Summary: Include a power cord and stop pulling that green stuff.
Cons: How is it possible;e to ship a power supply without a power cord. There is many variations of power cords out there and they are asking you to reuse your old power cord. What if this is a new build like it is in my case????? Extremely disappointed.
Summary: Thanks to older technology, I'm now forced to replace the CPU and memory in this machine, as well as the failed mobo and PSU. Suffice it to say, the replacement PSU is not from Antec. 4 years is far too short for a PSU lifetime. A year out of warranty, but there is no reason this PSU shouldn't have continued to work for far longer - no reason, that is, except Antec's use of cheap components.
Pros: This was a solid PSU. It ran my HTPC for slightly over 4 years.
Cons: Emphasis on the 'was'. Unfortunately, that run came to a screeching halt this week when the HTPC failed to power on. Further investigation confirmed that this PSU had failed - and swapping it for another showed me that the PSU took the mobo with it. After removing the Earthwatts 380W from it's chassis, I noted a bulging capacitor next to the intake grille. Really, Antec? It's been about 15 years since the massive faulty capacitor incident hit P3 mobo manufacturers. Yo...
Pros: If you do not have an Intel Haswell CPU, this is a fine power supply. I built 5 computers one year ago using this PSU and there have been no failures. It used the 2500K Intel CPU and all is good. But if you have a Haswell Intel CPU.... read below!
Cons: The EA-380D is NOT fully haswell compatible!!! I repeat, it is not. After purchasing this PSU the Intel CPU included a warning sheet on the C& sleep state that goes to a very low level of power and PSUs need to be certified to handle this very low voltage. A call to ANTEC confirmed that the EA-380D is NOT haswell compatible and could cause damage to the computer.
Summary: I bought one of these for a new system I built, based on Antec's reputation and the "green" pitch (I really care a lot about environmental issues, especially not wasting energy, which we do in massively in this country, but that's another discussion). The supply lasted a few days. The machine was sitting idle while I had my lunch and when I came back, it was dead. No response to the power button.
Summary: I got 2 of these in, and both had the same high pitched noise everyone talks about. First one, i just assumed was a fluke and sent out for a replacement, second did exactly the same thing, didn't even hookup everything, just the essentials; CPU and MOBO, broken right out of the box. I bit the bullet and bought a higher end PSU afterwards. It's sad, before all Antec PSU's were solid. Always trusted them, and now i will never buy another thing from them.