Sharkoon has announced a new series of budget power supplies, the WPM Bronze series. This series is supposed to provide the essentials in terms of functionality and features at a basic price. The units, as the series name indicates, carry 80 Plus Bronze certification. Cooling is taken care of by a 140 mm fan, so they shouldn't be all that loud, especially under low loads.
Sharkoon has also made the units partially modular. The most commonly used cables are permanently attached, but cables for PCIe connectors and SATA/MOLEX/Berg connectors are detachable. Connectors are present for up to two 6+2 pin PCIe connectors as well as six SATA connectors, five MOLEX connectors and a single Berg connector.
Pricing starts at €46.99 with capacities ranging from 400 W to 700 W in 100 W increments.
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Good value, from a company I have used in the past for other things. I might give it a try.Reply
Any word on North American pricing? At current exchange rates, we're looking at $65 for the entry-level 400W unit. That's an unimpressive price point considering the fully-modular 80-Plus Gold Rosewill Capstone-M 450W is just $70 from Newegg or Amazon, and can be found "on sale" for $55-60 fairly regularly. For just $50-60, Corsair's CX430M and CX500M Bronze units are readily available, and almost constantly have $10-20 rebates. Those rebates drop the Corsair models' final, post-rebate prices to $30-40.Reply
oh I didn't see that was not NA pricing.Reply