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Apexgaming AG-850M 850W 80 Plus Gold Certified Modular ATX Power Supply PSU $112 Delivered @ Shallothead (Shopping Express) eBay

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Cheapest gold certified 850W PSU I can find at the moment. Backed with 10 year warranty.

Just received my package. Quick delivery. Good quality considering the price. Feels well built and heavy.

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      How exactly do you stick a 10 year warranty on a horizontally mounted sleeve bearing fan that spins at 1700+ rpm constantly?

      The fan will most likely need replacing three or four times before the warranty is up lol.

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    Cheapest gold certified 850W PSU I can find at the moment. Backed with 10 year warranty.

    Most setups, even with high end CPUs and GPUs, will use closer to 300W than 850W, though, right? Even with a bunch of overclocking and dual GPUs, the efficiency sweet spot will be a long way below 850W…?

    • +1 vote

      Yup. Most system will do great with 550-600W with plenty of headroom left over.

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      does a 850W use more power than a 500W PSU?

      or will the PC draw the same amount of power from both PSU?

      my guess is, it will draw the same amount of power…correct?

      • +3 votes

        Draws the same amount of power. Sips it as necessary.

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          Draws the same amount of power.

          For the most part yes, but if we want to split hairs, it depends on the design of the PSU. There could be a 1-2% difference or more.

          e.g. the RM850x is about 93% efficient at 550W while the RM550x is about 91% efficient. So the RM850x, which looks like a newer design, actually uses less power than the RM550x at 550W.

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    If you're doing a budget system that needs a bit of power not a bad deal.

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      this price is quite low
      so doesn't hurt to get it..

      the brand is not that well known though

      only know of corsair and seasonic etc as the well known brand

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    Any gold 600W available under $100 at the moment?

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    The efficiency of a computer power supply is its output power divided by its input power; the remaining input power is converted into heat. For instance, a 600-watt power supply with 60% efficiency running at full load would draw 1000 W from the mains and would therefore waste 400 W as heat. On the other hand, a 600-watt power supply with 80% efficiency running at full load would draw 750 W from the mains and would therefore waste only 150 W as heat.

    • +2 votes

      For instance, a 600-watt power supply with 60% efficiency running at full load would draw 1000 W from the mains and would therefore waste 400 W as heat.

      It's a good example to illustrate the difference, but in case anyone gets worried, no computer PSU nowadays is that inefficient. 60% is in linear PSU territory. :)

      This Apexgaming PSU is over 90% efficient at normal computer loads.

      FWIW a small soldering iron that can melt solder uses 18-30W concentrated onto a tip.

    • +1 vote

      Is this comment meant as a reply to someone?

      Either way yes, you should always aim for the most efficient PSU that fits your budget and maximum load requirement for the system. In most cases, modern systems require much less than 500W, so shopping based on wattage is almost irrelevant these days. Just go for the best rating (gold / platinum / titanium / etc) you can find for the price - doesn't matter if its a 850W supply if the efficiency is better than a 500W unit at equivalent pricing.

      This used to be very relevant back when the 750/850W EVGA units were on sale regularly and people always said "but the wattage is so high!"

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        no just a FYI

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        In some scenarios this may be true. But if you're running say 10HDD internally you'll need to allocate another 30 or so watts per drive (so that's 270watts on top of the boot drive).