Power supply blacklist thread for newbies

Desmond

Destroy Erase Improve
Staff member
Admin
I think those are worth the price in the long run compared to cheaper ones that go kaput relatively frequently.
 

chimera201

Wise Old Owl
Some gyaan for newbies:

Over the past few years, graphic card architectures have improved on efficiency and lowered power consumption. While it's true that power consumption is less now, it has gotten worse in context of PSUs. AMD and Nvidia are trying to increase efficiency by using tricks like Powertune and GPU Boost which results in power consumption spikes in very short intervals.

Source:

The Math Behind GPU Power Consumption And PSU


Spikes in power consumption demonstrated by modern graphics cards need to be seen for what they are: a challenge to the quality of a PSU, not its maximum wattage again.

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Over past few years:
Prices of CPUs remained more or less the same.
Prices of mobos remained more or less the same.
Prices of RAM sticks remained more or less the same.
Prices of GPUs increased.
Prices of PSUs increased.

A good quality PSU costs just a little less than Core i3 now.

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TigerKing

Cyborg Agent
Hey, that op example of captain doomz. Lolz.
Can you make 2017 year version.?
Meaning just ask again on Facebook for computer rig now.
Anyone? Please. (Just to know how many knows how much)
 

whitestar_999

Super Moderator
Staff member
How about Ant Esports PSU?

The 12V Rail says 38A current flow capacity.
Is this product reliable?

@SaiyanGoku , @whitestar_999 what are your opinions?
Stick to this psu tier list:
 
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