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A review on newegg mentioned this:
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Pros: This thing is rock solid. This is my 3rd Earthwatt 380W PSU now. All voltages run stable, even in my loaded system. This is way more adequate to power 90% of the systems people run out there. For your reference: my system is Asus P5B Deluxe Wifi, Q6600 OC'ed to 3.8GHz (air cooled, 1.5V), 8GB DDR2 PC1066 @ slightly underclocked, 2x X2900XT in Crossfire mode, 150GB Raptor boot drive, 3x 1TB Seagate drives, SoundBlaster X-Fi, DVD burner. System runs 24/7 solid stable, most of the time runnig 4 threads of Prime95. Maybe 3-4 hours a day for gaming.

Cons: None I an see, maybe a 120mm fan would be more efficient.

Other Thoughts: Newegg rocks. Got my PSU in 1 day after ordering.
The review was for the EA 380, duh, and THAT SYSTEM needs like 500w at least, right? HOW does the PSU do that? Maybe he is lying. His review said it was less than one day but would it run longer?
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There is no way that PSU can power two 2900XT's, a Q6600 @ 3.8Ghz, and 4 harddrives. Period.

I would be wary about using a CMPSU 520HX with that build... The least I would want to go for would be a 630 PC P&C Silencer or 620HX...

EDIT: A power usage calculator said 638 watts. Those 2900XT's use a ****load of power...
Edited by low strife - 6/19/08 at 10:45pm
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post #3 of 16
lol, less than 1 day, but 24/7 stable lol


i know thats a lie, my p5b isnt low powered lol

and i know its bs on the 1.5v quad (not the quad bs, the powering it)
post #4 of 16
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I am just wondering how the 380 can do that. If i can hold up more than a day i would be surprised. Seasonic is good, but i know it isn't god! Magic PSU. I'd just try it if i was rich, i'd get the same hardware and try it. I guess i can say nobody should underestimate the EA380. But it's still unbelievable.
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My athlon is 1.43v, but that is normal.
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post #6 of 16
there's a reason most people ignore the newegg reviews.

It seriously is a great little power supply though, i've got three or four of them floating around various worker machines (an OC'd quad and a few A64 X2's) without a hint of a problem
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post #8 of 16
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also, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...6e67e4bb7ea35b

my review is the top "michael" lol
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post #9 of 16
The EA380 is a solid psu.
The problem is it only has 27amps, so the review is bull.
I don't think I would even try that configuration with my Corsair HX520 with 40amps.
post #10 of 16
I immediately thought bull**** when I saw quad, 8 gigs, and CF.

Considering a 2900XT needs (2)6-Pin connectors, and the 380w has (1)PCI-E connector. That means he would have to use (3) dual molexs to PCI-E connector, he would no longer have any molex connectors and having 4 hard drives he would no longer have any sata connectors(4 max). So how we he have a DVD Burner? lol, Not that just because he ran out of connectors I meant its impossible. It just obviously has no chance of running that type of system.
Edited by Sonic - 6/19/08 at 10:58pm
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