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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
The new Corsair RM850x uses topnotch parts, including Japanese caps and a magnetic levitation fan. It is also one of only two PSUs with three EPS connectors! The cherry on top is the high performance, among the best in this category, and the silent operation as long as you keep the load on the minor rails at normal levels.
The Kolink Classic with 400 W peak power output is a low-capacity PSU with good overall performance, sold at a price that won't empty your wallet. It looks like a great bargain, so is there a catch? Read the review to find out whether it is worth buying this Kolink PSU instead of paying a bit more and getting a Corsair CX450 or an XPG Pylon 450.
The XPG Pylon 750 achieves 80 PLUS Bronze and Cybenetics Silver efficiency, where it also manages the Standard+ certification in noise output. It offers decent performance levels and uses a solid CWT platform equipped with quality parts, including an FDB fan.
The Chieftronic PowerUp 850 W is an affordable model, considering current market situations. While the capacitors are not top-grade, probably for cost reasons, overall performance is still satisfactory, and the power supply runs whisper-quiet.
The FSP Hydro PTM Pro 1200 W is very quiet and of high build quality. This makes it an excellent candidate for a power-hungry current-generation GPU from NVIDIA or AMD. Can it compete with the offerings from ASUS, Seasonic and Corsair?
The Gigabyte GP-P750GM makes lots of promises, but fails to deliver. Its platform features a modern design, but the parts used are of mediocre to low quality, and to make matters worse, the protection features are not working correctly.
The Super Flower Leadex III ARGB Gold 650 W offers good performance, low noise output, and RGB lighting. It comes in two flavors, black and white, so you can match it to your case's color. If only the white version had white cables, too.
The be quiet! Dark Power Pro 12 with 1500 W maximum power output peforms very well overall and is super silent under light and moderate loads. However, can it take the lead from the formidable Corsair AX1600i, which has thus far been the best power supply money can buy?
Corsair brings RGB lighting to mid-level PSUs with the new CX-F line. The CX750F is the strongest member, achieving satisfactory overall performance. It features a fully modular cable design and comes in two flavors, black or white, accompanied by matching modular cables.
If you are after a highly affordable power supply, choices are limited. The Thermaltake Smart RGB 500 W doesn't set any performance records, that's for sure, but you get what you pay for, and it managed to survive all of our (very tough) tests.
The Chieftronic PowerPlay 750 W uses a good CWT platform that is also utilized by Corsair's RM line. Build quality is high and overall performance satisfactory. There is only one EPS connector, though, which can result in compatibility issues with several high-end mainboards requiring more juice for the CPU VRM.
The Super Flower Leadex III ARGB Gold 750 W performs well, is of high build quality, has an RGB fan, and RGB-lit, cube-shaped modular connectors. The good news is that you might even find it in the US soon since Super Flower products are now listed on Newegg and Amazon.
The ADATA XPG Core Reactor 850 W is a fine power supply, offering high efficiency, good overall performance, and excellent build quality. The warranty is also long enough, and pricing is reasonable, but could be a bit lower.
The XPG Core Reactor 750 W is compact at only 140 mm deep, achieves high performance in all areas, and is whisper quiet under normal operating conditions. XPG has a strong first entry for the PSU market in the XPG Core Reactor—we are anxious to see more from this brand.
This guide will help you find the best power supply for your gaming system, productivity PC, or workstation. We look at eight categories in total for PSU recommendations. As expected, Corsair and Seasonic are at the top of our list. We'll update this post regularly.
The Chieftronic PowerPlay 1050 W uses a semi-digital CWT platform that features good build quality and offers high performance. It is sold at a fair price, so you will save some money over other popular choices in this wattage category; however, most of those choices are also covered by a longer warranty.
The Chieftec Polaris 750 W has excellent ripple suppression and is tolerant to increased operating temperatures. However, is that enough to compete with units like the Corsair RM750x and Seasonic Focus Plus Gold?
Seasonic's Connect power supply is the first of its kind, a PSU with a backplane containing all the modular sockets. The backplane also has the DC-DC converters that generate minor rails. Installation is easy, and airflow inside the case is improved notably.