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Are apevia psu good?

Playfulmean
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I've never heard of this brand, and I don't want to kill my computer because of a bad power supply. They are also cheap

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I can smell the electronics burn from here...

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looks dodgy. for around 30 dollars you could look to get something like: https://www.amazon.com/EVGA-100-B1-0500-KR-Bronze-Power-Supply/dp/B07DTMXD83?th=1 which is 80+ bronze. 

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No, it's a really, really bad brand. Like it could fry your other components bad.

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I used one for my brother's PC, never gonna make that mistake again.

I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

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21 minutes ago, fasauceome said:

I used one for my brother's PC, never gonna make that mistake again.

What the heck did he do to you?!

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Personally I prefer using bbq charcoal as it gives a much longer and more consistent burn, but getting it to ignite can sometimes be a hassle. If you don't mind the hassle of using lighter fluid to get the fire going then coals are best, but if you just want something to ignite instantly on demand, you can't go past an Apevia PSU.

What are you grilling btw? Been ages since I've had a good BBQ...

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Apevia.  Used to be called Aspire until 2006.  Infamous for making very entry level, low cost products, with a high degree of bling.

 

Not recommended.

 

Check out this review from 12 years ago!  LOL!   http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=79

 

Here's one from 10 years ago:  http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=92

 

 

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8 minutes ago, jonnyGURU said:

Apevia.  Used to be called Aspire until 2006.  Infamous for making very entry level, low cost products, with a high degree of bling.

 

Not recommended.

 

 

Here's one from 10 years ago:  http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=92

Oh wow, that's a blast from the past...

I had one of those warlocks 10+ years ago. Bought it when I was first starting to get on to PC building. Had upgraded PC's in the past before, but never built from scratch...

The blue cables that were mentioned in the test review but not present with their unit were UV reactive. Bought the PSU because I was doing a UV build with cathode tubes (back before rgb LEDs).

PSU had a lot of bling, that's for sure. No other PSU had led lights that could change colour or windows! To its credit, the UV sleeved cables did indeed glow white under my UV lights and looked pretty good... Until the UV lights frosted the acrylic side panel and I could no longer see in...

 

But not long after building the system I realised what a piece of garbage the unit was, and faced many sleepless nights wondering how long I had left before the unit would explode.

The power switch on the back ended up breaking and being stuck "on"... 

 

Learnt my lesson after that and ended up replacing it pretty quickly.

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10 hours ago, Playfulmean said:

I've never heard of this brand, and I don't want to kill my computer because of a bad power supply. They are also cheap

Apevia is closer to this:

Than a really good PSU...

 

So something better is to be desired...

 

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On 10/28/2018 at 12:13 PM, Playfulmean said:

I've never heard of this brand, and I don't want to kill my computer because of a bad power supply. They are also cheap

Am I the only guy that has had one of these for 2 years and never had a problem. Now I have a thermaltake but the trick for the Apevia was to always turn off the switch.

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