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I've been told by a reliable source that Antec is launching a new series of Earthwatts Green power supplies.

These PSUs are an improved version of the current Earthwatts Green series, made by Delta Electronics, with slightly improved efficiency and performance, and a 120mm fan instead of the 80mm fan found on the current series.

The new units are:

EA350 Green
EA430 Green
EA500 Green


Units are currently getting ready to ship, launch date in US TBA.
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Always nice to see power supplies getting updated and becoming better. Any news on the High Current Gamer Plus PSUs?
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Always nice to see power supplies getting updated and becoming better. Any news on the High Current Gamer Plus PSUs?
They're a work in progress last I heard.
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I wonder about that fan. If these things have slightly improved efficiency over the original, which were already 80 plus bronze, at those wattage levels, there really shouldn't be much heat to expel. There's no reason they should have to crank up a 120mm fan that high.

Original Earthwatts Green had some nice voltage regulation (like 2% minor rails, 1% +12V, at least for the 380W version) and didn't mind being crossloaded much, even though they're group regulated. Maybe ripple is decent now?

I hope the 350W unit gets a 6-pin PCIe connector, and the 430W unit gets two 6-pin PCIe connectors, but somehow I don't think that's going to happen.
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I'm still not so sure about that Green color. I know it's part of it's name and "energy efficiency" and all, but I'd have liked to see a plain Grey or Black instead. Give it a White and Green sticker or something if you have to, but yeah.. that Green just doesn't do it for me.
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Sweet. I have been building my workstations with these units. Or their previous versions I should say.

i3-2100, 4GB DDR3 1333mhz, 250GB WD Cav Blue.

People around the office love me now that I got them off their old celerons and pentiums and IDE HDD's. Not to mention I save $150 on each one I build since we were getting charged $850 a workstation for low-end core2 systems with 2GB of DDR2.

I've only built the last 4 workstations with the Antec units. I was using a Seasonic SS-350ET but the EA-380D is the same price and has a better build it seems, not to mention the length of the cords makes it a snap to put cables where I want. I don't have to use 2 separate SATA leads to power the HDD on the bottom of the case and the DVD-ROM on the top since they give you enough length to reach using just one.

I am guessing the 350 would replace the 380.
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Sweet. I have been building my workstations with these units. Or their previous versions I should say.

i3-2100, 4GB DDR3 1333mhz, 250GB WD Cav Blue.

People around the office love me now that I got them off their old celerons and pentiums and IDE HDD's. Not to mention I save $150 on each one I build since we were getting charged $850 a workstation for low-end core2 systems with 2GB of DDR2.

I've only built the last 4 workstations with the Antec units. I was using a Seasonic SS-350ET but the EA-380D is the same price and has a better build it seems, not to mention the length of the cords makes it a snap to put cables where I want. I don't have to use 2 separate SATA leads to power the HDD on the bottom of the case and the DVD-ROM on the top since they give you enough length to reach using just one.

I am guessing the 350 would replace the 380.
Actually the 380D is popular enough that they're going to keep it on for at least a while after the new versions come out.
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Yeah, the green is ugly (Have one in my server) but you don't really see it a lot It's worth the price for what you get
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