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: 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: 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.
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. Sure it is reasonably efficient but Bronze 80 is now a commodity item not a rarity. Wait until this is on sale and has a rebate too, then and only then, is it a good deal.
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 Design Node 304. That case expects the PSU fan to be on the top, and then you flip the unit upside down and it vents through holes in the bottom of the case. Cables on this one ...
Pros: Good quality. Comes with sturdy, reusable cord ties
Cons: No power cord, I would have gotten a different PSU if I hadn't failed to read the bottom of the page. I spent a while searching for the cord thinking that I had misplaced it when I facepalmed at the bottom of the product's details page. My fault though.