On October 13, 2016 while I was in the middle of playing EverQuest II my computer all of sudden shutoff and I heard a “fizz-pop” kind of sound. I about had a heart-attack! It would not turn back on. No fans would spin or POST code beeps generated. I was hoping the only problem was a fried power supply and not anything else.
The power supply that came with the system was HEC-550TEB 550 Watt 80 Plus Bronze model so I went looking for a replacement. In my rush to get a new power supply I first got the Apevia Jupiter ATX-JP600W 80 Plus Bronze power supply from Computer Connections. After I got home, installed it into the computer and reconnected everything. I then looked towards the heavens and hit the power button. WOOHOO!! Everything worked! Thank the Lord.
After a few days, however, the power supply was just making more noise than I would have liked. I went looking online and eventually settled on an EVGA 600W 80 Plus power supply from Best Buy that happened to be on sale.
I’ve been running it a few days now and am satisfied with the noise level and it’s performance. I will keep the other power supply as a backup.