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Just be aware its only 80plus not even 80plus bronze would be fine for a midrange setup.
1 Like #4
keepitonthelow
Just be aware its only 80plus not even 80plus bronze would be fine for a midrange setup.

80 Plus PSUs are perfectly fine for midrange setups. The difference between plus bronze and higher is insignificant unless doing heavy overclocking and running SLI setups.

http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page2679.htm


Edited By: smsmasters on Jul 04, 2014 19:07
#6
I assume this isn't made by Superflower? I'll grab one spare if it is. Might do anyway.
#7
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I assume this isn't made by Superflower? I'll grab one spare if it is. Might do anyway.

No, HEC. All the EVGA Superflower made ones are either hybrid (the 750 B2) or fully modular:
http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page2293.htm
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keepitonthelow
Just be aware its only 80plus not even 80plus bronze would be fine for a midrange setup.

Should be fine on a midrange system. I'm still rocking a 580W Hiper (remember them) psu from 2008 running an overclocked fx6300 and r9 270x. I'm sure if my psu had any rating it will be something like tin or lead let alone bronze.
1 Like #9
JohnnyGuru actually reviewed this unit a couple of weeks ago. HEC are responsible for the insides.

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story6&reid=384

Long story short, it came very much recommended if you're on a tight budget.
1 Like #10
assettt
keepitonthelow
Just be aware its only 80plus not even 80plus bronze would be fine for a midrange setup.

Should be fine on a midrange system. I'm still rocking a 580W Hiper (remember them) psu from 2008 running an overclocked fx6300 and r9 270x. I'm sure if my psu had any rating it will be something like tin or lead let alone bronze.


LOL tin is extremely valuable!
#11
I'd pay the extra fiver for the 500B.
#12
keepitonthelow
Just be aware its only 80plus not even 80plus bronze would be fine for a midrange setup.


Fine for a midrange setup don't listen to this know it all just keep it sensible
#13
keepitonthelow
Just be aware its only 80plus not even 80plus bronze would be fine for a midrange setup.


Fine for a midrange setup if you abide by the power guidelines of your hardware.
#14
Corsair are much better and around the same price at this wattage
1 Like #15
Great value, if you don't want to spend much on a psu for a basic desktop. If jonnyguru says its OK I'm not going to argue!
#16
keepitonthelow
Just be aware its only 80plus not even 80plus bronze would be fine for a midrange setup.

I thought the 80 plus bronze / silver / gold scheme was about efficiency, ie to save electricity. As far as I know its nothing to do with the power delivered to the system itself.
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Romalat
Corsair are much better and around the same price at this wattage
But that's just not true. People who assume anything that has "Corsair" written on the box is high quality are, with respect, delusional. Corsair make plenty of cheap, budget-grade stuff in addition to their enthusiast parts. They don't actually manufacture any of their PSUs for a start, and their low end models have completely different OEMs to the more expensive ones (they use CWT innards for the lesser models, versus Seasonic and Flextronics in the more expensive ones).
#18
multiplewicked
keepitonthelow
Just be aware its only 80plus not even 80plus bronze would be fine for a midrange setup.

I thought the 80 plus bronze / silver / gold scheme was about efficiency, ie to save electricity. As far as I know its nothing to do with the power delivered to the system itself.


The issue here is any power lost is dissipated as heat. Heat is a PCs worst enemy.

I'm not going to vote hot or cold on this. I always tell people buying components if there's one thing to spend extra on it's the power supply. Not only will a more efficient unit pay for itself, if a power supply fails it's one of the major things inside your case that can cause major damage to other components.

Do yourselves a favor folks, don't buy cheap when it comes to a PSU.


Edited By: jacksj1 on Jul 05, 2014 17:41
#19
Romalat
Corsair are much better and around the same price at this wattage
Which one are you looking at, the 430w at £33 with 1 6 pin, or the 500w at £45 with 2 6 pins?
The EVGA white rated PSU has 2x8pins and stronger amperage, and not to mention, a MUCH better warranty than Corsair
#20
smsmasters
http://charts.camelcamelcamel.com/uk/B00GP5Y6J0/amazon.png?force=1&zero=0&w=725&h=440&desired=false&legend=1&ilt=1&tp=all&fo=0&lang=en
http://tobidornot.com/wp-uploads/photo/evga-500w-pc-power-supply.jpg

Wasnt this posted just 2 days ago?
1 Like #21
jacksj1
multiplewicked
keepitonthelow
Just be aware its only 80plus not even 80plus bronze would be fine for a midrange setup.

I thought the 80 plus bronze / silver / gold scheme was about efficiency, ie to save electricity. As far as I know its nothing to do with the power delivered to the system itself.


The issue here is any power lost is dissipated as heat. Heat is a PCs worst enemy.

I'm not going to vote hot or cold on this. I always tell people buying components if there's one thing to spend extra on it's the power supply. Not only will a more efficient unit pay for itself, if a power supply fails it's one of the major things inside your case that can cause major damage to other components.

Do yourselves a favor folks, don't buy cheap when it comes to a PSU.


This is the best of the budget PSUs you will see, if you're going for a budget build and don't want to spend £50+ on a psu, this one is great
and this is 80PLUS WHITE (80% certified efficiency) whereas 80PLUS bronze is like 82%, not a big difference

and as for a more efficient unit paying for itself, I'm sorry but my 92% efficient Corsair platinum rated AX860 will NEVER pay for itself, my electricity bills are still £120+ every month because I'm using the damn thing for gaming all the time lol


Edited By: Naralie on Jul 05, 2014 18:32
1 Like #22
Naralie
jacksj1
multiplewicked
keepitonthelow
Just be aware its only 80plus not even 80plus bronze would be fine for a midrange setup.

I thought the 80 plus bronze / silver / gold scheme was about efficiency, ie to save electricity. As far as I know its nothing to do with the power delivered to the system itself.


The issue here is any power lost is dissipated as heat. Heat is a PCs worst enemy.

I'm not going to vote hot or cold on this. I always tell people buying components if there's one thing to spend extra on it's the power supply. Not only will a more efficient unit pay for itself, if a power supply fails it's one of the major things inside your case that can cause major damage to other components.

Do yourselves a favor folks, don't buy cheap when it comes to a PSU.


This is the best of the budget PSUs you will see, if you're going for a budget build and don't want to spend £50+ on a psu, this one is great
and this is 80PLUS WHITE (80% certified efficiency) whereas 80PLUS bronze is like 82%, not a big difference

and as for a more efficient unit paying for itself, I'm sorry but my 92% efficient Corsair platinum rated AX860 will NEVER pay for itself, my electricity bills are still £120+ every month because I'm using the damn thing for gaming all the time lol


I wholeheartedly agree.
#23
assettt
keepitonthelow
Just be aware its only 80plus not even 80plus bronze would be fine for a midrange setup.

Should be fine on a midrange system. I'm still rocking a 580W Hiper (remember them) psu from 2008 running an overclocked fx6300 and r9 270x. I'm sure if my psu had any rating it will be something like tin or lead let alone bronze.

And people used to say they were crap. ;)
1 Like #24
£27 using flubit, can't beat it at this price range. EVGA support is second to none.
#25
Cheers. Will do for my budget build.
#26
Romalat
Corsair are much better and around the same price at this wattage


Haha no. Coil whine anyone?
#27
£29.99 now

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