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Thread: I wish the Apeiva (aspire) PSUs were better..

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    Default I wish the Apeiva (aspire) PSUs were better..

    because DAMN they look cool!

    Actually, I currently have an Aspire 510 in my case and it does just fine... I think... Of course I had to sheath about half of it, but what they did do looked nice!

    here's a before and after pic (sorry the second is so blurry.. I might retake it)



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    Ack!! My EYES!!!

    What are you powering with it?

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    I can't find the specific model that I have (because they don't make them anymore) but this one is close:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817148008

    My system is:
    p4 3.2ghz Prescott
    2 gigs of Kingston DDR-400
    1 320GB 72100.10 sata Seagate
    1 120GB.... western digital?
    1 60GB IBM Dekstar (thought it died which is why I bought the seagate, but it's actually still going... I've had it for about 7 years in 2 different systems. Amazing HD).
    Asus p4800-deluxe ( http://usa.asus.com/products.aspx?l1...78&modelmenu=1 )
    Radeon 9800proSE (can't find it on newegg or on MSI's site)

    So yeah.. I'm definately upgrading soon :/.
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    looks like a Pentium 4 motherboard. video card reminds me of the MSI 9800Pro with that huge heatsink.

    I hope the OP doesn't leave the extra cables just dangling in the case like that.
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    Heh.. you posted before I could finish my edit.

    And yeah, some of it danlges, but most of it is tucked away.

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    I just don't see the attraction in these Apevia supplies. Sure, I can see nice cables in a computer, even some CCFLs, but why "doll-up" a supply, heck, you can't really see it anyways. I'd rather have that money put in to qualiity of the supply. Every penny spent making the supply dependable, secure, safe, stable, and otherwise is MOST appreciated by me...

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    When it comes down to it, it's really not expensive to add LEDs to things. Almost all the markup, whether it be a fan/strip/whatever is from the fact that they know that *most* people will want something flashy over something dull for their personal build. Might not be ideal for a server, but most people building their own aren't building servers.

    When you add a side window and the fact that PSUs have an exhaust fan, PSUs w/LED fans are a lot more interesting than ones w/out LED fans. The benefit of sheathing is more than just aesthetic, so I'll leave that alone.

    If aesthetics didn't mean anything, why would jonny have a section for it in his ratings?

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    They look cool? If you're into the flashy riceboy computer sort of thing, then by all means.

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    The stock power supplies in Apevia's X-Qpack cases are *garbage*. Fuhjyyu and YC caps on the secondaries. I've got the board out of one on my desk with vented caps. It was in a checkout lane point-of-sale PC which decided it didn't want to boot anymore. One of the POS guys brought it to my office and I tried powering it up. The power supply was hissing, and it didn't boot.

    Yanked that Young Year-built piece of trash and stuck a PCP&C Silencer 410 in it. It started right up. So now we have to have a bunch of power supplies on hand since we have built a few dozen of these cube PC's for stores. Oy vey.

    Jonny reviewed those stock supplies awhile back, turns out these "430W" supplies wheeze out 266 watts or so before they konk out. Needless to say, all future builds in these cases will be using FSP Blue Storm 400's, and I've got a few PCP&C Silencer 410's to use up as well. The FSP's work rather well in these cubes, I'm happy with 'em so far. And no Fuhjyyus!

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