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Antec EarthWatts EA-650 GREEN How bad could it be?

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February 27, 2011 12:49:23 AM

Hello Everyone,

Does anyone have any experience with the Antec EarthWatts EA-650 GREEN?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I have had a positive experience with the Antec EarthWatts EA650.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


How different could the "green" version be?

It seems that no one buys it from new egg but I suspect that is because it does not come with a power cord. With only one review I do not know what to think about the product.

Does anyone have any insight to this psu?

Thank you,

Joe
February 27, 2011 1:07:11 AM

flatbaler87 said:
Hello Everyone,

Does anyone have any experience with the Antec EarthWatts EA-650 GREEN?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I have had a positive experience with the Antec EarthWatts EA650.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


How different could the "green" version be?

It seems that no one buys it from new egg but I suspect that is because it does not come with a power cord. With only one review I do not know what to think about the product.

Does anyone have ant insight to this psu?

Thank you,

Joe


Umm... it's colored green?

About the only difference I can see is that it's BRONZE certified. It's 3.3V and 5V rails seem to be at a slightly lower amperage, but you have a MUCH higher amperage on the 12V rails.

I doubt that it doesn't come with a power cord.

Seems to be a brand-new release, so you'd be taking the plunge like anyone else... it's up to you whether or not you risk it. Seems like a safe investment to me, though.

EDIT: Oh yeah, it seems to have 2 6+2 PCI connectors compared to the other model's one 6+2 and one 6. One more SATA connector... but one less 12V rail.

This is an interesting PSU, to say the least.

EDIT: Herp. I was wrong.

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No power cord included. By reusing your existing cord, you can reduce waste and help protect the environment


This is a VERY interesting move by Antec...
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February 27, 2011 1:15:20 AM

Yeah it seems like the whole idea is to be more "green" by not including a power cord. I mean it makes sense.

Most people have an extra one sitting around. I know that I do.

Props to antec for the solid idea. Reuse>Recycle


Also:

The Antec EarthWatts Green EA-430D Green has gotten good reviews.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Still wondering if anyone has bought any Antec "green" line.
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February 27, 2011 1:38:57 AM

The Earthwatts series is pretty good, they arent the best but they are better than average, the green versions are recent revamps. Im actually fond of the idea of not including the power cord, not because i can reuse the one im currently using, but because i can use one of the dozen or so spares i have around.

I believe all of the earthwatts green series are delta built, the originals were seasonics but some were revamped to delta units recently, the EA650 is a good value at that price and has enough power for any single GPU and some dual GPU setups.
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