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    Default Any luck with the EVGA BR series PS?

    EVGA via ebay has the 450w BR for $19.99 with free shipping right now. I have an older i5 3570k that I've been using for years with a crappy Antec Earthwatts 430w that only has a 4 pin CPU connector, not the 4+4 that it's supposed to have. For 6 years I've only plugged half of it into the motherboard. Also, that Antec is about 10 years old so maybe time to take her out back with the shotgun. EVGA is also running a +2 year extension, giving me 5 years on the 450 BR. Think it's worth it? I read that the 450w rating was only for 30C.

    Thanks for any input!

    EDIT: I decided to check EVGA's site to see if I could get that price straight from them, and they have the 500W BR for the same $19.99 with free shipping. So, cancel my above question; it's now about the 500w
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    EVGA 500 BR link for others
    https://www.evga.com/products/produc...100-BR-0500-K1

    Specs
    https://www.evga.com/products/Specs/...d-da64dad7270c
    500W at 30C
    Sleeve bearing fan
    Japanese capacitors: No

    Extended warrantee not for this model
    https://www.evga.com/articles/01218/...ranty-upgrade/
    "-BR, -RX, and -RB suffixes are not eligible for this promotion"
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    Quote Originally Posted by ashiekh View Post
    Link for others
    https://www.evga.com/products/produc...100-BR-0500-K1

    Specs
    https://www.evga.com/products/Specs/...d-da64dad7270c
    500W at 30C
    Sleeve bearing fan
    Japanese capacitors: No

    Extended warrantee not for this model
    https://www.evga.com/articles/01218/...ranty-upgrade/
    "-BR, -RX, and -RB suffixes are not eligible for this promotion"
    The RX and RB confuses me, it implies there are/will be units with those prefixes but RX/RB doesn't conform to EVGAs naming scheme
    Just some nerd from 'Straya

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    Quote Originally Posted by awesomegamer919 View Post
    The RX and RB confuses me, it implies there are/will be units with those prefixes but RX/RB doesn't conform to EVGAs naming scheme
    Note that they specified suffixes; they are referring to the products part number. For example the 600 B1 part number is 100-B1-0600-KR

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    "KR" just means "Korea", as in "packed with Korean power cord", etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyGURU View Post
    "KR" just means "Korea", as in "packed with Korean power cord", etc.
    I think that is just a coincidence. EVGA has weird part number suffixes.

    From US warranty:
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    The length of the Limited Warranty is determined by Product according to the suffix associated with each Product's identification number as set forth below and will be measured beginning from the date of purchase:
    
    10 Year Standard Limited Warranty Product Suffixes: -X0, -X1, -X2, -X3, -X4, -X5, -X6, -X7, -X8, -X9, -XR
    7 Year Standard Limited Warranty Product Suffixes: -Y0, -Y1, -Y2, -Y3, -Y4, -Y5, -Y6, -Y7, -Y8, -Y9
    5 Year Standard Limited Warranty Product Suffixes: -GR, -SR, -V0, -V1, -V2, -V3, -V4, -V5, -V6, -V7, -V8, -V9, -VR
    3 Year Standard Limited Warranty Product Suffixes: -K0, -K1, -K2, -K3, -K4, -K5, -K6, -K7, -K8, -K9, -KR, -KB, -KA, -KF
    2 Year Standard Limited Warranty Product Suffixes: -L0, -L1, -L2, -L3, -L4, -L5, -L6, -L7, -L8, -L9, -LR
    1 Year Standard Limited Warranty Product Suffixes: -BR, -RX
    90 Day Standard Limited Warranty Product Suffix: -RB

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    Quote Originally Posted by sdbardwick View Post
    I think that is just a coincidence. EVGA has weird part number suffixes.

    From US warranty:
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    The length of the Limited Warranty is determined by Product according to the suffix associated with each Product's identification number as set forth below and will be measured beginning from the date of purchase:
    
    10 Year Standard Limited Warranty Product Suffixes: -X0, -X1, -X2, -X3, -X4, -X5, -X6, -X7, -X8, -X9, -XR
    7 Year Standard Limited Warranty Product Suffixes: -Y0, -Y1, -Y2, -Y3, -Y4, -Y5, -Y6, -Y7, -Y8, -Y9
    5 Year Standard Limited Warranty Product Suffixes: -GR, -SR, -V0, -V1, -V2, -V3, -V4, -V5, -V6, -V7, -V8, -V9, -VR
    3 Year Standard Limited Warranty Product Suffixes: -K0, -K1, -K2, -K3, -K4, -K5, -K6, -K7, -K8, -K9, -KR, -KB, -KA, -KF
    2 Year Standard Limited Warranty Product Suffixes: -L0, -L1, -L2, -L3, -L4, -L5, -L6, -L7, -L8, -L9, -LR
    1 Year Standard Limited Warranty Product Suffixes: -BR, -RX
    90 Day Standard Limited Warranty Product Suffix: -RB
    Jesus Christ... Let's just assume nothing. I'm sure they do as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mazeroth View Post
    Any luck with the EVGA BR series PS?
    I bought two of these (500 BR) recently when they were on sale. I have a ~10 year old overclocked Q6600 system that still works great for office use, but was using an equally old Antec Earthwatts 650 where the fan had become noisy. I swapped the Earthwatts 650 for the EVGA 500 BR and the 500 BR is working great so far. One thing worth noting is that power consumption from the wall went down ~15 watts due to efficiency increase just from swapping to the newer PSU.

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    i would not touch it with a 10 ft pole...do you really think u will get anything decent for that price, get what u pay for...

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    Then how about this for $55 on amazon

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DTMXD83...ing=UTF8&psc=1

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