Most people may know the term PSU on a desktop, but they don’t completely know what it actually is and how does it work, though the gamers are familiar with it. When you have an efficient PSU, your rig will generate lees heats. This means, the components will last longer and you will get some fascinating gaming sessions. If you search for the best PSU for gaming, hundreds of options will be presented before you. But before choosing one, you must know the PSU tier list. Among all those models, choosing the best one based on their features, price, quantity is what matters the most. Here you will get complete data on the PSU Hierarchy.

Since this one is mostly neglected, one has to know its hierarchy, how it works, and so on to have better knowledge about it.

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A Summarized Table of PSU Tier LISt

Tier LevelNameModel/SeriesManufacturerRatingPower
Tier S (Platinum)Be Quiet! Dark Power Pro11BN255Be QuietPlatinum1200W
MasterWatt Maker 1200 MiJMPZ-C002-AFBATCooler MasterTitanium1200W
Seasonic PRIME SeriesSSR-1300PDTSeasonicTitanium1300W
FSP Aurum PT PT-1200FMFSPPlatinum1200W
Antec High CurrentHCG-850M AntecBronze850W
Enermax Platimax EPF1200EWTEnermaxPlatinum1200W
Corsair-AXi SeriesCP-9020151-NACorsairTitanium & platinum850-1250W
Tier A (Diamond)Corsair RMi/RMx Series CP-9020094-EUCorsairGold1000W
Bitfenix Formula GoldBP-FM750ULAG-7RBitfenixGold750W
Aerocool Project 7P7-850W PlatinumAerocoolPlatinum850W
Bitfenix WhisperP7-850W PlatinumBitfinexGold850W
XFX Pro GoldRSA00-80GAD3-US XFXGold1000W
Corsair VengeanceCP-9020176-NACorsairSilver750W
Riotoro Enigma SeriesPR-GP0850-FMG2-NARiotoro Inc.Gold850W
Corsair HX/HXi seriesCP-9020070-NACorsairPlatinum1200W
Super Power Gold120-G2-1000-XRSuper PowerGold/Platinum1000W
Sentey PlatinumGSP1000-SMSenteyPlatinum1000W
Thermaltake 1250DPS-TPI-1250DPCTUS-TThermaltakePlatinum/Titanium1250W
Gigabyte Aorus AP850 GMGP-AP850GMGigabyteGold850W
Tier B (Golden)MasterWATT Maker SeriesMPZ-F001-AFBAT-EUCooler MasterPlatinum1500W
Be Quiet! Pure Power 11BN631Be Quiet Gold700W
Antec EdgeEDG750AntecGold750W
Seasonic Focus Plus GoldSSR-1000FXSeasonicGold1000W
Enermax Digifanless GXPH-P550G_US01EnermaxPlatinum550W
Seasonic Focus GoldSSR-750FXSeasonicGold750W
Seasonic Focus Plus PlatinumSSR-850PXSeasonicPlatinum850W
XFX XTSCX750MXFXPlatinum1200W
Seasonic SnowSilentSSR-750TSeasonicPlatinum1500W
Lepa G1600G1600-MALEPAGold1600W
EVGA G3220-G3-1000-X1EVGAGold1000W
FSP Hydro GHG850FSPGold850W
EVGA GS220-GS-0650-V1EVGAGold650W
Riotoro EnigmaEnigma 850WRiotoroGold850W
LEPA G1600G1600-MALEPAGold1600W
Seasonic M12IIM12II-850 BronzeSeasonicBronze850W
Silverstone Nightjar NJ600SST-NJ600SilverstonePlatinum600W
Seasonic S12GS12G-750SeasonicGold750W
Thermaltake Toughpower GrandPS-TPG-1200FPCGUS-1ThermaltakePlatinum1200W
Sentey Solid Power SSSDP850-SSSenteyGold850W
Enermax Digifanless GXPH-P550G_US01EnermazPlatinum550W
Tier C (Silver)Seasonic G SeriesG-750 SSR-750RMSeasonicGold750W
Fractal Design Newton R31000wFractalPlatinum1000W
FSP Aurum ProAU-850PROFSPPlatinum1200W
Fractal Design Tesla R2FD-PSU-TS2B-1000WFractalGold1000W
Antec TruePower ClassicTP-750CAntecGold750W
Be Quite! Straight Power E10Straight Power 11 | 1000WBe QuietGold1000W
Corsair CXCP-9020061-NACorsairBronze750W
Antec Neo ECO IINE650MAntecBronze650W
Kolink ContinuumATX12V 2.3KolinkPlatinum1000W
Super Flower Platinum KingSF-650P14PESuper FlowerPlatinum650W
Riotoro OnyxPR-BA0750-SMRiotoro Inc.Bronze750W
Silverstone Gold EvolutionST85F-GSSilverstoneGold800W
Fractal Design Integra M SeriesFD-PSU-IN3B-750WFractal DesignBronze750W
Zalman EBTZM1200-EBT 1200WZalmanGold1200W
Vivo 24K24k 650WVivoGold650W
Rosewill Silent NightSilentNight-500Rosewill Inc.Platinum500W
XFX ProSeries BronzeP1850BBEFXXFXBronze800W
Tier D (Bronze)SAMA Armor GoldHTX-750-B7SAMAGold750W
Silverstone Strider Titanium SeriesSST-ST1500-TISilverstoneTitanium1500W
Silverstone Gold Evolution SeriesSST-ST1200-G SilverstoneGold1200W
Cooler Master GM Or GX StormRS750-ACAAB3-xxCooler MasterBronze/Bronze750W/750W
Seasonic SSSS-660XPSeasonicBronze660W
PC Power & Cooling Turbo CoolFPS0860-A4H0XPC Power & CoolingGold860W
XFX TS GoldP1-750G-TS3XXFXBronze750W
Be Quite! Power ZoneATX 12V 2.4BE QuietBronze1000W
Deepcool DQST8545Deep CoolGold750W
LEPA G SeriesG1600-MALEPAGold1600W
Cooler Master GMRS750-AMAAB1-USCooler MasterBronze750W
Fractal Design Tesla R2FD-PSU-TS2B-500WFractalGold500W
Silverstone Strider GoldST1500-GSSilverstoneGold1500W
Rosewill Capstone GCapstone G750Rosewill Inc.Gold1200W
Thermaltake Smart SeriesSP-850MThermaltakeBronze850W
Enermax Revolution X’tERX750AWTEnermaxGold750W
Cooler Master MasterWatt LiteMPX-6001-ACAAWCooler MasterWhite600W
Thermaltake Toughpower Gold SeriesTT-PS-TPD-0550MPCGAU-1ThermaltakeGold550-1500W
Tier E (Bronze-Medium)Seasonic ECOSSR-430STSeasonicBronze620W
Enermax NaXnENP450ASTEnermaxWhite450W
Thermaltake ParisW0493REThermaltakeGold650W
Corsair Gaming SeriesGS800CorsairBronze800W
Be Quite! Power ZonePower Zone 1000WBe QuietBronze1000W
Corsair CX Green UnitsCP-9010048-NACorsairBronze750W
XFX XTP1600BXTFRXFXBronze600W
Seasonic M12IIM12II-650 BRONZESeasonicBronze650W
Antec Basiq BQBP500UAntecWhite500W
OCZ ZT or ModXStreamOCZ-ZX1000WOCZBronze1000W
EVGA 600100-W1-0600-K1EVGAWhite600W
Tier F (Bronze-Low)Cooler Master B2 SeriesRS-700-ACAB-B1Cooler MasterWhite700W
Fractal Design Integra R2ATX12VFractalBronze750W
Rosewill GlacierATX12V 2.3Rosewill Inc.Bronze1200W
Thermaltake TR2 SeriesTR2-600WThermaltakeWhite, Gold & Bronze850W
Antec Basiq BQBP500UAntecWhite500W
Antec VP SeriesATX12V 2.4AntecWhite630W
NZXT HALE 82 v2NP-1BM-0550ANZXTBronze700W
EVGA B1100-B1-0500-K2EVGABronze700W
LEPA MX-F1N600-SBLEPAWhite650W
OCZ FatalityOCZ-FTY1000WOCZBronze1000W
Tier U (carbon)FSP HexaHE-500FSPWhite700W
Cooler Master Elite SeriesMPW-6001-ACABN1Cooler MasterUnrated600W
EVGA N1100-N1-0750-L1EVGAUnrated750W

Tier S (Platinum)

In case you have limited time, this PSU is only for the high-end builds, and it itself high-end with a high price. Gaming rigs and productivity works need more than enough power to run smoothly. This list of PSU tiers is perfect for those criteria.

If you are willing to spend a significant amount of money on your expensive build, this one is perfect for you. It offers awesome performance and is worth the price.

  • Be Quiet! Dark Power Pro11
  • MasterWatt Maker 1200 MiJ
  • Seasonic PRIME Series
  • FSP Aurum PT
  • Antec High Current
  • Enermax Platimax
  • Corsair-AXi Series

Tier A (Diamond)

Tier A PSUs are perfect for any power-hungry system. The flagship models or those that are high-end components mostly consume huge power. To ensure enough power for them, these PSUs are totally the perfect ones.

Be it gaming, or rendering, or even video editing, high power efficiency is needed. And, that’s why the Diamond tier is the suitable choice.

  • Corsair RMi/RMx Series
  • Bitfenix Formula Gold
  • Aerocool Project 7
  • Bitfenix Whisper
  • XFX Pro Gold
  • Corsair Vengeance
  • Riotoro Enigma Series
  • Corsair HX/HXi series
  • Super Power Gold
  • Sentey Platinum
  • Thermaltake 1250D
  • Gigabyte Aorus AP850 GM

Tier B (Golden)

Tier B list includes a huge number of PSUs that is the largest list from all other lists here. You have to be careful while choosing a Tier B PSU, its features, and all other factors since it is pricey. However, these PSUs are awesome and powerful despite the high price. Make a wise decision while buying one of these PSUs so that it is worth your money.

  • MasterWATT Maker Series
  • Antec Edge
  • Seasonic Focus Plus Gold
  • Enermax Digifanless GX
  • Seasonic Focus Gold
  • Seasonic Focus Plus Platinum
  • XFX XTS
  • Seasonic SnowSilent
  • Lepa G1600
  • EVGA G3
  • FSP Hydro G
  • EVGA GS
  • Riotoro Enigma
  • LEPA G1600
  • Seasonic M12II
  • Silverstone Nightjar NJ600
  • Seasonic S12G
  • Thermaltake Toughpower Grand
  • Sentey Solid Power SS
  • Enermax Digifanless GX

Tier C (Silver)

This list of PSUs is mostly awesome and worthy of the price. With the lower price, getting an awesome PSU is like a lottery. Silver tier is the best choice for a budget gamer and these PSUs offer sufficient power without harming any components in any way. Rather, it protects them.

  • Seasonic G Series
  • Fractal Design Newton R3
  • FSP Aurum Pro
  • Fractal Design Tesla R2
  • Antec TruePower Classic
  • Be Quite! Straight Power E10
  • Corsair CX
  • Antec Neo ECO II
  • Kolink Continuum
  • Super Flower Platinum King
  • Riotoro Onyx
  • Silverstone Gold Evolution
  • Fractal Design Integra M Series
  • Zalman EBT
  • Vivo 24K
  • Rosewill Silent Night
  • XFX ProSeries Bronze

Tier D (Bronze)

The bronze tier is not supposedly the best one on the list of PSU tier. Many of the gamers do not consider it because of the low rank. However, if you are looking for a budget-friendly PSU, it is just for you. Even though the price is low, it does not mean the performance will be poorer than the above-mentioned ones. What matters is your affordability for this awesome PSU.

  • SAMA Armor Gold
  • Silverstone Strider Titanium Series
  • Silverstone Gold Evolution Series
  • Cooler Master GM Or GX Storm
  • Seasonic SS
  • PC Power & Cooling Turbo Cool
  • XFX TS Gold
  • Be Quiet! Power Zone
  • Deepcool DQST
  • LEPA G Series
  • Cooler Master GM
  • Fractal Design Tesla R2
  • Silverstone Strider Gold
  • Rosewill Capstone G
  • Thermaltake Smart Series
  • Enermax Revolution X’t
  • Cooler Master MasterWatt Lite
  • Thermaltake Toughpower Gold Series

Tier E (Bronze-Medium)

The Bronze Tier is split into three parts for better specification- Bronze, Bronze-medium, and Bronze-low. Tier E includes the PSUs that offer standard performance and are below the Bronze level. You can just spend a little and get the most out of it. That’s why you won’t have to worry about the performance.

  • Seasonic ECO
  • Enermax NaXn
  • Thermaltake Paris
  • Corsair Gaming Series
  • Be Quite! Power Zone
  • Corsair CX Green Units
  • XFX XT
  • Seasonic M12II
  • Antec Basiq BQ
  • OCZ ZT or ModXStream
  • EVGA 600

Tier F (Bronze-Low)

Tier F is not the best one for you if you are looking for one that will satisfy your power-hungry children. It can barely reach the efficiency of 80+ rating. So they are just better for powering process. You can choose it for your lower-end PC build for normal usage or office purposes.

  • Cooler Master B2 Series
  • Fractal Design Integra R2
  • Rosewill Glacier
  • Thermaltake TR2 Series
  • Antec Basiq BQ
  • Antec VP Series
  • NZXT HALE 82 v2
  • EVGA B1
  • LEPA MX-F1
  • OCZ Fatality

Tier U (carbon)

Since it is the last one on the Tier list, you can probably sense its insignificant usage. Carbon or U tier is not recommended. It is not even good for normal use builds. It makes the opportunity of making the components useless. Misuse of components is the perfect feature for this. Unless you want to turn your PC system into ash, don’t even consider this one.

It is still surprising why these PSUs are even being made and released in the market. You should sense an alarming danger whenever you see this in any recommendation.

  • FSP Hexa
  • Cooler Master Elite Series
  • EVGA N1

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