Pros: If you're looking to waste your time and money, then this PSU is great for you.
Cons: This power supply is a disease. I bought this "80 Plus Certified" PSU to replace an old one in my home pc and all I can say is this thing is CERTIFIABLY A DISEASE! You can tell the manufacturing process is really lacking! The cables are all tangled up coming out of the PSU. They didn't even care ...
Summary: Save your money. Do not be fooled by the specs or the rebate. Both are false.
Pros: Cheap advertised after-rebate price, good specs in theory.
Cons: There are two major problems with this power supply and one major problem with the company. The first major problem with the power supply is that contrary to its specifications, it is unable to handle the power surge at boot from even a modest system. It simply turns on and then shuts off. An Int...
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 thi...
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.