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    Default EVGA 430W Power Supply Review @ [H]ard|OCP

    EVGA has been hit and miss when it comes to PSUs. While it has produced some stinkers in the past, we have recently seen at least one excellent quality product from EVGA. So when we saw its 430W unit billed as having "UNBEATABLE VALUE" and is rated at 40C for full power operation, we knew we had to buy it.
    http://www.hardocp.com/article/2015/..._supply_review

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    Definitely the best el cheapo pocket money can buy

    Puts all those SunPro clones to shame.
    Careful what you wish for... You just might get it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by McSteel View Post
    Definitely the best el cheapo pocket money can buy
    And still a fail.
    Best, Luca

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    Under extremely stringent test suite in high ambient temperatures.

    You get what you pay for, for $20 it's certainly not bad and you could do a whole lot worse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rafal_iB_PL View Post
    You get what you pay for, for $20 it's certainly not bad and you could do a whole lot worse.
    No, Rafal, probably it's not that bad if it's the only tool you can have (it should be better than "your" Tacens Mars I guess), and it was even better for those who paid it 9,99 on NCIX last year, or 15,99 on NewEgg at New Year's Eve (although, as Spectre pointed out in the review, those are not the regular street prices for that unit).

    Nonetheless whether sometimes on [H] a mere pass may be seen somehow as a problem (Corsair HXi), we couldn't regard a fail as a coming home with flying colours, IMO.

    Summarizing, nice to have such a low grade reference, and I'd like to see Spectre with other basic units, like the FSP-based BeQuiet System 7 450W, or maybe the "new" CM Storm GX-series.
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    I have a feeling that the CM Storm GX would pass easily.
    As for grading, a mere pass is a problem for a $120 unit, and a soft-fail isn't a problem for a $20 unit.

    Money is a strong context for any evaluation...
    Careful what you wish for... You just might get it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by McSteel View Post
    a soft-fail isn't a problem for a $20 unit.
    A "$45" unit, Mc : I doubt we'll ever see such rebates (well, almost always mail-in cards, not "real" rebates) here in Europe.


    Quote Originally Posted by McSteel View Post
    Money is a strong context for any evaluation...
    I absolutely agree: but set aside north american rebates, here that EVGA is in the 40-45 bucks range, something like a Cooler Master G450M is in the 44-48 range, and in my ignorance I've a few doubts about which one I would buy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by quest for silence View Post
    http://www.hardocp.com/article/2015/..._supply_review

    Hey ehume, we talked a lot about it a while ago: do you remember? Now Spectre gives us all the answers!
    Yup. He did. But for $25, watching the sales carefully, one might pick up a Corsair CX430 -- I did. That's now my PSU for the giveaway system. I'm allergic to sleeve bearing fans in PSU's.
    CPU: Core i7 8700k, HT enabled, all 6 cores OC'd to 4.8GHz, Vcore = 1.24v
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    Quote Originally Posted by quest for silence View Post
    Hey ehume, we talked a lot about it a while ago: do you remember? Now Spectre gives us all the answers!
    Well I can't read minds or I would know what my wife wants :P

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    I'm of the firm belief that EVEN IF you could read your wife's mind... you STILL wouldn't know what she wants.

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