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EVGA Bronze 600 W Review

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EVGA 600B Features & Specs
Max. DC Output600W
Efficiency80 PLUS Bronze
Intel Haswell ReadyNo
Operating temperature0°C - 40°C
ProtectionsOver Voltage Protection
Under Voltage Protection
Over Power Protection
Over Temperature Protection
Over Current Protection
Short Circuit Protection
Cooling120 mm Sleeve Bearing Fan (EFS-12E12H)
Semi-passive operationNo
Dimensions150 mm (W) x 86 mm (H) x 140 mm (D)
Weight2.0 kg
ComplianceATX12V v2.31, EPS 2.92
Warranty3 years
Price at time of review (exc. VAT)$69.99

Efficiency is Bronze since EVGA meant to keep the cost as low as possible for this line, and all modular wires have also been ditched for the same reason. EVGA even says this PSU to be compatible with the new sleep states Haswell CPUs introduced, and we were informed that this particular feature was tested to be true on real Haswell systems, though the unit we had on hand failed to pass Intel's leaked Haswell compatibility test.

All available protection features equip the 600B unit, and a 120 mm diameter fan handles its cooling. A semi-passive operation wouldn't be effective in a Bronze unit, which is why it hasn't been included.

The 600B's dimensions are compact thanks to its restricted length, and its weight is pretty low too. The price looks good for what this unit offers, and PSUs of this category, the 600B included, usually come with a three year warranty.

EVGA 600B Power Specs
Max. Power20A24A49A3A0.3A
Total Max. Power600W

The single +12V rail can deliver up to 49 A, so it could easily handle a couple strong VGAs (however, not high-end ones) if the PSU had four PCIe connectors instead of two. The minor rails are also pretty strong with 130 W maximum combined capacity—output most modern PC systems won't exploit. Finally, the 5VSB rail is a little stronger than usual, reaching 3 A maximum current output.

Cables & Connectors, Power Distribution

Native Cables
ATX connector (570mm)20+4 pin
4+4 pin EPS12V (620mm)1
6+2 pin PCIe (570mm+120mm)2
SATA (465mm+125mm+150mm)6
4 pin Molex (470mm+120mm+120mm) / FDD (+120mm)3 / 1

The 600B has exactly the same connectors as its smaller 500B sibling. We think EVGA should add at least an additional pair of PCIe connectors and two more SATA and peripheral connectors, each, to this PSU. Length of all cables is sufficient for this PSU and all gauges are 18AWG, the standard size for ATX PSUs.

Since this PSU features a single +12V rail, we do not have anything to comment on about its power distribution.
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