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Apevia ATX-AS500W-BK
6.8 out of 10

Apevia ATX-AS500W-BK

Apevia 500W See-Through aluminum power supply All wires are Read more

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Overall 8
8.0

years of use

Anonymous, Newegg
18 October 2015
  • Pros: its very cheap I have been using this psu for about 4-5 years now. I am a gamer and my pc is always on. fan control knob sleeved cables blue l.e.d.s still powers on.
  • Cons: for the price and how long iv been using it on a daily basis the cons are nothing to me. the rear 80mm fan is going out, it stays still after start up but if I blow on it or push it ,it will spin the plugs are out dated like crazy, iv got 3 plug adapters in use. it isn't modular it's loud when th...
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Overall 10
10

Lights

William G., Newegg
4 July 2015
  • Pros: This is the coolest looking power supply ya can get perfect for mini itx or micro atx builds with side windows i took a gamble and i'm glad i did the cables are really cool to see going through your case when neatly organized.
  • Cons: my only 2 cons is i wish they made it in higher wattage id really love to see a 1000 watt and 850 watt version. my second con is the power supple doesn't blow from the top or bottom but rather both sides its still cold but it i wish my case did have its hard bay in front.
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Overall 4
4.0

Looks Aren't Eveything

Bailey R., Newegg
12 June 2015
  • Summary: I leaned toward this PSU because it was on sale and looked awesome buut you cant judge hardware just on astetics i guess.
  • Pros: looks sweet in my case adjustable fan speed nice LEDs
  • Cons: the 5V rail is bad in getting 5.4V volts which is not good couldnt see it lasting longer than 2 years. also the pins on the kinectors are just slightly to large yu really have to work to make a connection to your motherboard, videocard, etc.
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Overall 8
8.0

Kinda loud, but a good PSU.

Eric W., Newegg
24 May 2015
  • Pros: Looks really cool if you want lights in your case. The wire looms glow from the fan lights, and other blue lights that I have in the case. It powers my AMD 3.4mHz quad core, Radeon R9 270 3GB, 16GB RAM, two case fans and two HDDs.
  • Cons: Loud and a little bigger than my factory 300W PSU. If you have a mid size case it will fit, but it will be a tight fit. With this and the new GPU I have, I will probably have to get a full size case so the computer will run a little cooler.
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Overall 10
10

I'm very suprised

John D., Newegg
17 June 2014
  • Summary: I used this unit to build my stepson a new Haswell machine. Its just a Pentium but with other case lights, a H60 closed loop cooler, two SSD's, one mechanical mass storage drive, a Nvidia 750, two DVD writers and multiple USB devices, this PS is everything I hoped for and more.
  • Pros: I didn't expect alot from this PS and I must admit it has surprised me. Its turned out to be rock solid.
  • Cons: N/A
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Melvin H., Newegg
19 April 2014
  • Summary: I have some 80mm fans lying around quietly....time to let Dr. Frankenstein loose in the tool room :-)
  • Pros: Worked first time (always good) Good stable voltages.
  • Cons: fans are noisy - low speed settings, case is sitting on floor under desk, bottom mount power supply - but I'm hard of hearing - it is annoying really
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Overall 10
10

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Darrell B., Newegg
25 March 2014
  • Summary: I recommend this to other gamers! I have my PC overclocked at 3.8GHz and the PSU handles it with also 3 Hard Drives and the LED Lights in my PC!
  • Pros: Very nice and looks awesome in my Acrylic Case! Very quiet also. Very powerful! It handles my AM3 6 core Phenom FX-6400 with my GeForce GT440 card Playing BattleField 3 at high settings! No Lag or shut down. My PC is running its best ever thanks to NewEgg!!
  • Cons: None What so ever!!
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Overall 10
10

Niceeeee

Anonymous, Newegg
24 March 2014
  • Summary: It's old but good made in 2005 I believe
  • Pros: This is a great power supply for a medium power computer. I have it running on my gaming computer with an AMD Radeon HD 5770, 8GB RAM, and an AMD Phenom II x4 945. The colors are cool and the wires are UV sleeved. The fan controller is great. It has two fans that intake from the inside and exhaus...
  • Cons: If you're using a newer chassis where the PSU's are mounted on the bottom of the case, the viewable window of this will be facing the bottom of the case and you wont be able to see it unless your case has a huge window.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good Look, Fan a little noisy.

Daniel S., Newegg
18 December 2013
  • Summary: I used this in my HTPC mini ITX case. The look is cool and illumination looks good in my entertainment center. I would consider this a power supply for someone who likes (BLING) over high quality supply. You can still hear that fan humming even with controller turned down.
  • Pros: Good look, plenty of available power plugs. Fan speed adjustment.
  • Cons: A tad bit noisy even with fan turned down.
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Overall 10
10

Keeps going and going and going and ...

Ryo K., Newegg
16 September 2013
  • Pros: I thought I bought this on Newegg, but it looks like I picked it up elsewhere back in 2005. The PSU has gone through 3 or 4 PC upgrades from the old socket 939 athlon, core2duo, and 2x i-series CPUs and respective peripheral hardware upgrade. After 8 years, this thing just keeps going and going a...
  • Cons: Loud both visually and audibly - even with the fan set to the lowest setting, it still created an audible whirr, and I really didn't need the blue glow - wished I could turn it off. Also since the case is half clear, you can see dust accumulate.
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