- 35 months ago
FIrst off all, let me start by saying that i never overclocked and NEVER plan to, simply because i can't afford to risk losing money. My rig, which i've been using now for 4 full months:
CPU: Core i7 6700K at stock clocks @ 4.0 Ghz
MB: ASUS Z170-A
Video Card: MSI GTX 1080 Gaming X
RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz
PSU: Corsair RM 750 Watt
Case: Phanteks p400s
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1 TB
I made the mistake from my stupidity of not researching before buying, so i bought the RM 750 without knowing anything about PSUs. Where i live in Eastern Europe there are only limited brands too choose from, there's Corsair, Zalman, Seasonic, FSP, Antec, Enermax, Thermaltake, Cooler Master and that's it.
I bought the RM 750 for €130, which is supposedly 80+ Gold, but now since people say it's tier 3, i thought maybe i break the bank again and look for better options.
So far, according to this list http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/id-2547993/psu-tier-list.html i have a few options.
FSP HYDRO G 650, 650W, 80+ Gold = €120
Seasonic 750W, SS-750AM2, 80PLUS Bronze (M12II EVO Edition 750W) = €110
Seasonic SASS650RM 650W (Seasonic G Series 650W) = €125
As you can see, these are all tier 2 units, though i searched quite a lot to find if there are any tier 1 units in the same price range, turns out those start at €150 and up, and i can't really pay that much for a PSU. Since i have now a 750 W PSU, the first one i'd select is M12II EVO, but it is 80+ Bronze, so i'm not sure. It's also the cheapest. What do you think guys? Is the hassle even worth buying a new one at all?