Summary: Will use again and again, whenever price is reasonable. Used one with FX 8350 and GTX 970, it's reliable so far.
Pros: Very good power ratings for 500W version Gold certification. Awesome finish, I just love holding it in my hands, it's kind of velvet cold matte metal, can't describe it. Gotta touch it to understand. Long cables, enough connectors. Big fan, very quiet, can't say if it's spinning Runs cool, no whi...
Cons: Very stiff cable right near connectors, can't bend easily.
Summary: There were only a couple other 80+ Gold power supplies at this wattage on sale in the $60-75 range. Decided to go with this one for the white fan. Running steady after two weeks nonstop.
Pros: Purchased on sale for $59.99 The specifications for this power supply are printed onto the side of the case. No stickers here. High quality build with a nice honeycomb grill on the front, top, and back.
Summary: Overall at 40 dollars this is a STEAL. Don't think its quite worth the 100 dollar normal tag but when it's on sale I'd take this over the CX500 or EVGA B600 any day.
Pros: -Great looking unit -500w 80+ GOLD -Only 40 dollars?!?!?! -Sleeved cables -Beautiful black and white unit, top is engraved with a snowflake :) -Very nice packaging, comes with everything you need and a couple extras
Cons: -The ends of some connectors aren't sleeved (especially the 24-pin) and have that ugly rainbow look. -Non-modular. (Were you really expecting it to be modular on a 40 dollar PSU though?)
Pros: Solidly built, looks good, 80Plus Gold, powers my rig just fine. Been using this since beginning of November and it has performed admirably on a PC that runs pretty much 24/7 (few shut downs here and there, some sleep mode). JohnnyGuru has some good reviews on this company's PSU's and I bought it...
Cons: none as long as it holds up for years -guess we'll see!