EVGA 500B 500W Power Supply Review

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EVGA 500B 500W Power Supply Review Introduction

 It appears that today every company wants a piece of the PSU market cake. Almost every large manufacturer of anything computer-related has been trying to diversify towards that segment of the market. EVGA, renowned as a GFX card maker, is no exception. Not too long ago they presented several high-performance units, aiming towards enthusiasts and overclockers.

EVGA 500B PSU

Today we are having a look at their first attempt to enter the lower segments of the PSU market with a value-oriented product, the 500B. With a MSRP of $49.99 and a street price of $34.99 + shipping (after rebate), it appears to be quite a deal for the features that the company claims it offers. How about its quality and performance though? We will be putting those to the test in this review.

 EVGA 500B features and specifications

Apparently EVGA’s webpage could use some updating, as it appears to be promoting this unit as a “fully modular” model with “all-Japanese capacitors”, which is not true.

  • Ultra quiet 120mm fan
  • Up to 40A on the 12V rail
  • OVP/OPP/SCP/OCP/UVP
  • Up to 500W at 40°C
  • MTBF >100.000 hours
  • 3 year warranty
  • 80Plus Bronze
  • APFC
  • Compliance with ErP Lot 6, year 2013

AC INPUT

100-240 VAC, 15A, 50-60 Hz

RAIL

+5V

+3.3V

+12V

-12V

+5Vsb

MAX OUTPUT

24A

20A

40A

3A

0.3A

 

120W

480W

3.6W

15W

TOTAL

500W @ +50C

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  • Marx Marvelous

    The fact that EVGA markets it as Japanese caps and modular tells you all you need to know about these shady bastards. I have caught them in so many lies over the years, will never buy from this company again