The best PSU for budget builds - and not even close
Michael Marsh "zybysky", Amazon
4 November 2014
Summary: Excellent hard drive for a budget build. As long as you're not looking to install an exotic video card or overclock the latest processor, this is a more than capable PSU for your build. If you're building a home office / college computer, this is an excellent choice. Do not skimp on power supplies - and I don't mean regarding the wattage. Although this is a relatively low wattage compared to what's out in the market, it is solidly built by a reputable company.
A solid piece of hardware that also delivers good efficiency
4 September 2014
Summary: I bought this unit to replace an identical supply which had been damaged in a lightning strike. (No, surge protectors don't prevent damage in every kind of lightning event.) It easily handles the large main board and accessory load my system places on it. There have been no hiccups, and there were none with the EA-380D it replaced. This is a solid piece of hardware, and I appreciate the guaranteed minimum efficiency rating.
380 W is probably overkill but anything less tends to get into budget PSU territory and this PSU served as a good median against
Eric G, Amazon
18 August 2014
Summary: I use this in a daily driver HTPC that sees a lot of hours and spends a lot of time powered on. It is quiet, efficient, and gives me ample power for a 4-disk RAID array and an ATI APU (A8-385). 380 W is probably overkill but anything less tends to get into budget PSU territory and this PSU served as a good median against the triad of "required power output," "build quality and reputation," and "don't break the bank.
Seasonic makes some decent ones that I actually like better than this model for about the same cost
28 July 2014
Summary: Overall solid power supply and I have built several PCs over the years and never had an Antec green fail me. It is an active PFC type of power supply so it will require a pure sine wave type of 'smart' battery backup should you choose to use a battery to protect against power outages. No power chord is included with this product so they want you to recycle your old chord. I don't believe mine included screws to mount the PSU either.
Summary: My computer is back up and running great. It is a Dell Inspiron which is about four years old. When I researched the trouble shooting guide this power supply was recommended as a direct replacement. It was an easy swap, all of the screw holes lined up and the replacement physically fit like the old one. This power supply has more cables than the original but it was easy to find the correct plugs to get everything connected back up.
Summary: This product was dead on arrival, not atypical with things like this. But I must say that Fusion made up for the disappointment. Your heart skips a beat when a product malfunctions on arrival mainly because you anticipate problems returning it. No such problem with Fusion. I don't know whether it is a response to Amazon's demand for good customer service from third party vendors or that Fusion is just COOL.
Summary: I have purchased about 5 or so of these PSU's over the past couple of years to put in new builds and I've never had a problem with any of them. My only complaint is that the selling price tends to fluctuate quite a bit, causing me to sometimes seek cheaper alternatives.
Summary: This power supply has been running a low-power file server 24/7 for nearly two years. It is plugged into a non-pure-sine-wave UPS and has had no problems running off of the output during power outages. Needless to say, I'm very happy with it. Note that this unit only carries the bronze efficiency rating; nowadays, 80+ silver and gold power supplies are less expensive, so if your system will be always-on, it may be worth it to invest in a more efficient power supply.
Summary: It worked great! There are a ton of cables that I did not need, but better to have too many than too few. Power switch on back - never had one before, so I do not know whether it is a plus or not, but can't hurt. By the way, Dell wanted $150 for a 300 watt power supply. This one was less than $50 and is Bronze certified. Very satisfied.