The Power Supply Guide™
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Written and compiled by: PSUGuruBasic information
Note* This information is correct to the best of my knowledge. That being said, there may possibly be incorrectionsWhy should you choose a quality PSU? A solid power supply will help ensure your PCs longevity. A power supply that is very poor in quality can either catch fire or kill a component. It's never advisable to cheap out on a power supply.
This is a guide/list to the some of the very many power supplies available on the market. It will detail some of the very basics and need to knows of each power supply listed.Which is the best brand? There is none. Some brands have a better track record than others, but it's not a definitive indicator of the units quality (Outside of Logisys and Diablotek). When choosing a power supply, look at the model and series. Searching up a proper review will help. Excellent reviews sites are Jonnyguru and Tomshardware.
Legend: The Green checkmark indicated that the PSU is good to use and is recommend for all systems. The Yellow caution mark indicates that the PSU is good, but has issue(s) to be aware of. The red X means that this unit is not recommended for any modern system. Quick Terminologies:
Group Regulation: When the 12v rail and 5v rail share one coil and the 3.3v rail is on another coil. This is a bad design for power supplies, as it can cause unstable voltages which can damage your components, namely your CPU, GPU, and motherboard.
Protections: Over-Temperature, Over-Power, Under-Voltage, Over-Voltage, Over-Currant, Short-Circuit, Surge & Inrush
Ripple: The electrical noise in a PSU. For ATX specification, the 12v rail should not exceed 120mV, the 5v and 3.3v rail should not exceed 50mV. Exceeding this can cause damage to hardware.
This guide will only include typically seen prices. Deals, discounts or MIRs will not be factored in, but may be noted if the unit frequenctly goes on sale.