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The Gigabyte UD1000GM PG5 is the first available PSU with a 16-pin PCI-Express 5.0 connector. The only graphics card requiring such a connector is the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti, which also comes with an adapter, but the upcoming 4000 series will need it as well, so it is good to be ready.
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The Seasonic Core GX-500 performs well and is silent under normal operating conditions. Its fully modular cable design and compact dimensions are great, too. If only you could find it at a lower price.
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Available for $65 and with great performance per dollar, the Raijintek Ermis 550B does manage to attract attention, especially as there currently aren't many budget-oriented SFX offerings available.
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There are very few desktop PSUs with 2 kW or more maximum power output. The Cooler Master M2000 Platinum is one. While a good performer and very efficient at even full load, it is very expensive, only has 200–240 V input, and isn't ATX v3.0 ready.
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The be quiet! Pure Power 11 FM 1000 W costs less than the Corsair RM1000x and EVGA 1000 G5, which makes it a good price/performance pick. This is the best platform I have seen from HEC, but is it good enough to meet the competition eye-to-eye?
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The Seasonic Focus SPX-750 offers good overall performance, but is struggling to compete with the Corsair SF750 Platinum in most areas. Its fan-speed profile and over-temperature protection also require further tuning.
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The AQIRYS Pulsar LS White 750 W has a nice exterior, matching white, fixed cables, and a cool model name. However, is that enough to make it stand out of the crowd in the 750 W 80 PLUS Bronze category where it has to face units like the Corsair CX750M, XPG Pylon 750, and Thermaltake Smart BM2 of similar capacity?
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The be quiet! Pure Power 11 FM 850 W is a good PSU, but the competition is tough. Some changes are required to increase performance and more effectively meet the competition from Corsair, EVGA, ASUS, and Seasonic. A price drop would also help, especially in the US.
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The 1st Player SFX 750 W is competitively priced, which ensures a high performance per dollar ratio. Build quality of this fully modular PSU is good, making this compact power supply a decent product at a fair price overall. The included seven-year warranty also ensures peace of mind.
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The DeepCool PQ1000M is a decent recommendation, based on a Seasonic design, pairing high capacity with low-noise operation. However, its strongest competitor is the Corsair RM1000x, which costs less and performs better due to its modern CWT platform.
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If you need a PSU with high build quality and don't care about the semi-modular cable design, or top-performance in all areas, the TX750M fits the bill. It uses better parts than the RM750 and is sold at about the same price. However, the RM750 provides notably higher overall performance, and all of its cables are fully modular.
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If you don't want to pay considerably more to get a Corsair, Seasonic, or Cooler Master PSU of similar capacity, the Steampunk 850 W is a very good choice at $90, especially if 1st Player keeps using the Japanese caps on the secondary side, which are difficult to find nowadays.
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The Seasonic Prime Fanless 700 W certainly isn't cheap, priced at $265, but offers the unique capability of a completely noise-free operation thanks to a passive design. With over 93% efficiency, it is among the best we've ever seen, but there are also some issues.
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The InWin P125 isn't bad or even mediocre, but needs more to compete in this tough category. It needs better transient response and over temperature protection, and a more relaxed fan-speed profile would also be an excellent addition.
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The HELA 2050 has enough output power to start a truck and comes with a 12-pin PCIe connector for support of the next-generation graphics cards releasing in 2022. Currently, it is the strongest desktop PSU money can buy, and build quality is also topnotch. However, it is priced accordingly.
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The Chieftronic SteelPower 750 W is built on a new Channel Well Technology platform that performs well. However, pricing has to be be more competitive because it's currently being sold for €100, which is more than the more efficient, better-performing Chieftec Polaris 750 W.
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The Sony PlayStation 5 uses a power supply by Delta Electronics. There is no data on the performance of this PSU, so we got curious and fully evaluated it to give you an idea of how the console's PSU performs. Similar to PCs, the quality of the PSU plays a huge role with consoles, too.
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The MIFCOM Performance 450 W is priced very competitively at only €43 and features DC-DC converters to generate the minor rails. It achieves decent performance, and the protection features are working properly. However, it is only available in selected markets and only supports 230 V input.
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The EVGA 1000 G6 is worthy of your attention if you seek a powerful, compact power supply for a potent gaming system. It uses a proven Seasonic platform that received some upgrades to match the competition. With a better price, it will give competing offerings in this category a hard time.
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At €125, the Chieftec Polaris 1050 is a good deal, offering high efficiency levels and decent performance. For those in need of a strong PSU, there aren't many options in this price range. If you don't mind the short warranty of only two years, you should consider this product.
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The FSP Dagger Pro 850 is one of the strongest SFX PSUs available today. It uses quality components, including a double ball bearing fan and Japanese electrolytic caps from good lines, and promises high performance. It costs a lot, especially in the US, but the smaller and stronger the PSU, the higher its price tag.
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Lian Li enters the SFX market with the high-performance SP750 capable of supporting strong gaming systems with graphics cards that need three PCIe connectors and high-end mainboards with two EPS sockets. At US$140, it is among the most affordable 750 W SFX units in today's market.
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The be quiet! Dark Power 12 850 W performs incredibly well and keeps noise output low even under tough operating conditions. FSP, the OEM, used a modern platform to achieve such high performance. The strongest competitor is the similarly priced Corsair AX850.
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The new be quiet! Pure Power 11 FM PSU line looks great! Besides low noise output, it also offers high performance and good build quality. The Pure Power 11 FM 650 faces strong competition from the new Corsair RM650x with ML fan, Seasonic GX-650, and XPG Core Reactor 650, though.
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The be quiet! Pure Power 11 FM 750 W is a high-performance power supply that is sold at a fair price for its feature set. On top of that, it isn't noisy under even tough operating conditions. However, how does it fare against the Corsair RM750x and XPG Core Reactor 750?
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