24 months ago
What do you gain from using a 1000w Platinum PSU vs a 1000w Gold PSU?
Let's say(theoretically) that the system we're evaluating is pulling 900w. This system is used daily for many hours at a time, so we know that we're appropriately loading any given PSU to the 80+ standard, at 50c.
Would, in your opinion, the Platinum PSU be worth the one time cost over the lesser savings of the Gold PSU, or, at this amount of wattage, the Gold PSU is more than adequate for the given scenario?
According to Corsair, both PSUs are identical, save for the fact that the HX is Platinum rated over the RMx. We're excluding the cost of the i SKU of either series of PSU.