When it comes to providing power to your system, you simply cannot cut corners. With components sucking down more juice than ever before, the need for a quality power supply is just mandatory. The AcBel 450 tested today can be added to your list of choices. It produces ample power under overclocked conditions and didn't have any stability issues at all. It was also compatible with the Socket 939 AMD boards, which is a growing concern of late.
From an aesthetic viewpoint, the dark coloring of the housing and the multi-colored LED lighting adds a nice touch to the interior of your system, particularly for those sporting a side window. You may want to address cable clutter, however, as there isn't much in the way of cable management in place.
The 120mm fan is a good concept as it keeps the fan speeds down to reduce noise levels. While the PSU isn't the hottest component in the system, the newer models coming out produce more power and more heat, so the added efficiency in this area is a good call. I don't care much for anything with a thermal probe that decides for me how fast a fan should move, but I can live with it given the other promising features included in this product.
I was unable to find any local sources for purchase yet, so I can't comment on price versus performance. I was able to find one source in New Zealand that didn't look too highly priced, but I'll need to wait until this model is more widely available to determine this aspect.
Bottom line... If you're looking for a good power supply (and who isn't), there is a long list of potential manufacturers. Do yourself a favor and add AcBel to that list. With plenty of power, excellent stability under load and compatibility with modern technologies, it has a lot to offer for those looking for a PSU for their enthusiast rig.
Plenty of power
Excellent stability (including s939)
Quiet 120mm fan with lighting effect
Molex connectors easy to remove
Lack of cable sleeving
Slight fluctuations of power levels
Rating 8.5 out of 10
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