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APEVIA See-Through ATX-AS500W-BK 500W Power Supply

APEVIA See-Through ATX-AS500W-BK 500W Power Supply (Apevia  International: ATX-AS500W-BK)
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Vendor: Apevia International
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APEVIA See-Through ATX-AS500W-BK 500W Power Supply
44%
Excellent
10%
Very Good
5%
Average
5%
Below Average
18%
Poor
Rating: 7.44/10
Chris
Rating:

Review Date: 05/10/10
Comment:
well im guessing the people below had some more probs then just there Power Supply Oo thats just what im guessing i have had this power supply for about 5 months now and its great for the price works well and it looks great i agree about needing a few more sata plugs but what can we do all in all i think this is a great buy for the price and if your into looks as well as performance your good to go with this keep in mind the max out put on this you DO NOT want to go over the max on any power supply no matter how much you pay for it
AIM-9X
Rating:

Review Date: 03/29/10
Comment:
This PSU is adequate if you're looking to build a cheap system. Mine lasted a little over 4 years(from September 2005 to Nov 2009) before it burned out, nearly catching fire. After about a month of use, it started having problems. When powered off, if I left it plugged into an outlet, (whether it was a surge protector, high quality power backup system, or just a regular 115V outlet) I would have to unplug the 24 pin connector from the motherboard, short out the green and black wires, then plug it back into the motherboard in order to successfully power on my system. It had gotten to the point where I just left the computer's case open all the time. While this PSU is cheap, you certainly get what you pay for. If you are building a new system, I can't recommend this one. You should really look into a high quality, modular supply from a reputable manufacturer.
Harley
Rating:

Review Date: 03/07/10
Comment:
Installed the power supply with no problem. I had installed a large V8 cooler into the case, and when I looked at it, I was concern about having to remove the motherboard again to install the power supply. It slid right in and matched up the cut out perfectly. it installed smoothly and it looked good installed. I liked the whole mechanical look of the power supply with a clear sided case. With the update in technology it would have been better to offer more SATA plugs in the harness. It has a good number of plugs, but need more of variety between 4 pin and SATA.
Iceman
Rating:

Review Date: 02/13/10
Comment:
I bought this for a pc i was building spent over 1000.00 and should have bought a better power supply this did not work and took out mother board first hook up. called cust. service and was told in not so many words tuff so i learned and will not buy again from here....
OldMan
Rating:

Review Date: 01/29/10
Comment:
Less than 30 days power supply went out. Fried my hard drive. Not suppliers fault. Just a lousy product. Not having luck with this manufacturers products.
TORI
Rating:

Review Date: 01/02/10
Comment:
I built this computer for a school assignment and lo and behold the power supply did not work.
Ghosttiger
Rating:

Review Date: 11/14/09
Comment:
I've never written a review before, but while looking for a ps for a new build I wouldn't hesitate to purchase Apevia again.
DAFKMF
Rating:

Review Date: 08/16/09
Comment:
Very pretty. If you have more than 2 SATA devices order some adapters or a different PSU. Only 2 SATA plugs, P4 only, not P8, only one PCIe plug. I wound up upgading after 1 week to a 750-w PSU. This is fine for low end systems.
onthescrew
Rating:

Review Date: 06/06/09
Comment:
I've had this ps for over 5 years and it's still going strong! I've never written a review before, but while looking for a ps for a new build I wouldn't hesitate to purchase Apevia again.
Spencer
Rating:

Review Date: 06/01/09
Comment:
For anyone that is wondering this PSU DOES have a 20pin connecter and the +4pin connecter to make the 24pin connection on those motherboards. The thing is pretty loud but the fan can be controlled between 80% speed and 100% speed. It makes a cool blue glow in the case and looks very nice. OVERALL 5 stars
Anonymous
Rating:

Review Date: 12/12/08
Comment:
Worked great for about a year, then died completely. The glow in the dark cable sheathing also took up a lot of space in my Large ATX case, making it hard to fit stuff in and also didn't look end up looking very nice at all when looking into the case form the see through side.
rapsball4
Rating:

Review Date: 07/13/08
Comment:
Worked great for about a year, then died completely. The glow in the dark cable sheathing also took up a lot of space in my Micro-ATX case, making it hard to fit stuff in without jamming the fans.
BuildMyOwn
Rating:

Review Date: 03/21/08
Comment:
This is a neat power supply that delivers what it says on the box and online specs. Good led blue lighting on the fans, and I like the adjustable fan dial. You can cut back on decibels by dialing it down when doing processor/video light tasks. Apevia could come up with a version that would provide more SATA connectors than the spartan 2 provided with this PS. However, SATA cable connectors are out there at $6.50 or so apiece. But that does not improve cable clutter... Anyways, congrats to Apevia product designers for conceiving it and to Tiger Direct for carrying this product.
bowhunter0
Rating:

Review Date: 02/19/08
Comment:
looks cool, but it didnt work when I got it. Which sucks, cause now I have to return and get a new one. I also had to drill out the holes in my case to make this fit...You would think that would fit but I guess not.
Gamer IT
Rating:

Review Date: 02/08/08
Comment:
Pros: Looks great in the case. Flexable cables, 2 quiet fans with speed control. Good price Cons: After 1 year 2 months to date! the psu burned up and took my hard drive with it.
Peter
Rating:

Review Date: 01/24/08
Comment:
This is a great Power Supply! Bought it about 6 months ago, and it's working like it's new, I dust it about once every month or so, just like I dust the rest of my computer. But I mean it works fine for me. The reason many of you may have issues is because you plug in the Power Supply to the outlet before hooking it up to your components. Obviously it will overload if it's not supplying power to anything. That's like blowing air into a balloon and not having exit points, it will burst.
k.pal1
Rating:

Review Date: 12/23/07
Comment:
I agree with most of you cause I bought this PSU, thought it was all cool with the lights and the cable but guess what a second after it broke down, had to get a different power supply.
lurch
Rating:

Review Date: 11/04/07
Comment:
i bought this about 4 months ago worked great up intel now this thing is a piece of crap yea i was happy with the way it looked and they way it lit up my case but if your looking for a power supply dont get this one but i will still always buy from tiger
Patt
Rating:

Review Date: 11/02/07
Comment:
Sweet,Sweet,Sweet!!! Let me say WOW too! It is too cool with my clear sided case. The green wire sheathing on the cables gives such a nice cool show. It adds some bling to my Aspire X-Plorer ATX Mid-Tower Case. As well as matching my Black Ford Explorer which puts a sweet smile on my face.The fan speed controller is really nice becuase when Im not on my computer, I turn it down. Super and Great any verb you can add! Oh Yhea the tech stuff is good too!! Thanks Steve!!!!
Haru
Rating:

Review Date: 09/10/07
Comment:
Dead after 4 months of use.
Greg G
Rating:

Review Date: 08/14/07
Comment:
Busted out of the box. hooked it up turned it on and i got a jaunty wirrrr and silence. I'm sure it would look awesome in a case but i never even got to see the LED's kick on. If you're looking to buy a power supply, this might be the one, or it might last you all of two seconds and fry. try another supply to be safe.
Redvette77
Rating:

Review Date: 02/27/07
Comment:
Great Price for a 500 watt PS and fast delivery Nice looking PS cool lights and no problem's ,shows to be very stable and you can't buck the price , like the fan's and the ability to adjust them , helps cool this case and droped temp about 4* and the cable covers look great ,
michael
Rating:

Review Date: 02/26/07
Comment:
DOA, lasted about 1 milli second before it died after hooking it up. Returning it, purchased a more powerful and robust unit.
Mi
Rating:

Review Date: 12/11/06
Comment:
The PS came with a case. The PS malfunctioned after a few months. The case readout stopped operating after a few weeks. A well matched piece of junk!
topdogramos
Rating:

Review Date: 12/03/06
Comment:
my gateway pc is 7 years old & w/ all the upgrades i've done.it was running sluggish & locking up w/ blue screen of death.2 hard drives maxed memory & video card.my stock power supply was 200 watt.now no more locking up or errors.a higher wattage supply really delivers 100%.for the price you can't beat.a steal
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Product Features

Aspire Clear-Top 500-Watt ATX Power Supply
Colorfully Cool 500 Watt Power Source Dressed in cool, kaleidoscopic colors, the Aspire power supply offers exceptional protection against heat degradation while directing strong, reliable power to your PC. Boasting a mighty 500 watts of power and two high-quality fans with a built-in fan controller, the Aspire power supply features over-voltage and over-heating protection, for optimum efficiency. Sporting UV reactive cables, along with a clear side and top to show off its outrageous colors, the Aspire 500-watt power supply brings coolness and flair to your PC! And it?s yours for a sensationally low price.


Specifications

AC INPUT
115V/230V 10A/6A 60/50Hz
DC OUTPUT
+3.3V
+5V
+12V
-12V
-5V
+5VSB
500W
Max
Combined
Watts
28A
30A
34A
0.8A
0.3A
2.0A
500W

Connectors

20 pin
P4 MB
Peripheral
FDD
PCI-E
x 1
x 1
x 6
x 2
x 1

A Closer Look

Features

  • Aluminum Construction
  • 2x 80mm Blue LED Fans
  • Multi-Color Coated Components & PC Board
  • Green UV Sensitive Wiresleeve for Main Motherboard Power
  • Fan Speed Adjuster

Product Specifications

Model
BrandAPEVIA
ModelATX-AS500W-BK
SeriesSee-Through
Spec
TypeATX12V
Maximum Power500W
Fans2
PFCNo
Main Connector24Pin
+12V Rails2
PCI-E ConnectorsNo
SLINo
ModularNo
Power Good Signal100-500ms
Hold-up Time>10ms at full load
Efficiency>70% under max range load
Over Voltage ProtectionYes
Overload ProtectionYes
Input Voltage115/ 230 V
Input Frequency Range50/60 Hz
Input Current10A @ 115V, 5A @ 230V
Output+3.3V@28A, +5V@30A, +12V1@16A,+12V2@18A, -5V@0.3A, -12V@0.8A, +5VSB@2A
MTBF100,000 hours at full load/25°C
ApprovalsCB IEC 950/ TUV EN 60950/ UL 1950/ CSA 950
Features
Connectors1 x Main connector (20+4Pin)1 x 12V (P4) 2 x SATA 8 x Peripheral 2 x Floppy
FeaturesATX 500 P4 Aluminum Power Supply, w/See-Through Clear Acrylic Cover (Fire Resistant Material), w/2 x 8cm UV Blue Fan w/Blue Led Lights, Multi-Color Coated Components & PC Board, Green UV Sensitive Wiresleeve & Connectors, w/Fan Speed Adjuster, w/ I/O Switch , Cable-Tube-Tied Wires for Neatness, w/Gift Box
Manufacturer Warranty
Parts1 year limited
Labor1 year limited
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