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Probably should wait for another EVGA 430W sale but I'll leave this here for those interested:

JonnyGURU review [jonnyguru.com] - Overall score: 5.5
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I came into this review thinking we finally had something from EVGA that wasn't going to live to see the end of the review. It was so cheap, I thought it was a goner for sure. I was wrong... EVGA apparently has nothing in their entire product line that isn't at least good enough to pass all our load testing. Folks, this is the very bottom of the barrel for EVGA, and I still couldn't kill it. This is the worst performing unit you can buy from them, and it's still good enough to do some real impressive stuff like survive temperatures it's really not supposed to. And how nice is it that they aren't hiding that twenty-five degree rating in the first place? Honesty in a company is a very attractive thing, says I.
That said, just buy the EVGA 430W. Seriously. Quit your penny pinching, stop being a cheapskate, put out the extra five bucks, and get the much better model. This may not be a gutless wonder, but it's not one I would personally buy. Like all of its similarly priced competition.

The Good:
  • rated to full power at twenty-five degrees... did it at almost forty
  • dirt cheap
  • excellent minor rail ripple suppression
  • decent voltage regulation
  • 12V parts can take some seriously sick levels of heat
The Bad:
  • capacitors
  • doesn't use the dedicated grounding standoff to save money on one screw
  • no power factor correction
The Mediocre:
  • sleeve bearing fan
  • 12V ripple
  • 80 Plus Nothing
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Probably should wait for another EVGA 430W sale but I'll leave this here for those interested:

JonnyGURU review [jonnyguru.com] - Overall score: 5.5
I'm removing that from my OP now, thanks. laugh out loud I had no idea about the JG review, I just went by brand name.

I figured that people seem to get raging hard-ons for the 600W EVGA W1 Series at $30 with no rebate... when in reality it's a low-end HEC manufactured PSU.
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I'm removing that from my OP now, thanks. http://i.slickdeals.net/images/smilies/emot-LOL.gif I had no idea about the JG review, I just went by brand name.

I figured that people seem to get raging hard-ons for the 600W EVGA W1 Series at $30 with no rebate... when in reality it's a low-end HEC manufactured PSU.
Yea that I don't understand because the W1 series is pretty meh, but hey, at least JG weren't able to kill the 400W Big Grin
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The EVGA 500B has been as low as $14.99 I think, and its worth about that, maybe $20.

The Seasonic X-650 is a fantastic PSU and rarely goes on sale. I have had price triggers set to watch for it. I own three of these and they are fantastic.

the lowest price in the last three years was 77.99 back in april of 2015

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/...y_days=730
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and TU only for the Seasonic part of this.
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The EVGA 500B has been as low as $14.99 I think, and its worth about that, maybe $20.

The Seasonic X-650 is a fantastic PSU and rarely goes on sale. I have had price triggers set to watch for it. I own three of these and they are fantastic.

the lowest price in the last three years was 77.99 back in april of 2015

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/...y_days=730
The EVGA 500B has been $9.99 AR one time, but that price will likely never be back again as it was a price mistake.

It has been $27.99 AR w/ $1.99 S&H typically in the last 6 months. I'm not sure why it went up so because it used to go for $19.99 AR closer to Black Friday and $24.99 AR during the regular year. It's a good PSU, but kind of hard to compare when the CX430 is $15.99 AR all the time.

As for the Seasonic X-650, it's a fantastic PSU, but it should also be much cheaper. Lowest price in the last few years was $69.99 AR. However, when you have the EVGA 750 GQ being sold regularly for $69.99 AR on promotion and as low as $55 from Amazon.... this seems pretty expensive. Even the Seasonic SS-660XP2 was $79.99 AR just last week, meaning this should be lower than that.

I think they should price Seasonic PSUs as follows:
G-650 (SSR-650RM) = $54.99 AR
G-750 (SSR-750RM) = $59.99 AR
X-650 (SS-650KM3) = $64.99 AR
X-750 (SS-750KM3) = $74.99 AR
SS-660XP2 = $79.99 AR
SS-760XP2 = $94.99 AR
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I'm removing that from my OP now, thanks. laugh out loud I had no idea about the JG review, I just went by brand name.

I figured that people seem to get raging hard-ons for the 600W EVGA W1 Series at $30 with no rebate... when in reality it's a low-end HEC manufactured PSU.
Hey, I have one of those 600Ws as a backup... JG scored the 500W variant a respectable 8 (at $40) with no real glaring flaws... and it even stays good at 40 degrees, which is rare for a budget PSU... I had it running a build for several weeks while waiting for a replacement for a DOA XFX PSU... No problems...

This 500B is better, no doubt, and if you don't need the extra 100W, it would be worth it at the same price (assuming everyone pays tax at BB while only a few pay tax at Newegg)... Thinking about getting this for my backup' backup... Or just save it for my next build... who knows... It's just money...
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Hey, I have one of those 600Ws as a backup... JG scored the 500W variant a respectable 8 (at $40) with no real glaring flaws... and it even stays good at 40 degrees, which is rare for a budget PSU... I had it running a build for several weeks while waiting for a replacement for a DOA XFX PSU... No problems...

This 500B is better, no doubt, and if you don't need the extra 100W, it would be worth it at the same price (assuming everyone pays tax at BB while only a few pay tax at Newegg)... Thinking about getting this for my backup' backup... Or just save it for my next build... who knows... It's just money...
It's not really a bad PSU on paper or in reviews, but I personally think it's over-rated for only an 80 Plus Rating. I mean, when you think back... there used to be deals on the 550W XFX Core Edition 80+ Bronze Rated PSU for $26.99 AR quite frequently. They also had the 750W XFX TS Series 80+ Bronze Rated PSU for $38.99 AR and both were built off the Seasonic S12II platform I believe. The 550W XFX Core Edition wasn't getting any love at $26.99 AR the last times I posted it before it got phased out... which is sad... because if you look at Newegg now, they only stock 2 XFX models.

I know some people might need a PSU in a pinch or not have time to wait, which is largely why I post these deals even if the prices might not be the absolute best they've been... but I think you can do a lot better than that. If you're spending $30+, whatever you get should at least be 80+ Bronze Rated.and maybe Semi-Modular. If you're spending $50+, it should be Gold-Rated for sure. I guess the one thing the EVGA has going for it is.... drumroll please.... no rebates! Omg, rebates are so hard to fill out.
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It's not really a bad PSU on paper or in reviews, but I personally think it's over-rated for only an 80 Plus Rating. I mean, when you think back... there used to be deals on the 550W XFX Core Edition 80+ Bronze Rated PSU for $26.99 AR quite frequently. They also had the 750W XFX TS Series 80+ Bronze Rated PSU for $38.99 AR and both were built off the Seasonic S12II platform I believe. The 550W XFX Core Edition wasn't getting any love at $26.99 AR the last times I posted it before it got phased out... which is sad... because if you look at Newegg now, they only stock 2 XFX models.

I know some people might need a PSU in a pinch or not have time to wait, which is largely why I post these deals even if the prices might not be the absolute best they've been... but I think you can do a lot better than that. If you're spending $30+, whatever you get should at least be 80+ Bronze Rated.and maybe Semi-Modular. If you're spending $50+, it should be Gold-Rated for sure. I guess the one thing the EVGA has going for it is.... drumroll please.... no rebates! Omg, rebates are so hard to fill out.
I agree to a point... I mean, I typed up a huge reply to some *insert colorful expletive here* in another thread trying to tell everyone to just buy a $10 no-name PSU from ebay...

I buy the current best deal on something that most likely won't fail, and won't harm the components I have attached to it... If it's going to be an always-on machine, I might go for a higher 80+ rating... If it's a higher-end build or a confined case, I'll consider modular... etc...

The Corsair CX series has been good to me, but those only recently got approved for 40 degree ambient case temp (used to be 30) I have no problem mixing things up a bit if the price is right... For the 600W, I was at Best Buy picking up some blurays when I bought it on a whim, and had recently retired my old Antec backup PSU... I didn't think $30 was a bad price, even for an 80+ standard... I remember paying almost $100 for my old octopus of a PSU currently running my Phenom II PC (my wife's PC now) ... A Corsair TX750 bought in 2009 or 2010... it is 80+ std and still works well... Of course back then anything 80+ was considered higher-end...
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I went for the Seasonic G750 $69.99 AR the other day. Is there really a reason to get the x750 instead? I read a better fan and fully modular, but I don't feel that really matters to me. I don't really understand the need for fully modular either, everyone is going to use the 24pin connector, so that only leaves the pci-e and cpu connectors unused (90% of people will use those too). I also think there would be less potentional problems in the future by eliminating extra connections. My last build I bought a Seasonic 750W gold supply from ebay, not even thinking about the existance of non-modular supplies till it showed up and I didn't have room for all the extra cables. Turns out wire cutters and electrical tape works well to get rid of all the unneeded molex/sata wires. If you must cut the 24pin be aware that there are feedback wires for one or more rails that are needed for voltage regulation and will need to be reconnected back to the correct wires after cutting the harness off.
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