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Bronze vs Gold Certified?

jennychow_
  • 62 months ago

What is the difference between a 750w 80+Bronze Certified and 650w 80+ Gold Certified. And which of the following would be good for my build

http://www.ncix.com/detail/xfx-750w-pro750w-core-edition-c7-59617.htm

http://www.ncix.com/detail/evga-supernova-650-g1-650w-34-97305-1229.htm

http://www.ncix.com/detail/xfx-650w-ts-series-core-9c-59616-1229.htm

GPU: Sapphire R9 290 TRI-X

mobo: ASRock H97 PRO4

RAM: G.Kill RipJaws X F3-12800

case: Fractual Design R4 ATX

o.s: windows 8.1 64 Bit

optical drive: ASUS DRW-24F1ST 24X SATA

storage: Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB SATA3

CPU: intel core i5-4690

Any other recommendations will be appricaited ! my budget is $100 CAN

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  • 62 months ago
  • 4 points

Gold is more efficient than bronze, titanium is more efficient than platinum which is more efficient gold which is more efficient than sliver which is more efficient than bronze, usually gold rate psu's are better than bronze but there are exceptions to this, both of the xfx's are tier 2a and iirc the g1 is a tier 2. They all would be good but I think the XFX psu's would be better because the OEM is seasonic.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

What he said. It's all about efficiency.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

OH , okay thankyou. Which ones of the XFX PSU's are better ?

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

All xfx psus are made by seasonic, so any of them :D

Also you need to use the "reply" option below the post so the other user will get a notification.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Ahh, okay I didn't know I had to do that, I thought it automatically sent notifications if someone were to post on the thread

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah it'd be nice if that was an option, but it doesn't atm. IIRC as the thread starter you get a notification for every post but everyone else is out in the cold...

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for informing me :)

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point
  • 62 months ago
  • 0 points

With a 290, get the 750w.

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