PSU purchase woes (Seasonic, Corsair, BeQuiet or Leadex for XTX)
Im currently running a Seasonic 600W Fanless on my old rig and is very happy with Seasonic.
But i am going to build a new rig from scratch, with all new hardware to run 7800X3D and a 7900XTX Nitro+ (420W).
It will start off as air-cooled, but will get full custom watercooling for low noise when the budget allows for it.
So i need a new PSU 😀
I had orignally set my eyes on the Seasonic Prime TX-1300 (no ATX 3.0).
My reasons beeing:
- 12 Year warranty = will survive 1 computer "rebuild" at least, maybe two.
- Seasonic is in my experience very good quality, and get good reviews.
- ATX 3.0 version is not available here for a realistic price (150% the price of the non ATX version)
- While the 1000W would be enough, the 1300W is "only" $60 more ($450 vs $510, local currency converted to dollar values)
But now i want to challenge my choice. Are there any options worth checking out?
- Corsair HX1000i 2023 is montioned several places, and is "only" $320.
- BeQuiet Dark Power 13 ATX 3.0 ends up at $345.
- Super Flower Leadex Titanium 1000W comes in at $390.
Given what i have said here, what would you recommend?
The BeQuiet ATX 3.0 is tempting, but i dont know the current situation around the 3.0 cable "crisis" and i dont really understand all the information surrounding it. It certainly looks like a equally good alternative for a lot less money?
I just want a good quality, silent and reliable PSU that can keep up with the XTX and that will last this, and hopefully the next build, and i dont know that i get my moneys worth from going from $350 to $510 in my use case.
All three are good. If you want top performance, you should go with the Leadex.
Thanks for the reply! After reading page up and down and watching all your videos i also found a place that sells the FSP Hydro Ti PRO ATX 3.0 - HTI-1000M for $310 which you give a very good review of in your video and article, and also makes it the most affordable.
My only concern with this (and the BeQuiet one) is that they have native 12VHPWR plug on the PSU side, and you warned against this in your video on the topic. Does this warning still stand or are they viable options still?
After reading page up and down and watching all your videos i also found a place that sells the FSP Hydro Ti PRO ATX 3.0 - HTI-1000M for $310 which you give a very good review of in your video and article, and also makes it the most affordable.
I ended up going with this based on your article since it was the best with the lowest price. Thanks a lot for your efforts in testing this overlooked part of computer building. Will probably upgrade to a 1300W unit when they finally decide how the new ATX plug standard is going to be 😀