New PSU from EVGA takes home the Bronze
Is your power supply (PSU) certified to work with Intel's 4th generation Core processor (Haswell) line without hiccups? Lest there be any doubt, EVGA specifically lists its new 500B PSU as being Haswell ready. It's also 80 Plus Bronze certified with up to 85 percent efficiency under typical loads, a feature that's not always found on PSUs aimed at users on a budget.
The 500B utilizes a single +12V rail, which delivers up to 40A. It has braided cables, a quiet fan that supposedly runs "near-silent," and is backed by a 3-year warranty.
As for cables, they consist of:
All that's missing is information about the price and release date, neither of which EVGA is providing at this time. Given EVGA's emphasis on budget builders, however, we'd peg this being around $100 or less.
EVGA's 500B is available now for $50 MSRP.