power supplies (PSU) for your PC
In order to make the most of your PC components, you’re going to need a power supply (PSU). This is the most important component of your PC build since it’s what is responsible for providing power to the entire system. It’s important to choose a PSU from a reputable brand with enough capacity to support your PC. Here’s a collection of our favorite recommendations.
EVGA SuperNOVA P2 650W
Seasonic Focus 550W
Corsair CX Series CX 450W
be quiet! Dark Power Pro 12 1000W
Choosing the best PSU
It’s difficult to choose a good PSU for your build as there are many out there from reputable companies. PCs only really need around 500W with a single dedicated GPU, and a 1000W PSU from an unknown brand will likely not be as good as an 850W option from the likes of Corsair. That all said, EVGA’s SuperNOVA P2 650W solution is an excellent all-rounder.
One thing we strongly recommend avoiding is saving too much money. It’s best to spend a little more on this component to get a unit that sports necessary protective features, as well as great reliability and support from the manufacturer. Just remember one thing when shopping: wattage isn’t everything. Don’t go for the highest number you see.
We may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more.