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Antec EA-380D
9.2 out of 10

Antec EA-380D

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Overall 2

DOA - too bad i sat on it for 60 days...

Shawn E., Newegg
1 July 2015
  • Pros: NA
  • Cons: Item was DOA - sat on it too long before testing and now im stuck with a piece of garbage.
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Overall 10

Reliable PSU

Louis D., Newegg
29 June 2015
  • Pros: Running for over a year, no problems at all, 80 Plus Bronze Certified
  • Cons: none
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Overall 10

Nice budget power supply

Arthur S., Newegg
22 June 2015
  • Summary: Has been running in a system I built for a family member for over a month now, no problems to report!
  • Pros: Relatively inexpensive, and efficient. Fan is quiet, and powers a quad core system no problem, as expected.
  • Cons: I would not recommend this for a gaming PC with a high end video card. However if gaming is not your thing, this supply should serve you well.
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Overall 6

Little green machine

Daniel P., Newegg
14 June 2015
  • Summary: I don't regret buying it but again the amount+length of the wires is excessive. The case I bought is top mounting and the wires are taking up the 5.25 bay. It might work out better for a bottom mounting case.
  • Pros: I have the higher wattage version and it's worked well so I bought this one since it has a rebate, ended up being about 25 dollars for a quality PSU.
  • Cons: Considering how low the wattage is I feel there are WAY to many wires coming out of this thing. If only they could make these semi modular. I would avoid this if you are using a small case.
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Overall 10

High Quality Budget PSU

Christopher C., Newegg
3 June 2015
  • Summary: Contains one 80mm fan on the back, and air intake is on the opposite side, not on the bottom or top of the PSU. I like this personally since it can be flipped and not be suffocated. This also means the fan is less likely to fight with another fan if the CPU cooler is close to the bottom of the PSU.
  • Pros: Doesn't come with a power cable, so you can actually make use of that pile of computer power cables you have accumulated over time, or perfect to replace a PSU in a computer whose just died. Quiet.
  • Cons: The sections of cables between SATA/Molex ends are a bit long, but the length from the PSU to the first one could be longer. This could cause the first plug to be unusable depending on the size of your case. Its obvious Antec meant this to be a replacement PSU for smaller MicroATX cases but it wo...
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Overall 10


Benjamin M., Newegg
20 May 2015
  • Summary: The PSU should be fried by now but, still is working , when I should be using a 430watt PSU for my build but , it works and there is no real reason to overclock anything unless you want a 10 to 20 Frame difference. The CPU will get to 3.8GHz in turbo boost but, no higher due to the low power.
  • Pros: -Low power -Simple to set up -More then enough wires I needed
  • Cons: Can't overclock my CPU (Intel Core i5-4690K) with a GPU(GTX 750) plugged in. The CPU turbo boost should be able to get to 3.9GHz but, will not due to low power.
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Overall 4


Obotnus, Amazon
7 May 2015
  • Summary: I had high hopes for this power supply since it was so affordable, popular, and highly rated. Unfortunately, I experienced a great deal of intermittent high pitched whining/buzzing from it. It was especially prevalent when scrolling through and opening new windows.
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Overall 10

Well-made and Great Performance

26 April 2015
  • Pros: This was my third Antec EarthWatts Green EA-380D. It never gave me any issue and is very quiet. Usually, the PC case fan is noisier than this one. The power draw should be quite efficient, but I wouldn't know for sure since I measure the whole PC rather than just the PSU.
  • Cons: None
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Overall 10

Trusty Antec

Ryan F., Newegg
6 April 2015
  • Summary: My last Antec psu that is still running strong is the Antec Neo HE 550 and its been running 24/7 for 8 years gaming/rendering and has had no problems at all. Antec is my go to brand for quality long lasting psu's. I expect long happy life outa my EA-380D.
  • Pros: Antec brand quality, quiet, cool running and compact. Has plenty of connectors for my needs and plenty of wattage. Quality caps and internal components.
  • Cons: Not really a con, but I just wish it was a black unit and not greenish in color. Wished the cables had sleeving.
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Overall 10

So far so good

John K., Newegg
27 March 2015
  • Summary: Purchased this for an always on mini-file server. Old PSU went bad and looked for one with enough 24/7 reviews in the year range. This fit the bill and so far I have had no issues.
  • Pros: 380w with low power consumption. Has enough Molex and SATA disk cables for a NAS or mini file server. Rear fan and no bottom fan. Pulls air through the front of the PSU and shoots it out through the back of the case.
  • Cons: None that I can find
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