. I like Seasonic the best.
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22 Dec 2013   #7

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Computer0304 View Post
How about enermax?

That's a cutting corners PSU i have one can't expect it to do much but run a basic set up anything more is asking for trouble
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22 Dec 2013   #8
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

I like Antec.
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23 Dec 2013   #9

Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1

Be Quiet and XFX make some very good psu's too although Seasonic is the oem on some of the XFX psu's.
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23 Dec 2013   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

The best PSU is the PSU that meets your needs. Always make sure it has the proper plugs. Fully modular is better because you don't have a bunch of useless tentacles hanging off it. Make sure it has the following:

1. ATX12V / EPS12V - for motherboard connection. The bold connection is an 8 pin connection fyi.

2. Output similar to this +3.3V@24A,+5V@30A,+12V@90A, -12V@0.8A,+5VSB@4.0A the underlined and bold part is if you're planing on buying a really power hungry video card like a Nvidia gtx 700 series, otherwise you can get by with 25-30amps on your lines.

3. A quiet 140mm fan.

4. Proper mounting equipment that comes with it, always check when buying in person, unless you're ordering, then can't.

5. Read as many reviews as you can and make an informed decision, don't just buy the one that has flashy cool LED lights etc etc.

And last but not least, use this tool to find out how much watts you will need

For backwards compatibility I would look at the Ikonik Vulcan from around 2008. I had one, was a beast of a PSU.
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