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PSU Energy efficent powersupplies

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by bazman24, 21 Jan 2010.

  1. bazman24

    bazman24 Minimodder

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    hi does any one know the best performing energy effiicent psu on the market right? i currently have a thermaltake tough power 700w but would like a more efficent psu maybe a 650w or 700w

    thanks
     
  2. ShakeyJake

    ShakeyJake My name is actually 'Jack'.

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    They always make a big deal about in their marketing. The standard for energy efficiency is '80+' which, as you can probably guess, means the PSU is more than 80% efficient. I'm sure I've seen claims of 85 and even 90 recently though.

    The rating system is explained in the review for this PSU.
     
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  3. bazman24

    bazman24 Minimodder

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  4. okenobi

    okenobi What's a Dremel?

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    Depending on how important efficiency is compared with price, I would look at the Seasonic X series in 650w.

    Scan clicky

    It's 80 plus Gold certified. Which is where it's at.
     
  5. reggie50

    reggie50 Minimodder

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    The recent PSU labs test in CPC said that the Seasonic X-650 89% efficient at 50% load and 90% efficient at 100% load. One of the most efficient PSU they have ever tested.
     
  6. Moyo2k

    Moyo2k AMD Fanboy

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    Gold = 90% Silver = 85% Bronze = 80% , I think... anyone confirm this?
     
  7. TheAbyssDragon

    TheAbyssDragon Gafgarion

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    80 Plus: 80%
    80 Plus Bronze: 82%
    80 Plus Silver: 85%
    80 Plus Gold: 87%
    from Wikipedia.

    If you already have a 700W power supply, there is no reason to buy a more efficient supply for the sake of efficiency alone. The amount you spend on the new supply will far outweigh the amount you save in utilities for several years.
     
  8. cdb

    cdb No comment

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    How much power will your pc be pulling through the psu?

    OCZ have an 850W and a 1000W gold certified psu.
     
  9. nissanskyrice

    nissanskyrice Terminally Lazy

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    im running an enermax revolution in my file server. they're 85+ damn quiet and you'll never run out of SATA power connectors. im going with enermax again when i update my gaming rig soon. Might wait till those Modu87+ models are available.
     
  10. shakka65

    shakka65 What's a Dremel?

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