EVGA 450BT 450W Power Supply

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MANUFACTURER: EVGA
PRODUCT: 450BT 450W
PROD LINK: 450BT Product Page
PRICE: $44.99 @ NewEgg
Price is at time of testing!

450BT 450W

Now, a look at the exhaust grille. Lots of open space, which is a very good thing indeed. Once you are sufficiently exhausted, we’ll move on to the next shot.

450BT 450W

EVGA 450BT – DC Output
DC Output +3.3V +5V +12V -12V +5VSB
18A 18A 35A 0.3A 2.5A
Max Power @ 30°C 90W 420W 3.6W 12.5W
450W

As mentioned, this unit is rated for full power at only thirty degrees. Again, it’s to EVGA’s credit that this number is not being obfuscated in any way… they are owning it so you can know what you’re getting into.

But I still want to see forty degrees at minimum. That has never changed in the time I’ve been doing this, and it never will. I prefer the full fifty degrees we expect from industrial units, but forty is a good compromise for a budget model.

450BT 450W

Nothing but cables can be seen here. Not even ventilation holes, which makes me wonder about hot spotting inside the housing. Not every power supply needs to worry about that, though, as long as the design is solid. We should find out quick if the internals are being cooled well enough.

450BT 450W

This being a bargain unit, we again find a bargain stamped fan grille.

450BT 450W

But unlike a lot of bargain units, the cables are still fully sleeved. EVGA didn’t compromise there. There are no capacitors in any of these cables. Those would have added cost.

450BT 450W

Say hello to the CPU cable. Nothing too special about it, save for the very common feature that allows you to split it for use with a four pin connector as needed.

450BT 450W

One singular PCI-e cable comes on this model, bearing only 20 AWG wire. That’s not heavy enough, especially with a daisy chained cable, and will be scored on.

450BT 450W

One Molex chain comes with the unit, and here it is now showing off that most dastardly of inventions, the 3.5″ Berg connector.

450BT 450W

Finally, here are the two SATA cables, such as they are. EVGA doesn’t expect you to power much with this unit, so you don’t get many connectors to power things in return.

EVGA 450BT – Cabling
Type of Cable Length from PSU AWG
Fixed Cables
20+4 pin ATX connector 550 mm 20-22
4+4 pin CPU 620 mm 20
6+2 pin PCI-e, 6+2 pin PCI-e 560+150 mm
5.25″+5.25″+5.25″+3.5″ 480+120+120+120 mm
SATA+SATA 480+120 mm
SATA+SATA 480+120 mm
Unit Dimensions (L x W x H)
140 mm x 150 mm x 86 mm

Yeah, that wire gauge isn’t working for me. The ATX and peripheral cables might be Ok with that, but the CPU and PCI-e cables are pushing it.