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Antec EA-380D
9.3 out of 10

Antec EA-380D

Great Deal: $38.99

Reviews and Problems with Antec EA-380D

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Overall 4
4.0

Whining/buzzing

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 4
4.0

and the fan looks so much worse than the intel ones

Ben, Amazon
11 March 2015
  • Summary: Very noisy fan. I thought it was the cpu fan at first, because I did amd build, and the fan looks so much worse than the intel ones. But I checked by momentarily stopping the CPU fan and having no other fans running. It's a screamer!
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Overall 4
4.0

19 months almost to the day

Margaret T., Newegg
22 May 2014
  • Summary: This is the second Antec power supply that has died prematurely. Both were bought from Newegg, if that's significant. I don't beat up my computers. I'm not a gamer, I'm a retired engineer and write software pro-bono. Power supplies are transformers with rectification.
  • Pros: It's a nice color It worked well while it worked It didn't take everything else with it when it died this morning.
  • Cons: It went out with a bang -literally. It sounded like a firecracker. It should have lasted closer to 19 years than 19 months.
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Overall 4
4.0

Took a chance, got burned.

Kyle, Amazon
4 April 2014
  • Summary: I saw the good reviews for this unit as well as the bad reviews regarding noise/the high pitched coil whine, and figured any issues this PSU may have had would be fixed by now. I was wrong. Got everything plugged in and turned on, and holy crap it's a sharp noise.
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Overall 4
4.0

Failed after 2 weeks

Forrest B., Amazon
30 March 2014
  • Summary: purchased this to replace the same model power supply. The original was trouble free for over 5 years, Bought another power supply locally and will be returning this one,
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Overall 4
4.0

Fan died quickly

Justin K., Newegg
11 January 2014
  • Pros: One the plus side, this PSU takes very little power. Typically PSUs are very inefficient if you build a low power system. They are often most efficient at the higher end of the power consumption curve. I build a server that only drew about 35 watts total and the overhead from this PSU was barely ...
  • Cons: The bearings in the built in fan started going out after only a few months. I could hear it start to get off kilter and vibrate, then it would quite down again. Eventually it mostly stopped spinning. I had extra fans in my rig that actually pushed air through the PSU, so I ran that way, but after...
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Overall 4
4.0

Fan stops

Engineer, Amazon
3 June 2012
  • Summary: After less than a year the fan seems to freeze up intemittently until I poke it with a pencil. Then it blasts out tons of superheated air. I'll probably have to replace it.
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Overall 4
4.0

Quality control is lacking

Home Improvement Addict, Amazon
10 August 2011
  • Summary: Really disappointed with both this and the EA-430D that I tried. Both emitted a high pitch whine that I found intolerable. Returned both and got a Seasonic S12, which does not emit a high pitch whine, but is louder overall.
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