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Best tier 1 Power supply?

I am looking for a tier 1 power supply. I was looking at the EVGA supernova g2 850w which was rated 9.9/10 by johnnyguru. However I have read lots of reports online of loud buzzing noises. I want a psu that is very quiet, runs cool, and is the highest quality possible to ensure the safety of my other expensive components. PRICE LIMIT:150$ preferably in the 130 range
My specs
i7 4790K @4.4ghz w/ h60 water cooler
Gigabyte z97x gaming 7 mobo
16gb g.skill 1600mhz ddr3 RAM
EVGA 980Ti at 1405mhz with a new bios I made <3
samsung 850 pro 256gb OS drive
samsung 840 pro 128gb game drive

so as you can see its a lot of expensive parts, I want to be sure if my psu dies it doesnt take everything down with it. I currently have a rosewill 80+ gold psu but its making a weird clicking noise recently so it might be failing im not sure but im buying a new psu anyways as this one even tho its tier 2 its kinda noisy. What would you guys recommend?
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  1. Your tier 1 claim make no sense to me.

    I have a SuperNova G2 750. I have no idea when it's supposed to make any sounds but I haven't noticed any.

    The Cooler-Master V-series is likely of the same quality and the Corsair RMx and RMi at least as good. A step up would be Corsair HXi and AXi also of course SuperNova P2 and Sea Sonic Platinum and so on.

    I don't know what to recommend. If one don't want to get a gold rated one then there's stuff like the EVGA B and Corsair CSM and so on but you aren't interested in those and I have no idea how they compare in-between.

    The SuperNova G2 and V-series are somewhat cheaper gold rated PSUs which has been getting good grades. The Corsair stuff cost about the same and the See Sonic ones are more expensive, of course a platinum PSU cost more than a gold one, if will make less heat since that's what the efficiency is about.

    HXi seem to cost in your price range: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139084

    Info-page: http://www.corsair.com/en-us/landing/hxi-series
  2. If you go to the forums on toms there is a section that list the power supplys by tier and who actually makes them.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/id-2263985/power-supply-tier-list.html
  3. Johan Kryger Haglert said:
    Your tier 1 claim make no sense to me.

    I have a SuperNova G2 750. I have no idea when it's supposed to make any sounds but I haven't noticed any.

    The Cooler-Master V-series is likely of the same quality and the Corsair RMx and RMi at least as good. A step up would be Corsair HXi and AXi also of course SuperNova P2 and Sea Sonic Platinum and so on.

    I don't know what to recommend. If one don't want to get a gold rated one then there's stuff like the EVGA B and Corsair CSM and so on but you aren't interested in those and I have no idea how they compare in-between.

    The SuperNova G2 and V-series are somewhat cheaper gold rated PSUs which has been getting good grades. The Corsair stuff cost about the same and the See Sonic ones are more expensive, of course a platinum PSU cost more than a gold one, if will make less heat since that's what the efficiency is about.

    HXi seem to cost in your price range: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139084

    Info-page: http://www.corsair.com/en-us/landing/hxi-series


    I think I will get the EVGA supernova g2 850w. Do you like yours currently? not noisy, I heard cables are weak? or are they ok? Also do you run with the eco mode on or off?
  4. I've never encountered ANY issues with the G2 750 or 850, aside from an occasional failed unit here and there in threads here. None in actual service that have failed. However, ALL power supplies, indeed, all electronics, can and do fail. Even a five hundred dollar power supply could fail if there is a manufacturing defect that doesn't get caught by Quality assurance.

    Or, sometimes electronics just fail. You can't account for unforeseen component failures, no matter how stringent your process is. The fact is though that the G2 is very reliable and has a ten year warranty if you register it immediately after purchase, which extends the five year to a ten year. And EVGA honors their warranty, no questions asked, if the unit fails to operate as it should so long as there are no clear signs of tampering inside or abuse.

    For your purposes and desires, I'd go with any of these. You can't go wrong with any of them:

    http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/compare/evga-power-supply-220g20850xr%2Cevga-power-supply-220p20850x1%2Cseasonic-power-supply-platinum860%2Cseasonic-power-supply-x850/
  5. app25 said:
    I think I will get the EVGA supernova g2 850w. Do you like yours currently? not noisy, I heard cables are weak? or are they ok? Also do you run with the eco mode on or off?
    Do I like mine? Uhm.. Maybe not I guess. Already back then I actually wanted something smaller in size because so many micro-ATX cases want at most 160 mm, the 750 watt G2 is 180 mm. Now there's the Cooler-Master V650 which would had worked and I guess the Corsair AX760i and such would had been smaller and also platinum so possibly / maybe that?

    I know nothing about the cables, I assume they are properly dimensioned for the current they will handle but what do I know.
    All of those previously mentioned gold PSUs have good ratings but isn't the most expensive so maybe some other is slightly better.
    The G2 come with sleeved cables not ribbon cables so if one want ribbons that could be a thing too.

    AI? I use it with eco off I think because it's supposedly better for them. Some page said 10 degrees higher temperature shorted capacitors life-time in half.
    Anonymous said:
    I've never encountered ANY issues with the G2 750 or 850, aside from an occasional failed unit here and there in threads here. None in actual service that have failed. However, ALL power supplies, indeed, all electronics, can and do fail. Even a five hundred dollar power supply could fail if there is a manufacturing defect that doesn't get caught by Quality assurance.

    Or, sometimes electronics just fail. You can't account for unforeseen component failures, no matter how stringent your process is. The fact is though that the G2 is very reliable and has a ten year warranty if you register it immediately after purchase, which extends the five year to a ten year. And EVGA honors their warranty, no questions asked, if the unit fails to operate as it should so long as there are no clear signs of tampering inside or abuse.

    For your purposes and desires, I'd go with any of these. You can't go wrong with any of them:

    http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/compare/evga-power-supply-220g20850xr%2Cevga-power-supply-220p20850x1%2Cseasonic-power-supply-platinum860%2Cseasonic-power-supply-x850/


    Corsair RMx, RMi, HX, HXi, AX, AXi could be added to the list.

    So can Super Flower Leadex Platinum, Leadex is the same platform that SuperNova G2 uses but the Platinum obviously is a platinum device.
  6. I own the EVGA 850 G2 , and me is very quiet , no buzzing.

  7. We've seen a fair number of those Corsair units fail, in numbers higher than what can be accounted for simply due to their sales volume. Are they good units, undoubtedly. Are there AS good or BETTER units that can be had for less than the price of any of those Corsair units, absolutely. Just about any equivalent capacity, quality, warranty, modularity and 80plus efficiency rating unit from Super Flower, Seasonic, EVGA or Antec will be less expensive than the equivalent Corsair unit. If you like Corsair and "have" to have Corsair branded hardware, that's great, I'm not a fan. Far too many RMA's, regardless that they ARE really good about replacing warranted items. I don't like HAVING to use the warranty, especially on client builds.
  8. Best answer
    If I didn't occasionally look inside the case, I'd never even KNOW my 750w G2 was THERE. The unit is nearly silent, nearly all the time. Quietest PSU I've every owned or installed.
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