Summary: My Compaq tower died and would not power up. I mean nothing. The first thing I checked was the PS that had been in it for a year or so. It had been used in another system of mine. My tester for power supplies showed good on all voltages. The next thing I checked was the on off switch on my system and it was fine. At this point I still felt it might be the PS. I took a chance on buying a new one and read a lot of reviews. I settled on this one for a lot of reasons.
Summary: This power supply is a great addition to any new build!! I recently bought this for my main machine and it works without any hiccups! I am running a P8Z77-V Pro with I7 processor, 3 Sata HDD's (one SSD), 2 DVD/BD-R combo drives and it purrs like a kitten. This also is a quiet running PSU compared to my ANTEC one.
Still running Strong and QUIET after a couple months....
14 May 2013
Summary: I guess it's hit and miss (based on the other reviews) but I got a winner. Install was a breeze in my 5 year old HP Media Center PC. After installed a bigger graphics card, an SSD, as well as 2 other HDD's for my pron, I decided it was time for a better PSU. Runs quiet and a great price. VERY happy.
Summary: Since my PC originally came with a pre-installed 250-watt PSU, I had numerous problems while trying to play games above certain settings. But this 500-watt PSU supports my newly upgraded graphics card, and even comes with a safety on/off switch in the back. This is very affordable and reliable, and i'd highly recommend this.
Summary: My PC's power supply was starting to exhibit AC-Ripple and so the number of devices I had connected to the PC (multiple DVD-ROMs, USB hubs and devices powered by USB, etc) started to exceed the amount of available wattage from the weakening OEM supply that came with the PC (A Dell... Dell is not known for putting hefty supplies in their desktops anyway). So I tested a few spare supplies from work and sure enough, the larger wattage supplies performed better.