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Best PSU for this build

121Logger
  • 21 months ago

I've been doing a lot of reading about a load of different PSUs on the internet and the only real conclusion I have come to is that an ~850W PSU would be best for this build and my future plans of two way SLI. I've mostly looked at EVGA and Corsair PSUs and I'd prefer to buy one of those. I also want some kind of feature where the fan shuts off at low temperatures for a quiet build. What I'm looking for is the best overall PSU in this range as well as the best value for money one. I have somewhat of a short list but I'd be open to consider recommendations outside of it:

EVGA SN 850 T2

EVGA SN 850 P2

EVGA SN 850 G2

EVGA SN 850 G3

Corsair AX860i

Corsair AX860

Corsair HX850i

Corsair HX850

Corsair RM850i

Corsair RM850x

Corsair RM850

And here is my entire build: PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7GHz 6-Core Processor Purchased For £305.00
CPU Cooler NZXT - Kraken X62 Rev 2 98.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler £124.79 @ Aria PC
Motherboard Asus - Prime Z370-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard Purchased For £142.45
Memory G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory Purchased For £188.39
Storage Samsung - 960 EVO 250GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive Purchased For £77.58
Storage Crucial - MX500 1TB 2.5" Solid State Drive £167.99 @ Aria PC
Storage Crucial - MX500 1TB 2.5" Solid State Drive £167.99 @ Aria PC
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £47.94 @ Aria PC
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £47.94 @ Aria PC
Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB FTW Gaming ACX 3.0 Video Card Purchased For £580.01
Case NZXT - S340 Elite (White) ATX Mid Tower Case Purchased For £74.99
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit £99.99 @ Amazon UK
Case Fan NZXT - Aer RGB120 61.4 CFM 120mm Fan £22.80 @ Aria PC
Case Fan NZXT - Aer RGB140 71.6 CFM 140mm Fan £26.50 @ AWD-IT
Monitor Asus - PG279Q ROG Swift 27.0" 2560x1440 165Hz Monitor £675.30 @ Aria PC
Monitor AOC - E2270SWHN 21.5" 1920x1080 60Hz Monitor £74.89 @ More Computers
Keyboard Corsair - STRAFE RGB MK.2 Wired Gaming Keyboard -
Mouse Logitech - G502 Proteus Spectrum Wired Optical Mouse Purchased For £35.99
Headphones Corsair - VOID PRO RGB (Black) 7.1 Channel Headset Purchased For £99.99
Other Duronic Black Network Cable 15m CAT7 Specification FTP Ethernet Gigabit LAN Network Cable (RJ45) Gold Headed Shielded Cable - High Speed 600MHz Premium Quality Cat7 | Patch | Ethernet | Modem | Router £27.38 @ Amazon UK
Other CableMod AIO Sleeving Kit Series 2 for NZXT® Kraken £19.90
Other CableMod ModMesh™ SATA 3 Cable x4 £39.60
Other CableMod Custom Cables £186.30
Other V1 Tech Nvidia Claw Design Backplate £49.99
Other V1 Tech NZXT Design SSD Cover x2 £47.98
Other kenable White Brush Faceplate for Cable Exit £3.43
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £3335.11
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-08-22 13:24 BST+0100

Comments

  • 21 months ago
  • 3 points

Best 850w PSU? Arguably the Seasonic Prime Ultra Titanium. Best value for me would be the Seasonic Focus Plus Gold.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point
  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

I think the Prime (non-Ultra) was the older version, and I have no idea why it would be priced that way. A seller hoping for a sucker, I guess.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Maybe it's stopped being made so it's rarer. Who knows?

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

From that list the rm850x 2018. Its the most silent psu in that list and a very good one to.

https://www.cybenetics.com/index.php?option=database&manfID=28&volts=1

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Agree. If the RM850X has a weakness it would be that efficiency sags a bit in hot ambients, according to the review I read (forget whose it was). It's a minor failing, and the PSU was rated excellent in general.

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

Can you find that review?

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Might have been tomshardware. Google would be your friend.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

I would recommend the Hx 850i, because of the software monitoring technology. The EVGA 850 p2 is also a good bet, because of its rock solid reliability (I have been using a 750 p2 for five years).

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