Power Supply Unit Tier List

Power Supply Unit Tier List – PSU Hierarchy

We hope this heavily researched and up-to-date tier list will make the experience of choosing a PSU for your next build much easier.

Tier PSU 80 Plus Rating Power
S Tier be Quiet! Dark Power Pro 11 Platinum 1200 Watts
Cooler Master MasterWatt Maker 1200 MiJ Titanium 1200 Watts
Seasonic PRIME Series Platinum, Titanium 550, 650, 750, 850, 1000, 1300 Watts
Antec HCP Platinum Platinum 750, 850, 1000, 1300 Watts
Thermaltake Toughpower iRGB PLUS Platinum and Titanium 850, 1050, 1200, 1250 Watts
Corsair AXi Series Platinum and Titanium 1200, 1500, 1600 Watts
Tier 1 Bitfenix Whisper Gold 450, 550, 650, 750, 850 Watts
Be Quiet! Straight Power 11 Gold 450, 550, 750, 850, 1000 Watts
GIGABYTE AP850GM Aorus P850W Modular Gold 850 Watts
Enermax Platimax D.F. Platinum 500, 600, 750, 850, 1050, 1200 Watts
Bitfenix Formula Gold Gold 450, 550, 650, 750 Watts
Mistel MX650 Fanless Platinum 650 Watts
Aerocool Project 7 Platinum 650, 750, 850 Watts
Corsair AXi/AX Series Platinum 760, 860 Watts
Corsair HX/HXi Series Platinum 750, 850, 1000, 1200 Watts
Corsair RMi/RMx Series Gold 550, 650, 750, 850, 1000 Watts
Corsair SF Platinum 450, 600 Watts
Corsair Vengeance Silver 650, 750 Watts
Corsair TX-M Series Gold 550, 650, 750, 850 Watts
Cooler Master V-series Gold to Platinum depending on model 550, 650, 750, 850, 1000, 1200 Watts
FSP Aurum PT Series Platinum 850, 1000, 1200 Watts
Riotoro Enigma Series Gold 650, 750, 850 Watts
Cooler Master MasterWatt Maker Series Platinum 1200, 1500 Watts
Seasonic Focus Gold Gold 450, 550, 650, 750 Watts
Seasonic Focus Plus Gold Gold 550, 650, 750, 850, 1000 Watts
Seasonic Focus Plus Platinum Platinum 550, 650, 750, 850 Watts
Seasonic SnowSilent Series Platinum 750, 1050 Watts
Seasonic X-Series Gold 650, 750, 850, 1050, 1250 Watts
Seasonic Platinum Series Platinum 660, 760, 860, 1050, 1200 Watts
XFX XTS Series Platinum 460, 520, 1000 Watts
LEPA G1600 Gold 1600 Watts
Silverstone Nightjar NJ600 Titanium 600 Watts
FSP Hydro PTM Series Platinum 550, 650, 750 Watts
Thermaltake Toughpower Grand RGB Series Platinum 1200 Watts
EVGA G2 Gold 550, 650, 750, 850, 1000, 1300, 1600 Watts
EVGA P2 Platinum 650, 750, 850, 1000, 1200, 1600 Watts
EVGA T2 Titanium 850, 1000, 1600 Watts
EVGA G1 1000 Watts Gold 1000 Watts
Super Flower Leadex Gold, Platinum, Titanium 550, 650, 750, 850, 1000, 1300 Watts
XFX Pro Series Gold and Platinum 1000, 1050, 1250 Watts
Tier 2 Cooler Master V Semi-Modular Series Gold 450, 550, 650, 750 Watts
EVGA GS Gold 550, 650 Watts
EVGA G1+ Gold 650, 750, 850, 1000 Watts
EVGA GQ Gold 650, 750, 850, 1000 Watts
EVGA G3 Gold 550, 650, 750, 850, 1000 Watts
Enermax Digifanless Platinum 550 Watts
Thermaltake Toughpower DPS G Platinum and Titanium 850, 1050, 1200, 1250, 1500 Watts
Thermaltake Toughpower Grand Series Platinum 650, 750, 850, 1050, 1200 Watts
Thermaltake Toughpower Grand RGB Series Gold and Platinum 650, 750, 850, 1050 Watts
FSP Hydro G Gold 850 Watts
FSP Dagger SFX Gold 600 Watts
Seasonic M12II Bronze 750, 850 Watts
Seasonic S12G Gold 450, 550, 650, 750 Watts
Seasonic G-Series Gold 360, 450, 550, 650, 750 Watts
Kolink Continuum Platinum 1050, 1200, 1500
be Quiet! Pure Power 11 Gold 300, 350, 400, 500, 600, 700 Watts
Corsair CX Bronze 430, 450, 500, 550, 600, 650, 750 Watts
Fractal Design Newton R3 Platinum 600, 800, 1000 Watts
Fractal Design Edison M Gold 450, 550, 650, 750 Watts
Fractal Design Tesla R2 Gold 650, 1000 Watts
XFX XTR Series Gold 550, 650, 750, 850, 1050, 1250 Watts
XFX TS Series Gold Gold 550, 650, 750 Watts
Gigabyte XP1200M Platinum 1200 Watts
Antec EDGE Gold 550, 650, 750 Watts
Antec TruePower Classic Gold 550, 650, 750 Watts
Rosewill Fortress Platinum 450, 550, 650, 750 Watts
Rosewill Capstone Gold 450, 550, 650, 750, 850, 1000, 1200 Watts
Rosewill Quark Platinum 550, 650, 750, 850, 1000, 1200 Watts
Tier 3 Cougar GX-S Gold 450, 550, 650, 750 Watts
FSP Aurum CM Gold 550, 650, 750 Watts
FSP Hydro X Gold 650 Watts
Aurum Pro Gold 850, 1000, 1200 Watts
Super Flower Platinum King Platinum 450, 550 Watts
Riotoro Onyx Bronze 650, 750 Watts
Zalman EBT Gold 650, 750, 850, 1000, 1200 Watts
Enermax Revolution SFX Gold 650 Watts
Vivo 24K Gold 650 Watts
Fractal Design Integra M Series Bronze 450, 550, 650, 750 Watts
Fractal Design Tesla R2 Gold 800 Watts
Rosewill Photon Gold 550, 650, 750, 850, 1050, 1200, 1250 Watts
Rosewill Lightning Series Gold 800, 1000, 1300 Watts
Rosewill Silent Night Platinum 500 Watts
Rosewill Tachyon Platinum 650, 750, 1000 Watts
EVGA BQ Bronze 750, 850 Watts
EVGA B3 Bronze 550, 650, 750, 850 Watts
Lian Li SFX-L Platinum 550, 750 Watts
XFX TS Series Bronze N/A 450, 550, 650 Watts
XFX Pro Series Bronze 550, 650 Watts
Deepcool DQST Gold 550, 750 Watts
Silverstone SFX Gold 650, 700, 800 Watts
Silverstone Gold Evolution Series Gold 1000, 1200 Watts
Silverstone Strider Titanium Series Titanium 600, 700, 800, 1100, 1300, 1500 Watts
Silverstone Strider Gold S Series Gold 550, 650, 750, 850, 1500 Watts
PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk III Bronze, Gold, Platinum 400, 500, 600, 750, 850, 1200 Watts
PC Power & Cooling Turbo Cool Gold 860 Watts
SAMA Armor Gold Gold 550, 750 Watts
LEPA G Series Gold 1000, 1200, 1600 Watts
Thermaltake Smart Pro RGB Series Bronze 650, 750, 850 Watts
Thermaltake Smart Series Bronze 550, 650 Watts
Thermaltake EVO Blue Series Gold 650, 750, 850 Watts
Tier 4 Enermax Revolution X’t II Gold 550, 650, 750 Watts
Fractal Design Tesla R2 Gold 500 Watts
Silverstone Strider Plus Silver 600, 750, 850, 1000, 1500 Watts
Cougar LX Bronze 500, 600 Watts
Cooler Master MasterWatt Lite White 500, 600 Watts
Cooler Master GM Series Bronze 450, 500, 650, 750 Watts
Cooler Master GX – CM Storm Edition Bronze 450, 550, 650, 750 Watts
Rosewill Capstone G Gold 650, 750, 850, 1000, 1200 Watts
EVGA BQ Bronze 500, 600, 650, 750 Watts
Thermaltake Toughpower Gold Series Gold 550, 750, 650, 850, 1000, 1200, 1500 Watts
Thermaltake Paris Gold 650 Watts
Antec Neo Eco Series Bronze 520, 550, 620, 650 Watts
Antec EarthWatts Green Series Bronze, Gold, Platinum 350, 380, 450, 550, 650, 750 Watts
Antec High Current Gamer Series Bronze 520, 620, 750, 850 Watts
Inwin Classic Series Bronze 500, 600 Watts
Seasonic M12II Bronze 520, 620 Watts
Seasonic ECO Bronze 430 Watts
Seasonic S12II Bronze 350, 430, 520, 620 Watts
Corsair Gaming Series Bronze 600, 700, 800 Watts
be Quiet! Power Zone Bronze 650, 750, 850, 1000 Watts
be Quiet! Straight Power 11 Gold 450, 550, 650, 750, 850, 1000 Watts
Tier 5 Enermax NaXn White 450 Watts
Silverstone SFX Bronze 300, 450 Watts
Antec Basiq Series BP White 350, 430, 500, 500 Watts
Rosewill Glacier Bronze 500, 600, 700, 850, 1200 Watts
EVGA B1 Bronze 450, 500, 600, 700 Watts
XFX XT Bronze 400, 500, 600 Watts
Tier 6 FSP Raider Series Silver 450, 550, 650, 750 Watts
OCZ Fatal1ty Bronze, Gold 550, 750, 1000 Watts
Silverstone Essential Series Bronze, Silver, Gold 400, 450, 500, 550, 600, 650, 700, 750,
EVGA W1 White 430, 500, 600 Watts
Corsair VS Series White 400, 450, 500, 550, 600, 650 Watts
Cooler Master B2 Series White 400, 500, 600, 700 Watts
LEPA MX-F1 White, Bronze 350, 400, 450, 500, 550, 600, 650 Watts
Rosewill Hive Bronze 550, 650, 750, 850, 1000 Watts
Rosewill ARC M Bronze 550, 650, 750 Watts
Fractal Design Integra R2 Bronze 500, 650, 750 Watts
NZXT HALE 82 V2 Bronze 550, 700 Watts
Thermaltake Smart Series Bronze 750, 1000, 1200 Watts
Thermaltake Toughpower Standard Series Silver 1000, 1200 Watts
Thermaltake Litepower Series Non-Rated 350, 400, 450, 500, 550, 650 Watts
Antec VP Series White 450, 550, 630 Watts
Bitfenix BPA White 400, 500, 600 Watts
Tier 7 FSP Hexa White 500, 600, 700 Watts
Cooler Master Elite Series Non-Rated, White 300, 350, 400, 450, 500, 550, 600 Watts
Thermaltake TR2 Series White, Bronze, Gold 350, 430, 450, 500, 550, 600, 650, 700, 850 Watts
EVGA N1 Non-Rated 400, 550, 650, 750 Watts

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Tier S – The Crème De La Crème

Power Supply Tier List The PSUs in this tier are among the best on the market due to their reliability, Platinum and above-80-Plus rating, wattage range, Japanese-made components, unique features, and price. You’d be hard-pressed to find better models. They are, however, reserved for enthusiasts with a significant budget who won’t settle for anything other than the best. Multiple Nvidia GeForce Titan V GPUs running alongside the latest Intel Core i9 are likely candidates for any of these power supply units. For the average gamer embarking on a PC build capable of running AAA games on decent settings, these units swing towards the necessary and are overkill.

be Quiet! Dark Power Pro 11
Cooler Master MasterWatt Maker 1200 MiJ
Seasonic PRIME Series
Antec HCP Platinum
Thermaltake Toughpower iRGB PLUS
Corsair AXi Series

Tier 1 – Amazing Power

Psu Tier List Tier 1 units drop down the price ladder while still offering very good power solutions with unmatched reliability. Once again, they’re better suited for demanding powerhouse machines with expensive components to run. If your budget is not too limited, then you can’t go wrong with this tier. Buying a tier 1 PSU is also a wise way to future-proof a setup and allow extra breathing room for components with greedier power requirements.

Bitfenix Whisper
Be Quiet! Straight Power 11
GIGABYTE AP850GM Aorus P850W Modular
Enermax Platimax D.F.
Bitfenix Formula Gold
Mistel MX650 Fanless
Aerocool Project 7
Corsair AXi/AX Series
Corsair HX/HXi Series
Corsair RMi/RMx Series
Corsair SF
Corsair Vengeance
Corsair TX-M Series
Cooler Master V-series
FSP Aurum PT Series
Riotoro Enigma Series
Cooler Master MasterWatt Maker Series
Seasonic Focus Gold
Seasonic Focus Plus Gold
Seasonic Focus Plus Platinum
Seasonic SnowSilent Series
Seasonic X-Series
Seasonic Platinum Series
XFX XTS Series
LEPA G1600
Silverstone Nightjar NJ600
FSP Hydro PTM Series
Thermaltake Toughpower Grand RGB Series
EVGA G2
EVGA P2
EVGA T2
EVGA G1 1000 Watts
Super Flower Leadex
XFX Pro Series

Tier 2 – Costly Quality

PSU Tiers Tier 2 drops down price-wise once again. These units sit as a comfortable middle ground for veteran PC builders who want a reliable PSU without spending their life savings in the process. You pay for quality, but it feels like every dollar is well spent. Although they’re more affordable in comparison to the previous tiers, first-timers on a tight budget may want to stay clear as these prices can still be eye-watering to the unversed.

Cooler Master V Semi-Modular Series
EVGA GS
EVGA G1+
EVGA GQ
EVGA G3
Enermax Digifanless
Thermaltake Toughpower DPS G
Thermaltake Toughpower Grand Series
Thermaltake Toughpower Grand RGB Series
FSP Hydro G
FSP Dagger SFX
Seasonic M12II
Seasonic S12G
Seasonic G-Series
Kolink Continuum
be Quiet! Pure Power 11
Corsair CX
Fractal Design Newton R3
Fractal Design Edison M
Fractal Design Tesla R2
XFX XTR Series
XFX TS Series Gold
Gigabyte XP1200M
Antec EDGE
Antec TruePower Classic
Rosewill Fortress
Rosewill Capstone
Rosewill Quark

Tier 3 – Reliable Power For A Price

Power Supply Ratings List We now enter territory that should suit the majority of gamers who want a functional machine with reliable components that won’t buck or fry after some serious usage. The PSUs in this tier are more affordable, yet pack a qualitative punch.

Cougar GX-S
FSP Aurum CM
FSP Hydro X
Aurum Pro
Super Flower Platinum King
Riotoro Onyx
Zalman EBT
Enermax Revolution SFX
Vivo 24K
Fractal Design Integra M Series
Fractal Design Tesla R2
Rosewill Photon
Rosewill Lightning Series
Rosewill Silent Night
Rosewill Tachyon
EVGA BQ
EVGA B3
Lian Li SFX-L
XFX TS Series Bronze
XFX Pro Series
Deepcool DQST
Silverstone SFX
Silverstone Gold Evolution Series
Silverstone Strider Titanium Series
Silverstone Strider Gold S Series
PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk III
PC Power & Cooling Turbo Cool
SAMA Armor Gold
LEPA G Series
Thermaltake Smart Pro RGB Series
Thermaltake Smart Series
Thermaltake EVO Blue Series

Tier 4 – Mid-Range Affordability

Psu Tier List 2020 Welcome to tier 4. We’re approaching, without quite reaching, the more questionable models on the market, among the seemingly endless catalog of PSUs on sale. They work but without any additional bells and whistles. Efficiency takes a hit without being too dire. Bottom line: mid range through and through; not great, not bad, but healthy and resoundingly acceptable.

Enermax Revolution X’t II
Fractal Design Tesla R2
Silverstone Strider Plus
Cougar LX
Cooler Master MasterWatt Lite
Cooler Master GM Series
Cooler Master GX – CM Storm Edition
Rosewill Capstone G
EVGA BQ
Thermaltake Toughpower Gold Series
Thermaltake Paris
Antec Neo Eco Series
Antec EarthWatts Green Series
Antec High Current Gamer Series
Inwin Classic Series
Seasonic M12II
Seasonic ECO
Seasonic S12II
Corsair Gaming Series
be Quiet! Power Zone
be Quiet! Straight Power 11

Tier 5 – Budget Options

Psu Tier From here onwards, we’re afraid it’s going to be whirlingly downhill. Tier 5 is where the budget options sit. Chances are, if you’re a PC gaming connaisseur, these units will send shivers down your spine. If you want to spend your precious cash on a better CPU or GPU, these units are somewhat of a boon.

Enermax NaXn
Silverstone SFX
Antec Basiq Series BP
Rosewill Glacier
EVGA B1
XFX XT

Tier 6 – Cheap & Cheerful

Power Supply List Tier 6 PSUs are a gamble; they may work fine or they may prove to be utterly useless. Our advice is to stay clear if your finances allow it. Any serious builder will happily rant at length about how awful these are. They provide the most basic functions of a PSU with absolutely nothing else to offer. These units barely reach 80 Plus Rating in most instances with a predominance of white scores.

FSP Raider Series
OCZ Fatal1ty
Silverstone Essential Series
EVGA W1
Corsair VS Series
Cooler Master B2 Series
LEPA MX-F1
Rosewill Hive
Rosewill ARC M
Fractal Design Integra R2
NZXT HALE 82 V2
Thermaltake Smart Series
Thermaltake Toughpower Standard Series
Thermaltake Litepower Series
Antec VP Series
Bitfenix BPA

Tier 7 – Bottom Of The Barrel

PSU Chart For all intents and purposes, the power supply units in this tier shouldn’t even be on the market. In many ways, gamers should be paid to use these rather than waste their earnings on what is none other than packaged garbage. Stay well clear, and if you make the mistake of tempting your luck with these PSUs, you’re in for a bad time.

FSP Hexa
Cooler Master Elite Series
Thermaltake TR2 Series
EVGA N1

Factors to Consider Before Buying a PSU

As talked about above, there are some questions you’ll want to ask your self before you purchase a PSU. When you seek for the solutions to the above-written questions, then you’ll undoubtedly get a greater clue about which PSU to get from the a number of choices accessible to you out there. Following are the foremost seven factors to think about earlier than you buy a PSU:

  1. Ought to I buy a modular Energy Provide?
  2. Is it essential for me to save lots of vitality?
  3. What number of Watts are wanted for my gaming PC?
  4. What is supposed by an 80Plus score?
  5. What is supposed by the +12V Rail?
  6. Is it possible to have extreme Wattage?
  7. Is it needed for me to have a pleasant Energy Provide for Gaming?

Don’t worry about your self if you’re confused to reply a few of these questions. By the top of this purchaser’s information, you’ll certainly find yourself with correct solutions and theories to what you’re going to do.

Finding the Best PC Power Supply Unit

Energy provide models are thought of to be a very powerful a part of your computer, which may flip this upside-down if not chosen appropriately.

In case your PC is operating utterly high-quality without a Energy provide unit, then that doesn’t imply that the system is okay like that. There usually comes a time when your PC will demand extra power than ordinary.

As an example, when overclocking your PC’s RAM/CPU/GPU, there will probably be a high rate of power consumption. In that case, it’s essential to personal a high-end PSU to offer the required power. The method of buying the correct PSU means to decide that can help your future upgrading of parts effortlessly.

However, discovering the best PSU just isn’t a child’s play. It is crucial so that you can have sufficient data about PSUs earlier than buying one. There are a variety of a number of factors that you will need to perceive.

You have to be questioning, what occurs if I buy an affordable but high-wattage PSU or simply an costly one?  The reply to that’s easy; that is precisely how folks fall in traps with power provides within the first place. However you shouldn’t fear as a result of this information will assist you numerous.

How Many Watts are needed for a PSU?

It doesn’t make sense to purchase a really highly effective power provide that you’re by no means going to want. You may perceive the type of power wanted in your system to run with the assistance of some power consumption calculators.

There are many dependable power consumption calculators accessible out there, however nonetheless, we’ve got created a list of a number of the best ones that will probably be of assist to you.

  • Cooler Grasp Energy Calculator
  • MSI PSU Calculator
  • Seasonic Wattage Calculator

Necessary PSU Ratings Discussed

Energy Provide Models are marked with 4 most essential scores, which offer you an thought of what sort of outputs you’re going to get from the PSU.

Effectivity

An environment friendly PSU means minimal electrical consumption and extra inexpensive e-bills. The extra a power provide is environment friendly, the higher outputs it will probably offer you.

Stability

One of the vital required and needed features of a good power provide is secure. If a power provide just isn’t secure, then it would shut down or deliver low efficiency under high temperatures or in different conditions.

Security

The security of your PC parts relies upon upon the type of power provide you employ. A dependable power provide is at all times well-manufactured and features good security mechanisms like UVP- Under Voltage Protector or OVP- Over Voltage Protector, and so forth.

 Parts used

The power provide features rectifiers, regulator circuits, filters, and transformers. Most power provides usually include good cooling fans. If all of those parts are of good high quality, then your power provide will carry out as good as possible and can final for a long time.

In conclusion, these factors play an important function within the efficiency of the Energy Provide Unit you select. Along with this, power provide models have the next type of scores:

80+, Gold, Titanium, Bronze, Gold, and Silver, however some power provides aren’t geared up with any scores in any respect.

 

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