Joined on 04/23/02
It's silent...despite what MGD says.
Pros: My previous review is down a bit further, but I had to refute what MGD had said a few posts down. He said his was very loud. My experience is exactly the opposite. My system is ultra quiet now compared to my "old" system which also had an antec PSU in it. This EA650 is completely silent. I had to look at the back to make sure the darn thing was on as it doesn't make any noise whatsoever.
Cons: None - owned the thing for 6 months now and it's rock solid and silent in operation.
Overall Review: Yes, it's very plain jane looking, but I don't care what it looks like... I care how it performs and if it's silent. It passes with flying colors on both of those fronts.
Pros: *Runs fast & cool *Extremely quiet *Has 1GB memory *Factory Overclocked *Came with Crossfire connector (some other brands don't)
Overall Review: Bought one and will be buying another for Crossfire. This thing is very fast and quite the upgrade from an NVIDIA 7800GS OC. Runs Oblivion 1600x1200, all settings maxed, 4x AA, 16x Ansi with no lag. I don't really need another one, but want to have a matching set before they decide to stop making them or change the model or something. It runs very cool compared to the reference cooler and very, very quiet. I love that I can't even hear my computer now compared to my previous one.
Pros: *VERY quiet *Provides clean, even power *Long cables *More than enough connections *Price
Overall Review: Great power supply. Awsome price and great product. I wish they would offer a similar PS that was modular at only a slight increase in price, but alas... this thing is great. Very quiet, works very well... I was able to tie up the extra cabling quite nicely and still have a clean install.
Pros: *Fast *Runs cool
Cons: *I found that mine were the loudest part of my system when writting
Overall Review: I bought two of these and run them in Raid 1 (I got tired of re-installing OS/programs when my main HD failed, although those in my last system were Maxstor, before they were bought by SeaGate). They spin quiet, they are very fast, but when writting to disk, they are the loudest part of my system. But my system is whisper quiet though, so perhaps it's just because of that. Also, my case doesn't have rubber gromets so perhaps it is resonating sound through the case more than it should. Love the drives though...very speedy