HardOCP has done a small roundup of some entry-level power supplies, you can check it out over here. Out of the four PSUs they tested, only two passed the test successfully.
Previously we have done 450w-500w and $50 Roundups in which we examined power supplies that usually don’t get covered by enthusiast sites for various reasons; the most notable reason being these products are not “enthusiast quality” units. While the results of both of those reviews were entertaining in that they provided some fireworks, they were also disappointing in that there were very few passable results available at those times. Fast forward to today, and we have seen Corsair make a big name for themselves in the enthusiast power supply market through its quality units that for the longest time peaked in capacity in the realm that normally has held the entry level units of other brands. Following this successful strategy we have begun to notice a few more brands trickle into this range with some real quality offerings such as Seasonic, BFG, and others. Today, we have collected up a few more of these units to see what else has crept into this market segment over the last year or so.