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PSU Tier List: Best Deals You Can Find from the Rankings (2024)

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PSU Tier List: Best Deals You Can Find from the Rankings (2024)

Key Points

  • Cultists Network released the most comprehensive Power Supply Unit (PSU) Tier List in 2021, reviewing over 700 models.
  • The PSU tier list helps protect valuable computing hardware by identifying models with serious malfunctions.
  • PSUs in Tier A have strict requirements, including over-temperature protection below 200 degrees C and max ripple below 50mV.
  • PSUs in Tier C are low-end and don’t meet certain standards, but must have reviews mentioning a functional max ripple.
  • PSUs in Tier F have malfunctioning protections or design flaws and should be replaced as soon as possible.

In 2021, Cultists Network released the most comprehensive Power Supply Unit (PSU) Tier List to date. With over 700 models reviewed, moderators tested for a variety of aspects, including:

  • Operating temperature
  • Transient response on 12V rail
  • Max ripple on 12V rail
  • Cable gauge for hot 12V leads
  • Quiet operation

The power supply tier list protects us from purchasing models with serious malfunctions, protecting our valuable computing hardware. Ranging from $60-$500, there’s a quality unit for everyone on this PSU list.

However, it’s hardly reasonable to expect anyone to trudge through hundreds of PSUs to find the right one for their computer. In this article, we present the best units in each tier, along with their prices. This way, you can save hours comparing each one. Let’s get into the power supply ranking.

PSU Tier A List (High-End)

For PSUs to qualify for Tier A list, over-temperature protection (OTP) needs to work below 200 degrees C. They should have a max ripple below 50mV and proper transient responses. They should have capacitors rated for 105 degrees C, and 18AWG gauge wires at minimum for hot 12V leads. Finally, they’re required to work under 30dBa.

Other Tier A PSUs

  • ASUS | ROG Loki Platinum 
  • be quiet! | Dark Power 13 
  • Corsair | RMe 1000W
  • Thermaltake Toughpower GF31350W 
  • be quiet! Dark Power 12
  • be quiet! Dark Power Pro 11 
  • Cooler Master V Platinum 2019
  • be quiet! Straight Power 11 Gold 
  • be quiet! Straight Power 11 Platinum 
  • Bitfenix Formula Gold 
  • Bitfenix Whisper M
  • ADATA XPG 
  • Antec Earthwatts Gold Pro
  • Antec Gold Pro White 
  • Antec High Current Gamer Gold 
  • Antec Extreme
  • ASUS ROG Strix
  • ASUS ROG THOR 850W]
  • Cooler Master M2000
  • TXm Gold 2017
  • TXmGold 2021
  • Deepcool PQ-M
  • EVGA Supernova G2 
  • EVGA Supernova G3 
  • EVGA Supernova G6 750W
  • EVGA Supernova P2 
  • EVGA Supernova P6 750W
  • Fractal Design ION Gold 
  • Fractal Design SFX Gold 
  • FSP / Fortron / Quanhan 
  • FSP / Fortron / Quanhan Hydro G Pro 
  • FSP / Fortron / Quanhan PT 
  • FSP / Fortron / Quanhan PTM 
  • FSP / Fortron / Quanhan PTM Pro 850W
  • Kolink / Casecom Continuum C-PL 1500W
  • MSI  A-GF
  • Phanteks AMP 
  • Phanteks Revolt Pro
  • Seasonic / Haiyun Focus GM 
  • Seasonic / Haiyun Focus GX
  • Seasonic / Haiyun Focus PX 
  • Seasonic / Haiyun Focus SGX
  • Seasonic / Haiyun Prime GX 750W 
  • Seasonic / Haiyun Prime PX 750W/1000W/1300W
  • Seasonic / Haiyun Connect
  • Silverstone Nightjar SXL 
  • Silverstone HELA-R 850W
  • Silverstone HELA 2050W
  • Super Flower / Zhenhua Leadex Gold III ARGB/Pro 
  • Super Flower / Zhenhua Platinum SE 1600W
  • Super Flower / Zhenhua Platinum SE 
  • Thermaltake Toughpower PF1 ARGB 
  • Aerocool Project 7 
  • ASUS ROG THOR 1200W
  • Antec Signature Platinum 
  • Antec SignatureTitanium
  • Cooler Master V SFX Gold
  • Corsair HXi 2013
  • Corsair RMi
  • Cougar GX-F
  • Enermax MaxTytan
  • Enermax Platimax 1200/1350W
  • NZXT C Gold V1
  • NZXT E 
  • Phanteks Revolt X 
  • Seasonic / Haiyun Prime GX 850W 
  • Seasonic / Haiyun Prime PX 850/1000W 
  • Seasonic / Haiyun Prime TX1000W
  • Seasonic / Haiyun Prime Fanless PX
  • Seasonic / Haiyun Prime Fanless TX
  • Silverstone SX-LPT 1000W 
  • Silverstone Nightjar ATX Titanium 
  • Super Flower Leadex Platinum] 
  • Super Flower Leadex V Platinum 
  • ADATA XPG 
  • ADATA Core Shift 1000W 
  • ADATA Cybercore II 
  • ASUS ROG Strix AURA
  • ASUS ROG THOR II Platinum 
  • ASUS ROG THOR II Titanium
  • be quiet! Pure Power 12M 
  • Cougar LLC
  • Cougar Polar X2 
  • Deepcool PX-G  
  • DeepcoolPX-P 
  • Great Wall / Hunters Titan TF Platinum 
  • FSP Hydro G Pro ATX 3.0  
  • FSP Hydro GT Pro 
  • FSP Hydro GT Pro ATX 3.0  
  • FSP PTM X Pro 
  • FSP PTM Pro ATX 3.0 
  • LDLC / Fox Spirit US-G 
  • LDLC / Fox Spirit GT-P
  • MSI MPG A-G PCIE5 
  • NZXT C Gold V2 1000W
  • NZXT H1 V1 
  • Seasonic / Haiyun Prime SYNCRO 
  • Seasonic / Haiyun Prime Vertex 
  • Silverstone Extreme-R Platinum 850W 
  • Silverstone HELA-R 1300W  
  • Silverstone SX-PT 750W
  • Silverstone SX-R 1000W 
  • Super Flower Leadex V Gold 
  • Thermaltake Toughpower iRGB Plus Gold
  • Thermaltake Toughpower iRGB Plus Titanium

PSU Tier B List (Mid-Range)

For PSUs to qualify for the B tier list, they’re required to have OTP and working over-power protection (OPP). Their max ripple should be below 100mV under 110% overload. 

However, these models aren’t required to be tested; only a teardown to confirm components is necessary. Additionally, PSUs in the B tier are not required to work under certain noise levels.

Other Tier B PSUs

  • 1st Player Steampunk Gold
  • 1st Player SFX Platinum 750W 
  • Abkoncore CR Platinum 
  • Abkoncore Tenergy Gold X50W
  • Andyson PX 
  • Andyson TX
  • be quiet! Pure Power 11 400W  
  • be quiet! SFX-L Power 
  • Chieftec Powerup GPX-FC 650W 
  • Chieftec SFX-GD-C 
  • Chieftec Compact CSN-C 
  • Cooler Master MWE V2
  • Deepcool DQ-M-V2L 750W 
  • Enermax Platimax DF 600W
  • EVGA Supernova G+
  • EVGA Supernova GD 
  • EVGA Supernova GQ 850W 
  • EVGA Supernova GA 
  • FSP / Fortron / Quanhan Aurum PT 
  • FSP / Fortron / Quanhan Aurum PT Pro
  • FSP / Fortron / Quanhan X
  • Gamdias Cyclops X1
  • Great Wall / Hunters Gaming GX
  • Great Wall / Hunters E Gold
  • Kolink / Casecom Continuum C-PL 850W
  • Kolink / Casecom Enclave G-FM
  • LC Power GP4 V2.4
  • LC Platinum v2.31 550/750W 
  • LC Platinum v2.4 1000/1200W
  • Lian Li PE 
  • Lian Li SP 750 
  • Montech Century ATX 650W
  • Montech Century Mini 
  • Raidmax Monster RX-AT
  • Rosewill Photon 750W/1350W
  • Segotep / Inaza / Colorful GP-P 700w
  • Segotep / Inaza / Colorful GP-T 700w 
  • Segotep / Inaza / Colorful ZP500P-SG
  • Sharkoon Silentstorm Cool Zero 
  • Sharkoon Silentstorm SFX Gold 
  • Silverstone DA Gold 550/650W
  • Silverstone Strider Gold S (V1/V2) 
  • Silverstone Strider Titanium 800W 
  • Silverstone Strider Platinum PTS 
  • Silverstone SX-G 500/650/700W 
  • Silverstone SX-PT 700W 
  • Silverstone Essential Gold ET-G
  • Silverstone Essential Gold ET-HG
  • Silverstone SX-LG 
  • Silverstone SX-LTI 
  • Thermaltake Toughpower GF3 1650W 
  • Toughpower Grand RGB Gold
  • Zalman Acrux Platinum
  • Cooler Master V SFX Platinum 1300W
  • Enermax Platimax 1000W/1500W
  • Lian Li SP850 
  • 1st Player Armour 
  • 1st Player SFX Gold 650W 
  • ADATA / XPG Core Shift 650/750W  
  • Antec Neo Eco Gold 
  • Antec Modular [fully-modular, NE-G M]
  • Antec  Modular Platinum
  • Chieftec Polaris Pro
  • Cooler Master G Gold 
  • Cooler Master GX Gold 
  • Cooler Master GX Gold ATX 3.0  
  • Cooler Master GX Bronze 2020
  • Cooler Master GX III 
  • Cougar Auric 
  • Cougar GEC 
  • Cougar GES
  • Cougar GEM
  • Deepcool PM-D
  • Deepcool DQ-M-V3L
  • Enermax Revolution ATX 3.0 
  • Enermax Revolution SFX 
  • EVGA PQ 
  • EVGA GD R3 
  • EVGA GD V 
  • EVGA GE 
  • EVGA GT 1300W
  • FSP / Fortron / Quanhan Cannon 
  • FSP / Fortron / Quanhan Dagger Pro (PCIe 5) 
  • FSP / Fortron / Quanhan Hydro S 
  • FSP / Fortron / Quanhan Hydro GSM Pro 
  • Galaxy HOF GH 1300
  • Great Wall / Hunters G-series Gold 
  • Great Wall / Hunters Titan TF Bronze 
  • Green High Performance Plus
  • Green High Performance Plus EVO 
  • Green Overclocking DG 
  • Green Overclocking EVO 
  • Green UK Plus
  • High Power Astro GD-F v2 1050W 
  • High Power Astro PT 1200W 
  • Kolink / Casecom Continuum V2 1000/1200W
  • KRUX Generator 650/750W 
  • InWin Classic Basic CB
  • InWin Classic PF
  • InWin Classic P II
  • LC Power Super Silent Modular V2.31
  • Maingear Ignition
  • Micronics Compact SFX-L PT 
  • Micronics Classic II Gold
  • NZXT / Enjie H1 V1
  • NZXT / Enjie H1 V2 
  • Raidmax Genesis
  • Razer Katana Chroma
  • Rosewill SMG
  • SAMA Black Diamond 
  • SAMAXF
  • Seasonic / Haiyun B12 BC
  • Seasonic / Haiyun G12 GC
  • Segotep / Inaza Colorful KL Gold 
  • Segotep / Inaza Colorful KL Platinum 
  • Segotep / Inaza GM 
  • Segotep / Inaza SG-G PCIE5
  • Segotep / Inaza GP-G v2 
  • Silverstone DA Gold 1000W 
  • Silverstone DA-R Gold 1000W 
  • Silverstone ET-MG 
  • Silverstone Strider Gold S v3 
  • Silverstone SFX SX-G 750W 
  • Super Flower Legion HX
  • Super Flower Legion GX Pro
  • Thermaltake Toughpower GF1
  • Thermaltake Toughpower GF+ 750W
  • Thermaltake Toughpower GF A3 
  • Vetroo GV1000
  • Vinga VPS-GV2
  • Xigmatek Minotaur 
  • Xigmatek Hera Gold 
  • Xigmatek XFP
  • Xilence SQ
  • Zalman Wattera

PSU Tier C List (Low-End)

PSUs in the tier C list aren’t expected to work at certain standards, so long as they have the required OCP and OPP. However, they need to have reviews mentioning a functional max ripple.

Other Tier C PSUs

  • Abkoncore Tenergy Bronze
  • Andyson H6 
  • Andyson H6 GX
  • Andyson BX
  • Antec Earthwatts Gold EVO
  • be quiet! System Power U9 400W 
  • be quiet! System Power B9 400W 
  • Chieftec Proton BDF-S 
  • Chieftec Proton BDF-C
  • Cooler Master MWE V1 Bronze 600W 
  • Cooler Master Masterwatt 
  • Cougar CMD 
  • Cougar CMX v3
  • Cougar GX v3 
  • Cougar GX-S
  • Cougar LX
  • Deepcool PK-D
  • Enermax Revobron
  • EVGA Supernova GD 2019
  • EVGA Supernova GQ 750W 
  • EVGA Supernova BQ 
  • EVGA Supernova B 700W
  • FSP / Fortron / Quanhan Hydro GE 
  • FSP / Fortron / Quanhan Hydro Pro
  • Gamdias Astrape P1 
  • Gamdias Kratos P1
  • Gigabyte G750H
  • Gigabyte P650B
  • G.Skill MB-G 
  • InWin A1 Plus
  • InWin Classic C
  • Kolink / Casecom Continuum 1050/1200W
  • Kolink / Casecom Classic KL-v2
  • Montech Gamma (II) 
  • Montech Alpha (X)
  • PC Power & Cooling Silencer MK III 750W 
  • PC Power & Cooling Silencer Platinum 1050/1200W
  • PC Cooler GI-P
  • Powerspec PS-GSM 
  • Powerspec PS-GFM
  • Rosewill Capstone
  • Sharkoon Silentstorm Icewind
  • SilentiumPC / Endorfy Vero L3 
  • SilentiumPC / Endorfy Vero M3
  • Silverstone Strider Bronze ST-SF  
  • Silverstone Strider Gold ST-SF-G  
  • Silverstone SX-LPT 700 
  • Super Flower Leadex Silver 
  • Thermaltake DPS G Gold X50W
  • Thermaltake Gold X00W 
  • Thermaltake M 750W 
  • Thermaltake SP-P 750W
  • Thermaltake Toughpower DPS G RGB Gold
  • Xigmatek Cerberus (III) S 550W 
  • Xigmatek Centauro
  • be quiet! System Power 9 400W  
  • be quiet! System Power CM  
  • be quiet! System Power 10 Bronze 750
  • Cooler Master MWE V2 White
  • Cooler Master MWE V2 Bronze 
  • Seasonic / Haiyun | M12II (EVO) 650/750/850W 
  • Thermaltake Toughpower GF 750W  
  • Thermaltake Toughpower SFX 750/850 
  • 1st Player DK Premium
  • Aerocool Aero Bronze
  • Aerocool KCAS M 850 
  • Aerocool KCAS M 850 Plus 
  • Aerocool KCAS M 850 G(M)
  • Antec Atom G
  • Antec High Current Gamer Bronze 2018 
  • Antec Neo Eco Gold Zen
  • Apevia Prestige
  • Apexgaming SFX-M Gold
  • AZZA / QBOX PSAZ Gold
  • Chieftec SteelPower
  • Cougar BXM 
  • Cougar VTE X2
  • Cougar GEC 
  • Deepcool DA-N 500/600W 
  • Deepcool PF 750W
  • Enermax Marblebron
  • EVGA BA
  • EVGA BR
  • EVGA BP 
  • EVGA GD R1 
  • EVGA Supernova M1 1300W
  • Fractal Design Anode Bronze SFX  
  • Fractal Design Anode ATX
  • FSP / Fortron / Quanhan HEXA Plus Pro 
  • FSP / Fortron / Quanhan HEXA Plus Pro 85+ 
  • FSP / Fortron / Quanhan Hydro GD 
  • FSP / Fortron / Quanhan Hydro GSM Lite PRO
  • FSP / Fortron / Quanhan Hydro MX 
  • FSP / Fortron / Quanhan Hydro K (Pro) 
  • FSP / Fortron / Quanhan Hydro (M) Pro Bronze
  • FSP / Fortron / Quanhan Hyper M85+ 
  • FSP / Fortron / Quanhan Hyper 80+ Pro 
  • FSP / Fortron / Quanhan HV Pro 
  • FSP / Fortron / Quanhan MS 600W  
  • FSP / Fortron / Quanhan Raider II 
  • FSP / Fortron / Quanhan SFX Pro 
  • Gamdias Kratos P1A
  • Great Wall / Hunters Fire
  • Green ESD 
  • Green EUD 
  • Green HED
  • Green UK
  • High Power Performance Pro
  • Hyte Revolt 3
  • iForGame GX Panda 
  • iForGame GX Kirin
  • InWin Compact CS
  • InWin F1
  • Kolink / Casecom Modular KL-M
  • KRUX Generator 850W 
  • Micronics Compact SFX GD 
  • Micronics Classic II Bronze
  • Micronics Classic II Full Change 
  • Micronics Cyclone III 
  • Micronics Performance II PV 
  • Micronics Zero
  • nFortec Vanth 
  • PC Cooler GI-K
  • Powerspec PS-BSM 750W
  • Raidmax Cobra AE Gold 850
  • Raidmax Cobra AE-B 
  • Raidmax Cobra AE-M 
  • Raidmax Hive S FM
  • Raidmax Vortex Gold AE-V
  • Raidmax Vampire GH
  • Rosewill Glacier 850/1000W 
  • Rosewill Photon 850/1000/1200W 
  • Rosewill PMG 
  • Rosewill RBR-MS 
  • Rosewill Tachyon 850W 
  • Rosewill Lepton 
  • Rosewill Valens
  • Segotep / Inaza / Colorful GF-SFX 
  • Segotep / Inaza / Colorful GP-G v1 
  • Silverstone  Extreme Bronze  
  • Silverstone SFX SX-B 
  • Silverstone SFX SX-G 600W 
  • Silverstone VIVA Bronze
  • Thermaltake Toughpower GX2
  • Thermaltake Toughpower GF (Plus)
  • Xigmatek Hydra M 
  • Xigmatek Shogun G
  • Xilence Performance A+ X30w  
  • Xilence Performance A+ III X50W  
  • Xilence Performance X 
  • Zalman GigaMax 
  • Zalman WattGiga 
  • Zalman GVM 850W
  • Zalman TX 
  • Zalman LX 700W

PSU Tier D List (Only for iGPU Builds)

These PSUs aren’t designed to handle extreme crossloads. Do not buy a PSU on the D tier list for any machine that you expect to overload.

  • Corsair CV 550W
  • Gigabyte P450
  • Gigabyte 550B
  • be quiet! Pure Power 11 350W
  • be quiet! SFX Power  
  • be quiet! SFX Power 2 
  • EVGA BT

PSU Tier E List (Avoid)

Any units that do not meet the above standards are placed in the PSU E tier list. These models have no reliable specs or fail to pass required tests. Only purchase equipment that comes with verified information.

  • 1st Player Black Sir 
  • 1st Player Black Widow
  • 1st Player DK (non-modular / fully-modular) 
  • 1st Player FK 
  • 1st Player PRO
  • Abko / Suitmaster Mighty
  • ADATA / XPG Probe
  • AZZA / QBOX PSAZ Bronze 
  • Aerocool Aero White 
  • Aerocool KCAS Bronze 800W/1000W 
  • Aerocool Strike-X 600W
  • Antec Ares AP 
  • Antec Atom 
  • Antec Atom B
  • Antec VP Plus 
  • Antec Cuprum Strike [CSK] 
  • Antec Earthwatts Gold Pro China-only  
  • Antec Neo Eco Classic NE-C (X50W/X20W) 
  • Antec Neo Eco Classic Modular NE-M 
  • Antec Neo Eco Classic NE-M v2 
  • Antec NX
  • Apevia Jupiter
  • Apexgaming AI 
  • Apexgaming AG 
  • Apexgaming AN 
  • Apexgaming AJ 
  • Apexgaming AX 
  • Apexgaming STG
  • Bitfenix BPA
  • Chieftec Photon Bronze CTG-C-RGB
  • Chieftec Task TPS-S
  • Chieftec Force CPS-S
  • Chieftec APB-8B
  • Chieftec APS-C 650W
  • Chieftec APS-CB 650W
  • Chieftec APS-S
  • Chieftec APS-SB
  • Chieftec GPA-S8
  • Chieftec GPB-S
  • Chieftec GPC-S
  • Chieftec GPE-S
  • Chieftec GPS-A8
  • Chieftec ELP-S
  • Chieftec SFX-BS
  • Chieftec PSF-B
  • Cooler Master Elite [v2/3/4]
  • Cooler Master Elite NEX 230V
  • Cooler Master Hyper White
  • Cougar A
  • Cougar STE
  • Cougar STX
  • Cougar VTC VTE
  • Cougar VTK
  • Cougar VTX
  • Cougar XTC
  • Deepcool DA
  • Deepcool DA-M
  • Deepcool DA-N 700W 
  • Deepcool DN
  • Deepcool PF 700W
  • EVGA B 600W
  • EVGA BV
  • EVGA W2 
  • EVGA W3
  • Enermax Cyberbron
  • Enermax MaxPro
  • Enermax MaxPro II
  • FSP / Fortron / Quanhan Hexa 80+ 
  • FSP / Fortron / Quanhan HEXA+ (II) 
  • FSP / Fortron / Quanhan Hyper S
  • FSP / Fortron / Quanhan Hyper M
  • FSP / Fortron / Quanhan Hyper K 
  • FSP / Fortron / Quanhan Hammer 
  • FSP / Fortron / Quanhan Hydro 
  • FSP / Fortron / Quanhan Hydro K 
  • FSP / Fortron / Quanhan 60GHS 
  • FSP / Fortron / Quanhan 60GHS(85) 
  • FSP / Fortron / Quanhan 60HHN
  • Gamdias Astrape E1 
  • Gamdias Astrape M1
  • Gamdias Helios E1 
  • Gamdias Kratos E1
  • Gamdias M1 
  • Gigabyte BH PB500 [not P550B] 
  • Gigabyte PW
  • Great Wall / Hunters B 
  • Great Wall / Hunters Gaming G-series Bronze
  • Green ECO 
  • Green ECO rev 3.1
  • InWin A
  • Jetek ALL UNITS 
  • Kolink / Casecom Core 
  • Kolink / Casecom SFX 
  • LC Power GP3 Silver 
  • LC PowerSuper Silent 
  • LDLC / Fox Spirit EC 
  • LDLC / Fox Spirit BG 
  • LDLC / Fox Spirit FP 
  • Montech AP 
  • Montech Beta
  • nFortec Scutum 
  • nFortec Scutum X 
  • nFortec Scutum X SM
  • PC Power & Cooling Silencer MK III 600W
  • Powerspec PS-BF 
  • Powerspec PS BGM 650w
  • Raidmax Thunder V2 RX-AP 
  • Raidmax Thunder RGB RX-AP-R 
  • Raidmax Cobra AC-B 
  • Raidmax Cobra AF-B 
  • Raidmax Vortex Bronze / White
  • Redragon ALL UNITS
  • Rosewill Arc 
  • Rosewill Glacier 700W 
  • Rosewill RD-Z 
  • Rosewill TFX Bronze  
  • Rosewill TFX Gold 
  • Seasonic / Haiyun S12II Bronze  
  • Seasonic / Haiyun S12II Bronze EVO  
  • Seasonic / Haiyun S12III  
  • Seasonic / Haiyun M12II (EVO) 520/620W 
  • Seasonic / Haiyun ECO SSP-ST 
  • Seasonic / Haiyun ECO SS-BT 
  • Seasonic / Haiyun ECO SS-ES 
  • Seasonic / Haiyun ECO SS-ET
  • Sharkoon Silentstorm SFX Bronze  
  • Sharkoon Silentstorm SHP Bronze 
  • Sharkoon Silentstorm SHP V2
  • Sharkoon WPC Bronze
  • SilentiumPC / Endorfy Elementum E2 
  • SilentiumPC / Endorfy Vero L2 
  • SilentiumPC / Endorfy Vero M2
  • SilentiumPC / Endorfy Supremo M1 Platinum
  • SilentiumPC / Endorfy Supremo L2 
  • SilentiumPC / Endorfy Supremo M2
  • SilentiumPC / Endorfy Supremo FM2
  • Silverstone Essential ET-ARGB
  • Silverstone Strider Gold Evolution [ST-G]
  • Silverstone  Strider Essential ET-B 
  • Silverstone Strider EssentialF-ES
  • Silverstone Strider Essential F-ES230 
  • Silverstone Strider EssentialF-ESB 
  • Silverstone Strider Essential F-ESG
  • Silverstone Strider Titanium 1100W 
  • Silverstone Strider Titanium Plus F-PB 
  • Silverstone Strider Titanium Plus 230V ST-600p
  • Thermaltake Smart SE 
  • Thermaltake Smart SE2 
  • Thermaltake Smart BM1 
  • Thermaltake Smart BX1 (RGB) 
  • Thermaltake Smart DPS G Bronze X00W 
  • Thermaltake Smart M 650W 
  • Thermaltake Smart SP-P X30W/650W
  • Thermaltake TR2 Bronze 
  • Thermaltake Toughpower DPS G RGB Titanium 1500W
  • Xigmatek Centauro S
  • Xigmatek Cerberus (III) S450 
  • Xigmatek Spectrum
  • Xigmatek X-Power I 
  • Xigmatek X-Power II 
  • Xigmatek X-Power III
  • Xilence Gaming
  • Xilence Performance C 
  • Xilence Performance A
  • Zalman GLX
  • Zalman GS
  • Zalman GT
  • Zalman GV
  • Zalman GVM 700W
  • Zalman LE
  • Zalman LE II
  • Zalman LX
  • Zalman LX II
  • Zalman Megamax [TX II] 
  • Wattbit 83+ [XE]
  • Wattbit 83+ II [XE II]

Tier F (Replace Immediately)

Models in this category are known to have malfunctioning protections or design flaws. If you have recently purchased or installed a PSU on this F-tier list, replace it as soon as possible.

  • Aerocool Cylon 
  • Lux RGB Bronze 
  • VX (Plus) (RGB) 
  • Integrator
  • Andyson E5 
  • Andyson E5+
  • Antec Atom V teal
  • Aresgame / Pystar ALL UNITS 
  • Armageddon / Powerlogic ALL UNITS 
  • Cooler Master Masterwatt Lite
  • Corsair VS 2012 [orange-label]
  • EVGA N1  
  • EVGA N2
  • EVGA W1 
  • Gamemax / Gamepower ALL UNITS 
  • Gigabyte P-GM 850W 
  • LEPA MaxBron
  • NOX ALL UNITS 
  • Seasonic / Haiyun A12 
  • Thermaltake Smart 80+ (RGB) 
  • Thermaltake TR2 non-certified 
  • Thermaltake TR2 80+ White
  • Thermaltake Litepower (RGB)
  • Xigmatek Z-Power

Frequently Asked Questions

What is PSU rank hierarchy?

The PSU rank hierarchy is a categorization of power supply units based on their quality and performance. It ranges from Tier A, which represents top-tier units with exceptional performance and reliability, to Tier F, which includes lower-quality options that are generally not recommended.

What is the best PSU rating?

The best PSU rating is typically 80 PLUS Titanium, which represents the highest level of efficiency among power supply units. PSU units with this rating are designed to waste less energy and operate at maximum efficiency, making them suitable for high-performance systems and energy-conscious users.

What is the worst PSU rating?

The worst PSU rating is typically unrated or has no certification (often referred to as “non-80 PLUS”). These power supplies might lack efficiency and stability, making them less reliable and potentially risky choices for powering modern computer systems.

Is platinum better than gold power supply?

Yes, Platinum is better than Gold in terms of PSU efficiency. A power supply with an 80 PLUS Platinum certification operates at a higher efficiency level than one with an 80 PLUS Gold certification, meaning it wastes less energy and generates less heat during operation.

What is the best PSU rating for gaming?

For gaming, the best PSU rating is typically 80 PLUS Gold or higher. Power supplies with 80 PLUS Gold, Platinum, or Titanium certifications offer high efficiency and stable power delivery, making them suitable for gaming systems that demand reliable and consistent power performance.

What is the best PSU brand?

Some well-regarded PSU brands known for their reliability and performance include Corsair, EVGA, Seasonic, be quiet!, and Thermaltake, among others. It’s essential to research specific models and read reviews to find the best PSU that suits your needs and budget.

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