Legit Power Supply Reviews
IN WIN GreenMe 650W Power Supply Review
|Manufacturer:||IN-WIN Development Inc.|
|Date:||Tue, Jul 17, 2012 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Legit Staff|
Final Thoughts & Conclusion
We honestly believe that the InWin GreenMe 650W unit is a very fair attempt of the company to offer a quality power supply with environmental-friendly aspirations. It is a refreshing alternative to the numerous “Green” power supplies which cost an arm and a leg, the high cost of which is usually justified only by their 80Plus Gold and Platinum certifications. Certainly, the InWin GreenMe 650W unit will consume a little more energy than an equivalent Gold or Platinum unit; the cost of that energy however is easily countered by the significantly lower retail price of the unit, which can be bought for $69.99 Shipped after an $8 rebate (Valid 7/16/12 to 8-31-12) at the time of this review. Most 650W power supplies that are 80Plus Bronze rated are in the $89-$109 range, so the price versus performance is good with this PSU.
Aesthetically, the InWin GreenMe 650W manages to enter the shortlist of many potential customers, not by a fancy or colorful design but by simply choosing a different color. We know that many modders and enthusiasts are fed up with the majority of manufacturers offering black devices, therefore the white chassis becomes a great alternative, especially for people who purchased a while case as well. Unfortunately, even though the cables are well sleeved, each and every cable is hardwired to the unit. A modular design would certainly increase the retail price of the unit, yet we do know that most enthusiasts with windowed side panels would be more than willing to pay the little extra premium for a modular power supply.
When it comes to electrical performance, unfortunately the GreenMe 650W comes at a disadvantage against the competition. The unit’s voltage regulation and ripple filtering are acceptable and inside the ATX design specification limits, yet they remain mediocre and can be outperformed by several comparable products, many of which retail at or near the same price. Performance-driven hardcore enthusiasts are unlikely to be drawn to this power supply, unless it is not meant for their primary system, where the low cost and environmental focus might take priority.
summarize, the InWin GreenMe 650W unit is a fairly good power supply, which has
great potential among users who want to purchase a product with environmental
focus at a low retail price. It is an efficient and quiet running unit, ideal
for average home and office computers, as well as for typical gaming systems. It
is not as suitable for hardcore overclockers and performance-driven
enthusiasts, where immaculate electrical performance is their primary drive.
Legit Bottom Line: The In Win GreenMe 650 is a solid power supply that is great for the average consumer that wants an affordable energy efficient power supply.
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Page 1 - Going Green With Your PSU and In Win
Page 2 - Unboxing the power supply
Page 3 - External Design
Page 4 - A look inside
Page 5 - Test Setup
Page 6 - Testing results (Regulation & Ripple)
Page 7 - Testing results (Efficiency, Noise & Thermal)
Page 8 - Final Thoughts & Conclusion