Living the age of the evolution of technology, the task of building your own computer with the exact specs you’d like became really common. You have probably already chosen your motherboard, processor, RAM, peripherals, monitors, graphics card, cooler e.t.c. Now it’s about time to choose the appropriate power supply which all your computer components will be “feeding on”.

Computers with high specifications usually have the tendency to require more power to run. Less powerful computers require less power. So the hardware of your computer play a big role on which power supply you should go for. You definitely don’t want to spend money on buying a power supply which won’t be able to deliver enough wattage for all your components.

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What is wattage? Well humans needed a way to be able to measure how much power can your power supply output or how much power do all the different components require to work and express it. So they invented watts. Watts is the measuring unit of wattage. You’ve got to remember that as everything is based on the wattage later on.

Why is it important to get a good power supply? No matters how good your computer is, it will never run if you don’t pair it with a good power supply. If you have chosen the most high-end components and you choose a cheap, low quality power supply you’re definitely asking for trouble. There are many power supplies out there varying with different wattage output. That’s because weaker computers need less power to run, as more powerful computers require much more power to run as we’ve mentioned above.

For the task of gaming, I wouldn’t recommend you buying a power supply which outputs any less than 650 watts. More than half of the output power will be taken by the graphics card. And it’s really important to keep all those high-end components alive by feeding them enough power. We will start by presenting those with the lowest output power as we will be raising to those with the highest output power.

Corsair CX750M CX SeriesCorsair CX750M CX Series
750WTrouble-free installation and smooth operation. In addition it offers low noise and lower power bills as it's super efficient while generating less heat. A three year warranty and lifetime access to Corsair's legendary technical support and customer service. A dedicated single +12V rail offers maximum compatibility with the latest components.ATX: x1
EPS: x1
PCI-E: x2
Peripheral: x4
SATA: x6
Floppy: x1
Cooler Master V850Cooler Master V850850WSuper power efficient model running almost unnoticeable as it generates
no sound at all while working. 100% high quality Japanese capacitor ensures
performance and reliability coming with 5 years guaranteed warranty.
M/B: x1
CPU: x1
PCI-E: x6
Peripheral: x4
SATA: x9
Floppy: x1
Seasonic SS-1250XM X-SeriesSeasonic SS-1250XM X-Series1250WAnother super high efficient model which
promises to power up all your computer
different components. 1250 watts should
be more than enough. Running with no
sound at all will save you a lot money on
bills thanks to it's power efficiency.
ATX: x1
EPS: x1
PCI-E: x8
Peripheral: x8
SATA: x11
EVGA SuperNOVA 1300 G2EVGA SuperNOVA 1300 G21300WThis is an absolute beast in terms of
power output. It's capable of outputting
up to 1300 watts of pure power. Comes
with unbeatable 10 Year Warranty and
unparalleled EVGA Customer Support.
This makes it trustworthy which is a
huge advantage.
ATX: x1
EPS: x2
PCI-E: x6
Molex: x5
SATA: x12
Floppy: x1

Bottom Line:

The factor which will determine your final decision is how much wattage you need your power supply to be able to output. If you are an average gamer you shouldn’t need more than 750watts therefore the Corsair CX750M CX Series should be good for you. If you are something more than that then the Cooler Master V850 is definitely the one. If that’s still not enough for you then you are ready to take it to the next level and buy something like the Seasonic SS-1250XM X-Series or the EVGA SuperNOVA 1300 G2.

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