Cons: Struggles with my XFX R9 270X. I thought i got a bad card but even after they replaced the card, the new card still crashes and i have to reset my PC. Support told me it might be my PSU, so I'm getting it replaced soon. Don't buy this PSU for a R9 270 card.
Summary: Didn't receive my rebate herd other horror stories about how they ignore rebate letters. Followed instructions to the letter. Principle of the thing is I wont buy another product from them if this is how they go about things they say they are gonna offer and don't
Pros: Its a 500Watt that was cheap
Cons: Loud and voltages seem to fluctuate probably will fail if I keep using it.
Cons: While the max power rating of the 12V rail is 34 Amps, this PSU doesn't seem to like large inrush current levels. I have a 16 bay 'nas' case that spins up 4 drives at a time with a short delay between, and PSU can't handle it. Yes I am aware that the ultra-nerds would suggest a 1.21GW PSU for this application, but remember that HDD"s don't require much power once they are actually spun up and running. Just be aware that if your system has lots of drives or whatever on...
Summary: I realize the PSU is typically made for standard PC use; I'm not using it for that, so don't be turned off by my review if you're just plugging it in to your computer as intended. It will probably work fine for you and be fairly efficient.
Pros: Seems to work stable, handling 426W at the wall continuous use (tested about a month).
Cons: I'm disappointed that it did not work using only +12V using popular jumper from green wire to ground. I only need +12 (31A), and even with jumper to override a CPU power switch, would not turn on. I had to draw more power from other rails being waisted just to make it run, costing more per day.
Summary: Avoid this unit. Unless you enjoy the thrill of waking up to a dead computer and spending an hour and a half carefully cleaning fluid from your mobo and case...
Pros: Inexpensive. Noted in the specifications that it was crossfire ready
Cons: When first installed, it was MUCH larger than my prior power supply, despite being a difference of only 50w. So much larger, that it had to be installed fan side down to fit in the case. Poorly written manual lead me to spend nearly thirty minutes trying to install the wrong cable to the wrong location. I had to call the company to get that sorted, but the person on the phone was helpful enough. Things went fine for about 30 days (Funny... just long enough to be outsi...