EVGA 500w 80plus Bronze Power Supply Review
EVGA are a manufacturer known mainly for graphics cards but now offer a whole range of products from memory to PSUs. The EVGA 500W 80 Plus is one of their PSU products and offers 500W of power output at a very affordable price. The power supply is of ATX form factor and has been built with space saving in mind. Despite the ATX size EVGA have made some space reducing tweaks such as power button positioning and tightly sleeved cables.
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The EVGA 500W 80 Plus power supply (PSU) comes with the following connections: 1X ATX, 1X EPS, 1X PCIE, 2XSATA, 1X Four pin peripheral cable, 1X Floppy drive adaptor and 1X AC power cable. You will not need any more than this for the majority of HTPC media centre builds. The device comes with all of the heavy duty power protections you would expect in a modern PSU including: Over Voltage Protection, Under Voltage Protection, Over Current Protection, Over Power Protection, Short Circuit Protection, and Over Temperature Protection.
It comes in black which will suite the majority of HTPC media centre cases and runs a 120mm fan. EVGA say that the 500W 80 Plus offers “near silent” running and on testing we have found just that! In the test machine we used at HMP the CPU fan (which was also classed as quiet) was far louder than that of the EVGA 80 Plus PSU meaning we couldn’t hear it at all. A quiet / silent fan is essential for any HTPC media centre designed for movies and music. The EVGA 500W 80 Plus silent fan will not let you down.
EVGA 500W 80 Plus Bronze Power Supply Specifications
The below EVGA 500W 80 Plus Specifications are taken from the manufacturers web site for this evga 100-w1-0500-kr review.
EVGA 500W 80 Plus Bronze Power Supply Manual
The manual for the 500W 80Plus PSU can be found at the following link:
EVGA 500W 80 PLUS Manual – evga 100-w1-0500-kr
This manual is property of the product vendor.
Reasons to Buy EVGA 500W 80 Plus Bronze Power Supply
- Although ATX form factor has great space saving features
- Enough power to support gaming graphics cards
- Reliable power supply with good components protection technologies
The EVGA 500W 80 Plus PSU ticks a lot of the boxes needed for HTPC media centre builds. As stated this PSU is perfect for gaming media centres and those with a hungry graphics card to run. 3 things really stand out for this product. Firstly, the size and space saving capabilities are excellent. Its is of the larger ATX form factor but uses the minimum possibly space and is very tidy. Secondly, the “near silent fan does exactly what it says on the tin. So many PSU manufacturers claim this when in reality they are not even close. Finally the price. The EVGA 500W 80 Plus PSU gives you a high quality power supply from a top vendor but at a price that is not far off the budget range. For our EVGA 500 review we found the device to be a fantastic 500w power supply for gaming. If you want a gaming HTPC media centre that is of ATX form factor the EVGA 500W 80 Plus PSU is a worthy contender!