Thursday, April 19th 2012

In Win Officially Unveils the GreenMe Power Supplies

In-Win Development Inc has today announced its environmentally conscious range of GreenMe power supplies that are designed from the ground up with green credentials.

In-Win describes its new GreenMe concept as "designed to protect our environment, our goal to create a bigger change with every subsequent step we take towards greater environmental responsibility." To reinforce this philosophy, In-Win is committed to donating US$1 of every unit sold to WWF, to further protect the environment.


Environmental Consciousness with Quality Design

Available in 550 W, 650 W and 750 W options and with 80Plus Bronze ratings with up to 85% energy efficiency, the GreenMe range are packaged in a recycled cardboard box with natural soy ink print. They strictly comply with RoHS and ErP Lot 6 international regulations governing materials quality and ultra-low standby power.

In addition to the green core, the power supplies still commit to the latest ATX12V V2.31 and EPS 12V 2.92 specifications and internally use ultra-long life Japanese capacitors, up to four independent 12V rails and sleeve mesh covered cabling for neat cable management within the PC.

The GreenMe range is backed by a 3-year warranty and is available from May 2012.
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16 Comments on In Win Officially Unveils the GreenMe Power Supplies

#1
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
Needs pricing.

How are In Wins other PSU's?
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#3
hhumas
i don't want any green tree in my pc
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#4
erixx
HHumas: you want a computer produced heating solution in Islamabad? ;)
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Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
by: Completely Bonkers
... is nothing to be proud about, neither is it truly "green". Branding over content, once again. Avoid.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/80_PLUS#Misleading_power_supply_advertising

In 2012, you really shouldn't be buying anything less than Gold, Platinum, or Titanium PSUs. 80PLUS is a standard from 2005. "Bronze" is a PSU that didnt meet the new requirements set in 2008 and onwards.
It is nothing special but if the prices are right it would be ok. And we know nothing about content so we can't really say anything about that. And I don't agree on the buying thing either. There are plenty of good PSU's out there with lower ratings. If you have the money, sure go for the max but often money isn't exactly overflowing.
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#6
jimp9106
Ive found that anything promoted as "environmentally friendly " is usually junk ...
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#7
Suhidu
Recycled cardboard boxes, "natural soy ink print", and charitable donations. ... Sure sounds like a friendlier commitment to being green than leaving out the power cable :D.

by: Completely Bonkers
... is nothing to be proud about, neither is it truly "green". Branding over content, once again. Avoid.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/80_PLUS#Misleading_power_supply_advertising

In 2012, you really shouldn't be buying anything less than Gold, Platinum, or Titanium PSUs. 80PLUS is a standard from 2005. "Bronze" is a PSU that didnt meet the new requirements set in 2008 and onwards.
You've got to watch out for the price as you move up the efficiency ladder. In a low-power home-system, a higher efficiency PSU may never be worth its up-front cost (that is, it would make a negligible difference to your electricity bill).

Also, I'm not sure why you linked to that "Misleading ... Advertising" part of the Wikipedia article, as if implying that these aren't 80 PLUS certified. In any case, they are.
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hhumas
by: erixx
HHumas: you want a computer produced heating solution in Islamabad? ;)
the temp of my room in summer is around 45-50c due to computer i am on top floor
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Completely Bonkers
by: Suhidu
Recycled cardboard boxes, "natural soy ink print", and charitable donations. ... Sure sounds like a friendlier commitment to being green than leaving out the power cable :D.



You've got to watch out for the price as you move up the efficiency ladder. In a low-power home system, a higher efficiency PSU may never be worth its up-front cost (that is, it would make a negligible difference to your electricity bill).

Also, I'm not sure why you linked to that "Misleading ... Advertising" part of the Wikipedia article, as if implying that these aren't 80 PLUS certified. In any case, they are.
Do you work for In.Win or their marketing company?

Do you really think the cardbox box they come in represents even 1% of the environmental impact of a PSU? In fact, perhaps leaving out the cable IS environmentally friendly since 90% of PSUs are bought to upgrade an existing PSU or an existing PC that is going to be binned. So why incl. a cable that will never be used. Not very "green"!

Why are you taking about "low-power home"? and at the same time not ready to pay a premium for saving electricity and reducing your carbon footprint? "Green" isnt about cost benefit in a pure financial sense, but about a moral obligation to clean up our act.

And if you were a PC enthusiast, you would have thought about where all that wasted power goes? Where? HEAT. That means a hotter PC, or a fan working harder, or an airconditioner working harder. If you live in a cold country, this saves you heating bills... or rather... what you spend on wasted heat in your PSU could in theory save you heating bills. But if you live in a hot country, or hot summer, this only adds to costs on other cooling equipment and possible LOWER OVERCLOCKS and noisy fans. Please don't tell me about how overclocking isnt green...

Before you "love" this "natural soy ink" product, take a look at the certifying organisation: http://www.plugloadsolutions.com/psu_reports/IN%20WIN%20DEVELOPMENT%20INC._GREENME550_ECOS%202970_550W_Report.pdf and http://www.plugloadsolutions.com/psu_reports/IN%20WIN%20DEVELOPEMENT_IP-P600GQ3-2_ECOS%202556_600W_Report.pdf. Look! Even InWin does better PSUs.

This "PSU" is mutton dressed as green-lamb.
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Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
by: Completely Bonkers
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.. So... your problem is the marketing? Makes no sense, you know better than that.

I still think this could be a decent PSU if priced correctly.
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Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
by: entropy13
The OEM is PowerMan! lol
You know anything about them? Never heard of them before..

EDIT: After a quick google it seems they were rebranded FSP's like 10 years ago. :p
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entropy13
by: Frick
You know anything about them? Never heard of them before..

EDIT: After a quick google it seems they were rebranded FSP's like 10 years ago. :p
Besides the Commander (CWT), Commander II (Andyson) and Glaciar (ATNG) PSUs from In Win, every other PSU of theirs is made by PowerMan.


Yeah, looks like they (PowerMan) stopped rebranding FSP-made PSUs and started making their own.
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#14
MeanBruce
In-Win is committed to donating US$1 of every unit sold to the World Wrestling Federation? Oh I am so in!:D

Who do they think they are fooling with this gimmick and this crap? Not enthusiasts.
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Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
by: entropy13
Besides the Commander (CWT), Commander II (Andyson) and Glaciar (ATNG) PSUs from In Win, every other PSU of theirs is made by PowerMan.


Yeah, looks like they (PowerMan) stopped rebranding FSP-made PSUs and started making their own.
I meant if you know anything about Powerman. ^^
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#16
entropy13
by: Frick
I meant if you know anything about Powerman. ^^
If the review from 2008 is still accurate, it's hit or miss, much like In Win's Andyson PSUs.
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