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APEVIA ATX-CW500WP4 500W ATX Power Supply, Good PSU?


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Webslinger64

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Just curious if there are any opinions on the quality of the APEVIA ATX-CW500WP4 500W ATX Power Supply. You can buy them at Newegg link
I've seen mixed reviews when doing a quick Google search. Read an article that even called them fake in that the wattage claimed by the unit is inaccurate.
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Gday.
It's one of those "do not use, it may explode" units. The last Pro review done on that brand was years ago, > http://hardocp.com/a...17#.Uj1BR9JRai4
They no longer appear on this list, > http://www.realhardt...vos/Page541.htm
They are on this list, > http://www.overclock...ase#post9426914
A fairly good source for future Ref, > http://www.eggxpert....ead/323050.aspx
Another, > http://www.10stripe....ower-supply.php
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Ditto to what iammykyl has advised :yes:

PSU brands to trust and brands to avoid

What happens to poor quality brand PSUs Please note that I am not inferring that the test PSU is the Apevia brand - the information provided is to help members choose wisely :thumbsup:
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Gday.
It's one of those "do not use, it may explode" units. The last Pro review done on that brand was years ago, > http://hardocp.com/a...17#.Uj1BR9JRai4
They no longer appear on this list, > http://www.realhardt...vos/Page541.htm
They are on this list, > http://www.overclock...ase#post9426914
A fairly good source for future Ref, > http://www.eggxpert....ead/323050.aspx
Another, > http://www.10stripe....ower-supply.php


Thanks for the replies. I appreciate the links and your expertise.
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Ditto to what iammykyl has advised :yes:

PSU brands to trust and brands to avoid

What happens to poor quality brand PSUs Please note that I am not inferring that the test PSU is the Apevia brand - the information provided is to help members choose wisely :thumbsup:


Thanks again for your help. Every link helps me learn more about what I'm trying to accomplish.
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You are most welcome :thumbsup:
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