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Best Power Supply Brands of 2021- Who Makes the Best PSU?

Last Updated on March 28, 2021 by The Soft Best

The Best Power Supply Brands: When choosing the components to assemble a new PC (or replace parts of the current one, expand it, etc.), the choice of the power supply is crucial, because as we have said many times, it is the heart of the PC, the component in charge of supplying power to all the others and that if it fails or malfunctions it can induce disaster. For this reason, in this article, we will tell you which are the best manufacturers of power supplies on the market to take into account when making the purchase.

Top Best Power Supply Brands

Really, ranking PSU manufacturers from best to worst is tricky, if not impossible. And it is that the same manufacturer has different qualities and ranges, and a different OEM can manufacture each one. Therefore, we will divide the manufacturers and font families by categories or tiers so that you can know which are the most and the least recommended.

Best Power Supply Brands

Tier S: the Best Power Supplies on the Market

Power supplies at this level are among the best on the market due to their reliability, 80 Plus efficiency rating, power range, component quality, unique features, and price. It will be difficult for you to find better power supplies than the ones you will find here.

However, it would help if you kept in mind that these fonts are usually reserved for enthusiasts with a reasonably large budget who do not settle for anything less than the best of the best due to their price. These fonts are simply unnecessary for the average gamer and over the top and will not be profitable to buy. Still, for an enthusiast with two RTX 3090s and the latest Core i9 who has no budget problems, they are the ideal candidates.

  • be quiet! Dark Power Pro 12
  • Cooler Master MasterWatt Maker 1200 MiJ
  • Seasonic PRIME Series
  • Antec HCP Platinum
  • Thermaltake Toughpower iRGB Plus
  • Corsair AXi Series

Tier 1: the Best Fonts for All Users

Tier 1 power supplies are the most recommended option for all those users who can afford it because being sources of excellent quality, they have a slightly more affordable price than those of Tier S and without giving up almost any of their characteristics (they simply tend to be of lower powers, lower 80 Plus certifications, etc.).

  • be quiet! Straight Power 11
  • Enermax Platimax
  • Bitphoenix Whisper
  • Corsair AX / HX / HXi / RMi / RMx / SF Series
  • Cooler Master V-Series
  • FSP Aurum PT Series
  • Cooler Master MasterWatt Maker Series
  • Seasonic Focus Gold / Focus Plus Gold Series
  • Seasonic Focus Plus Platinum
  • Seasonic SnowSilent Series
  • Seasonic X-Series
  • LEPA G1600
  • Silverstone Nightjar NJ600
  • FSP Hydro PTM Series
  • Thermaltake Toughpower Grand RGB Series
  • EVGA G2 / P2 / T2 Series
  • EVGA G1 1000
  • Super Flower Leadex

Tier 2: Good Quality at a Reasonable Price

The power supplies in this category are already beginning to distance themselves from what we could consider as the best “at something”, but they are a suitable option for users who are on a tight budget because they continue to offer good quality, versatility, protection, and efficiency at a price substantially lower than in the previous categories.

  • Cooler Master V Semi-modular Series
  • EVGA GS / G1 + / GQ / G3 Series
  • Enermax Digifanless
  • Thermaltake Toughpower DPS G / Grand Series / Grand RGB Series
  • FSP Hydro G Series
  • Seasonic M12II EVO / S12G / G-Series
  • be quiet! Pure Power 11
  • Corsair CX Series
  • Fractal Design Newton R3 / Edison M / Tesla R2 Series
  • Antec EDGE / TruePower Classic Series
  • Rosewill Fortress / Capstone / Quark Series.

Tier 3: the Best Cheap Power Supplies

We are now entering a territory where most “normal” PC gamers and users move in most cases. They are functional sources that do not offer much but cheap enough to be able to enter tighter budgets offering a minimum of quality and protection. Obviously, we cannot ask them for the efficiency or functionality of the previous tiers, but they are still recommended sources within what is possible.

As far as we are concerned, we would never recommend a power supply below this category.

  • Cougar GX-S Series
  • FSP Aurum CM / Pro Series
  • Super Flower Platinum King
  • Zalman EBT
  • Enermax Revolution SFX
  • Fractal Design Integra M / Tesla R2 Series
  • Rosewill Photon / Lightning / Silent Night / Tachyon Series
  • EVGA BQ / B3 Series
  • Lian Li SFX-L Series
  • Silverstone SFX / Gold Evolution / Strider Titanium / Strider Gold S Series
  • LEPA G Series
  • Thermaltake Smart Pro RGB / Smart / EVO Blue Series.

Tiers 4, 5, and 6: “Just Enough” Fonts for a Low Budget

Starting with Tier 4, we are already talking about power supplies of questionable quality despite the fact that, unfortunately, it is the most extensive catalog of most manufacturers. They are sources that work but that lose quality, reliability, functionality, and course efficiency.

Tier 5 sources are going downhill and without brakes and consist of the cheapest options from the manufacturers. They are certainly not recommended at all.

Finally, Tier 6 is the worst power supplies on the market and one that users should avoid at all costs. They use low-quality components, have a very low efficiency that will raise the electricity bill, and have rather poor reliability, some even doing without basic things such as protections.

Tier 4Tier 5Tier 6
Enermax Revolution X’t IIEnermax NaXnFSP Raider Series
Fractal Design Tesla R2Silverstone SFXOCZ Fatal1ty
Silverstone Strider PlusAntec Basiq Series BPSilverstone Essential Series
Cougar LXRosewill glacierEVGA W1
Cooler Master MasterWatt LiteEVGA B1Corsair VS Series
Cooler Master GM SeriesXFX XTCooler Master B2 Series
EVGA BQLEPA MX-F1
Thermaltake Toughpower Gold SeriesRosewill hive
Thermaltake ParisRosewill ARC M
Antec Neo Eco SeriesFractal Design Integra R2
Antec EarthWatts Green SeriesNZXT HALE 82 V2
Antec High Current Gamer SeriesThermaltake Toughpower Standard Series
Inwin Classic SeriesThermaltake Litepower Series
Seasonic M12IIAntec VP Series
Seasonic ECOBitfenix BPA
Seasonic S12IIFSP Hexa
Corsair Gaming SeriesCooler Master Elite Series
be quiet! Power ZoneThermaltake TR2 Series
be quiet! Straight Power 11EVGA N1