The end of 2014 beckons and we found this post hiding away, having not had an update for quite sometime. So worrying that we might be recommending power supplies that might now not be cutting the proverbial mustard, we diverted all our efforts to getting this post up to date.
As you may know the power supply is what, in a sense fuels your whole set up. It is there purely to supply a reliable power source to all you ever hungrier components.
It is vital especially in a set up as finally tuned as a gaming computer that you have the very best power supply for gaming.
If you are interested in learning in more detail about what a power supply does then check out our learning resource page. If you think you already know your stuff and just want some fine recommendations for best power supply for gaming 2014 then read on.
With so many companies in the market place making gaming power supplies, and on top of that the vast amounts of models to choose from, finding the right supply can be tricky. All the models we recommend will be models that adhere to the 80 plus certification.This means that they will be highly efficient and waste very little power. Here is a break down of what the 80 plus is.
So we have simplified this process for you. We will be recommending a few gaming supplies each the right one for your gaming build. Depending on your budget for you gaming build you will find one here that will be the suitable one for your build.
Top end gamer here is your choice for best power supply for gaming 2014.
For those of you who are building extremely powerful gaming systems, you should be looking for a power supply in the 1000W range.
Our top recommendation in this range has to be the, Corsair RM Series 1000 Watt ATX/EPS 80PLUS Gold-Certified Power Supply.
Corsair RM Series 1000 Watt ATX/EPS 80PLUS Gold-Certified
This gaming power supply is simply amazing, Corsair really have thought of everything, from efficiency, quietness and ease of use with its modular ports. It also looks amazing too.
So how have Corsair managed to produce such an efficient, powerful yet quiet PSU. Well for a start they have used low-noise capacitors and transformers, with a Zero RPM Fan Mode. These are all designed for maximum efficiency without compromising on any kind of quality. The zero RPM fan mode means the fan will only come on when it is needed. And even then it has a thermal sensor that controls the speed of the fan, so it only goes as fast as it needs to.
Corsair have even redesigned the fan in this power supply, introducing the Corsair NR135L. The fan blades are designed for near silent air intake.
With this kind of efficiency we say its worth spending that little bit more on this awesome gaming power supply as in the long run its going to save you a lot of money on energy bills which, as you know, are on the rise all the time
As we love this Series by Corsair so much we are simply going to recommend you the lesser wattage models of this series for people on different budgets
For those with a middling budget simply go for the 850W model or the 750W model, both will easily deal with the power needs of your gaming build. As with the 1000W model they are gold standard 80 plus, and are both built with all the same features.
Corsair RM 750W Corsair RM 850W
Here is another video showing just how great the Corsair Rm series is:
So there you have it, our updated post on the best power supply for gaming 2014. As 2015 is just round the corner be sure to stay tuned as we will be updating this post in the new year. But right now and probably long into 2015 you will not find a better series of power supplies if your going to build a serious gaming build.