PSU’s: The Best of the Best of the Best!

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PSU’s: The Best of the Best of the Best!

The Supersize 850W to 1KW are covered in “PSU’s for Future GPU’s: http://www.hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1104866

This is part one of two parts, these “Premium Grade” PSU’s are rated from 750W to 520W.

All “Premium Grade” PSU’s are rated for full load at 40C to 50C, have very tight load regulation and are quiet, efficient & small enough to fit in most cases.

Any of these “Premium Grade” PSU’s are powerful enough for almost any existing high-end SLI/Crossfire gaming-station.

Some of these Premium Grade PSU’s are multi-rail & some are single rail, all are guaranteed to get the job done!

Multi-Rail:

SILVERSTONE SST-ST75ZF ATX 12V 2.2 & EPS 12V 750W Power Supply

SST-ST75ZF: http://www.silverstonetek.com/products-75zf.htm

Specs: http://www.silverstonetek.com/downloao/installation-guide/st75zfmanual.pdf

Max combined +12V up to +12V@60A (720W)

Not Modular & Warranty Not Posted On Website

$210 at new egg

Best Review: http://www.jonnyguru.com/PSU/ST75ZF/


Corsair HX620W ATX12V v2.2 and EPS12V 2.91 620W Power Supply

HX620W: http://www.corsairmemory.com/corsair/HX_power_supply.html

Max combined +12V up to +12V@50A (600W)

Modular & 5yr Warranty.

From $145: http://froogle.google.com/froogle?sourceid=navclient&rls=HPIC,HPIC:2005-18,HPIC:en&q=Corsair+HX620w&lmode=online&scoring=p

Best review: http://www.jonnyguru.com/PSU/HX620W/


Corsair HX520w ATX12V v2.2 and EPS12V 2.91 520W Power Supply

HX620W: http://www.corsairmemory.com/corsair/HX_power_supply.html

Max combined +12V up to +12V@40A (480W)

Modular & 5yr Warranty.

Best review: http://www.jonnyguru.com/PSU/HX520W/

From $105: http://froogle.google.com/froogle?q=Corsair+HX520w&btnG=Search&lmode=online&scoring=p


Single Rail:

PC P&C SILENCER 750 EPS12V 750W Power Supply

Silencer 750 EPS12V: http://www.pcpowercooling.com/products/viewproduct.php?show=S75EPS

Max +12V up to +12V@60A (720W)

Not Modular & 3yr Warranty

$199 at PC P&C

Reviews: http://www.pcpowercooling.com/products/viewproduct.php?show=S75EPS&view=reviews


PC P&C SILENCER 610 EPS12V 610W Power Supply

Silencer 610 EPS12V: http://www.pcpowercooling.com/products/viewproduct.php?show=S61EPS&view=about

Max +12V up to +12V@49A (588W)

Not Modular & 3yr Warranty

$159 at PC P&C

Reviews:


SILVERSTONE SST-ST56ZF ATX12V/ EPS12V 560Watts Power Supply

SST-ST56ZF: http://www.silverstonetek.com/products-56zf.htm

Specs: http://www.silverstonetek.com/downloao/installation-guide/st56zfmanual.pdf

Max +12V up to +12V@38A (456W)

Not Modular & Warranty Not Posted On Website

$138 at new egg

Best Review: http://www.jonnyguru.com/PSU/ST56ZF/
This is my opinion, what is yours?

Dave ;)
 

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My opinion, which is correct:

Multi-railed, in order of awesomeness:
Silverstone ST85
Silverstone ST75
Corsair HX620
Corsair HX520

Single railed:
PCP&C Silencer 750
PCP&C Silencer 610
Silverstone ST56ZF
 
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Bbq said:
My opinion, which is correct:

Multi-railed, in order of awesomeness:
Silverstone ST85
Silverstone ST75
Corsair HX620
Corsair HX520

Single railed:
PCP&C Silencer 750
PCP&C Silencer 610
Silverstone ST56ZF
Silverstone ST85
All 850W to 1KW PSU's are covered in a different post.

PSU’s for Future GPU’s! http://www.hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1104866

Thank you for your input. ;)
 
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Spectre said:
Then why make the title of this the BEst of the Best of the Best?

Besides there isn't a single Zippy on the list here and a bunch of Seasonic's (actually 4 out of 6) :confused:
I wanted this list to be upper mainstream,
what people are buying & what the PSU companies are concentrating on, the 520WW to 750W range.

Powerful enough for all of todays systems, without too much overkill.

As to Zippy, I did a lot of searching & I must say their marketing & sales departments should be fired!
There is more data at XS, than anywhere else.
Most models are not available & their website hasn't improved in the last 3yrs.
 

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davidhammock200 said:
Most models are not available & their website hasn't improved in the last 3yrs.
Retail sales is still an afterthought to them ;)

Enhance has a bunch of new units up to 1kW (one of them has dual 35A 12v rails) now too. I wouldn't be terribly shocked to see Silverstone start using them soon.
 

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davidhammock200 said:
As to Zippy, I did a lot of searching & I must say their marketing & sales departments should be fired!
Haha...everyone has said the same about AMD....didn't keep them from making the best overall x86 processors on the market.

There is more data at XS, than anywhere else.
Most models are not available & their website hasn't improved in the last 3yrs.
They are available at :

http://store.myaopen.com/ziposu.html
http://www.servercase.com/miva/miva?/Merchant2/merchant.mv+Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=SC&Category_Code=4U_Server

And they are distributed by ASI.

If you want the Best of the Best of the Best I would add Zippy to the list......
 

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davidhammock200 said:
Does Zippy an ATX over 850W (+12V@60A)?

OW, any test/reviews?
Nothing in PS2 over 850W... yet ;)

No reviews on the new Enhance units yet.
 

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davidhammock200 said:
How about dual ATI GPU's pulling 350W each, plus a fully loaded & OC'ed dual CPU system! ;)
Use their 1350W or 1800W redundant models :D

Honestly though, 350W seems excessive... they'd probably throw in external power bricks should their cards need that much juice (and I doubt they will).
 
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Oklahoma Wolf said:
Use their 1350W or 1800W redundant models :D

Honestly though, 350W seems excessive... they'd probably throw in external power bricks should their cards need that much juice (and I doubt they will).
I'm not sure I believe it,
but a couple of true insiders have told me to expect the next gen of ATI GPU's to pull over 300W's,
mostly from the +12V rail(s) & no PSU's will be included with the cards. I hope it is not true!
 

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Even with 2 video cards and 3 or 4 hdds, arent these 600W and up power supplies overkill?

I'm looking at the 520W corsair for my next build -- looks sweet.
 
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Joebar said:
Even with 2 video cards and 3 or 4 hdds, arent these 600W and up power supplies overkill?

I'm looking at the 520W corsair for my next build -- looks sweet.
They are sweet & up to +12V@40A, too! ;)
 
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Spectre said:
Haha...everyone has said the same about AMD....didn't keep them from making the best overall x86 processors on the market.
Not to de-rail the thread here, but the AMD processors have only truely been the best since the Althon 64 came out. Now that is no longer the case. In the 20+ year history of the x86 PC, there are more years where AMD, Cyrix and everyone else were FAR behind Intel in performance and quality.
 

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Dan_D said:
Not to de-rail the thread here, but the AMD processors have only truely been the best since the Althon 64 came out. Now that is no longer the case. In the 20+ year history of the x86 PC, there are more years where AMD, Cyrix and everyone else were FAR behind Intel in performance and quality.
That's why I used the past tense :D

The point was that while they were the best their marketing department most likely consisted of a single cubical armed with a monkey and a typewriter ;) but that didn't stop the engineering side.
 

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Pass on the tagan. it's built by topower, it crossloads poorly, voltage stability is less than optimum, and quite a few people have had theirs go poof. Notibly, Fugger at XtremeSystems' Athena 850 (same guts as the Tagan 850).

Avoid.
 

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Bbq said:
Pass on the tagan. it's built by topower, it crossloads poorly, voltage stability is less than optimum, and quite a few people have had theirs go poof. Notibly, Fugger at XtremeSystems' Athena 850 (same guts as the Tagan 850).

Avoid.
Really? Somehow I really really doubt that Athenatech is using the same guts as Tagan. ;)

Besides it didn't do that bad http://techgage.com/article/tagan_tg1100-u95_1100w_power_supply
 

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The other review I saw says some other site used a load tester and burned one out after 768W on the +12V lines. To quote from page 36:
Die 1100 Watt haben wir mit dem TG1100-U95 leider nicht erreichen können. Bei Zimmertemperatur von 25°C und einer Auslastung von knappen 81% brach das Netzteil zusammen. Die vier 12V Leitungen leisteten zu dem Zeitpunkt 768 Watt.
Roughly translated (it's been a while since high school German): "We couldn't reach 1100 watts with the TG1100-U95. At a temperature of 25C and a utilization of 81% the power supply broke down. The 4 12V rails achieved a level of 768W."

I'll pass, thanks ;)
 

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The other review I saw says some other site used a load tester and burned one out after 768W on the +12V lines. To quote from page 36:

Roughly translated (it's been a while since high school German): "We couldn't reach 1100 watts with the TG1100-U95. At a temperature of 25C and a utilization of 81% the power supply broke down. The 4 12V rails achieved a level of 768W."

I'll pass, thanks ;)

Yeah and like has been discussed that is a fluke and a bad unit which I don't believe they even got replaced to try again and since that problem didn't occur with the other load test.......Tagan is getting a hatchet job for no real good reason. It isn't a great supply which Tagan has tried to fix with a new revision but the "zomg it'll blow at 700w's fo shizzle" is bunk.
 

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Bbq said:
Basicly, I meant that the Athena was the same guts as a comparable model by Tagan / topower. As in, still Topower guts.
Well that is kind of the kicker they really shouldn't be as Tagan has exclusive rights to those designs....kind of like the difference in Seasonic made Antecs and Seasonic branded Seasonics. The winds though may be blowing Tagan to a different OEM ;)
 

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Well that is kind of the kicker they really shouldn't be as Tagan has exclusive rights to those designs....kind of like the difference in Seasonic made Antecs and Seasonic branded Seasonics. The winds though may be blowing Tagan to a different OEM ;)
Whatcha' been hearing? I've always liked Tagans "perks" (I LOVE the plasticky cables), but their reliability isn't top echelon.
 

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Whatcha' been hearing? I've always liked Tagans "perks" (I LOVE the plasticky cables), but their reliability isn't top echelon.
If I could say anything more I would...........
 

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How about dual ATI GPU's pulling 350W each, plus a fully loaded & OC'ed dual CPU system! ;)


Son of a crap! :eek: When are the razza fraggin gpu makers gonna get in line with the rest of the industry and start delivering more performance with lower power draw? *mumble* *grumble*

:mad:
 

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Son of a crap! :eek: When are the razza fraggin gpu makers gonna get in line with the rest of the industry and start delivering more performance with lower power draw? *mumble* *grumble*

:mad:
THe newest ATI cards haven't come out yet...and IIRC have been respun again (will they go down from current cards...probably not...will the world end as we know it...probably not). Playing with early samples and predicting final production specs from them isn't always the best plan. ;) Just take a wait and see approach.
 

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THe newest ATI cards haven't come out yet...and IIRC have been respun again (will they go down from current cards...probably not...will the world end as we know it...probably not). Playing with early samples and predicting final production specs from them isn't always the best plan. ;) Just take a wait and see approach.

Sage advice. Still.... its a scary thought. :)
 

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Even with 2 video cards and 3 or 4 hdds, arent these 600W and up power supplies overkill?

I'm looking at the 520W corsair for my next build -- looks sweet.
Jeeze- you are on the [H] dammit!

I just got my custom 1kw PCP&C.. sweet thing it is..

12 750GB Seagates, another 6 15k rpm SCSI's, dual quad core Xeons when they come out, vid cards to drive 2 30" Dell's... 1kw seems marginal to me.. btw that's my next build.. :D
 
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