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EVGA 220-G2-0750-XR 80 PLUS GOLD 750W ECO Mode Fully Modular NVIDIA SLI Ready and Crossfire Support Continuous Power Supply
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Good power supply. Works well with my Supermicro X10SL7-F motherboard and Xeon 1230V3 processor. Replaced an 8-year old Antec NeoHE 500 that ran fine but needed something newer. Like the 10 year warranty. Lots of cables included, could have included another SATA power cable though.

Cons: The packaging seriously looks like it costs $20. I know that companies tout their "out of box experience" but embroidered Velcro pouches for cabling? Seriously EVGA....

Other Thoughts: Tried to use my old power supply modular cabling but the board wouldn't power on with it. Lesson learned: Use the modular cabling that comes with each new power supply.

SeaSonic SS-300TFX Bronze 300W TFX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Quiet, runs fine. 300w can handle more peripherals than 200w.

Cons: This is not a complaint about the SeaSonic, but be aware that unlike ATX, TFX is more of a "guideline". ALWAYS MEASURE YOUR CASE OR EXISTING POWER SUPPLY before ordering ANY power supply.

CyberPower CP850PFCLCD PFC Sinewave UPS 850VA 510W PFC Compatible Mini-Tower w/ USB Charging Ports
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: CyberPower UPS systems work well in just about any application. The batteries are replaceable, which is a requirement for me.

I support home and SMB networks, where a single low-cost CyberPower UPS can power several servers and shut them down appropriately.

Unlike APC, which only provides network shutdown features at higher price points, CyberPower makes their PowerPanel Business Edition software available as a free download, which enables you to set up alerting and unattended shutdown for any Windows or Linux box on your network, so in this way the server can alert the workstations and shut them down, even if the workstations are only connected to "dumb" UPS power units.

Leave the big data centers to APC. If you support home or SMB networks, CyberPower is the only way to go.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Most people follow the "install and forget" model of using UPS, which can get you in trouble. ALWAYS replace batteries following the manufacturer's recommendations, and periodically test your UPS to ensure that it works when you need it. Sometimes a UPS with a dead battery can be worse than having no surge protector.


Levin C.'s Profile

Display Name: Levin C.

Date Joined: 11/25/06

  • Reviews: 9
  • Helpfulness: 4
  • First Review: 10/25/10
  • Last Review: 12/22/14
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