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PSU Roundup: Performance, Price, Efficiency

Dragon Force DF-530GT

The DF-530GT is the least expensive power supply we tested (roughly 40 euro), though again, this is one of those units readily available in Europe and Asia, but not so much in North America. Clearly, you won’t get any special features for such a low price—this power supply has a straightforward design with no cable management.

The connection options are merely sufficient for today’s systems. For graphics cards, there is a 6- and an 8-pin plug PCI Express auxiliary power plug, which can be broken off into a second 6-pin connector. For the processor power cord, there’s only a 4-pin plug—you’ll have to use an adapter for boards that require an 8-pin connector. The ATX plug has 24 pins and is not separable.