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Antec EarthWatts EA 500 -EC 500W ATX power supply unit

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EarthWatts EA 500 -EC
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EA-500EC
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A power supply unit (PSU) converts mains AC to low-voltage regulated DC power for the internal components of a computer.
power supply units
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Short summary description Antec EarthWatts EA 500 -EC 500W ATX power supply unit:
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Antec EarthWatts EA 500 -EC, 500 W, ATX, 80000 h, PC, 10 - 50 °C, 5.07 lbs (2.3 kg)
Long summary description Antec EarthWatts EA 500 -EC 500W ATX power supply unit :

Antec EarthWatts EA 500 -EC. Total power: 500 W. Form factor: ATX, Mean time between failures (MTBF): 80000 h, Compatibility: PC. Weight: 5.07 lbs (2.3 kg). Safety: TUV, UL, CUL, CE, CB, FCC, C-Tick, CCC. Dimensions (WxDxH): 5.87 x 6.22 x 3.35" (149 x 158 x 85 mm)

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Source Testseek summary Average rating
Reviews
Updated:
2017-03-01
Testseek has collected 16 expert reviews for Antec EarthWatts EA 500 -EC and the average expert rating is 80 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.
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Source Review comments Score
SysOpt.com
Updated:
2017-03-01
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cluboc.net
Updated:
2017-03-01
How many times have we powered our computers on and thought about the power consumption? I have to admit that while I recycle and try to do my part for the environment that I sometimes forget about energy conservation. It may be because the job...
90%
circuitremix.com
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2017-03-01
I found that Antec\'s EarthWatts 500w power supply was a hidden gem. It has the appearance of a standard basic power supply, but its performance was very good. The EarthWatts doesn\'t have standout looks or special features, but it does was it was designed to do...
80%
OCModShop
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2017-03-01
As weve said before, the power supply is the most overlooked component when buying or building your own computer. Whether your computer is a simple email machine or calculates real-world weather patterns, all of your hardware depends on what is provid...
Bottom line Antecs Earthwatts 500 (SKU EA-500) doesnt have alot of frills that many hardware enthusiasts look for these days, but it is a solid power supply that is rather efficient and produces little heat. Available for around $50 online, it is a real bargain...
80%
benchmarkreviews.com
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2017-03-01
The power supply unit is the single most important part of any computer. Regardless of the system there is but one golden rule: whether it be a simple workstation with integrated components or an advanced gaming system with every cutting-edge product...
78%
Bjorn3d.com
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2017-03-01
The power supply unit is the single most important part of any computer. Regardless of the system there is but one golden rule: whether it be a simple workstation with integrated components or an advanced gaming system with every cutting-edge product...
Good 80 PLUS® Certified efficiency, Excellent performance, Active PFC, Fully sleeved main power connector, Very high efficiency rating: PFC = 0.99, Extremely quiet operation, Excellent power regulation, Industrial grade components...
Bad Plain design and dull finish detract from the allure of efficiency, Peripheral cables should also be sleeved to match, 120mm cooling fan should be the standard...
Bottom line Presently, the 500W Antec EarthWatts SKU# EA-500 is being sold at a few major online retailers for under $80 at the time of this writing (in the United States). This price falls directly in-line with competitor offerings which do not feature the same...
70%
tomshardware.com
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2017-03-01
Case and power supply combos always look like a bargain, but bargain-basement parts have always seemed to chase experienced builders away. Today...
Bottom line While many enthusiasts have never even considered using a power supply that came with a case, we’ve previously found excellent value in carefully-selected budget combos. Our continued effort to expand our low-cost options had yielded some surprising re...
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hardwaresecrets.com
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2017-03-01
EarthWatts is a series of power supplies from Antec with a Spartan look and relatively low cost, but able to deliver 80% efficiency and nominal power labeled at 50º C, also featuring active PFC and two video card connectors for your SLI or CrossFi...
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Techreport.com
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2017-03-01
Todays PCs are filled with mind-bendingly complex bits of engineering. Processors with multiple cores pack millions of transistors onto excruciatingly sterile shreds of silicon smaller than the average postage stamp. As if that werent impressive enou...
Bottom line on each power supply weve tested, we should take a moment to note some general trends. With few exceptions, all the PSUs in this round-up are pretty good. In fact, only Cooler Masters 650W Real Power Pro failed to deliver tight voltage tolerances, a...
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virtual-hideout.net
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2017-03-01
Antec is offering a new line of power supplies that are earth friendly. So what does a earth friendly power supply do that any of the newer power supplies dont do? Well, some of the newer power supplies are only efficient at a higher load. Exam...
Bottom line I mentioned retro a few times in the review and I really mean that. With the installed, it reminds me of the older 250W power supplies with no paint or character. Anyway, during the testing phase I was able to use more than 50% of the power suppl...
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Overclockersonline.net
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2017-03-01
Skip Around: Whether you are a hobbyist, a system builder or just getting your feet wet for the first time, Antec is a name you have probably heard of and with good reason too. Antec is a company who is known for their unique design, excellent build quali...
Good Excellent performance, Quiet, Active PFC...
Bad Could use a paint job...
Bottom line Chalk another one up for Antec! The EarthWatts 500W is an excellent power supply unit which combines efficiency, performance, and is almost inaudible despite the single 80mm fan. This power supply was able hold its ground even under absolutely treacher...
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