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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817148001
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What about it?
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opps sorry ... just wondering if this psu is good enough for my sig rig. thanks!
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I'm gonna have to say...garbage. Aprevia doesn't exactly have a good PSU reputation. It doesn't even have one PCI-E connector.
    
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The one you have now is fine.
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crap .. i guess i have to stick to it .. cuz is gonna be here in like 2 hrs. :[ i gave my old psu away .. btw COOLER MASTER eXtreme RP-500watt is really good
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This is the PSU that Apevia is based on. It was reviewed before HardwareSecrets was able to get ahold of some proper testing equipment but they do know their stuff and can tell quite a bit just by examining it. That PSU is a joke. It is probably the worst PSU you will ever see. An interesting quote from the review:
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Just as an exercise, if we added up the maximum theoretical power for the three main positive voltages, we would have 369 W. Since +5 V and +3.3 V outputs are connected to the same transformer output, we cannot simply add these two powers, as one output limits the other. If we considered a combined power of 150 W (the maximum theoretical power for the +5 V output), we would have a maximum power of 270 W for the main positive voltages. But, like we said, the maximum amount of power a power supply can deliver is always lower than the maximum power its rectifiers can deliver – it can be even the half. So we wouldn’t be surprised if the main positive voltages could only deliver around 150 W. [emphasis added by me]

Just a quick comparison for you to see how absurd is the discrepancy between this power supply real power and its labeled power, on Seventeam ST-420BKV, which is labeled as a 420 W unit, the +12 V maximum theoretical power is of 480 W (4x greater than the theoretical value for Young Year YP-AB), the +5 V maximum theoretical power is of 400 W (2.67x greater) and the +3.3 V maximum theoretical power is of 132 W (1,3x greater).
That thing (I'm hesitant to call it a psu) can't produce anywhere near 500W. If you bought it from Newegg I would really consider sending it back and eating the restocking and shipping fees.
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well dam .. that sucks .. i have it in my pc already .. ill see how it goes .. gonna kinda overclock it , wish me luck.
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I'm gonna have to say...garbage. Aprevia doesn't exactly have a good PSU reputation. It doesn't even have one PCI-E connector.
I used to have an Ultra 550w psu...one of the reasons I bought it is because it advertised lifetime warranty...I called them recently they told me I was on my own~!!!

I bought an Apevia 680w psu...it does have a several pci-e connectors....so your wrong...

You may have a point in that there are alot of high-end psu...but at least Apevia is friendly with their customers over phone...unlike Ultra...

I will never buy anything with Ultra's name on it again...wasted $150 on their lifetime guarantee which is pretty insulting after talking with them and they won't honor it.
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I used to have an Ultra 550w psu...one of the reasons I bought it is because it advertised lifetime warranty...I called them recently they told me I was on my own~!!!

I bought an Apevia 680w psu...it does have a several pci-e connectors....so your wrong...

You may have a point in that there are alot of high-end psu...but at least Apevia is friendly with their customers over phone...unlike Ultra...

I will never buy anything with Ultra's name on it again...wasted $150 on their lifetime guarantee which is pretty insulting after talking with them and they won't honor it.
He was commenting on the Apevia the OP linked which doesn't have any pci-e connectors. Yours may have two pci-e connectors, but I wouldn't use that PSU with anything that would need them both. From testing, we know it can only provide ~550W combined as seen here: http://jonnyguru.com/modules.php?nam...=Story&reid=78 and the 12V combined output is only 310W. 310W is horrible for a 680W PSU, or even a 550W PSU. Plus, regulation and efficiency is poor. Unfortunately, this review was done before Jon started doing more complete reviews and ripple measurements are left out. It probably wouldn't have helped it's case anyway.

It does suck to hear about Ultra screwing you. What was their reason for not honoring the warranty?
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