What Should I get? EVGA/Corsair/Super Flower?

Mosie100

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I’ve had a Corsair HX850W PSU for the last 7 years. It has treated me so well, until I got the 3080 ftw3 today from Microcenter and Corsair didn’t give me another 8 pin when I RMAd the old one a few months ago. I called Corsair and they’re sending one in a few weeks.

I needed a solution immediately so Went to Microcenter and was able to snag an EVGA 1000W GQ semi modular for $220 but I’m not stuck with it whatsoever. Especially since it’s only the 5yr warranty.

I feel like 1000W is overkill for my system at this point but I figure why not?
Here are the choices I’ve been looking into (not looking to spend anymore than $200)

The EVGA 1000W G+ fully modular for $200 w/ the 10 yr warranty.

Super Flower 1000w for $200 or 850w ($200 and $160 and 10 yr warranty)

Or do I stick with my Corsair HX850 (someone willing to buy it for $85)?

I’m leaning towards the Evga G+ but any suggestions or advice really appreciated!
 

Spartacus09

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I'd go with the G+ if nothing else for the 10y warranty, about the only diff other than the warranty is modular (G+) vs semi-modular(GQ) and the GQ has an eco mode.
While 850w is probably good, if you plan on OC'ing (especially with the 450w FTW unlocked bios) its ideal to have 1k+ for the boost power spikes (I just picked up a Corsair RM1000x myself).
Which you can get for $205 if you wanted to go a little over budget but stick with corsair: https://www.amazon.com/CORSAIR-RM10...hild=1&keywords=RM1000x&qid=1607573865&sr=8-3

Also you have a typo in your signature I'm assuming you have a 9700k not a 9770k :)
 

Mosie100

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I'd go with the G+ if nothing else for the 10y warranty, about the only diff other than the warranty is modular (G+) vs semi-modular(GQ) and the GQ has an eco mode.
While 850w is probably good, if you plan on OC'ing (especially with the 450w FTW unlocked bios) its ideal to have 1k+ (I just picked up a Corsair RM1000x myself).
Which you can get for $205 if you wanted to go a little over budget but stick with corsair: https://www.amazon.com/CORSAIR-RM10...hild=1&keywords=RM1000x&qid=1607573865&sr=8-3

Also you have a typo in your signature I'm assuming you have a 9700k not a 9770k :)
Thanks! Yeah I'm leaning to that G+, I have some best buy reward certificates too and can get it tax free in NH so I may roll with that. Be able to knock down the price to like $170, and selling my old PSU for $85 makes it only $85 upgrade which isn't bad right?

Thanks for the heads up on my sig, you're right :) just fixed it!
 

Spartacus09

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Yeah I lucked out and managed to buy the RM1000x from best buy when it was in stock, I had 150$ in rewards from buying appliances for my new house earlier this year.
Pretty much all the corsair PSU are sold out at BB though.
 

tived

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The EVGA sounds sweet!

they all good PSU, I have the HX-series (only just got it) I would be happy with any of your choices
 

Mosie100

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The EVGA sounds sweet!

they all good PSU, I have the HX-series (only just got it) I would be happy with any of your choices
Yeah, unless someone is really against that EVGA G+ it looks like the one to get!
 

Starfalcon

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Both of my last PSUs were from EVGA, and both got good ratings from JG back when OW used to review for them before he stepped down.
 

Mosie100

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The Super Flower is the same platform that the best 1k psu's out there use. I believe it's in the "gold" tier on Linus's psu list. I just got the Superflower myself for $189 a couple weeks ago to replace a 10.5 year old HX850. The SF gets my vote.

https://linustechtips.com/topic/1116640-psucultists-psu-tier-list/
I do like the super flower - but the G+ 1000w is in the same tier right? I didn’t see it specifically but I’m assuming it’s meant to be there?
 

oshia86

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I don't specifically know on that psu. sorry. I would definitely look into it though, but my personal hopes are not high. I do believe the EVGA 1000w G2 is based on the Super flower platform and that psu is also top tier.

Here is a review on the non-SE version of the Super Flower from Johnny Guru - https://www.jonnyguru.com/blog/2013/05/05/super-flower-leadex-platinum-1000w-power-supply/

The SE vs non-SE comes down to mostly asthetics and size if I recall correctly.

Edit: From what I'm seeing in the quick google search, I'm leaning toward the Super Flower being higher rated than those other psu's you listed. The Corsair RMx line is also really good and gold tier i believe.

Here's a Johnny Guru review of the 850w G+ (doesn't look like you can go wrong with the G+) - http://www.jonnyguru.com/blog/2018/06/04/evga-supernova-850-g1-850w-power-supply/
 
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Mosie100

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I don't specifically know on that psu. sorry. I would definitely look into it though, but my personal hopes are not high. I do believe the EVGA 1000w G2 is based on the Super flower platform and that psu is also top tier.

Here is a review on the non-SE version of the Super Flower from Johnny Guru - https://www.jonnyguru.com/blog/2013/05/05/super-flower-leadex-platinum-1000w-power-supply/

The SE vs non-SE comes down to mostly asthetics and size if I recall correctly.

Edit: From what I'm seeing in the quick google search, I'm leaning toward the Super Flower being higher rated than those other psu's you listed. The Corsair RMx line is also really good and gold tier i believe.

Here's a Johnny Guru review of the 850w G+ (doesn't look like you can go wrong with the G+) - http://www.jonnyguru.com/blog/2018/06/04/evga-supernova-850-g1-850w-power-supply/
What makes me cringe is that a couple years ago you could get these PSU's for like $100 now they are double... Gonna go with the G+ because I have all this best buy credit. Super flower not available there.
 

crazycrave

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I been very happy with both my Corsair CX 650 M power supply's in two different systems ,, one is powering a RX 580 8Gb /1600 AF and the other is a RX 5700 /3700x

Noting ground breaking but the Best Buy price was $ 59 and $ 69 at the time I bought them .. so even the cheap models preform above there price point .
 
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