Every component in you computer relies on the PSUs for power, and if you cheap out – you could end up bricking your entire system. Your PSU plays a big part in determining reliability, so you have to be careful when it comes to picking the right one for your machine. There’s nothing worse than a failing PC power supply believe me. No one wants to burn their house down just to save a couple dollars just a get best power supply according to your budget.

There’s a wide range of PC power supplies available right now at many Pakistani hardware shops but choosing between them can be a challenge for our Pakistani folks. i’ll try to cover each and everything in this guide . These PSU’s are easily available in Pakistan. i’ll start this guide from lower range to maximum range of PSU’s. But first of all you need to understand, What to consider when choosing a power-supply? Let’s begin! 😉

How Much Power is required

First of first When buying a PSU it is very important to be aware of your system’s power consumption and to consider of any forthcoming planned upgrades, to stay future proof we would recommend to get atleast 10% wattage of power-supply over what the recommendation. As it is said above it depends on your need. For the gamers and overclockers atleast 650W is a good idea given the power needs for the high end components.

PSU Efficiency

  •  Starting from Efficiency that simply means how much power it is pulling from your main power of the house from the wall and how well the PSU converts it into direct current (DC). There are 6 levels of 80 PLUS efficiency so it’s must choosing right power efficiency power-supply according to your daily workload.
  1. Base Level: Between 80% and 82%.
  2. Bronze: Between 83% and 85%.
  3. Silver: Between 85% and 88%.
  4. Gold: Between 88% and 92%.
  5. Platinum: Between 92% and 94%.
  6. Titanium: The highest 80 PLUS rating; any power supply that operates at 95% or above efficiency.

 

                                                 PPG – PSU GUIDE 2018
Output Range Performance Option  Where to Buy?
 400 Watts (Entry Level)
Cooler Master MasterWatt Lite 400W
  •  80 Plus White Rating (85%)
  • Good for Entry Level builds can easily power GPU’s like RX 460 to GTX 1050ti
  • 1 Year Limited Warranty

Rs. 4,499

Pak Dukan
500 Watts (Entry Level – Midrange)
Antec VP500PC 500 Watts Power Supply
  •  Good Value for money
  • Overload and high voltage protection.
  • Can power GPU’s like GTX 1060 / RX 470 4G with ease.
  • 1 Year Limited Warranty
Rs. 5100 – 5300 Pakdukan  Czone  PCFanatics
600W – 650W (High Range)
Antec Neo Eco 650 80+ Bronze Semi Modular
  • 87% Max Effiency 80 Plus Bronze® Certified
  • Japanese Heavy Duty capacitors
  • Good enough for any single high-end GPU solution and slightly overclocking.
  • Semi Modular
  • 2 Year Limited Warranty
Rs. 8,300. – 8,900. Pakdukan   Czone  PCFanatics
750W (Enthausiast Gold Range)
 

Corsair RMx Series™ RM750x

  • 100% Japanese 105°C capacitors
  • 80% Gold® Certified
  • Fully Modular Cable Set
  • Zero RPM Fan Mode
  • Solid Build Quality
  • 1 Year Local Warranty
  • 7 Year International

 

 

Rs. 16,000. – 16,300. Pakdukan   Czone  PCFanatics
 

1200W (Enthausiast Platnium Range)

 

Corsair HXi Series HX1200i

  • 80 PLUS® Platinum certification
  • Corsair Link Monitoring
  • Solid Build Quality
  • Semi-passive mode
  • 2x EPS & 8x PCIe connectors
  • Ability to switch to multi +12V rail mode
  • 1 Year Local Warranty
  • 10 Year International
Rs. 32,000. – 35,000. Czone  PCFanatics

 PPG Recommendations for the Best PSU for Gaming

These PSU’s are easily available in Pakistan local stores but there is something for everyone when it comes to purchasing the best power supplies.

  •  For the E-sport or early budget builders Antec VP500 Watts is the PSU all you need and stick future-proof as well so you can upgrade to mid-range cards later.

 

  • For the mid-range gamers Antec Neo Eco 650 80+ Bronze Semi Modular provides exceptional performance for its price with it’s semi-modular choice and using 100% Japanese capacitors.

 

  •  For the High-end gaming machines Corsair RMx Series™ RM750x is a great choice over-all and for overclockers as well.

 

  •  For Ultra High-end gaming machines or Workstations Corsair HXi Series HX1200i is by far the most powerful piece of machinery with its 80+ Platinum Efficiency certification, cool running status, and 10-year warranty.

 

It would be silly to say that this is an end-all-be-all list of power supplies available in PAKISTAN 🙁 . There are simply too many great options on the market. However this guide will help you make choosing a quality power supply for your next build that much easier. No matter what type of gamer you are, you’re always going to need a good power-supply if you want to have the ultimate gaming experience without shortening the life of your computer.

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