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Antec Earthwatts 430W

The Antec Earthwatts 430W has a maximum capacity of 430 Watts.

It has an 80 Plus rating of Standard.

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Antec Earthwatts 430W

help iconCapacity430Whelp iconSilentno
help iconForm FactorATX12Vhelp icon24 Pin Mobo Connectoryes
help icon80 Plus RatingStandardhelp icon4+4 Pin CPU Connectoryes
help iconLocalizationBrazilhelp icon6 Pin Connectors1
help iconFan Size80mmhelp icon4 Pin Connectors1
help iconModularnohelp iconSATA Connector4

Antec Earthwatts 430W compatibility review

The Antec Earthwatts 430W power supply has a maximum wattage output of 430W. This is a very low PSU capacity, and should only be used when powering a low power system. Remember that a higher PSU capacity does not necessarily equate to a higher wattage output and a more expensive electricity bill. In fact, you may find that a higher capacity PSU will function more efficiently than a lower capacity PSU because it is dealing with a lower percentage of its maximum load - that is, it is not being stressed to the same extent.

The Antec Earthwatts 430W has an 80 Plus rating of Standard. This means the PSU operates at average efficiency levels of at least 80% for loads of 100%, 50%, and 20%. Standard is the lowest 80 Plus certificate available, but with 80% load efficiency minimums, the Antec Earthwatts 430W is still reliably efficient and is by no means a bad PSU choice.

The Antec Earthwatts 430W is not modular, meaning that cables are built into the PSU itself and cannot be taken out and connected back in as necessary. This can result in difficult cable management and consequently a messy build and poor airflow.

The Antec Earthwatts 430W is not designed for low volumes, meaning that its constant drone while your PC is on could potentially be noticeable and irritating, though this may only be a problem for those that require silent environments.

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