Best Gaming Power Supplies/PSU 2011 – 2012
Here are our picks for the top rated power supplies for 2011:
Top Rated 500 Watt Power Supply 2011 – 2012
OCZ ModXStream Pro 500W
The OCZ ModXstream Pro 500W is a fantastic value power supply and with OCZ you know that it’ll be good for a long time. It’s 80 plus certified (typical 86% efficiency), is cooled by a 135mm fan and has OCZ PowerWhisper Technology so that it’s nice and quiet. Connectors include 1 x Main connector (20+4Pin), 1 x 12V(4 Pin) CPU, 1 x 12V(8 Pin) CPU, 4 x Peripheral, 6 x SATA, 2 x Floppy, and 2 x PCI-E.
Another great value PSU is the Antec BP550 which is priced right below the featured power supply above. It’s 80 plus certified (85% typical efficiency) and has a long MTBF (mean time before failure) of 100,000 hours. That means you’d have to play every day all day long for 12 years on average before it would give up! Connectors include 1 x Main connector (20+4Pin), 1 x 12V(P4), 1 x 12V(8Pin), 6 x peripheral, 6 x SATA, 1 x Floppy, and 2 x PCI-E. A 3 year parts and labor warranty is included as well.
Top 600 Watt Power Supply 2011 – 2012
OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W
Like the 500W version we showed you above OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W is from the same ModXStream Pro series is 80 plus certified with 86% typical efficiency.
650 Watt Power Supplies – 2011 – 2012
Corsair Enthusiast Series 650-Watt
The Corsair 650W Enthusiast series is probably the bestselling PSU for gamers for 2011 and would be the PSU we’d recommend for most single GPU builds. This is because Corsair gives you an awesome 5 year warranty and delivers the ampage on the rail (53 AMP SINGLE +12V RAIL) that you’re looking for. If you use the rebate you can get also get a pretty good deal. Additional specifications include ultra-quiet double ball-bearing fan, 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified (up to 85% efficiency), 100k MTBF, over-voltage and over-current protection, under-voltage protection, short circuit protection, 1 x Main connector (20+4Pin), 1 x 4+4 Pin CPU, 8 x Peripheral, 8 x SATA, 2 x Floppy, and 2 x PCI-E.
700 Watt PSU
750 Watt Power Supply
800 Watt PSU/Power Supply
Rosewill LIGHTNING Series LIGHTNING-800 800-Watt 80 PLUS GOLD Certified, Modular Power Supply Compatible with Intel Core i7 and Core i5
Top Rated 850 Watt Power Supply 2011 – 2012
Corsair Professional Series Gold High-Performance 850-Watt Power Supply CMPSU-850AX
900 Watt Power Supplies – 2011 – 2012
PC power and cooling sells some of the best and most efficient power supplies available. If you’re building a high-end desktop, then be sure to look their way for your PSU.
950 Watt PSU 2011
Best 1000 Watt+ Power Supplies
Thermaltake Toughpower Grand 1050W TPG-1050M SLI & CrossFire X Ready ATX12V 80PLUS Gold Active PFC ATX 1150 Power Supply TPG-1050M
OCZ ZX Series 1250W Fully-Modular 80PLUS Gold High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandy Bridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom
We hope you’ve enjoyed this review of the best PSU/Power Supplies for gaming in 2011. Be sure to leave a comment below if you feel like we missed the boat or would like to contribute to this post.