Antec Earthwatts 380W for $19.99!

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Antec Earthwatts 380W for $19.99!

Post by djkest » Fri Oct 19, 2007 6:24 am

Newegg has a $30 mail in rebate on Antec Earthwatts A380 power supply, which is of course 80 plus certified. I just bought one. Muahahaha!

Edit: $49.99 - $30 MIR = $19.99 + shipping

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6817371005

Replacing my PS in my wife's computer, which is only 60% efficient and always on.

They also have a $20 rebate on the 500w model, but that isn't nearly the same quality of deal.

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Post by MikeC » Fri Oct 19, 2007 7:41 am

wow, that's a killer deal! :shock:

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Post by djkest » Wed Oct 24, 2007 8:20 pm

Got my earthwatts. Strangely, it appears that the earthwatts 380 is actually *louder* than the cheapo Rosewill 350w that it replaced. I even made a cardboard duct to draw cooler air into the power supply, but this didn't seem to help.

One thing about the power supply is the EW has the fan at the back of the case sucking air through the PS, the Rosewill had a fan inside blowing through the PS and out the back. I think this was a reason for the reduced noise.

The power supply had to be installed upside down in my coolermaster case, which actually helped w/ cable management. I ended up re-mounting my hard drive, DVD-burner, and adding a duct to (attempt to) better cool the NB and the graphics card. I also removed 2 80mm fans and replaced them w/ a single 80mm tri-cool that I was able to soft-mount.

The odd thing is a semi-high pitched ringing noise that vaguely reminds me of the long tone on the Emergency Broadcast System. Maybe I'll listen to mike's recordings and see if he picked up any of this.

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Post by aristide1 » Fri Nov 16, 2007 10:44 am

NewEgg has a new variation of the 380 and the 430 specials

The 380 is $29 after rebate but this time it includes shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6817371005

The 430 is $39 after rebate and also includes shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6817371006

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Post by ghettojiggalo » Fri Nov 16, 2007 9:05 pm

tempting...but im holdin out for better deals on/around BF

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Post by aristide1 » Sat Nov 17, 2007 7:39 pm

I agree with you, I hope to pick up a few items on that day as well. Too bad there are no real cpu price drops in the near future to get the ball rolling again.

I wouldn't mind free shipping on a UPS. :shock: :shock: :shock:

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Free Shipping

Post by Greg F. » Sat Nov 17, 2007 9:35 pm

is definitely a good thing, but what I have lately found is that the cost of shipping things back has really gone up. On some of the lower priced things it doesn't hardly pay to ship back.

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Post by aristide1 » Thu Nov 22, 2007 6:08 pm

aristide1 wrote:NewEgg has a new variation of the 380 and the 430 specials

The 380 is $29 after rebate but this time it includes shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6817371005

The 430 is $39 after rebate and also includes shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6817371006
Right now both units another $5 off, so 380 is $25 with shipping after rebate.

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Post by aristide1 » Mon Nov 26, 2007 6:33 am

NewEgg made marked the 380 $20 again!

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Post by joeyl » Wed Nov 28, 2007 3:23 pm

ha ha bought one yesterday

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Post by ceraf » Mon Dec 03, 2007 8:43 pm

oh how i wish i was in the states right now...or of newegg shipped to canada.

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