EVGA 450BV 450W Power Supply

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PRODUCT: EVGA 450BV 450W
PROD LINK: 450BV Product Page
PRICE: $34.99 @ EVGA
Price is at time of testing!

EVGA 450BV 450W

This being the bargain unit it is, I wasn’t expecting a lot from it cosmetically. Units like this used to come in bland gray boxes featuring bland gray performance. But EVGA did put in some effort, and the unit looks pretty good to me.

EVGA 450BV 450W

Of course, bargain units don’t get modular connectors so this unit is lacking that functionality.

EVGA 450BV 450W

The exhaust grille. Often I can tell the OEM from this view, but not this time. You’ll need to wait for page five today.

EVGA 450BV 450W

EVGA 450BV 450W – DC Output
DC Output +3.3V +5V +12V -12V +5VSB
20A 20A 35A 0.3A 3A
Max Power @ 30°C 120W 420W 3.6W 15W
450W

And here would be the load table. A lot of companies would be rather reluctant to tell you a unit has a low max temp rating, but that isn’t the case today. EVGA is outright owning it, which makes me feel somewhat less nervous that it’ll blow up later. They might actually mean it when they say it has overtemp protection.

EVGA 450BV 450W

This unit has a punched grille, like a lot of EVGA’s other units. The difference, of course, being that on a low end unit like this we expect this kind of low dollar grille. It’s the high end Super Flower built stuff using them too that puzzles me.

EVGA 450BV 450W

Now, a look at the some of the cables. EVGA has gone with a combination of ribbons and traditional sleeving on these, and I appreciate that. Especially on the ATX cable itself. There are no capacitors in these cables, fortunately.

EVGA 450BV 450W

Two SATA cables come with the unit, both identical.

EVGA 450BV 450W

Only one Molex cable comes with the unit, and unfortunately it has a 3.5″ Berg connector attached, which I’ve purposely thrown out of focus. I hate those obsolete things.

EVGA 450BV 450W

You get one PCI-e chain with the unit, no more.

EVGA 450BV 450W

You get one CPU connector, no more.

EVGA 450BV 450W – Cabling
Type of Cable Length from PSU AWG
Modular Cables
20+4 pin ATX connector 300 mm 20-22
4+4 pin CPU 610 mm 18
6+2 pin PCI-e, 6+2 pin PCI-e 570+150 mm
5.25″+5.25″+5.25″+3.5″ 470+120+120+120 mm 20
SATA+SATA 460+120 mm
SATA+SATA 460+120 mm
Unit Dimensions (L x W x H)
140 mm x 150 mm x 85 mm

And finally, the cable table, where I will now tell you I don’t care for the size of the wire used. 20 gauge is really pushing it at this power level, and I don’t like seeing it here today. It’s not really dangerous, but with the ATX connector wired up so light there could potentially be some stability issues if you start pulling any kind of decent power out of this thing. It’s a minor issue on a budget unit that’s never going to be expected to power too much, but an issue nonetheless and I will score on it.