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Although it is an entry-level PSU, the Akasa Essential Power 300 W (AK-PD030FG) comes with active PFC circuit, automatic voltage selection, and 80 Plus standard certification. Funny enough, this unit isn’t listed at Akasa’s website.
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Wow... I was not expecting that. You'd think they would at least slap a black coat of paint on it.
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They could have easily included a pci-e 6pin connector.
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They need to make it look cool or jack the watts to high unreachable number. If i was in the store, i wouldn't buy it, way tooo generic. They need better marketing
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That looks a lot a SeaSonic SS-300ET. In fact, give it dual-transistor PFC and an HY510N on the secondary (IT DOES) and it's almost a direct match.

It actually has the same +12V capacity as the SS-400ET (Corsair CX400, Antec 400C) though, two 30A Schottkies in parallel. Probably limited by protection circuitry though.
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