380 W is probably overkill but anything less tends to get into budget PSU territory and this PSU served as a good median against
Eric G, Amazon
18 August 2014
Summary: I use this in a daily driver HTPC that sees a lot of hours and spends a lot of time powered on. It is quiet, efficient, and gives me ample power for a 4-disk RAID array and an ATI APU (A8-385). 380 W is probably overkill but anything less tends to get into budget PSU territory and this PSU served as a good median against the triad of "required power output," "build quality and reputation," and "don't break the bank.
Summary: This power supply reminds me of the "old school" ones in that, it is a quality unit.. most of the machines that run with this are idling at or around 25 watts. Not too shabby really if you knew what was in them. I hope these become available again within a day or so, but, I'm afraid of the worst case scenario (i.e.
Pros: [-] Quality Power Supply [-] On the Oscope, voltages are -clean- [-] 80 Plus Bronze Certified [-] Nicely priced
Cons: [-] Not currently available and I -need- two more of these NOW [-] Needing one so bad that I may have to pull a "seasoned" one from a machine that has one to get this other up and running to send back off to a friend.
Summary: I build a lot of "business" machines. I use mostly i3 4330, which is a perfect business CPU, and it draws only 65 watts. I use Samsung EVO SSD's which draw maybe 2W. I use a WD Green storage HDD's, which draws perhaps 5-6W. The whole system with everything maxxed out at once probably uses 120W. It's not like the old days when you need 500W minimum just to get by.
Pros: Heavy, meaning it has copper and big iron coils inside. Decent price, meaning I can build a system that's affordable Power switch Whisper quiet. I can't even hear it. Plenty of connectors. Comes without a cord. Everyone has 10 extras, right?
Cons: Stiff braided covering on main cable bundle. Maybe it's attractive to some, but it's just bulky and stiff to me. I rather good quality, flexible bare wires.
Summary: My computer is back up and running great. It is a Dell Inspiron which is about four years old. When I researched the trouble shooting guide this power supply was recommended as a direct replacement. It was an easy swap, all of the screw holes lined up and the replacement physically fit like the old one. This power supply has more cables than the original but it was easy to find the correct plugs to get everything connected back up.
Summary: I have purchased about 5 or so of these PSU's over the past couple of years to put in new builds and I've never had a problem with any of them. My only complaint is that the selling price tends to fluctuate quite a bit, causing me to sometimes seek cheaper alternatives.
Summary: I am using it for a super power saving web/database/media server, and at the bios, I was reading 18w of power use at the outlet (courtesy of an APC). System Specs: rosewill ranger-m case Samsung Evo SSD Gigabyte socket 1150 mobo i-3 4340 cpu G-Skill eco series ram
Pros: This thing is incredibly efficient, even for a bronze cert. It is small enough to fit in an mAtx case with no problems, and plenty of room to work with. It runs 24/7 and makes NO noise, and has hiccuped exactly 0 times. Also, IT'S GREEN!
Cons: None really! The only thing I can think of is the fact that it is not a modular cable set up... which can get messy, however this is advertised as such, so you can't really mark it down for that if you are an informed buyer.