Reviews and Problems with Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus 400W (RS-400-PCAR/PCAP-A3)
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Value for money 6
Overall quality 10
Gamers need not apply
8 March 2012
Summary: This PSU does what it is supposed to do. I was building a pc, and had intended to later upgrade the video card as I had an existing pcie card to use and keep my expenditures low... If you intend to upgrade your video card in the near future, and you intend to do so because you want mid range graphics like 9600 or hd4670... you will need more power. Everyone giving me advice on what to buy when building neglected to mention, Dont chince on the PSU...
Summary: Especially considering the price nice unit. Low noise. Plenty of connections especially for Sata. Plenty of power for most machines unless perhaps you are into gaming. It has been running well with no issues so far.
Summary: It's quiet. My only complaint is that it is not modular. But I already knew it wasn't when I bought it, doin my best to save some cash. I'd recommend buying cable ties if you want a clean set up. Either way it's a great buy.
Summary: Picked this PSU up back in March to throw in a low end dual core build. Runs just fine, no complaints. not the most quiet PSU, but its running a decent overclock on a Dual core Pentium as well as a Overclocked GT 440 graphics card. No complaints on this PSU.
Summary: I should have taken it out the first couple weeks I noticed the PSU making infrequent annoying high-pitched ringing sounds (I figured it was just a faulty fan, so I was actually waiting for it to die before returning).
Cons: PSU flopped with a spectacular electrical bolt shooting out the rear of my PC case, alongside a frightening explosion. Thankfully none of my other components were critically damaged (not so sure how they'll hold out in the long run).