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    What is the best PSU brand in your opinions?

    Building a new I7 and am torn between bequiet and seasonic.. Is there anything else i should consider? Looking at around the 7 - 800 w mark...

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    Re: What is the best PSU brand in your opinions?

    Corsair which if I am not mistaken are built by Seasonic anyway. Nexus PSUs are good too.

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    Re: What is the best PSU brand in your opinions?

    Quote Originally Posted by littlepuppi View Post
    Building a new I7 and am torn between bequiet and seasonic.. Is there anything else i should consider? Looking at around the 7 - 800 w mark...
    So such thing as a brand that's good - you have to look at each specific model to judge, especially when brands such as Corsair actually use internals made by different companies depending on the model (usually CWT, but sometimes seasonic).

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    Re: What is the best PSU brand in your opinions?

    Enermax or Zippy.
    I wouldn't use anything else in a half decent rig.

    They are the best quality by a fair margin.

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    Re: What is the best PSU brand in your opinions?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonnster View Post
    Corsair which if I am not mistaken are built by Seasonic anyway.
    As kalniel said, some are, some aren't. The famous HX series in 520 and 620 are at least based on Seasonic. I seem to remember Corsair saying they'd been modified to their spec, but have no idea exactly what that entailed, or even if it's just my memory playing tricks on me.

    Corsair used to be very good value too, but I'm not so sure that's true any more.

    Right now, personally, I'd probably look at Corsair, Seasonic and Enermax (probably in reverse order), but you'll get different answers from different people with different experiences .... especially over time. Another, though not as easy to find in the UK, would be PC Power and Cooling. You shouldn't have any real problems with any of those.

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    Re: What is the best PSU brand in your opinions?

    Enermax would get my vote, currently very pleased with my 425W modular

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    Re: What is the best PSU brand in your opinions?

    Best site I've found for info on PSU's is jonny guru's.

    I've used antec's, corsairs and enermax ( last one blew taking mobo with it) but currently using a Hiper HPU-4M580 which is rock solid.

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    Re: What is the best PSU brand in your opinions?

    Yeah, as others have said depends on the model, I know someone who had 1000W Enermax Galaxies fail repeatedly... check out Jonnyguru.

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    Currently very pleased with my Tagan BZ700 but I'll probably get a sleighting for even mentioning it.
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    Re: What is the best PSU brand in your opinions?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonnster View Post
    Corsair which if I am not mistaken are built by Seasonic anyway.
    http://forums.hexus.net/1624441-post17.html
    Post Counts and Other Rewards, Rules, Folding@Home, Fans: Push vs Pull vs Push-Pull, Corsair PSU OEMs.

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    Re: What is the best PSU brand in your opinions?

    Xclio are good and also made by CWT, if your on a budget they are probably the best ones to go with. My 700w is great, very stable and has a 3 year warranty while costing a great deal less than an equivilant corsair unit. They also carry at least a bronze 80% rating.
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    Re: What is the best PSU brand in your opinions?

    Enermax or Seasonic ( = some, but not all Corsairs).

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    Re: What is the best PSU brand in your opinions?

    Personal favourite has to be FSP, however as Mithrandir's link shows you really cant go wrong with any of the top 4 (Topower, FSP, CWT, Seasonic).

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    My Xigmatek is no longer available but it is an absolute bargain when I got it for £48. Modular 650watts and runs so cool and quiet under load.
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    Re: What is the best PSU brand in your opinions?

    I just bought the Antec 750W as a bundle with the 300 case. It got good reviews. Seems to be a re-brand of Seasonic.
    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php...Story&reid=140

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