Cons: the plastic airflow bar came loose inside. I have to do a build and I don't have time to return it so I had to break the warranty seal and stuck it back where it belonged. Gotta keep an eye on this antec
Pros: it works! the green is dark enough to blend in with my black, unlit case.
Cons: Can't help but wonder why they bother including so many connectors in low power PSUs. I hooked up 1 sata for the HDD, plugged in the mobo, and the rest is now just a rat nest I shoved in my empty drive bays.
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.
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.
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.
Summary: A power cord is an item of value. Sure you probably have a spare kicking around the house "somewhere" but that's not the point. When comparison shopping factor that into the price you are willing to pay for this power supply.
Pros: The fan is quiet. Smaller than most ATX power supplies. Plenty of connectors provided. Reliable (I have a 3 year old one working fine). Very stable voltages. 3 years warranty is decent at this price point.
Cons: It is cheesy not to provide a power cord with this product. It is a marketing gimmick and has nothing to do with conservation. Antec is just pocketing the price of a power cord every time they sell one of these. Fan is on the back not the top. So it does not work well on cases like the Fractal De...