Best Gaming PSU 2012

This is a continuation of our review on the top rated gaming PSU for 2012. Our top fifteen was made by incorporating our personal experience with data we gathered from various manufacturer and retailer websites. Some PSU were left out because of redundancy.

Top 15 Gaming Power Supplies – Comparison Table

Brand / Model NumberPrice / Deals for Most Popular ModelMaximum Power / Energy-EfficientConnectorsWarranty
Corsair Enthusiast Series
550W-850W / 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified, up to 85% Efficiency1 x Main connector (24Pin), 1 x 4+4-Pin 12V CPU, 6-8 x Peripheral, 6-8 x SATA, 2 x Floppy, 2-4 x PCI-E5 years Limited Warranty
OCZ ModXStream Pro
500W-700W / 80 PLUS Certified, up to 86% Efficiency1 x Main connector (20+4Pin), 1 x 12V(P4), 1 x 12V(8Pin), 4 x Peripheral, 6 x SATA, 2 x Floppy, 2 x PCI-E3 years Limited Warranty
Corsair Builder Series
430W-600W / 80 PLUS Certified, up to 80% Efficiency1 x Main connector (20+4Pin), 1 x 4+4 Pin EPS 12V, 1 x EPS 12V, 1-2 x PCI-E, 4-6 x SATA, 3-4 x Peripheral, 1 x Floppy3 years Limited Warranty
RAIDMAX HYBRID 2530W-730W / 80% - 85% Efficiency1 x Main connector (20+4Pin), 1 x 12V(P4), 6 x peripheral, 4 x SATA, 2 x Floppy, 2 x PCI-E2 years Limited Warranty
Cooler Master Silent Pro Modular Power Supplies
600W-1300W / 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified, 85% - 90% Efficiency1 x Main connector (20+4Pin), 1-2 x 4+4-Pin CPU connector, 5 x Peripheral, 9-12 x SATA, 1 x Floppy, 2-8 x PCI-E2 years Limited Warranty
Rosewill Bronze Series
550W-1000W / 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified, 82% -85% Efficiency1x 20+4-Pin Main Connector, 1x 4+4-Pin ATX12V/EPS12V Connector, 1 x 8-pin EPS12V Connector, 3 x 6-Pin PCI-E Connector, 2-3 x 6+2-Pin PCI-E Connector, 8-12 x 5-Pin SATA Connector, 4-6 x 4-Pin Peripheral Connector, 2 x 4-Pin Floppy Connector3 years Limited Warranty
Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold (SPG)
600W-1300W / 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified, 85% - 90% Efficiency1 x Main connector (20+4Pin), 1-2 x 4+4-Pin CPU connector, 5 x Peripheral, 9-12 x SATA, 1 x Floppy, 2-8 x PCI-E2-5 years Limited Warranty
Corsair Professional Series
650W-1200W / 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified, 85% - 90% Efficiency1 x Main connector (20+4Pin), 1-2 x 8-Pin EPS/ATX12V, 8-12 x Peripheral, 9-16 x SATA, 2 x Floppy, 4-6 x PCI-E7 years Limited Warranty
PC Power and Cooling Silencer Mk III
400W-950W / 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified, 85% - 88% Efficiency1 x Main connector (20+4Pin), 1 x 8-Pin CPU, 1 x 12V (8-Pin), 3-7 x Peripheral, 6-12 x SATA, 1 x Floppy, 1-6 x PCI-E5-7 years Limited Warranty
SeaSonic X Series
400W-1050W / 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified, 87% Efficiency1 x Main connector (20+4Pin), 1 x 12V(4+4pin), 5-8 x Peripheral, 5-11 x SATA, 2 x Floppy, 1-6 x PCI-E5 years Limited Warranty
OCZ ZT Series
550W-750W / 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified, 85% Efficiency1 x 20+4-pin ATX, 1-2 x 4+4-pin ESP/12V CPU, 2-4 x 6+2-pin PCI-E, 6 x 4-pin Peripheral, 6-9 x 5-pin SATA, 1 x FDD5 years Limited Warranty
Thermaltake Black Widow850W / 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified, 85% Efficiency1 x 24-pin Main Connector, 1 x 8-pin Power Connector, 1 x 4-pin Power Connector, 7 x SATA, 4 x PCI-E, 7 x Peripheral, 1 x Floppy5 years Limited Warranty
Antec NEO ECO
400W-520W / 80 PLUS Certified, up to 80% Efficiency1 x Main connector (20+4Pin), 1 x 4+4-Pin ATX12V/EPS12V, 4-6 x Peripheral, 5-6 x SATA, 1 x Floppy, 1-2 x PCI-E3 years Limited Warranty
OCZ Fatal1ty
550W-750W / 80 PLUS Certified, 82% - 85% Efficiency1 x Main connector (20+4Pin), 1 x 12V(P4), 1 x 12V(8Pin), 5-6 x Peripheral, 6 x SATA, 1-2 x Floppy, 2-4 x PCI-E3-5 years Limited Warranty
Antec High Current Gamer Series400W-900W / 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified, 85% Efficiency1 x 20+4 pin main connector, 1 x 8 pin (4 + 4) ATX12V / EPS12V, 2-4 x 8 pin (6 + 2) PCI-E, 6-9 x SATA, 6 x perpheral, 1 x Floppy3-5 years Limited Warranty