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EVGA 100-W1-500-KR 500W ATX12V / EPS12V 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC  Continuous Power Supply 3 Year Warranty Intel 4th Gen CPU Ready
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  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Continuous power rating, 80 Plus rating, PFC, Stable even after more than a year plus, Good looks, Plenty of connectors, Fully sleeved, 3 year warranty.

Cons: None for the price paid.

Other Thoughts: I used 7 of these for low cost gaming rigs for my family and a few friends over the last year or so, and have had zero issues with any of them. The 5 rigs built for my family running it are all the same and include AMD FX 6300 cpu's, 240GB SSD's plus 1TB hard drives, R7 260X 2GB GDDR5 video cards, and 8GB of 1866 ram and a Blueray drive and it handles all of this effortlessly. The other two builds use even more powerful R9 270X cards with ease.

No power drops, all of the ratings are in the green, and they simply do what they say on the tin. This is the best of the lot under $40.00, just go for it if you're not needing a higher powered PS for a budget build, you won't regret it.

AMD Athlon 5350 Kabini Quad-Core 2.05 GHz Socket AM1 25W AD5350JAHMBOX Desktop Processor AMD Radeon R3
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Fast for what it is, Decent graphics (R3) built in, Perfect for it's intended use, Low cost, Runs cool, Extremely low power draw.

Cons: None really for the price.

Other Thoughts: I bought this as an experiment to see how low I could go for a real HTPC. I combined this with an ASUS MicroATX AM1 board (the only one to support front panel USB 3.0), and a really cheap case. I added a 1TB WD Blue drive and 8GB of G.Skill 1866 ram plus Windows 10 Pro. All together it's makes for a fast enough HTPC solution that sucks all but zero watts (25-35 max) for under $200.00.Recommended if all you need is a 1080p streaming box, you can't get it any cheaper.

I really shouldn't have to say this, but if you're expecting to build a cheap gaming rig with this setup, it ain't gonna happen. From the pci-16 slot limited to X4 speeds, to a real lack of sata ports (the AM1 series only supports 2 max), you cant even begin to get the power or storage solution needed for even modest gaming. This is HTPC all the way, so please don't review this and nail it for not doing what it was designed to do as it does it well.

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL9S-4GBXL
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  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Stable at 1866 in ton's of builds, Cool heat spreaders, Cheap, Always works.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: I've been using this ram for ages. It always works, it always stay working, and it's always my go to choice because of this. You won't get better for the money, go for it!


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Display Name: Michael L.

Date Joined: 08/22/05


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  • Reviews: 101
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  • First Review: 06/01/07
  • Last Review: 12/12/15
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