GQ 1000W 80 Plus Gold Modular Power Supply - Black - £109.99 / £120.49 Delivered @ Overclockers
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GQ 1000W 80 Plus Gold Modular Power Supply - Black - £109.99 / £120.49 Delivered @ Overclockers

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Found 27th Jun
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super PSU at a decent price. The ideal MINIMUM wattage too
Edited by: "bobo53" 28th Jun
Taking the mick with the delivery charge surprised they still do business with these charges. Good find though
bobo532 h, 42 m ago

super PSU at a decent price. The ideal wattage too


Ideal wattage for what?
Optimus_Toaster3 m ago

Ideal wattage for what?


For someone who requires this much wattage, clearly.
inoxx2 h, 39 m ago

Taking the mick with the delivery charge surprised they still do business …Taking the mick with the delivery charge surprised they still do business with these charges. Good find though


I buy based on the total price so the postage is irrelevant. I have free postage with OCUK and Scan anyway also.
bobo533 h, 43 m ago

super PSU at a decent price. The ideal wattage too


run 2 PCs?
Amazon had it for £88 last month and currently they have some in Warehouse for similar price to OCUK. I’d rather buy from Amazon for obvious reasons.
Agharta7 h, 29 m ago

I buy based on the total price so the postage is irrelevant. I have free …I buy based on the total price so the postage is irrelevant. I have free postage with OCUK and Scan anyway also.


Thats all well and good for you but 99% of people probably will not have free postage.
plewis001 h, 1 m ago

Amazon had it for £88 last month


Great, can we borrow your time machine ?
Discotech2 m ago

Great, can we borrow your time machine ?


Oh haha, that’s so funny. Literally no-one has ever said that.

Perhaps they’ll have it back to that price again sometime. Some people are patient and capable of waiting. I’d rather wait than spend more money from OCUK who are known stubborn with returns and issues. I notice you missed the bit where I said they have it in the Warehouse for a similar price to OCUK.
bobo5320 m ago

sli/CF of any kind


Even that only really needs about 650-750W. 1000W would be triple/quad GPU for things like machine learning or 6+ cards mining.
plewis0034 m ago

Oh haha, that’s so funny. Literally no-one has ever said that.Perhaps t …Oh haha, that’s so funny. Literally no-one has ever said that.Perhaps they’ll have it back to that price again sometime. Some people are patient and capable of waiting. I’d rather wait than spend more money from OCUK who are known stubborn with returns and issues. I notice you missed the bit where I said they have it in the Warehouse for a similar price to OCUK.


Amazon aren't so perfect either though. Returned a faulty Vega (burning smell), ended up being charged for the returned card and had to get on to Amazon chat twice to sort it out, even though both agents confirmed that they had received it back. The bitter pill to swallow is I hate the card lol. It's faster in benchmarks compared to my 1070, but actual framerate in game doesn't reflect that, and it runs hot even though it's the 2nd card I've received (benchmarkers always seem to receive the flawless versions).
plewis0011 m ago

Even that only really needs about 650-750W. 1000W would be triple/quad GPU …Even that only really needs about 650-750W. 1000W would be triple/quad GPU for things like machine learning or 6+ cards mining.


Better load effieciency? Which in turn is a quieter PSU.
Glix11 m ago

Amazon aren't so perfect either though. Returned a faulty Vega (burning …Amazon aren't so perfect either though. Returned a faulty Vega (burning smell), ended up being charged for the returned card and had to get on to Amazon chat twice to sort it out, even though both agents confirmed that they had received it back. The bitter pill to swallow is I hate the card lol. It's faster in benchmarks compared to my 1070, but actual framerate in game doesn't reflect that, and it runs hot even though it's the 2nd card I've received (benchmarkers always seem to receive the flawless versions).


OCUK would never take it back to a ‘burning smell’ though, they would need to see the actual card broken or they’d insist on charging you a restocking fee. I’ve had one time where Amazon messed up the return and I had to chase it up. The Vega has a lot of potential, still not sure it’s reached it yet but I have that and a 1070 so I’m not too fussed.

I don’t think people overspec a PSU - the most efficient range seems to be around 60-80% load but the best PSUs will still achieve over 90% across most of the rest of the range. We have a system in the office that has 2x Sapphire Vega 56 reference models in it, under full load it’s pulling only 350-400W at the wall and runs off a Corsair AX860 Platinum PSU.
plewis0030 m ago

OCUK would never take it back to a ‘burning smell’ though, they would need …OCUK would never take it back to a ‘burning smell’ though, they would need to see the actual card broken or they’d insist on charging you a restocking fee. I’ve had one time where Amazon messed up the return and I had to chase it up. The Vega has a lot of potential, still not sure it’s reached it yet but I have that and a 1070 so I’m not too fussed.I don’t think people overspec a PSU - the most efficient range seems to be around 60-80% load but the best PSUs will still achieve over 90% across most of the rest of the range. We have a system in the office that has 2x Sapphire Vega 56 reference models in it, under full load it’s pulling only 350-400W at the wall and runs off a Corsair AX860 Platinum PSU.


Actually, you probably hit the Gold efficiency at lower loads on this range of PSU (review of the 850 model):
jonnyguru.com/mod…451

I have this PSU so I'll check tonight what AIDA and the watt meter says.
Edited by: "Glix" 28th Jun
Glix12 m ago

Actually, you probably hit the Gold efficiency at lower loads on this …Actually, you probably hit the Gold efficiency at lower loads on this range of PSU (review of the 850 model):http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story3&reid=451


They will differ across the range though (so what’s right for one might not be for another - there was a discussion about Corsair CX series being better for the 550W than the 750W somewhere, for example) and he is testing at 110V. They’re only really inefficient at very low load (sub 80%). I have a couple of these 1000W GQ units, pretty good overall, nothing to complain about and stay cool even under load.

bobo5310 m ago

excuse my bad English but what I wrote is for sure understandable which …excuse my bad English but what I wrote is for sure understandable which you did understand. I do not test for mining and I got no idea about consumption in that field but I strongly doubt that you are right.Quad or triple high end card on a 1000wPSU gold or platinum or even the very best in the market is a total fantasy of yours.A good 1000w PSU is just about the minimum specification good enough for an sli gtx1080ti and even so it would not run to his best efficiency. Would use over 750w with peaks of over 1000w



No you’re right. I made it up just to confuse people. Given what you wrote is barely intelligible I am going to trust myself, actual real-world measurements and calculations, plus the fact I haven’t ever blown, broken or set fire to anything. 2x GTX 1080 Ti does not need a 1000W PSU (it does not peak 1000W, do you understand how much extra current would flow for that), people have run dual Titans on 750W. Doesn’t matter, even if I bothered to show you proof you would still claim it was made up. You just need to do a quick search on many forums to see that 1000W has very niche use, not that you can’t get it and run it at lower load, just that you don’t need to.
Edited by: "plewis00" 28th Jun
bobo5310 m ago

You can run anything on lower wattage and no necessarily the PSU will blow …You can run anything on lower wattage and no necessarily the PSU will blow up, but the system will run underpowered until the psu could/couldnot eventually die. It is all about the right efficiency the system should work with and comfortably.In reality for the very best efficiency a double the wattage PSU of what ever is needed should be the best choice especially for gaming. Anyway, it is all about the price you can buy/pay for a certain product after all. Few extra pound for some luxury and a piece of mind are not going to put anyone out of pocket.


Recommending someone buy a power supply rated for double what they need is terrible advice. You’d do better to buy a higher quality and rated correct rating. Anyway this is pointless, you clearly haven’t read anything I wrote and your advice flies in the face of actual experts (e.g. not you, me or anyone else on HUKD) who do this stuff for a living and they don’t recommend doubling up on the wattage needed, even EVGA’s power supply calculator doesn’t do this. Also more watts = better PSU is a myth.
1080ti Sli with an 8700k OC, 16GB 3200Mhz DDR4, H115i, 2x500GB SSD, 3x120mm Fans, 32" Monitor, torture tested 100% load pulls maximum 770watts (peak) tested, running a Corsair RM850w PSU.

As said you do not need a 1000w PSU for 1080ti Sli, nice to have but not needed ;-)
bobo531 h, 22 m ago

No needed to read all as soon I heard that your CrossFire vega56 run at …No needed to read all as soon I heard that your CrossFire vega56 run at full power would only use a max of 350w at full load but thank you being generous to allow up to 400w. Somehow in reality you are not testing at full load and you have not noticed that yet unless your power meter is faulty, must be the case. So, you are the expert and therefore please tell me what max wattage at full load should use a: RX480 CrossFire on an old GIGA X79, CPU 4930k OC to 4400mhz, corsair water cooler h110, 4 sticks of 2133 ram , 1 ordinary ssd for testing only. Make a guess and the PSU on test is the RM1000i gold. This is what I got on test today but I will try different combinations with platinum PSU's as soon I get sometime free. What I was trying to say today earlier was all about what I remember in my past tests as I do not write nothing down. I would also like to clarify that it is not me misleading the others but you because your recommendation are also misleading the one that would genuinely love to buy a safe good PSU.


Honestly I don’t care that much to even bother entertaining you. Someone has already said their SLI 1080 Ti system with OC’d K series CP runs fine with a Corsair RM850i (a good PSU) and you’re now claiming that a peak surge will take it over 1000W - well firstly his PSU will handle a spike and secondly it will never spike by that much, if he does he has bigger problems, I’m also curious where this extra 20A of current is going to go. By your reckoning then he needs or should have one of the 1600W ones... I reckon even if I did guess you’d just lie and say something else anyway.

The best comeback you have is that my power meter is broke or I’m lying. Didn’t even bother to ask what the rest of the system is (it’s not that high-end) or if it’s undervolted (which it is) - shows that you just lack basic empathy or comprehension. I see yet again, you missed the part where I said I’ve used two different power meters. Now you claim I’m not loading the cards properly - I give up.
Edited by: "plewis00" 28th Jun
bobo532 h, 4 m ago

I am sure the 770w in use is the max continuos power and not the peak, …I am sure the 770w in use is the max continuos power and not the peak, saying so I am not sure the way you measure it because I am sure that it would use more than that and very near to 850w or more possibly . A peak surge power can be substained for a very short time and could go at over 1000w with you system but you should still be safe with your existing PSU. Anyway, you ran your system the way it should not, I strongly suggest to use a good 1000w/1200w to protect your hardware.


In all my time building systems I have never seen a 250watt peak above a 100% load stress test, that would suggest something is clearly wrong, you don't need a 1000watt PSU period.

Don't forget also that in everyday use even with hardcore gaming a system will never actually see 100% load on the GPU and CPU, these are synthetic tests to put a full load on them.

The 770w on my system was the peak, the continuous power was about 20w below that, a 1080ti under torture test can pull 250w and peak about 30w above that so it needs 600w for a 1080ti sli set up, max power draw for my 8700k OC is 150w peak, so the figures add up.

Just can't see where you are ever going to see a 250w peak?
Fantastic find but who the hell needs a 1000W power supply anymore. GPU's are a lot more efficient now as well. 650W is all you need now for a powerful rig.
bobo538 m ago

I did not want to reach this stage but you now overdoing with your very …I did not want to reach this stage but you now overdoing with your very bad behavior and the way you wrongly explain things which are resulting in an insult and a bad incorrect info trying to make me to look like a stupid foolish person in the eyes of the others. All is written clear and it is you that is been saying rubbish starting with your own office system to make believe the others that it does only use 350/400w at full loads and with 2x vega56 but you forgot that in here there are no stupid people believing at your B... S.... of the century. Then you changed your version saying that you needed some compassion blaming me because of the way I handled it, considering my sense of humor and perplexity as an assult but then you admitted that your office pc is in reality undervolted /underpowered, of course it will then use much less power from the PSU but you hidden it from the others to start with. Your pc would at least use around and over 650w with proper CPU pushing these 2 beast at your office, spikes not included. I was only suggesting to make sense of people choices when they buy this kind of stuff and it is very well know that best efficiency are obtained at 50% load. Does not mean that a double wattage PSU is needed. But you made another farse about it claiming that I said it was needed double the wattage and that is unfair and incorrect. On the other hand there is people using good psu’s but they not realize they are running the system to the limit, of course an RM850 will work but it is running to the limits if in use with 2x gtx1080ti but I doubts it is the right size even so he is happy. After all there is no way he knows about any problem associated with that, SLI GPU’s might even get underpowered by a small percentage but there is no way he knows (some simple tests could even verify that), not just that but it is for sure running the system more or less to the limits which does not do any good at all. You added more misery by claiming that I said that a 16xpcie 3 does translate to double the FPS compared to 8x, I said that the 16x lanes would give to the gtx1080ti an extra boost, on my RX480 is around 8% extra when I play BF1, on a 1080ti I would expect more but lets say a good 10% at least and taking in account that it is more powerful by at least another 130% (just a quick calculation). They let you use the pc at the office but I do not think you ever owned a proper pc at home, please let the one that knows a lot more than you express themself and please verify before saying rubbish and stop being childish because it is you that is behaving like a child and not me. Anddddd if you did not understand what the last post was talking about I think it was for sure related to the usage of 1 GPU not sli or CF, do you work as a commedian by any chance?? Would you please stop this farce now, it will be very much appreciated. Thank You Sir


Couldn’t be bothered to read all that. Please stop spreading bad/incorrect advice and pretending you know what you’re talking about.

By the way, it’s my company so I can use whatever PC I want, where I want, whenever I want (will the boss let me play games in the office, yes, I think he will) - at home I use a PC with a GTX 1070.

Have a good day.
Edited by: "plewis00" 29th Jun
Total overkill.
bobo5328th Jun

You can run anything on lower wattage and no necessarily the PSU will blow …You can run anything on lower wattage and no necessarily the PSU will blow up, but the system will run underpowered until the psu could/couldnot eventually die. It is all about the right efficiency the system should work with and comfortably.In reality for the very best efficiency a double the wattage PSU of what ever is needed should be the best choice especially for gaming. Anyway, it is all about the price you can buy/pay for a certain product after all. Few extra pound for some luxury and a piece of mind are not going to put anyone out of pocket and a gold,good make PSU at just over £100 is a bargain and a must to have for a gamer


This is one of the most painful bits of "tech advice" I've read on HUKD.

Keep up the good fight @plewis00
nomnomnomnom52 m ago

This is one of the most painful bits of "tech advice" I've read on HUKD.


Yeah, I was gonna say that I've been cringing the entire time reading this thread.

There's no doubt that this is a great PSU and all, but for most people it is complete and total overkill. Save your cash and buy something half the price of this, then use that money for a better CPU/GPU.

Even the money you'd save by this being "Gold" rated is barely anything over a Bronze or Silver unit. You'll have thrown it away before it will have made a saving. Bit like buying a diesel car and then only doing 8,000 miles a year. I understand all this talk of taking care of your PC parts, but in reality you'll have upgraded before you wear them out.
Edited by: "ollie87" 29th Jun
I once ran an overclocked Q6600 (2.4-3.2) with an 8800GT with what I thought was a Thermaltake 450w PSU, I ran it for 2 years thinking the PSU was 450w (don't know why I thought this I built it), it was actually as it turned out a 300w!! The PC blew up after 2 years but not because the PSU was getting hammered but because I spilt beer in the top of the case and fried the mobo, caught fire, was spectacular, it was only stripping it down I realised it was 300w.

So all this talk of needing of up to 50% more wattage is frankly rubbish, as long as you have maybe 100w headroom everything will be fine.

A 1000w PSU would be no good for me in any scenario, too much for 1080ti sli and not enough for tri or quad, if you need more than 800-900w PSU you would be going for a 1200+ in my opinion.
nomnomnomnom5 h, 38 m ago

This is one of the most painful bits of "tech advice" I've read on …This is one of the most painful bits of "tech advice" I've read on HUKD.Keep up the good fight @plewis00


Amen!
I have dual overclocked Xeons plus GTX980 powered by an XFX 650W.
Max. power draw under stress testing is 505W measured by mains plug-in power monitor.
I struggle to think what a 1KW PSU is needed for other than mining...
Tidied this thread up a bit. Debate, differences of opinion, are all good but there's no need to throw in the odd insult.
Good PSU to have if you are going to overclock a Threadripper 1950X and have dual overclocked 1080 Ti with 6 hard drives and a fan controller running high power Delta case fans and 6 120mm rad fans in push-pull. Heat!
Edited by: "Chuggee" 29th Jun
Just thought id leave this tidbit of info here...

The GQ line of EVGA PSUs are all made by FSP. while there are companies that actually make their own power supplies. Some other companies such as EVGA and Corsair will enter a partnership with PSU manufacturers and have them rebrand them as their own. Chassis design may vary while some are just a straight up rebadge.

FSP make some damn fine PSUs. They are so much better then CWT (Channel Well Technologies) that make a lot of Corsair Units.
T2000Bill28th Jun

1080ti Sli with an 8700k OC, 16GB 3200Mhz DDR4, H115i, 2x500GB SSD, …1080ti Sli with an 8700k OC, 16GB 3200Mhz DDR4, H115i, 2x500GB SSD, 3x120mm Fans, 32" Monitor, torture tested 100% load pulls maximum 770watts (peak) tested, running a Corsair RM850w PSU.As said you do not need a 1000w PSU for 1080ti Sli, nice to have but not needed ;-)


Sli....who does Sli?, your a relic.
AngryCoffeeTable12 h, 20 m ago

Just thought id leave this tidbit of info here...The GQ line of EVGA PSUs …Just thought id leave this tidbit of info here...The GQ line of EVGA PSUs are all made by FSP. while there are companies that actually make their own power supplies. Some other companies such as EVGA and Corsair will enter a partnership with PSU manufacturers and have them rebrand them as their own. Chassis design may vary while some are just a straight up rebadge.FSP make some damn fine PSUs. They are so much better then CWT (Channel Well Technologies) that make a lot of Corsair Units.


But they also make some poorer ones too. Anyway most of these good PSUs are tier 1/2 on those lists and that’s good enough for me. Corsair also have some Flextronics and Seasonic OEM designs (some of the AX series) but I have had little issue with either Corsair or EVGA - apart from a low-end CX unit.

Dave_Wills3 h, 5 m ago

Sli....who does Sli?, your a relic.


He has one of the most powerful systems out there, so calling him a relic is a bit ironic. But if you’re going to call people out you could at least try and type the insult properly...
T2000Bill7 h, 30 m ago

It's you're ;-)


Sli...RIP.
Edited by: "Dave_Wills" 30th Jun
plewis0011 h, 1 m ago

But they also make some poorer ones too. Anyway most of these good PSUs …But they also make some poorer ones too. Anyway most of these good PSUs are tier 1/2 on those lists and that’s good enough for me. Corsair also have some Flextronics and Seasonic OEM designs (some of the AX series) but I have had little issue with either Corsair or EVGA - apart from a low-end CX unit. He has one of the most powerful systems out there, so calling him a relic is a bit ironic. But if you’re going to call people out you could at least try and type the insult properly...


I have yet to come across a 'poorer' FSP unit -- Maybe they made a few duffers back in the day. but everything 2000 onwards has been pretty solid as far as ive heard and they have a solid reputation for quality and reliability.

As for the Corsair CX range of PSUs, I have had two of the same corsair units (CX750M) go bad... the replacement CX750 was factory wrapped but still failed the same way as the faulty one it replaced.... these CX units are made by CWT -- hence I dont get CWT too much praise....

With that said CWT also make the HX range of COrsair PSUs and Ive heard they are rock solid, Which leaves me to believe that maybe Corsair are telling CWT to cut some serious corners with the CX range and everything below that.
Dave_Wills46 m ago

Sli...RIP.


What is your problem, jealous?

I use 1080ti's to run triple screens at 7680x1440 and a 4th screen as a monitor, what should I do buy a Titan and waste money, one 1080ti doesn't cut it on ultra settings.

As I.T. is my job I get equipment at trade prices, for the price I paid for them it was a no brainer, I could have sold one at the peak price time and more or less had one for free

If you have nothing constructive to say it's usually better not to say anything.

Have a nice day ;-)
Edited by: "T2000Bill" 30th Jun
I had a 1000watt psu and it broke on me 2 weeks ago . Had it for 9yrs was hoping it would of last longer. It broke when I was cleaning my pc with a air duster.
T2000Bill30th Jun

What is your problem, jealous?I use 1080ti's to run triple screens at …What is your problem, jealous?I use 1080ti's to run triple screens at 7680x1440 and a 4th screen as a monitor, what should I do buy a Titan and waste money, one 1080ti doesn't cut it on ultra settings.As I.T. is my job I get equipment at trade prices, for the price I paid for them it was a no brainer, I could have sold one at the peak price time and more or less had one for freeIf you have nothing constructive to say it's usually better not to say anything.Have a nice day ;-)


He could be referencing the fact that AMD and Nvidia have kind of been moving away from SLi these last 2 years instead of really promoting it like they used to...

multi-GPu configs have been a headache for both parties to get right especially when it came to triple or quad GPu setups and thats probably the soul reason why you cant enable triple or quad SLi in games anymore.

Even 2GPu SLi occasionally has problems with optimisation and some games dont support it. Even some newer games these days get released without SLi support.

Myself personally. Ive run Dual GPu configs for 15years if not longer -- my journey started off with the ATi 4870 Crossfire and ended with the GTX970Sli. Ive experienced the full gamut of issues along the way. some games crashed my PC when SLi/Crossfire was enabled. some games microstuttered like crazy, some other games just CTD'd when SLi/Crossfire was turned on.

Though if youre running extreme setups. I can see where dual 1080Ti's would be the go to setup. though its not without its drawbacks.
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