Performance (40% of the final score) - this is going to be easy. For not meeting rated specs, five points come off. For voltages out of spec, two points come off. For ripple out of spec, two more points come off. For poor build quality, another point off. But the unit did shut down properly when things got too hairy, so I'll let it have one point. One single, solitary point. 1.
Functionality (20% of the final score) - no sleeving. One SATA connector. Four Molexes. No PCI-E. No manual. Wimpy power cord. I get that this is a cheap unit, but this thing is stuck in the past. 3.
Value (30% of the final score) - this is going for $17.99 as I type this at Newegg. Folks - just let these go to someone else. You don't want nunna dis. 1. Seriously, these could be free and I wouldn't take another one.
Aesthetics (10% of the final score) - matte black always looks good. But if the paint is cheap and the cables aren't sleeved... yeah. 4.
So, no. You should not use it. Dispose of it and the ISO 400 PSU at your nearest eWaste recycling centre.
22 hours ago, vjizzle2384 said:
My pc is just an old AMD Phenom II x4 955.
My Everyday PC:
CPU: AMD Phenom II x4 955 (95watt), MOBO: ASUS M2A-VM, RAM: Kingston 8GB (4x2GB) DDR2 800MHz, GPU: nVidia GT 710, COOLER: Stock AMD, PC: Cooler Master Masterbox 3.1 Lit (MODDED Front Panel for better Air Flow), FANS: 3 x upHere RED LED Fans (2 Front, 1 Back), PSU: ISO-400 Switching Power Supply 300 Watt PSU.
Realistically a Phenom II x4 955 + GT 710 doesn't need a lot of power. Just grab something like a CX450 for $40 or wait for a rebate deal where you can often get $10-$20 mail in rebates.
5 hours ago, vjizzle2384 said:
Sorry one more question how about this one EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply -$60
G3 has protection issues, and is very loud. You also don't need a 750W PSU with a GT710 graphics card.