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    Arrow EVGA 450BV Review

    I've decided to shake things up a little today. We haven't looked at the extreme low end of the power supply market in a while, so that's the plan for this review... to take one of EVGA's most bargain basement units and see if we have ourselves a gutless wonder or something actually half decent. Folks, I give you the EVGA 450BV.
    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php...Story&reid=559

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    Interesting review! Hard to find anything on such cheapos. I reallyappreciate you/the site buying one to take a close look.

    Please don't get me the wrong way, but I recommend to be stricter with crossload performance. Real life PCs basically cause crossload all the time. Yes, group regulated PSU cannot deliver good crosslaod results, but I feel this should find it's way into final score. Less educated users should easily see from the score DC-DC/independend voltage regulation improves performance considerably. For the PSU nerds your way is intuitive. A budget PSU with cheap group regulated design cannot deliver similar performance to any PSu with independed voltage regulation. For the average joe out there however it's mostyl about the score.

    If you wanna be nice it's betetr to use the value part, I'd say. This is just my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philipus II View Post
    If you wanna be nice it's betetr to use the value part, I'd say. This is just my opinion.
    Not just yours, I would've docked the unit a lot more for being the wrong kind of group reg, i.e. having the "wrong" crossload bias. Perhaps it might have been interesting to see how far it could be loaded in the CL1 scenario without adverse effects... This could be the next pre-ATX12V PSU to get!
    Careful what you wish for... You just might get it.

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    I'm glad that I got the CX450M for my PC. How much better of a unit do you think it is compared to the 450BV?

    Also: is this a typo on the cold load test?
    "0.00% from the 5V rail" yet the table shows 5.09V, not 5.00V.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GDILord View Post
    Also: is this a typo on the cold load test?
    "0.00% from the 5V rail" yet the table shows 5.09V, not 5.00V.
    Those tests measure voltage drop from low load to full load, not voltage deviation. The 5V rail didn't drop at all, so it's 0%.

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    It's definitely a better performing unit than expected; on the other hand, it's still a basic group regulated design and not really worth the money.

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    Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philipus II View Post
    Interesting review! Hard to find anything on such cheapos. I reallyappreciate you/the site buying one to take a close look.
    Next review will be somewhat more of the same.

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    i would not buy the evga 450bv, unless i was totally broke.....too cheap of a psu for me, even looks bad from the pics on the review site

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    Another day, another new PSU line from EVGA...

    I would like to see what new Corsair's VS (grey sticker) PSU can do.

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