Advantages of Branded SMPS & its Comparison to a Local one
As I have always said before, a SMPS or PSU is one of the most important components of a desktop PC. If you read this blog regularly then you must have known that previously I have written many articles on the importance of having a good SMPS, how to find a good branded SMPS, why to avoid cheap local SMPS and the recommended good brands of SMPS. If you have missed these useful articles then you can go through them by visiting the below mentioned links. But here in this article I will tell you about the importance of getting a good branded SMPS in detail.
- How to Find a Good SMPS for your PC
- Best Budget Branded SMPS to Buy Online
- Local SMPS brands to Avoid
- Best SMPS / PSU Brands
- How to Find out SMPS / Power Supply Requirement
Branded SMS / PSU Advantages
Here are the main advantages of getting a branded power supply for your PC.
A branded power supply is made up of quality parts & components, therefore it gives you top performance every time and even at full load. On the other hand cheap and local power supplies can fail if you increase the load to some extent.
Lower Power Consumption
A branded power supply consumes less power compared to local power supply of the same wattage. Branded PSU’s have Active Power Factor Correction (PFC) of 0.99 which helps in proper and efficient utilization of the current supplied to the SMPS.
Learn more about Active Power Factor Correction (PFC)
Safety of PC Components
Your other PC components i.e. motherboard, processor, graphics card, memory, hard disks etc. will be safe when you use a branded SMPS. This is because a good branded SMPS has over-voltage, under-voltage, over-current, and short circuit protection safety features that protects your other components and shuts down the SMPS if anything goes wrong.
A branded power supply has much higher efficiency as compared to local power supply of same capacity. Efficiency of branded power supplies is in the range of 80% to 95%. Also most of the branded PSU’s are 80 Plus Certified which is an estimation of the efficiency of a SMPS.
Learn more about SMPS 80 Plus Certification
Higher Current on 12V Rail
A branded power supply will have enough current on the 12V Rail based on its capacity. On the other hand local and cheap PSUs have very weak 12V Rail with very little current on it. 12V Rail is the most important rail of a SMPS , which provides current to the major components of PC that includes processor, motherboard, graphics card, hard disks, fans etc.
Load Handling Capacity
A branded SMPS can handle load based on its capacity rated by the company whereas a local branded SMPS can fail or gets burnt when there is increased in load especially when playing games.
A branded SMPS last longer than a cheap local SMPS. It is because of the high quality components and the amount of testing done on it by the company.
Comparison of Branded vs. Local branded made SMPS (of same Wattage)
Here is a comparison of branded and local branded power supply of same capacity or Wattage (W)
Local Branded / Cheap SMPS
|Current on 12V Rail||High||Low|
|Efficiency||80% to 95%||70% or lesser|
|Noise Level||Not noisy as they comes with good 120 mm fan||Sometimes very noisy because of inferior quality fan|
|Safety Features||Present||In some SMPS may be present|
|Load||Can handle high load||Breaks down on high load|
|Life||Longer life||Short life|
So if you really care about your PC, its various components and their performance then you should always get a good branded SMPS only.
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Hello Akshat Ji,
I want to purchase Antec VP500PC . Will it be sufficient ?
My PC Specs:
CURRENT PSU Corsair VS550 (Now Malfunctioning after warranty)
Gigabyte G31M-ES3L (5 Yrs OLD)
XEON E5420 OC @ 3.3 GHZ (on Air, Planning to Upgrade and OC x5450 -120 w TDP)
Intel Original Quad Core Heatsink
2 x 2 GB DDR2
1 x 128 GB INTEL 1500 SSD
1 x 1TB SATA HDD
2 x 500 GB SATA HDD
Sapphire GPU – AMD HD 7870XT Ghz edition (2 x 6 pins PCI-E connectors )
LG DVD Writer
4 ports USB 3.0 PCIE card (5v powered)
Circle Wireless Keyboard + Mouse
2 USB Front + 4 USB Back (Mostly Occupied )
500 GB External Hard Drive – SEAGATE Free-agent Go-flex 2.5 inch USB 2.0
PC is Mostly Used for Gaming, 10-12 Hours a Day.