Best New PC Gaming Power Supply 2013 PSU Reviews

Professional gaming aficionados and PC builders know that every part of their computer is important all the way down to and especially their power supply. A poor power supply can cause restarts and lead to all types of electrical problems within your computer, so it's an area that you shouldn't skimp on when building a gaming pc. Many off-brand power supplies use capacitors that are less than ideal for your expensive gaming equipment. These capacitors can bulge within a short period of time and leave you scrambling to get yet another power supply. Our suggestion is to go with a name brand power supply that won't leave you sunk while you are trying to play or work. In this article, Best Gaming Power Supply of 2013, we'll show you the top consumer and gaming power supplies of the year.

Power Supply Wholesalers on Amazon:

Amazon brings together the best of wholesalers everywhere to give you the best bang-for-your buck. Go ahead and compare prices with other online retailers. Most of the time Amazon will have an equal or better price. This coupled with free super saver shipping makes Amazon a place you should definitely look for your hardware.

How much power do you need?

Your PC power supply is perhaps the most important component to your computer not only because it powers your computer, but it also makes sure that all of those other expensive components you bought have the right amount of power. A good place to start when calculating how much power your PC build will need is by using Thermaltake's power supply calculator. (Source:

*Also, below is a simple top 10 list of the bestselling/rated PSU of 2012. If you want a list broken down by capacity, then be sure to check out this article on the best power supplies of the year. It has a list of the top rated power supplies of the year for 400-450, 500-550, 600-650, 700-750, 800-850, 900-950, and 1000+ watt power supplies. You can also check out GamingReviewGuide's list of top rated PSU.

Our choice of Best Gaming Power Supply for 2012 the Corsair CMPSU-750TX 750-Watt TX Series 80 Plus Certified Power Supply
Our choice of Best Gaming Power Supply for 2012 the Corsair CMPSU-750TX 750-Watt TX Series 80 Plus Certified Power Supply

Corsair CMPSU-750TX

Our PSU Recommendation for Single GPU Builds:

Our recommendation for gamers this year is to purchase the Corsair CMPSU-750TX the bestselling, best rated power supply in the gaming industry for 2013. It seems worth it to pay an additional $10 to get the extra 100 watts for future upgrades. If you're planning on a multiple GPU build, then you may need additional power.

Manufacturer's Details:

  • Box Contents - Corsair TX750W PC Power Supply; Cables included - ATX 24 pin & 20 pin compatible
  • Supports ATX12V v2.2 standard and older ATX12V 2.01 spec
  • Ultra-quiet 140mm double ball-bearing fan delivers excellent airflow
  • 80%+ energy efficiency at 20%, 50% and 100% load condition for less heat generation and lower energy bill
  • 99% Active Power Factor Correction provides clean and reliable power to your system

What PC Gamer's Are Saying about this Computer power supply on Amazon:

"Corsair is THE best power supply manufacturer by far. I believe this particular model has a MTBF (mean time between failure) of 100,000 hours, which is insane. I am running a GTX 295, overclocked core i7, DVD burner, 10k hard drive, and 6 gigs of 1600 Mhz Ram with ease on this power supply with breathing room. When I get my other GTX 295 and hook up the Quad SLI, add another hard drive, blu-ray burner, and 6 more gigs of ram, I will need a 1200W power supply and I really wish Corsair made one. The only real "con" is that it isn't modular so you need to have decent cable management to keep the airflow tip top. Buy this, you won't be disappointed."

"This is a great, rock solid power supply. This PSU is capable of handling almost anything that you can throw at it, except for some extremely exotic setups. "

"Got this power supply to replace the little 300w supply that came in my computer. It seems very well put together and had plenty of cords. So far it has run VERY quiet. I can't even hear it and my PC is on top of my desk right now."

"This is a fantastic power supply. It gets the job done! My rig uses SLI GTX 460s and this handles it wonderfully. I am really surprised by how well it has been performing in even the harsh conditions I live in. It is usually very hot in the where I live and this just keeps on trucking. In addition to the given GPU, I run an i7 950 and this performs just as great. It is really kind of ridiculous what this can do. I can run max settings all my games and thanks to this psu it is a dream come true. In addition to its capabilities, it does the job done while being very quiet."


We hope you have found this hub on the best gaming power supplies useful. Obviously the more extreme your setup is the more wattage you can expect to use. For gamer's crossfiring make sure to get a power supply with around 750 watts so you can play worry free.

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Selina 2 years ago

Oooh thanks, just done it, now I want an XBox so wish i'd not lanedd on their page at the end!! Do you fancy a swap you can have my PS3?!

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