Faulty After Two Years - Antec 380W EarthWatts Green
11 October 2013
Summary: I wanted a cheap, low power consumption PSU back in 2011 so after reading many reviews I bought this one. It worked perfectly until about 2 months ago but now the Antec 380W EarthWatts Green makes loud electrical crackling noises and is faulty. So I need a new PSU and won't be buying Antec again!
Summary: The first thing to say about this PSU is that it is exceptionally quiet. I can now hear my WD HDDs working, which I couldn't before. I bought the 380 Watt model for my computer which has 3 HDDs, Optical drive, and Intel dual core motherboard. 380 W is more than enough for this set up.
Summary: I put this in a modified PowerMac G4 Quicksilver case. Dead silent... My ear have to be less than 15 cm away from the fan in order to barely hear it... System specs are: Athlon 5350 AM1 APU. Gigabyte GA AM1M-S2P motherboard. EVGA Nvidia GT 640 2GB GPU. 8 GB. Runs CentOS 6.5 fast and efficient!
Summary: This is a nice quiet psu, easy to fit, works well and I found it quiet. I would buy another if I needed one and I would recommend it to a friend. Remember to check your power requirements first, before you buy a power supply
Summary: This power supply has been running flawlessly in my pentium g3240 system for 6 months. A very decent psu with good connectivity. Only issue is it isn't modular. But at £30 for a psu from a reputable manufacturer and with good reviews about reliability that was a little too much to ask.
Summary: Although there is plenty of information about the EA-380D Green on Antec's website (...), I thought it might be helpful to list the main specifications here. The power supply unit I received has the following outputs: One 24 pin main motherboard connector.
Summary: Unfortunately the unit that I received is relatively noisy unlike the unit received by a previous reviewer. I'd say it is slightly noisier than the Antec unit it replaced which is a bit disappointing.
Summary: Bought this second hand from somebody as it was 80+ cert. It is also a branded name. I had read reviews of this power supply elsewhere and so far has it has lived up to the specs. I run 1 cpu C2d, DVD burner, 4850 gfx card and 3 hard disks and a TV tuner card.