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Antec is transitioning away from SeaSonic due to recent price hikes and is looking to base most of their lineup on Delta Electronics with some of the low end made by FSP. Still a lot of SeaSonic S12II Bronze units in Antec's lineup though.
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Antec is transitioning away from SeaSonic due to recent price hikes and is looking to base most of their lineup on Delta Electronics with some of the low end made by FSP. Still a lot of SeaSonic S12II Bronze units in Antec's lineup though.
I've had this one since 2006 and just realized it is seasonic inside. Paid $50 for this one before compusa went under. It's ugly but very quiet and stays cool. It's amazing how much these things have gone up in price.

Just wish I could afford another for my sons rig now.
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The TruePower 2.0 units are a hazard to computers, as they were manufactured with Fuhjjyu capacitors that typically fail very early in the unit's life. This can cause the PSU's output ripple to go out of spec, potentially causing cumulative damage to your components. They can also fail outright.

I'm surprised yours is still functioning, honestly.
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So back to my original point it seems odd that a reputable company uses a reputable OEM, and it's still gabage ?

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php...=Story&reid=35

These things were pointed out in the review of it: That it held up well under testing and was able to gain voltage as the tests went on but not loose it. Yet it seems like the longevity of it is questionable ? This all seems baffling to me as how you can honestly pick a PSU that hasn't scrimped somewhere on something that can easily fail.
Edited by hednik - 10/18/11 at 7:44am
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So back to my original point it seems odd that a reputable company use a reputable OEM, and it's still gabage ?

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php...=Story&reid=35

These things were pointed out in the review of it: That it held up well under testing and was able to gain voltage as the tests went on but not loose it. Yet it seems like the longevity of it is questionable ? This all seems baffling to me as how you can honestly pick a PSU that hasn't scrimped somewhere on something that can easily fail.
The JonnyGURU folks just like to complain about capacitor quality. If it isn't Japanese, it must be terrible. Teapo does have a bad reputation for their capacitors when used in audio equipment; but those are different series than the ones used in power supplies, and I have yet to see a Teapo fail inside of its PSU's warranty period (although past ~5-6 years they start to go more regularly).

Teapo and OST and SamXon aren't as good as Japanese capacitors, but they're good enough for a budget power supply, and complaining about them is a waste of time.



Anyway, the EA500 is no longer made anyway.
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The JonnyGURU folks just like to complain about capacitor quality. If it isn't Japanese, it must be terrible. Teapo does have a bad reputation for their capacitors when used in audio equipment; but those are different series than the ones used in power supplies, and I have yet to see a Teapo fail inside of its PSU's warranty period (although past ~5-6 years they start to go more regularly).

Teapo and OST and SamXon aren't as good as Japanese capacitors, but they're good enough for a budget power supply, and complaining about them is a waste of time.



Anyway, the EA500 is no longer made anyway.

I guess it would all be much better with actual regulation of the products but alas that's a bigger can of worms. Thank you for your insight... I feel a little less ignorant now ! ha-ha
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The TruePower 2.0 units are a hazard to computers, as they were manufactured with Fuhjjyu capacitors that typically fail very early in the unit's life. This can cause the PSU's output ripple to go out of spec, potentially causing cumulative damage to your components. They can also fail outright.

I'm surprised yours is still functioning, honestly.
I have one of those that I use as a test PSU, and I'm a little (ok, alot) afraid of it.

I unfortunately had to put it in my server because the truepower 650 that I had in it forgot it was supposed to spin it's own fan. (why do they give you fan only headers if using them kills the PSU fan after a month?)

I count myself as lucky having enough case airflow to cool the now fanless PSU enough to prevent damage, but still.
 
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I have one of those that I use as a test PSU, and I'm a little (ok, alot) afraid of it.

I unfortunately had to put it in my server because the truepower 650 that I had in it forgot it was supposed to spin it's own fan. (why do they give you fan only headers if using them kills the PSU fan after a month?)

I count myself as lucky having enough case airflow to cool the now fanless PSU enough to prevent damage, but still.
Sometimes you get lucky with a bad product.

and sometimes you are SOL with a good one ha-ha.
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