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EVGA 650W GQ 80+ Gold Semi-Modular Power Supply £69.99 Free Delivery @ PCWorld.co.uk

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An excellent quality and very efficient power supply for a budget price. 5 year warranty Included. Read More
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#1
Prefer fully modular but don't mind a semi
3 Likes #2
This is made by FSP:
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story6&reid=454
Gets a good review but I prefer Seasonic or SuperFlower as the OEM but then the EVGA SuperNova G2 or GS are another £15 or so although those are fully modular.
dandoc2
Prefer fully modular but don't mind a semi
Well, from the review it looks like only the main ATX cable is fixed. Can't think of any builds where you wouldn't need that cable though...

Edited By: Gkains on Aug 28, 2016 21:26
2 Likes #3
dandoc2
Prefer fully modular but don't mind a semi
Smut.
1 Like #4
Prefer Platinium for this price.
10 Likes #5
tempt
Prefer Platinium for this price.


So give us a platinum sold at this price anywhere?
1 Like #6
Good PSU, can't really go wrong. I forked out more for a big P2 though, because I had planned to keep it a long time. They do have 10 year warranties! Absolute fantastic PSUs some of he best on the market today and worth the money if you consider their potential longevity.
#7
dandoc2
Prefer fully modular but don't mind a semi
Look for the g2 model or the gs (gold silence) I use the GS650, it is a great PSU, I bought it for around £63.
#8
tempt
Prefer Platinium for this price.

Like, really, you make this comment, but is there a link to anything Platinum for under 85? I'd buy that right now.
2 Likes #9
Alvie
dandoc2
Prefer fully modular but don't mind a semi
Look for the g2 model or the gs (gold silence) I use the GS650, it is a great PSU, I bought it for around £63.


Don't think the second letter in EVGA PSU model numbers stands for any words. Rather it indicates who the OEM is.
(The first letter is the rating B=Bronze, G=Guild, P=Platinum.)

S is SeaSonic
2 is SuperFlower
Q seems to be FSP
and so on.
So the P2 model vulcanproject mentions in post #6 would be a SuperFlower one, whereas your 660GS was made by SeaSonic
#11
Nate1492
tempt
Prefer Platinium for this price.
Like, really, you make this comment, but is there a link to anything Platinum for under 85? I'd buy that right now.
Best i could find: https://forums.overclockers.co.uk/showthread.php?t=18746614
#12
Optimus_Toaster
Nate1492
tempt
Prefer Platinium for this price.
Like, really, you make this comment, but is there a link to anything Platinum for under 85? I'd buy that right now.
Best i could find: https://forums.overclockers.co.uk/showthread.php?t=18746614

Ok, so honest question, what do you think of super flower compared to EVGA for PSUs?

Also, note those PSUs are non-modular.
#13
Pretty sure gold is good enough, is saving pennies on your annual bill, worth forking over the massive increase for a platinum?

...I assume if they did a diamond cert., you'd have to have that in order to be credible?
#14
Nate1492
Optimus_Toaster
Nate1492
tempt
Prefer Platinium for this price.
Like, really, you make this comment, but is there a link to anything Platinum for under 85? I'd buy that right now.
Best i could find: https://forums.overclockers.co.uk/showthread.php?t=18746614
Ok, so honest question, what do you think of super flower compared to EVGA for PSUs?
Also, note those PSUs are non-modular.
Super flower make EVGA's super high end units. They are probably the best psu maker in the world for the accuracy and precision of voltages across their entire range. Only issue is that RMA base is in Germany. Not that a failure is likely.
TacticalTimbo
Pretty sure gold is good enough, is saving pennies on your annual bill, worth forking over the massive increase for a platinum?
...I assume if they did a diamond cert., you'd have to have that in order to be credible?
Well 80+ titanium already exists.
#15
Optimus_Toaster
TacticalTimbo
Pretty sure gold is good enough, is saving pennies on your annual bill, worth forking over the massive increase for a platinum?
...I assume if they did a diamond cert., you'd have to have that in order to be credible?
Well 80+ titanium already exists.

Of that I'm aware, my point is where does the obsession with efficiency end, and how much is an extra 3-5% worth. Would you pay £250+ if they released a Diamond cert. that was 98% efficient at 50% load? I mean the gap is there in the market?

It's worth noting that the standard says nothing of standby efficiency; ergo your titanium may have worse performance than a gold unit; PCs spend half their life switched off, or in a low power state.




Edited By: TacticalTimbo on Aug 29, 2016 15:56
#16
TacticalTimbo
Optimus_Toaster
TacticalTimbo
Pretty sure gold is good enough, is saving pennies on your annual bill, worth forking over the massive increase for a platinum?
...I assume if they did a diamond cert., you'd have to have that in order to be credible?
Well 80+ titanium already exists.

Of that I'm aware, my point is where does the obsession with efficiency end, and how much is an extra 3-5% worth. Would you pay £250+ if they released a Diamond cert. that was 98% efficient at 50% load? I mean the gap is there in the market?

It's worth noting that the standard says nothing of standby efficiency; ergo your titanium may have worse performance than a gold unit; PCs spend half their life switched off, or in a low power state.




As a sysadmin with several compute servers running 24/7, I can say that the additional running costs between Gold and Platinum rated power supplies can equate to hundreds of pounds per year. It doesn't matter if you have 1 or 100 machines - forking out an extra £25 for a more efficient PSU will usually pay for itself within a couple of years. Given that most people will keep their PSU for at least the warranty period (5/10 years), even a machine which is rarely used will see savings at some point.

TacticalTimbo
Of that I'm aware, my point is where does the obsession with efficiency end

Obsession with efficiency is a major factor in the advancement of technology.

Just my 2p.

Edited By: dafty235 on Aug 29, 2016 18:57: edit
#17
TacticalTimbo
Optimus_Toaster
TacticalTimbo
Pretty sure gold is good enough, is saving pennies on your annual bill, worth forking over the massive increase for a platinum?
...I assume if they did a diamond cert., you'd have to have that in order to be credible?
Well 80+ titanium already exists.
Of that I'm aware, my point is where does the obsession with efficiency end, and how much is an extra 3-5% worth. Would you pay £250+ if they released a Diamond cert. that was 98% efficient at 50% load? I mean the gap is there in the market?
It's worth noting that the standard says nothing of standby efficiency; ergo your titanium may have worse performance than a gold unit; PCs spend half their life switched off, or in a low power state.
ACDC conversion efficiency will always be highly sought after. And so will super expensive high end products.

80+ titanium is the only 80+ standard that requires a specific efficiency at 10% load (90% efficient). Also most of the efficiency works carries over to very low power draw as well. Lots of Titanium units have over 80% efficiency on the +5VSB rail whereas Golds tend to hover just below 80%. But you're never going to be drawing more than 20W on that rail so a couple percent isn't going to make any noticeable difference.
#18
Optimus_Toaster
TacticalTimbo
Optimus_Toaster
TacticalTimbo
Pretty sure gold is good enough, is saving pennies on your annual bill, worth forking over the massive increase for a platinum?
...I assume if they did a diamond cert., you'd have to have that in order to be credible?
Well 80+ titanium already exists.
Of that I'm aware, my point is where does the obsession with efficiency end, and how much is an extra 3-5% worth. Would you pay £250+ if they released a Diamond cert. that was 98% efficient at 50% load? I mean the gap is there in the market?
It's worth noting that the standard says nothing of standby efficiency; ergo your titanium may have worse performance than a gold unit; PCs spend half their life switched off, or in a low power state.
ACDC conversion efficiency will always be highly sought after. And so will super expensive high end products.
80+ titanium is the only 80+ standard that requires a specific efficiency at 10% load (90% efficient). Also most of the efficiency works carries over to very low power draw as well. Lots of Titanium units have over 80% efficiency on the +5VSB rail whereas Golds tend to hover just below 80%. But you're never going to be drawing more than 20W on that rail so a couple percent isn't going to make any noticeable difference.

Not to hijack the thread, but I'm looking for a great 500-700W platinum, fully modular (pref), PSU. Budget can push 100+ but not much more. Any thoughts?
#19
Nate1492
Optimus_Toaster
TacticalTimbo
Optimus_Toaster
TacticalTimbo
Pretty sure gold is good enough, is saving pennies on your annual bill, worth forking over the massive increase for a platinum?
...I assume if they did a diamond cert., you'd have to have that in order to be credible?
Well 80+ titanium already exists.
Of that I'm aware, my point is where does the obsession with efficiency end, and how much is an extra 3-5% worth. Would you pay £250+ if they released a Diamond cert. that was 98% efficient at 50% load? I mean the gap is there in the market?
It's worth noting that the standard says nothing of standby efficiency; ergo your titanium may have worse performance than a gold unit; PCs spend half their life switched off, or in a low power state.
ACDC conversion efficiency will always be highly sought after. And so will super expensive high end products.
80+ titanium is the only 80+ standard that requires a specific efficiency at 10% load (90% efficient). Also most of the efficiency works carries over to very low power draw as well. Lots of Titanium units have over 80% efficiency on the +5VSB rail whereas Golds tend to hover just below 80%. But you're never going to be drawing more than 20W on that rail so a couple percent isn't going to make any noticeable difference.
Not to hijack the thread, but I'm looking for a great 500-700W platinum, fully modular (pref), PSU. Budget can push 100+ but not much more. Any thoughts?
EVGA SuperNova P2 650W. https://www.amazon.co.uk/EVGA-SuperNova-Platinum-Modular-Supply/dp/B0151DNTLM/

Review: http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=446
#20
Is it worth upgrading to this from my EVGA 600W White PSU?
#21
dafty235
TacticalTimbo
Optimus_Toaster
TacticalTimbo
Pretty sure gold is good enough, is saving pennies on your annual bill, worth forking over the massive increase for a platinum?
...I assume if they did a diamond cert., you'd have to have that in order to be credible?
Well 80+ titanium already exists.
Of that I'm aware, my point is where does the obsession with efficiency end, and how much is an extra 3-5% worth. Would you pay £250+ if they released a Diamond cert. that was 98% efficient at 50% load? I mean the gap is there in the market?
It's worth noting that the standard says nothing of standby efficiency; ergo your titanium may have worse performance than a gold unit; PCs spend half their life switched off, or in a low power state.
As a sysadmin with several compute servers running 24/7, I can say that the additional running costs between Gold and Platinum rated power supplies can equate to hundreds of pounds per year. It doesn't matter if you have 1 or 100 machines - forking out an extra £25 for a more efficient PSU will usually pay for itself within a couple of years. Given that most people will keep their PSU for at least the warranty period (5/10 years), even a machine which is rarely used will see savings at some point.
TacticalTimbo
Of that I'm aware, my point is where does the obsession with efficiency end
Obsession with efficiency is a major factor in the advancement of technology.
Just my 2p.

Citations please; where can you show me the returns on investment, gold vs titanium? From what I've read, most opinion echos what I've said;

http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/143029-empowered-can-high-efficiency-power-supplies-cut-your-electricity-bill

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2011/10/04/80_plus_irrelevant_to_you_when_buying_psu/2#.V8SGMCgrKDN

I was solely talking of the individual buying for home use.

Also, don't create a strawman argument, I never claimed to be against the drive towards better efficiency. I was positing that it may not be worth the consumer grossly overspending, in order to get minimal return, over extreme lengths of time.
#22
CAL23
Is it worth upgrading to this from my EVGA 600W White PSU?

The only scenario in which I would recommend that is if your current PSU is nearing the end of it's warranty period, if not then you'd see alot more benefit from spending that money on more ram or a bigger ssd.
#23
tidal
CAL23
Is it worth upgrading to this from my EVGA 600W White PSU?
The only scenario in which I would recommend that is if your current PSU is nearing the end of it's warranty period, if not then you'd see alot more benefit from spending that money on more ram or a bigger ssd.
Ah good point. It has a 3 year warranty. I think I bought it last year so I guess I have until 2018.
#24
tidal
CAL23
Is it worth upgrading to this from my EVGA 600W White PSU?
The only scenario in which I would recommend that is if your current PSU is nearing the end of it's warranty period, if not then you'd see alot more benefit from spending that money on more ram or a bigger ssd.

I mean, why upgrade at the end of the PSU warranty? Most PSUs aren't guaranteeing your entire rig... So the only thing you get to replace is your PSU.
#25
dandoc2
Prefer fully modular but don't mind a semi


can you explain the difference plz
#26
Nate1492
tidal
CAL23
Is it worth upgrading to this from my EVGA 600W White PSU?
The only scenario in which I would recommend that is if your current PSU is nearing the end of it's warranty period, if not then you'd see alot more benefit from spending that money on more ram or a bigger ssd.
I mean, why upgrade at the end of the PSU warranty? Most PSUs aren't guaranteeing your entire rig... So the only thing you get to replace is your PSU.
Generally psus degrade slowly over their lifetime so really you only should upgrade if you're using say a 500w psu to drive 400w of components a 5 years down the line kinda thing. I'd guess the warranty would somewhat tie in with how long they believe it'll be before degradation kicks in
#27
RedRain
dandoc2
Prefer fully modular but don't mind a semi

can you explain the difference plz
Fully modular all the cables are removeable from the psu.
Semi modular all the cables except the 24pin motherboard power are removeable.
Some people like to get different sleeved cables for a neater look, plus its also piece of mind if you nacker up a cable you can replace it.
#28
slayermatt
Nate1492
tidal
CAL23
Is it worth upgrading to this from my EVGA 600W White PSU?
The only scenario in which I would recommend that is if your current PSU is nearing the end of it's warranty period, if not then you'd see alot more benefit from spending that money on more ram or a bigger ssd.
I mean, why upgrade at the end of the PSU warranty? Most PSUs aren't guaranteeing your entire rig... So the only thing you get to replace is your PSU.
Generally psus degrade slowly over their lifetime so really you only should upgrade if you're using say a 500w psu to drive 400w of components a 5 years down the line kinda thing. I'd guess the warranty would somewhat tie in with how long they believe it'll be before degradation kicks in


thanks bud
#29
slayermatt
RedRain
dandoc2
Prefer fully modular but don't mind a semi
can you explain the difference plz
Fully modular all the cables are removeable from the psu.
Semi modular all the cables except the 24pin motherboard power are removeable.
Some people like to get different sleeved cables for a neater look, plus its also piece of mind if you nacker up a cable you can replace it.

You are forgetting the best part of a modular system.

You can remove the moberboard or the PSU with a LOT less hassle.
#30
Nate1492
slayermatt
RedRain
dandoc2
Prefer fully modular but don't mind a semi
can you explain the difference plz
Fully modular all the cables are removeable from the psu.
Semi modular all the cables except the 24pin motherboard power are removeable.
Some people like to get different sleeved cables for a neater look, plus its also piece of mind if you nacker up a cable you can replace it.
You are forgetting the best part of a modular system.
You can remove the moberboard or the PSU with a LOT less hassle.
I wouldn't really know. I built mine when the 2500k was relevant. Was a bequiet 530w psu and it hasn't missed a beat so far :p I'd imagine cable management is probably a bit easier too as you can manipulate the cables or pre install them before you fit everything together.
#31
slayermatt
Nate1492
slayermatt
RedRain
dandoc2
Prefer fully modular but don't mind a semi
can you explain the difference plz
Fully modular all the cables are removeable from the psu.
Semi modular all the cables except the 24pin motherboard power are removeable.
Some people like to get different sleeved cables for a neater look, plus its also piece of mind if you nacker up a cable you can replace it.
You are forgetting the best part of a modular system.
You can remove the moberboard or the PSU with a LOT less hassle.
I wouldn't really know. I built mine when the 2500k was relevant. Was a bequiet 530w psu and it hasn't missed a beat so far :p I'd imagine cable management is probably a bit easier too as you can manipulate the cables or pre install them before you fit everything together.

Aye.

I've taken the PSU out and done a good dusting.

Once you've tasted modular, you don't want to go back.
#32
This evga or http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/coolermaster-g650m-650w-modular-power-supply-49-99-scan-2492122 ?

Ive just got 1080 founders ed from gainward and looking to get other stuff altogether

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