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Sub-$75 Mainstream Power Supply Roundup

Xigmatek NRP-PC402

The 80 PLUS Bronze-certified Xigmatek NRP-PC402 makes a good impression right from the unpacking. Xigmatek includes a power cord, screws, and power ties in a single separate box, and the build quality is solid. Cables are sufficiently long and well-wrapped in sleeves.

In addition to the box you see above (pro tip: periodically blow out your PSU to prevent foliage from growing in the accumulated dirt), the PSU also comes packaged in a cheap little bag. Xigmatek did not skimp on the overall package, though. The NRP-PC402 comes with four Molex connectors, eight SATA connectors, and a 6-pin PCIe connector.

Xigmatek NRP-PC402
AC Input100-240 V, 50-60 Hz
DC Output+3.3 V+5 V+12 V (#1)+12 V (#2)+12 V (#3)+12 V (#4)-12 V+5 Vsb
24 A15 A20 A20 A0.3 A2.5 A
Individual Output31
Rail UtilizationSysSysCPU & VGA
Combined Output120 W384 W
Total Continuous Output400 W
Peak Outputn/a
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  • That was scary seeing the AXP PSU blow up...
  • eddieroolz
    I still remember buying my Corsair VX550W for $91CAD just a year and half ago. Amazing how prices have come down for cheap, capable and yet quality PSUs over time.

    Oh, and it was interesting to see a real PSU blow up :D
  • Patrick u sure the antec blows the hot air into the case?
    Looking at the picture and the fan alignment it seems otherwise.
  • jestersage
    I wish the Xigmatek was available here. All we have are expensive 750w and 850w versions.
  • jabbrun
    How come there's no Silverstone strider 400W...
  • bmadd
    Im glad to see that the Antec 380D won. I have bought 5 for family and friends have been solid units to date.
  • youssef 2010
    I don't think the Xigmatek PSU can keep the 650W load reliable or else Xigmatek would've rated it to be 650W
  • dragon5677
    Antec is awesome as always
  • feeddagoat
    Is there no way to measure how stable the power on each rail is? Some PSU's Ive seen are very efficient but their rails drops below recommended power delivery meaning components are starved. Some even fluxuate which can damage components over time. The only other thing I feel is missing is capacitor aging. Is there any way to simulate 2-3 years use? Most PSU's I use in my main machine get handed down to another rig or sold. 2nd hand PSU's could be false economy!

    great video, Ive always wanted to see a PSU explode lol.
  • dEAne
    All these keeps me updated.