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FSP Group AU-400FL 400W ATX 2.3 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply with Intel Haswell Ready
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

3 out of 5 eggs Works well, but depth specification is wrong 01/24/2014

This review is from: FSP Group AU-400FL 400W ATX 2.3 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply with Intel Haswell Ready

Pros: Silent.
Modular cable assemblies.

Cons: False information regarding depth of product. It is incompatible with the Silverstone GD06 HTPC case.

Other Thoughts: I bought this along with the Silverstone GD06 case, which requires a PSU having a depth of less than 150mm (5.9"). The spec of the PSU says 5.51" deep, so I thought I'd be fine. Upon putting the system together, I found the case's hard drive bracket did not fit. I measured the PSU and found it to be 160mm (6.3") deep, or about 0.79" deeper than the specification. I ended up getting a Silverstone GD05 case instead, which fits the PSU just fine.

This discrepancy is not Newegg's fault, as they got this info from the manufacturer's web site. It is the information on the manufacturer's web site that is wrong.

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ASUS A53U-ES21 Notebook AMD Dual-Core Processor E-450 (1.65GHz) 4GB Memory 320GB HDD AMD Radeon HD 6320 15.6
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Good battery life, nice display, keyboard has number pad. Runs cool and quiet.

Cons: Bloatware, but this is standard fare for *any* Windows-based laptop you buy nowadays.

Other Thoughts: I removed all bloatware with manual uninstall. Suggest keeping the Power4Gear and ATK software, as these are both needed for the enhanced power management. Also suggest keeping the ETDWare software for the touchpad. Got rid of McAfee and am running Avast free antivirus. I'd additionally suggest configuring all software except the antivirus to check for updates but not automatically download them. Otherwise you might experience unexpected sluggishness. I get some sluggishness upon startup, but then Avast gives me a notice it's downloaded updates (over wireless), then all is well. I'm using Firefox, and Flash is working fine.

It's plenty quick enough for my applications of Internet surfing, use as a remote control for and running measurement software for my audio system. Its quiet operation is great in this application, as it's right next to where I sit to listen to music.

If you need a powerful system, you'll want a higher-end laptop than this, for which you'll pay more.

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Display Name: Andrew C.

Date Joined: 08/02/04

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  • Last Review: 01/24/14
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