The Earthwatts can be had for around $110, but the TruePower New with which I compared it during tests is only $10 more and is 80PLUS Bronze certified. Is 2%-5% efficiency worth another $10? I’ll leave that up to you, frugal reader, to investigate your power bills and determine that for yourself. In the long run, I think you’ll find that it is. The TruePower New series has a rebate or is on sale at some places, so if you’re interested, look now. However, if you can snag one of these on the cheap, you’re unlikely to go wrong!
ThinkComputers gives the Antec Earthwatts 750W a 9 out of 10 score, but there are newer, better choices existing, including Antec’s own Truepower New series.
Colin Dean has been a writer for ThinkComputers since 2006.