The SPARKLE 80 PLUS PLATINUM Certified series is high performance power supply unit that delivers premium efficiency and quality vital to today's high end system. Designed with professionals in mind, this PSU is a great choice for those seek high performance, reliability and durability at the same time. It features Active Power Factor Correction (meet EN61000-3-2), low noise and ripple, Remote on/off, and internal 12V DC fan with speed control for efficient cooling. It's also 100% Hi-pot, ATE, and burn-in tested to withstand heavy-duty use in rigorous environments.
Great for bare minimum
Pros: This is a great PSU for a PC using the bare minimum needs. Its certainly not for high end gaming or anything like that. Awesome never the less.
Cons: Very few wires to work with. low amps on the 12v lines. but then again, its not really a gaming PSU.
Other Thoughts: great buy.
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Pros: Used this power supply in a Bit Fenix Mini-Itx build with an Ivy Bridge i5. Perfect for an integrated graphics or single mid-range graphics card system. Very quiet.
Cons: Not modular, but not really needed at 400 watts either.
Other Thoughts: At 400 watts total there really can't be two PCI-E power plugs. You really shouldn't run that big of a card on this supply.
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Vibrates from time to time
Cons: I originally gave it a 5 stars, but this unit started vibrating like crazy due to the fan spinning. I tried applying cushioning around it but it still vibrates. I have to keep whacking it each time to stop the vibration. I suspect there are some parts inside the power supply that is resonating with the fan. I wish there was a way to control the fan speed on this thing.
Other Thoughts: Why doesn't Newegg allow users to edit their reviews instead of having to post a new review?
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Pros: I replaced my Corsair HX620 80Plus PSU from about 6 years ago. I took some measurements with a Kill-a-Watt for comparison.
Cons: There's only one PCI-Express connector. This is not modular. It is not as quiet as I hoped. But it is not loud.
Other Thoughts: For about $30 more, I could have bought the Kingwin AP-550, which is probably the most efficient power supply in the market. It is also non modular.
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“I originally gave it a 5 stars, but this unit started vibrating like crazy due to the fan spinning. I tried applying cushioning ...”— 9/20/2012
“I replaced my Corsair HX620 80Plus PSU from about 6 years ago. I took some measurements with a Kill-a-Watt for comparison.— 8/23/2012