Summary: It is a decent PSU. While there is nothing to really complain about (though it is a little on the noisy side) there are alot of 500W power supplies that are exactly the same for $20-$30 cheaper. I honestly wish I would have either upped my budget that same amount and gotten a 700W-800W PSU, or bought a cheaper unit.
Summary: I've had many power supplies die on me. Perhaps I'm just too hard on them? Maybe I pushed them over the edge with my abusive tendencies? Perhaps I wasn't good enough to be their mother ;-; Morbid, unfunny jokes aside: This power supply has survived where others have not. There are plenty of power cables for SATA and Molex, along with a couple of PCI's. It comes with 20/24-pin adaption, which is fantastic for me, as I have a 24-pin motherboard.
Summary: My computer's still up and running after 6 months runs strong and smooth. with little to no sound most of the day. Not much heat problems which is a relief living in the desert. Very good product would suggest to anyone building a computer!!!
Summary: I had one of this power supply before, exactly same model & power rating as this one, the big capacitor inside just blown off after I use it for 5-6 years. Anyway considering the price and years of performance I still consider this is a good deal. Nothing is 100% perfect.
Summary: HP Pavilion 700c Specs -Motherboard: Asus TUSL-L -Processor: Intel Pentium III Tualatin 1.4 GHz 512K L2 Cache -Video Card: ATI Radeon 9600XT 128MB -Sound Card: Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 -USB 2.0 card: Dynex -RAID Controller: Syba SD-SATA150R -Optical Reader: Lite-On IDE DVD-ROM Drive -Optical Writer: Lite-On IDE DVD Writer -Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 500GB x2 -Operating System: Windows XP Professional SP3 -Power Supply: Cooler Master 460W Extreme previously and...
Pros: It had all the connections I need and it met the power requirements I was looking for considering I was previously using a Cooler Master 460W Extreme. Also it's 80 Plus Certified and Active PFC
Cons: None, but it didn't seem to help the HPPAV 700c I put it in as a replacement for the Cooler Master 460W Extreme. Not only did it not help but I smell wires burning after I put it in and turned the computer on. However, it did POST to the HP screen, but that's as far as it got and I checked the wires and couldn't figure out what I smell burning or melting whatever you want to call it.