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Antec EA-380D Green: Measurements

Sub-$75 Mainstream Power Supply Roundup
By , Patrick Afschar

Efficiency in accordance with the 80 PLUS specification:


Efficiency under different load profiles:

Antec's PSU shows very well here. The 380 W PSU even manages to take a slight lead in our efficiency measurements. The two best PSUs from the previous bunch, the Huntkey Jumper 450B and the Xigmatek NRP PC402, can only just match the Antec EA-380D Green. The EA-380D performs well in the other measurements, as well.

Only the nine degree increase in temperature under load sticks out, which it is most likely attributable to the small fan.

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    mi1ez , 10 October 2010 19:29
    1) Stop moaning about PSU.s that aren't available in the US.
    2) Where are the actual voltages for each rail? It feels like most of this test is missing!
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    swamprat , 11 October 2010 17:53
    I can't say I've read every page - but are there noise readings anywhere as well as the occasional comment like "it's quiet"?
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    Anonymous , 21 October 2010 16:39
    Small PSU means desktop/media.... and since the conclusion was "they're all pretty similar" then noise is going to be one of the main selection criteria. So... no real help in choosing :( 
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    stone-69 , 25 October 2010 18:22
    Uhm... just a newbie question :
    Are cheap PSUs really that bad ?
    I mean I've seen a lot of people basically saying that a cheap PSU will make your PC explode (or something along that note), but I've seen very few thorough reviews of cheap PSUs testing ripple, noise and voltage drops.
    Could this be an idea for a future article ?
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