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User Info: refmon

refmon
1 month ago#1
upgrading to either 650w or 750w but I really don't know much about what brands to trust or what are considered good prices.

Buying from Canada if that makes a difference.
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User Info: Doublesouba

Doublesouba
1 month ago#2
Buying from Canada unfortunately does make a difference. PSUs are going to be more expensive for you. As for what brands are good, I like Corsair and EVGA. Dis you have one you were looking at?
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iemerg_
1 month ago#3
EVGA, SEASONIC, CORSAIR, ANTEC

one of those
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User Info: Silvererazor

Silvererazor
1 month ago#4
https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/631048-psu-tier-list-updated/

Buy any Tier 1 or 2 PSU and you are golden.

If the PSU you looking at isn't in the Tier list, go to jonnyguru.com and look there.

User Info: gideond

gideond
1 month ago#5
EVGA SuperNova G2/G3/P2 lines are all good for the money. Corsair RMx/RMi lines. Seasonic Focus Plus is also pretty good. EVGA and Corsair have Phenomenal customer service if you have issues. I've never tried to RMA anything to Seasonic so I can't comment on that. When you have a unit carrying a 10 year warranty ease of RMA needs to be a factor you consider during purchase. I've heard Corsair has picked up the shipping on returns from several people. EVGA does not. You pay to ship to them and they pay to ship it back to you. From a recent experience with a bad fan in a P2 unit I can tell you that FedEx Ground with $200 worth of insurance ran me about $27 shipping from Virginia to California. There goes my rebate. I bought it from Newegg, which from past experience I don't trust with returns. Amazon would have got that sorted for me at their cost, but their initial price was higher. Overall I'd recommend buying from Amazon just for the top notch service.
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User Info: refmon

refmon
1 month ago#6
Thanks, I'll go for EVGA SuperNova G2 or G3 for sure then.
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User Info: captsplatter_1

captsplatter_1
1 month ago#7
EVGA is really good I heard as PSUs go, heard some issues with GPUs though, but PSUs are solid. Cool thing about the PSUs from EVGA is if there is a power surge the PSU is the only thing that gets fried. Thus only having to replace the PSU, leaving the rest of the components unharmed. Mine is an 850w which is complete overkill, but it should last me awhile.
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User Info: TheRaging

TheRaging
1 month ago#8
Consult this list:

http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page2293.htm

Any PSU who's OEM is Superflower is top notch.
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User Info: gideond

gideond
1 month ago#9
captsplatter_1 posted...
EVGA is really good I heard as PSUs go, heard some issues with GPUs though, but PSUs are solid. Cool thing about the PSUs from EVGA is if there is a power surge the PSU is the only thing that gets fried. Thus only having to replace the PSU, leaving the rest of the components unharmed. Mine is an 850w which is complete overkill, but it should last me awhile.

Generally I agree with this, but every company has issues. In my case, I just bought a P2 and I've already had to RMA it for fan noise. Every component is made cheap and disposable these days. It's a shame, but nothing is made to last like it use to be. EVGA was phenomenal as far as the RMA process went, though their online process was broken and I had to initiate it directly through customer service. They do not pay shipping to send it to them though so sending a $200 PSU all the way across the country cost me about $25 in freight. I've heard Corsair has actually picked up the freight bill at least in some situations. Any of the upper tier PSUs are going to be good, so you really have to look at the service you get from the manufacturer when making a decision. On a PSU rated to last 10 years the RMA process can be very important. I prefer to buy from Amazon if possible because of the ease of sending something back without cost to me in the first 30 days or whatever the return policy is. Unfortunately Newegg has had better prices this holiday season. Trying to return something to Newegg though can be a nightmare.
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User Info: TheRaging

TheRaging
1 month ago#10
gideond posted...
captsplatter_1 posted...
EVGA is really good I heard as PSUs go, heard some issues with GPUs though, but PSUs are solid. Cool thing about the PSUs from EVGA is if there is a power surge the PSU is the only thing that gets fried. Thus only having to replace the PSU, leaving the rest of the components unharmed. Mine is an 850w which is complete overkill, but it should last me awhile.

Generally I agree with this, but every company has issues. In my case, I just bought a P2 and I've already had to RMA it for fan noise. Every component is made cheap and disposable these days. It's a shame, but nothing is made to last like it use to be. EVGA was phenomenal as far as the RMA process went, though their online process was broken and I had to initiate it directly through customer service. They do not pay shipping to send it to them though so sending a $200 PSU all the way across the country cost me about $25 in freight. I've heard Corsair has actually picked up the freight bill at least in some situations. Any of the upper tier PSUs are going to be good, so you really have to look at the service you get from the manufacturer when making a decision. On a PSU rated to last 10 years the RMA process can be very important. I prefer to buy from Amazon if possible because of the ease of sending something back without cost to me in the first 30 days or whatever the return policy is. Unfortunately Newegg has had better prices this holiday season. Trying to return something to Newegg though can be a nightmare.

Who do you have the fan on out of interest? In ECO Mode it never turns on. Think I've heard it once in 8 years of ownership.
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