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Best Red and Black Power Supply?

joshj2398
  • 77 months ago

What's the best power supply that follows the theme of red and black? I need it to be able to power this system (620 watts to anything above that). Maximum budget on the PSU - ~$170. I know it says purchased on the Antec PSU, I'm going to sell it. I was just a little late to figure out that with this build, I'm going to want a PSU with an efficiency level above Bronze.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $217.98 @ Microcenter
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler Purchased For $129.99
Thermal Compound Arctic Cooling MX-2 4g Thermal Paste Purchased For $5.00
Motherboard Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard Purchased For $200.00
Memory Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory Purchased For $165.00
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Purchased For $50.00
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card Purchased For $551.30
Wireless Network Adapter Rosewill RNX-N250PCe 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter Purchased For $20.00
Case Corsair 650D ATX Mid Tower Case $165.28 @ Microcenter
Case Fan Corsair Air Series SP120 Quiet Edition (2-Pack) 37.9 CFM 120mm Fans Purchased For $30.00
Power Supply Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply Purchased For $75.00
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer Purchased For $20.00
Monitor Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor $261.58 @ Amazon
Keyboard Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Wired Gaming Keyboard Purchased For $40.00
Mouse Razer ABYSSUS Wired Optical Mouse Purchased For $30.00
Other NZXT HUE RGB Led Controller Purchased For $30.00
Other Klipsch - HD Theater 600 5.1-Channel Home Theater Speaker System with Powered Subwoofer Purchased For $200.00
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $2191.13
Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-11 01:38 EST-0500

Comments

  • 77 months ago
  • 3 points

Aside from the Antec High current series, the only PSU that comes to mind with a red/black theme is the Corsair AX series. Maybe the OCZ Fatality series but I would recommend an Antec or Corsair over OCZ any day of the week

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Are any of the AX series PSUs around $170?

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks a ton!

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

I see a lot of reviews complaining about coil whine? Are there any other red and black PSUs you have in mind that are red and black?

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

I want the efficiency level to be above bronze preferably gold or platinum

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

OCZ is actually pretty respected as a PSU maker. My buddy got the 1000W OCZ Fatal1ty PSU and loves it.

  • 77 months ago
  • 3 points

I've heard too many OCZ horror stories to touch one myself. These were from awhile back so the new ones could be fine.

  • 77 months ago
  • 2 points

This has a SLIGHT red flare on the PSU itself, but it does come with red braided cables. Here is some different wattage variants. http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-120pg0650gr

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-120pg0750gr

(It does come in 1300 watt as well)

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

I actually decided to get the 750 a couple days ago. Just waiting for my Antec to sell.

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, I just realized how long ago this was. Sorry :)

  • 67 months ago
  • 0 points

Hi! I would like to share this great online resource for anyone seeking a power-supply: http://www.directindustry.com/industrial-manufacturer/power-supply-60871.html

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  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

For personal reasons, the PSUs have to be fully modular.

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