Hey, new guy here.
I'm looking for an inexpensive PSU to build some web browser PCs for friends and family. A PSU that might also have the ability to power a lower end graphics card. Micro Center has a house brand PSU with the brand name Inland with 28 amps on the 12v rail. They call it a 500 watt PSU, but it's really about 350. I'm aware of this, but all the other numbers look pretty good. It's not 80 plus certified, but it has all the major protections. My question is has anybody used this PSU before? Any good/bad experiences?
I'm fully aware that it's not manufactured by Seasonic, and that a little bit more money will get me a lot better PSU. I'm just looking for something inexpensive that won't blow up next week.
I just put the (Micro Center) Inland "500W" supply (SKU: 957415) into a system that has an Asus P8H67-M PRO mobo, Core i5 2400 CPU, 8GB DDR3-1333 Ram, a 120GB Vertex 2 SSD, 2 x 2TB 7200RPM Hitachi drives, and an LG DVD-RAM drive (running Win7Pro, BTW).
The PS is a bit on the light-weight side - I bet it puts out a lot less than 500W, but I have no proof of this - nonetheless it seems to power the machine just fine, and it's quiet enough - it has one of those 120mm fans.
I originally had an OCZ 580W supply in the box, but ran short by one SATA power connector and didn't have an adapter handy - silly me, I had boxes of them at home but wasn't at home, but I did have this other supply standing by.
I'll try and remember to come back here and let you know if it blows itself up or exhibits any other odd behavior.