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$12 price drop. Newegg has the Apevia ATX-AQ700W-BK 700W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply for $65 - $10 off with coupon code EMCZZZW27 [Exp 11/24] - $25 rebate [Exp 11/30] = $30 with free shipping. Features a 135mm fan for keeping the temperatures low.

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    CompWiz17 Ben's cred: 510
    Posted 8:51 am PST 11/18/10

    Features a side window, so you can watch the fireworks when this thing decides to explode(about 2 days after you start using it).

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    digital_one Ben's cred: 29
    Posted 9:06 am PST 11/18/10

    Don't forget the 1950's technology "Smell-A-Vision" when you install this!! Better than 3-D.

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    Elpee Ben's cred: 153
    Posted 10:05 am PST 11/18/10

    That's why I just bought a Corsair 750W at almost 10 times more expensive for my home server which supposes to run 24/7.

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    jdumoit Ben's cred: 25
    Posted 10:41 am PST 11/18/10

    I have an 1100W Apevia PSU, leave it on almost 24/7 and have had no problems for 1.5 years.

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    dave_c Ben's cred: 3575
    Posted 12:16 pm PST 11/18/10

    lol @ expensive 750W PSU for a home server. My primary home server runs off a 240W Delta PSU with 8 HDD in it, has had at least 6 HDD in it for the last 8 years. I should mention the PSU is ATX12V, not the original that had far more 5V current rating than 12V, but the PSU has ran for 8 years while the board and CPU are about 11 years old. I haven't measured the wattage recently but estimate it at about 140W peak, closer to 80W under normal access conditions where some of the HDD are spun down and CPU isn't loaded much.

    Yes it's ancient, Compaq OEM mATX motherboard, celeron 500MHz, two software RAID cards (now SATA, originally PATA), gigabit ethernet card, integrated intel 810 IGP... it works so why upgrade it?? The performance bottleneck is always the HDDs, maybe someday the PCI bus would be but isn't so far... intel chipsets had much better PCI performance back then than SIS or Via.

    The amazing part? Zero maintenance, I haven't even cleaned the filter panel in years with it in my basement of all places. I chose a tall pin fin CPU heatsink with a high quality, low RPM fan strapped on for minimal dust buildup and it has never even needed dusted out, though that is expected since it has filtered intake.

    Ironically enough now that I mentioned it, that system will probably fail tomorrow... though I could state that anytime and it hasn't yet...

    Main point is, you don't need a high wattage PSU for a home server, merely one with top quality japanese capacitors and all dual ball bearing fans (and for tiny high RPM fans on video or chipset, replace them with something thicker and lower RPM or set it up with a passive replacement heatsink).

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    CompWiz17 Ben's cred: 510
    Posted 9:47 pm PST 11/18/10

    jdumoit wrote:
    I have an 1100W Apevia PSU, leave it on almost 24/7 and have had no problems for 1.5 years.


    Well, the question of how soon it will fail depends upon how much load you're actually putting on it, and how hot the intake air is for the PSU.

    If you've got an Apevia 1100watt PSU powering a 300watt system with <30C input air, well, sure, it could last a couple years.

    Of course, it could also fail at anytime and fry your entire system.

    And, if you do ever try to pull 1100watts from it, it will almost certainly fail and quite possibly fry the rest of your system.

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    ironbadge Ben's cred: 341
    Posted 12:41 pm PST 11/22/10

    After all, is this thing good or bad? In another thread, the Cooler Master costs $25 AR. I need a cheap but reliable PSU for my dying XPS400.

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    CompWiz17 Ben's cred: 510
    Posted 3:50 pm PST 11/23/10

    #7: it is bad. Do not buy any Apevia power supply.

    If you want to quickly check if a certain power supply is worth getting, take a look at this Tiered PSU list: http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/permalink/323050/323050/ShowThread.aspx#323050

    In it, most PSU's on the market are sorted into a series of tiers, from best to worst.

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    ironbadge Ben's cred: 341
    Posted 9:14 pm PST 11/23/10

    Thanks, #8. That is one heck of a list.
    Is this Antec any good?
    I need one for a 4-yo XPS400.

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    CompWiz17 Ben's cred: 510
    Posted 11:09 pm PST 11/25/10

    #9: sure, Antec Earthwatts units are good.

    However, if you shop around a bit, you might be able to get something even cheaper. $59 + shipping for a 430watt PSU isn't anything special.

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    ironbadge Ben's cred: 341
    Posted 8:33 pm PST 11/26/10

    CompWiz17 wrote:
    #9: sure, Antec Earthwatts units are good.

    However, if you shop around a bit, you might be able to get something even cheaper. $59 + shipping for a 430watt PSU isn't anything special.


    Actually, it would be $30 AR.

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    CompWiz17 Ben's cred: 510
    Posted 10:04 am PST 11/29/10

    #11: that's a decent price.

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