Nexus VALUE 430 430W Active PFC Quiet Power Supply
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Cons: excessive amount of unnecessary cables and not enough on some.
After having been disappointed by the FSP 450W compact mATX PSU, I got this one based on reading reviews and the fact that its price has dropped below 60 from the usual 80. Even though this is not a mATX PSU it's still slightly smaller than a full size ATX one so it fitted in my HTPC case just fine.
Even though this PSU is not 80+ certified, I found that my Kilo-a-watt actually registered a few watts below when I was using one that's 80+ bronze certified, a pleasant nice surprise.
One nitpick I have with this is the cables. I guess it's because this was designed a few years back maybe?
- I don't understand the need of these PSUs that's below 500W to include TWO GPU power cables. If I was going to run SLI, you'd be damn sure I am going to get a PSU bigger than 500W, and if I have room in my case for two GPUs to run SLI/XFire, I wouldn't need to worry about getting a small size PSU.
- Same thing with the TWO molex cables that has THREE connectors each, and then there's the 3.5" FDD connector (Do people still use that?). These days, it's all SATA and USB for FDD and I have no used for these power cables except maybe for some case fans. That's quite a bunch of cables I have to find room to tuck away. I don't want to cut them immediately just in case I need to return or get warranty service.
- I don't really need two SATA power cables, but that's fine, but why do these only have TWO connectors each, and the distance between the connectors is barely long enough unless you stack your HDDs/DVDs next to each other.
Anyways, I'd give this PSU a 4.Read more ›
Good, quiet power supply at a reasonable price.
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This power supply makes almost noise; I have one in an HTPC with a low power processor, and no hard drive or video card, and you still can't hear this thing. Read morePublished on August 20, 2012 by S. Sorley
I buy these for my customers. Never had an issue with noise or heat output. It uses a very quiet fan. RonPublished on July 16, 2012 by Ron N.
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