Best power supplies.
The best power supply unit (PSU) isn’t perhaps the most exciting part of creating dreamy high-end PCs, but it’s one of the most important.
Power is one of the first things you would like to see on any potential power supply. You have to make sure that the power supply has enough power to power all the components of your PC, perhaps leaving some space to allow future updates. Opting for a power supply that is substantially more powerful than required by your system will not do any harm, except perhaps on your bank account, but energy saving is on trend, are you digging?
You don’t need a rocket science degree to understand your system’s power requirements. The recommended system power requirements listed in the specification list for the current or future graphics card are a great place to start, but we recommend using an online power calculator to get the most accurate figure. The OuterVision power calculator is our goal.
After discovering the power needed for your PC, you will have to decide what efficiency you can afford. All power supply manufacturers tend to agree on the same power efficiency efficiency rating system: 80 Plus.
Plus There are six ratings to consider with the power supply:
- 80 Plus
An 80 PLUS Titanium certified power supply is more efficient than a bronze one, which means that the parts inside the waste consume less energy (such as heat) when converting from AC to DC. These are often measured on three load levels: 20%, 50% and 100%. Most PSUs tend to be rated 50% in maximum efficiency, although titanium PSUs tend to perform just as well, if not better, under heavy load.
Greater efficiency also means that internal components are subject to less heat and can have a longer service life. They may cost a little more, but higher certified power supplies tend to be more reliable than others. Fortunately, most manufacturers offer guarantees.
Reliability, customer support, warranty and manufacturer’s reputation are among the first things we have looked for in choosing the best power supplies. Since there is not exactly one single solution that makes sense for each build, we decided to choose different categories to meet the needs of multiple PC players. For each, we also took into consideration budget, compatibility, unique features and design.
Our best selections were made on the basis of a combination of the criteria listed above and the overall efficiency assessments. Although not at all the ubiquitous solution for power supply performance, the 80 PLUS certification program offers some form of standardization and efficiency expectations. More efficient PSUs mean less heat and lower energy consumption.
It also pays future-proof against future updates. A modular power supply will allow you to add additional cables as needed or remove unused ones to free up valuable space inside the enclosure. This is useful if you have your heart in a second graphics card or you just want the flexibility of being able to add more peripheral connections later.
As a warning, compatibility is a significant factor when it comes to power supply units. Using different PSU cables may put your entire PC at risk, so stick to the ones provided. To complicate matters further, not all PSU cables, even if from the same manufacturer, will be universally compatible. If you absolutely need to separate yourself from the included cables, take a look at your PSU’s PIN connectors and make sure your cable set has the ones that match to avoid unnecessary frustration and / or breakage.
Form factor: ATX | Capacity: 850 W. | Efficiency class: 80 Plus Gold | Modularity: complete | Guarantee: 10 years
Cooler Master MasterWatt 750W
Form factor: ATX | Capacity: 750 W. | Efficiency class: 80 Plus Bronze | Modularity: Semi | Guarantee: 5 years
Seasonic Prime 1000 Titanium
Fattore di forma: ATX | Capacità: 1000 W. | Classe di efficienza: 80 Plus Titanium | Modularità: completa | Garanzia: 12 anni