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Atomic’s most recommended PSU’s thread.
mohawk 
25/3/08 10:36:25 AM
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Atomic’s most recommended PSU’s thread.

There are many, many threads here on Atomic regarding PSU recommendations.
I believe it would be useful to list Atomic’s most recommended PSU’s in one thread. This will be a work in progress and will change as new products hit the market.

The list is broken up into 3 categories and will list the PSU name and brand, OEM manufacturer if known, if it is a modular PSU, total amount of the 12v amps combined if available and how many 12v rails it has and starting prices. If a PSU has been tested by Atomic’s extreme Big Willy system it will be noted if it passed or failed. The list will be set out from lowest wattage to highest wattage for ease.

All links to reviews can be found in the reference section at the bottom of the list. All reviews will only come from the following sites as they are the only ones that actually test PSU’s properly; Anadtech, Jonnyguru, Hardware Secrets and Silentpcreview.

All prices will be taken from Staticice and will use the lowest advertised price as this is probably the most widely used price search engine used in Australia. All prices are in Australian dollars.

Most PSU’s recommended on Atomic are either from Antec, Corsair and Thermaltake. The reason for this is that these brands are widely available across Australia.

Only PSU’s available in Australia will make the list and only those that have been reviewed buy one of the above mentioned sites.

Some PSU’s will fall into 2 categories. This is because of the wide variance between end user systems and their needs.

Most PSU’s have an UL number. This number will allow you to find out who the OEM manufacturer of a PSU is approx. 95% of the time.

To find a UL listing, look for the "Underwriters Recognized" logo (a backwards "R" attached to a "U") and find the "E" plus six digit number underneath it. You can than look this number up on UL's website http://tinyurl.com/ph6gp

OEM manufacturer info and UL numbers:

CWT = Channel Well Technology. UL# E161451
Enermax = Enermax Technology Corp UL# E134014
Enhance = Enhance Electronics Co Ltd. UL# E166947
FSP = FSP Group Inc. UL # E190414
Seasonic = Seasonic Electronics Co Ltd. UL # E104405
SPI = Sparkle Power International Ltd. UL # E161885
Delta Electronics = Delta Electronics Inc. UL# E131881 & E217431

Lastly I would like to thank tantryl for giving me some input and advice and helping out with the more eye friendly format.





Edited by mohawk: 5/8/2008 6:31:03 PM

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mohawk 
25/3/08 10:36:33 AM
Guru

The list,

The PSUs are listed in the following format:
Brand Model Wattage (Manufacturer) (xA, y) from $price

Where x = the total sustainable output of the +12V rail(s) of the PSU and y = the quantity of +12V rails.


Low to Mid-Range Systems:

• Zalman ZM360B-APS (SPI) (26A, 2) from $64.90
• Antec EarthWatts 380W (Seasonic) (27A, 2) from $63.80
• Antec EarthWatts 430W (Seasonic) (30A, 2) from $77
• Seasonic S12II 430W (Seasonic) (30A, 2) from $93
• Corsair VX450 (Seasonic)(33A, 1) from $98.90
• Silverstone Strider ST50F 500W (FSP) (36A, 2) from $82.25
• Silverstone ST50EF 500W (Enhance) (36A, 2) from $91.40
• Antec EarthWatts 500W (Seasonic) (34A, 2) from $94.60
• Cooler Master Silent Pro M500 (Enhance)( Modular)(34A,1) from $153.12
• Corsair HX520 (Seasonic)(Modular) (40A, 3) from $127
• Enermax Modu82+ 525w (Enermax)(Modular)(40A, 3) from $126.50
• Corsair VX550 (CWT)(41A, 1) from $129
• Seasonic S12 Energy Plus 550W (Seasonic)(41A, 4) from $146
• Gigabyte ODIN GT 550W (CWT)(Modular)(41A, 4) from $136
• SilverStone Strider ST56F 560W(?)(40A, 2) from $132


Mid-Range to High End systems:

• Silverstone Strider ST50F 500W (FSP) (36A, 2) from $82.25
• Silverstone ST50EF 500W (Enhance) (36A, 2) from $91.40
• Antec EarthWatts 500W (Seasonic) (34A, 2) from $94.60
• Cooler Master Silent Pro M500 (Enhance)( Modular)(34A,1) from $153.12
• Corsair HX520 (Seasonic)(Modular) (40A, 3) from $127
• Enermax Modu82+ 525w (Enermax)(Modular)(40A, 3) from $126.50
• Corsair VX550 (CWT)(41A, 1) from $129
• Seasonic S12 Energy Plus 550W (Seasonic)(41A, 4) from $146
• Gigabyte ODIN GT 550W (CWT)(Modular)(41A, 4) from $136
• SilverStone Strider ST56F 560W(?)(40A, 2) from $132
• OCZ StealthXStream 600W (FSP) (48A, 4) from $103.40
• Cooler Master Silent Pro M600 (Enhance) (40A,1) from $152.46
• Zalman ZM600-HP 600W(SPI) (Modular)(42A, 4) from $149.16
• Corsair HX620 (Seasonic)(Modular)(50A, 3) from $149
• Enermax Modu82+ 625w (Enermax)(Modular)(50A, 3) from $170.50
• Corsair TX650 (Seasonic) (52A, 1) from $158
• Antec True Power Trio 650W (Seasonic) (52A, 1) from $139
• Enermax Infiniti 650W (Enermax)(Modular) (52A, 3) from $242
• Seasonic S12 Energy Plus 650W (Seasonic)(52A, 4) from $170
• Silverstone Olympia OP650 (?)(54A, 1) from $159.85
• Seasonic M12 700W (Seasonic)(Modular) (56A, 4) from $195.30
• Enermax Infiniti 720W (Enermax)(Modular)(56A, 3) from $181.49
• Corsair TX750 (CWT)(60A, 1)(Big Willy pass) from $169
• PC Power and Cooling Silencer 750W (Seasonic)(60A) from $249
• Thermaltake Toughpower 750W (CWT)(Modular)(60A, 4) from $182.05
• Gigabyte Odin GT 800 (CWT)(Modular)(62A, 4) from $207.41
• Antec TruePower Quattro 850W (Enhance)(Modular) (64A, 4) from $216
• Antec Signature 850W (Antec?)(Semi-Modular) (65A, 4) from $278
• Cooler Master Real Power Pro 850W (Enhance)(64A, 6) from $230.18
• Silverstone Olympia OP850 (?)(70A, 1) from $233.45
• Zalman ZM850-HP (Enhance) (Modular)(60A, 6) from $206.49

High End to Extreme:

• Seasonic M12 700W (Seasonic)(Modular) (56A, 4) from $195.30
• Enermax Infiniti 720W (Enermax)(Modular)(56A, 3) from $181.49
• Corsair TX750 (CWT)(60A, 1)(Big Willy pass) from $169
• PC Power and Cooling Silencer 750W (Seasonic)(60A) from $249
• Thermaltake Toughpower 750W (CWT)(Modular)(60A, 4) from $182.05
• Gigabyte Odin GT 800 (CWT)(Modular)(62A, 4) from $207.41
• Antec TruePower Quattro 850W (Enhance)(Modular) (64A, 4) from $216
• Antec Signature 850W (Delta Electronics) (Semi-Modular) (65A, 4) from $278
• Cooler Master Real Power Pro 850W (Enhance)(64A, 6) from $230.18
• Silverstone Olympia OP850 (?)(70A, 1) from $233.45
• Zalman ZM850-HP (Enhance) (Modular)(60A, 6) from $206.49
• Seasonic X900 (Seasonic) (72A, 4) from $239.10
• Corsair HX1000 (CWT)(Modular) (80A, 2) from $319
• Zalman ZM1000-HP (Enhance) (Modular)(80A, 6) from $273.95

Reference Section:

Zalman ZM360B-APS http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/539
Antec EarthWatts 430W http://www.anandtech.com/casecoolingpsus/showdoc.aspx?i=3146
Antec EarthWatts 430W http://www.silentpcreview.com/article684-page1.html
Seasonic S12II 430W http://www.silentpcreview.com/article753-page1.html
Seasonic S12II 430W http://www.anandtech.com/casecoolingpsus/showdoc.aspx?i=3096
Corsair VX450 http://www.anandtech.com/casecoolingpsus/showdoc.aspx?i=3146
Corsair VX450 http://www.silentpcreview.com/article751-page1.html
Corsair VX450 http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=64
Corsair VX450 http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/540
Silverstone Strider ST50F 500W http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/548
Silverstone ST50EF 500W http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=13
Antec EarthWatts 500W http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=35
Antec EarthWatts 500W http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/526
Cooler Master Silent Pro M500 http://www.anandtech.com/casecoolingpsus/showdoc.aspx?i=3402
Corsair HX520 http://www.silentpcreview.com/article692-page1.html
Corsair HX520 http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=18
Enermax Modu82+ 525w http://www.anandtech.com/casecoolingpsus/showdoc.aspx?i=3270&p=1
Seasonic S12 Energy Plus 550 http://www.silentpcreview.com/article656-page1.html
Corsair VX550 http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=62
Gigabyte ODIN GT 550W http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=61
SilverStone Strider ST56F http://www.silentpcreview.com/article294-page1.html
OCZ StealthXStream 600W http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/451
Cooler Master Silent Pro M600 http://www.anandtech.com/casecoolingpsus/showdoc.aspx?i=3402
Zalman ZM600-HP 600W http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=30
Zalman ZM600-HP 600W http://www.silentpcreview.com/article688-page1.html
Corsair HX620 http://www.silentpcreview.com/article692-page1.html
Corsair HX620 http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=21
Corsair HX620 http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/371
Enermax Modu82+ 625w http://www.silentpcreview.com/article806-page1.html
Enermax Modu82+ 625w http://www.anandtech.com/casecoolingpsus/showdoc.aspx?i=3270
Corsair TX650 http://www.silentpcreview.com/article813-page1.html
Antec True Power Trio 650W http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=1
Enermax Infiniti 650W http://www.anandtech.com/showdoc.aspx?i=3093&p=8
Seasonic S12 Energy Plus 650 http://www.silentpcreview.com/article656-page1.html
Silverstone Olympia OP650 http://www.anandtech.com/casecoolingpsus/showdoc.aspx?i=3037&p=1
Silverstone Olympia OP650 http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=39
Seasonic M12 700W http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=3
Enermax Infiniti 720W http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=2
Corsair TX750 http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=73
Corsair TX750 http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/505
PC Power and Cooling Silencer 750W http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=63
PC Power and Cooling Silencer 750W http://www.anandtech.com/casecoolingpsus/showdoc.aspx?i=3040
PC Power and Cooling Silencer 750W http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/553/1
Thermaltake Toughpower 750W http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=7
Gigabyte Odin GT 800 http://www.anandtech.com/casecoolingpsus/showdoc.aspx?i=3046
Antec TruePower Quattro 850W http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=58
Antec TruePower Quattro 850W http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/555
Antec Signature 850W http://www.anandtech.com/casecoolingpsus/showdoc.aspx?i=3306
Antec Signature 850W http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=101
Cooler Master Real Power Pro 850W http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/538
Silverstone Olympia OP850 http://www.anandtech.com/casecoolingpsus/showdoc.aspx?i=3159&p=16
Zalman ZM850-HP http://anandtech.com/casecoolingpsus/showdoc.aspx?i=3343
Seasonic X900 http://www.anandtech.com/casecoolingpsus/showdoc.aspx?i=3159&p=15
Corsair HX1000 http://www.anandtech.com/casecoolingpsus/showdoc.aspx?i=3296
Corsair HX1000 http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=89
Zalman ZM1000-HP http://www.silentpcreview.com/article834-page1.html
Zalman ZM1000-HP http://anandtech.com/casecoolingpsus/showdoc.aspx?i=3343



Edited by mohawk: 9/9/2008 7:40:21 AM

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Quote by Hallowed
Logitech are rasist. They dont support us left handers.




the_13th 
25/3/08 11:18:41 AM
Overlord

Great list!

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Kung Fu Hung-Su 
25/3/08 12:28:17 PM
Titan

Excellent, silentpcreview references =) I'll see if I can find a link to the pico-PSU review =)

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TheFrunj 
25/3/08 1:39:32 PM
Guru

Wow, great list!

Finally, someone who doesn't automatically say that 1000W powersupplies are the best :D

You get a gold medal for johnyguru and silentpc links too :)

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SceptreCore 
25/3/08 1:42:50 PM
Overlord

Quote by TheFrunj
Wow, great list!

Finally, someone who doesn't automatically say that 1000W powersupplies are the best :D

You get a gold medal for johnyguru and silentpc links too :)



1000W power supplies are the best! :P

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Dasa 
25/3/08 1:46:10 PM
Hero
Titan


looking good
here is a few more for you

SEASONIC S12II 430Watt ~$110
reviews of 330w 380w 500w models but only 430w is available in aus
http://www.silentpcreview.com/article753-page1.html
http://www.anandtech.com/casecoolingpsus/showdoc.aspx?i=3096

SilverStone ST50EF 500w ~$100
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=13

SilverStone OP650w ~$170
http://www.anandtech.com/casecoolingpsus/showdoc.aspx?i=3037&p=1
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=39


Edited by Dasa: 25/3/2008 01:49:02 PM

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Storm G5 e6600@3.5 1.5v 2x1g 8800gt 1g 730c 2150m pcp&c 510w CM Stacker Dell 24" 2405fpw Z-680
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y83/dasa09/P1080547.jpg

mohawk 
26/3/08 8:11:23 AM
Guru

Updated list and more info added.

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AM2 5000+@3.0Ghz,GA-M57SLI-S4,2x8800GTS,2gb geil ultra,Corsair HX620w,22" Acer AL2216W,Antec 900
Atomic’s most recommended PSU’s thread.
http://www.atomicmpc.com.au/forums.asp?s=2&c=19&t=1587

ToM_BomBaDiL 
29/3/08 11:20:58 PM
Champion

i have a silverstone 850 modular. is this a bad model? im worried now

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Dasa 
29/3/08 11:41:48 PM
Hero
Titan


Quote by ToM_BomBaDiL
i have a silverstone 850 modular. is this a bad model? im worried now


its ok depending on model it may be very good

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SceptreCore 
30/3/08 2:52:15 PM
Overlord

Yeah those Silverstones are good... but they are big bastards I can tell ya, just make you got the room before getting one.




Edited by SceptreCore: 30/3/2008 2:52:42 PM

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Quote from Blackadder the Third.

"I want to be young, and wild, then I want to be middle aged and rich, and then I want to be old and annoy people by pretending I'm deaf."

once_i_was_a_maggot 
30/3/08 5:21:07 PM
Champion

I think this needs to be stickied.

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Fat_Bodybuilder 
30/3/08 6:13:23 PM
Guru

Excellent post dude, very nice :-)

Something people can easily refer to when looking for a new rig :-)

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ToM_BomBaDiL 
30/3/08 11:30:57 PM
Champion

i have a cm stacker so its pretty big.. hopefully enough room

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index680i 
31/3/08 9:11:09 AM
Champion

This should be a +1 sticky and if it gets the green blob, make sure you update the list.

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mohawk 
31/3/08 10:08:59 PM
Guru

Added:

Enermax Infiniti 650W
Seasonic M12 700W
Enermax Infiniti 720W
Antec TruePower Quattro 850W

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AM2 5000+@3.0Ghz,GA-M57SLI-S4,2x8800GTS,2gb geil ultra,Corsair HX620w,22" Acer AL2216W,Antec 900
Atomic’s most recommended PSU’s thread.
http://www.atomicmpc.com.au/forums.asp?s=2&c=19&t=1587

acetone 
5/4/08 10:37:12 PM
Disciple

i noticed the thermaltake toughpower 750w is listed both in mid-high, & high-extreme?

is that because of pricing?

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mohawk 
6/4/08 12:21:41 AM
Guru

Nope. You will find that some PSU’s will fall into 2 categories. This is because of the wide variance between end user systems and their needs.

The TT Toughpower 750w for example will easly run an extreme system like "Big Willy" but can also be used by people with more mid-range gear that needs stable power as they could be into some serious overclocking for instance.

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AM2 5000+@3.0Ghz,GA-M57SLI-S4,2x8800GTS,2gb geil ultra,Corsair HX620w,22" Acer AL2216W,Antec 900
Atomic’s most recommended PSU’s thread.
http://www.atomicmpc.com.au/forums.asp?s=2&c=19&t=1587

toru173 
6/4/08 11:27:15 AM
Disciple

How about adding a SFF section?

mCubed EF-28

290w peak output. Silent, 'brick' style psu with internal DC-DC board. Works flawlessly powering my sig. Good customer service - I blew a fuse fiddling with it, mailed the DC-DC board to them and they sent it back, good as new within a week or so. Haven't had a problem since. Slight buzzing from time to time, but only noticeable because it's sitting right in front of me. Gets really hot, but what can you expect?

Recommended PSU for SFF systems that want a bit of grunt but can't fit a full PSU in the case.

Review (German, translated w/ google): http://209.85.135.104/translate_c?hl=en&sl=de&u= http://www.epiacenter.de/modules.php%3Fname%3DContent%26pa%3Dshowpage%26pid%3D240&prev=/searc http://epiacenter.de/modules.php%253Fname%253DContent%2526pa%253Dshowpage%2526pid%253D240%26hl%3D

You'll need to cp the link - stupid google.

Home page is full of flash -_- http://hifiatx.com/hfx.php?lang=EN
(Components > Power supplies > EF28)


Edited by toru173: 6/4/2008 11:28:34 AM

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mohawk 
6/4/08 5:25:24 PM
Guru

Added:

- Silverstone Olympia OP850
- Seasonic X900

Hey toru173, I like your idea on a SFF section and will start putting one together. As I stated above in the OP, reviews will only be added if they have been reviewed by Anandtech, Jonnyguru or Silentpcreview, as they are the only sites that actually test PSU’s properly.

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AM2 5000+@3.0Ghz,GA-M57SLI-S4,2x8800GTS,2gb geil ultra,Corsair HX620w,22" Acer AL2216W,Antec 900
Atomic’s most recommended PSU’s thread.
http://www.atomicmpc.com.au/forums.asp?s=2&c=19&t=1587

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