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VisionTek Juice Box VT-450CD 450W SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Dedicated Graphics & CPU Power Supply

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Things always go like this: if you upgrade your old system with a high-end CPU and graphics card, you will have to upgrade your power supply to feed them. But with VisionTek's Juice Box, you don't have to.

Keep using your original PSU, and add this Juice Box into the 5.25" drive bay of your computer case to feed your new CPU and graphics cards. With dedicated 450W power, the Juice Box easily satisfies the most demanding power requirements. Two pull fans and one push fan optimizes the thermal release.

The Juice Box is synchronized power on with the main power supply, so you can begin use your computer as usual. Just enjoy the gaming performance without worry about the power!

  • newegg 450W Dedicated Power A dedicated power of 450W delivers safe, reliable output for your graphics cards in single, SLI, Quad SLI, CrossFire or CrossFireX configuration as well as provides extra power for desktop/server CPU.
  • newegg 5.25" Bay Installation The VisionTek Juice Box Power Supply can be mounted to an available 5.25” driver bay of the computer case, delivers broad compatibility.

Learn more about the VisionTek VT-450CD

Model

Brand
VisionTek
Model
VT-450CD
Series
Juice Box

Spec

Maximum Power
450W
SLI
SLI Ready
CrossFire
CrossFire Ready

Features

Features
Provides extra power for single cards, SLI, Quad SLI, CrossFire, CrossFireX and desktop/server CPU's

5.25" bay size compliant

Universal range 100~240V AC input with active PFC on board

EZ-Plug cable design

Synchronized "power on" with main power supply

Two pull fans and one push fan to optimize thermal release

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  • Trent F.
  • 9/9/2013 6:14:32 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsIt smelled like rust.

Pros: It shipped quickly and inexpensively along with the rest of my order. You must contact newegg via telephone to get return shipping paid for (this was a very pleasant and quick experience).

Cons: D.O.A. The device never powered on and never powered a video card. I tried it with three different computers and 2 different video cards. When opening the package I notice a rusty/musty smell as though the device had been repackaged (it came in a plain white box - not the box pictured) after it had gotten very wet and had sat in the dark. You don't really need any but, there was no documentation in the box or online. The stats fail to mention that the 450watts is from two 20amp lines (you can see this in the picture). The power cable expansion slot adapter actually had rust on it. The power cables had a weird residue on them that wouldn't wipe off and although they looked super tough are not nearly flexible enough. RMA policy is only for replacement.

Other Thoughts: Save yourself the trouble. Spend a little bit more money buy a bigger main power supply.

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  • James D.
  • 9/4/2013 6:18:06 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWonderful little PSU

Pros: 450W in a 5.25 bay
Can power most high-end video cards
Subtle
$20!

Cons: Cables are a little difficult to manage
the PSU requires a second power cable to operate, so make sure you have a good power strip to handle everything.

Other Thoughts: I've had it for over a year and it has yet to explode. Mine powers an HIS HD7950 w/ Boost. It works fine, is quiet, might put out a little extra heat.

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  • Yu O.
  • 8/17/2013 9:17:20 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsDon't do it

Pros: May be useful in a pinch (when it works). Doesn't take up too much space.

Cons: Bought this to supplement my current PSU thinking it would be a cheap alternative to a new one. Couldn't have been more wrong. The provided cables are too short and too thick - the motherboard connector was improperly designed and doesn't connect. Worst of all were the stability issues - it's failed to power on during boot and has also turned itself off randomly at least once. Yes, all connections were secure.

Other Thoughts: Do yourself a favor and spend the money towards a proper PSU. This isn't even worth trying and then returning - the shipping cost is almost the same as the product price itself.

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  • Nathan W.
  • 7/30/2013 8:07:02 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsJuicy

Pros: Cheap extra power for graphics cards and CPUs.
My USB headphones would start to have a static feedback when my graphics cards were at high loads, and this fixed that problem right up.
Pretty sturdy build for such a small box.

Cons: Cables are really thick, and are very hard to bend for management, I actually had to leave the side panel of my case open until I could rewire everything, even then it is a tight fit, so make sure your chassis has plenty of room.
The extra power cable is not removable like most power supplies, so if you move your tower, you have an odd cable dangling or wrapped around something.
The 8-pin sockets on the PSU are actually just 6-pins with 2 dummy pins.

Other Thoughts: The fit in my case was really tight, but I suspect that may just be my case.
At high draw, it can get pretty loud, but is otherwise nearly unnoticeable.
My case doesn't have this, but I am pretty sure towers with the door covers are not friendly with this PSU.

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  • Adrianne P.
  • 12/31/2012 8:22:11 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPretty nice

Pros: Unit came well packaged and with more cables then necessary. The performance whilst supporting a single GTX 460 is great and runs not too loud.

Cons: Cables are short, so if you want to manage your cables your gonna have a rough time.

Other Thoughts: I have a case supporting all fans under 20db. This unit may run at 25db as it is not loud but distinguishable from the rest of my pc. I would suggest this to anyone, especially at $20. I have yet to stress test it with both of my 460's but I will in the near future.

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  • Eric H.
  • 10/8/2012 10:54:08 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGreat device

Pros: Great way to add dedicated power for graphics cards. If you think this is a bad idea, i would deintiely question your technical ability. First, if sized ocrrectly, this eliminates the need to buy a power wasting 1000 W PSU for your system. In most isntances, a 500 W power supply is more than sufficient for running a computer. We have been driven to purchasing 900+ Watt PSU because the video cards demand high power. What better way to upgrade your video card without needing to add a monster PSU. I have been using these dedicated PSU's for over 6 years (starting with a thermal ake 250 which is still in use). Never again will you wonder if your main PSU is causing issues because it isn't providing enough power to your PC.

Cons: I do not like the fact that the power cord simply runs from the back of the case. My old thermaltake unit had a power cord that terminated in a PCI slot adapter that allowed an external power cord to be detached form the back of the PC. This is a far better design than having to unplug from the outlet.

Other Thoughts: I use these even when I am running large PSUs. I know that my CPU and drives will never be robbed of power just because I fire up a game. This sint necessarily about cost savings either, it's about system saving. When running a multi-socket system with 6+ HDD's and 2 video cards, this is simply a must have.

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  • Eric H.
  • 10/8/2012 10:54:06 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGreat device

Pros: Great way to add dedicated power for graphics cards. If you think this is a bad idea, i would deintiely question your technical ability. First, if sized ocrrectly, this eliminates the need to buy a power wasting 1000 W PSU for your system. In most isntances, a 500 W power supply is more than sufficient for running a computer. We have been driven to purchasing 900+ Watt PSU because the video cards demand high power. What better way to upgrade your video card without needing to add a monster PSU. I have been using these dedicated PSU's for over 6 years (starting with a thermal ake 250 which is still in use). Never again will you wonder if your main PSU is causing issues because it isn't providing enough power to your PC.

Cons: I do not like the fact that the power cord simply runs from the back of the case. My old thermaltake unit had a power cord that terminated in a PCI slot adapter that allowed an external power cord to be detached form the back of the PC. This is a far better design than having to unplug from the outlet.

Other Thoughts: I use these even when I am running large PSUs. I know that my CPU and drives will never be robbed of power just because I fire up a game. This sint necessarily about cost savings either, it's about system saving. When running a multi-socket system with 6+ HDD's and 2 video cards, this is simply a must have.

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  • Julio J.
  • 5/28/2012 6:47:27 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsFor emergencies only.

Pros: Under certain hardware configurations, this supplement will come in handy.

Cons: Many users will see few advantages to buy this:
-Can probably find a good PSU at an affordable price.
-Will use up a 5.25" bay.
-Will take up some wiring space too.

Other Thoughts: I don't think I could justify buying something like this at this point in time, but at the time it was being sold, it was very useful. I had a power supply that did not have the connector for the CPU, and needed more power for a graphics card as well. It was also on sale at an electronics store. I don't know if buying this was necessary, but it helped my computer to boot, and it worked while I used it. I'd say it's more of a crutch than a permanent solution, but it worked.

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  • Robert Z.
  • 9/29/2009 3:03:30 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

1 out of 5 eggsPointless product

Pros: If you don't know what you're doing, at least you have an expensive way to fix it.

Cons: This is one of the stupidest products I've ever seen. For the same price, you can replace your existing power supply with an 80PLUS-certified power supply that will give you more than enough juice to run whatever hardware you throw at it. If you just replace your old power supply, you won't add weight to your computer, and you won't have to waste an extra drive bay.

Other Thoughts: No offense to those who have been duped, but why would anyone buy this? Even if it wasn't cheaper to simply replace your existing power supply, this is a bad idea. It's not the best practice to attach separate power supplies to the same equipment. Your power will be dirty, the voltages between the two power sources will differ, and you'll be wasting a lot of electricity running two inefficient power supplies instead of running a single high-efficiency power supply.

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  • David L.
  • 7/8/2009 10:59:23 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsit works

Pros: I bought this to run my ati 3870 because my stock dell 375 was not cutting it. Worked like a charm. Came with all kinds of cables.Now i run my ati 4890 with it,the cables to run it are thick but they work great, have recommended this to many people, would but again

Cons: power cable out the back

Other Thoughts: love it

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