Power Supply Please help, Provide advice on Flex power unit

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the above power unit costs $125 US dollars shipping included, from the AliExpress website, & is supposed to be a 500W unit, with model no. Delta DPS-500AB.

no extra customs fees or taxes will be charged, based on its value.

and i can purchase it with paypal, which has buyer protection.

@REVOCCASES or any other members of SFF Forum, please help & provide advice on whether for $125 US dollars shipping included, it will actually be 500W power, and if its worth it ??
 
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the above power unit costs $125 US dollars shipping included, from the AliExpress website, & is supposed to be a 500W unit, with model no. Delta DPS-500AB.

no extra customs fees or taxes will be charged, based on its value.

and i can purchase it with paypal, which has buyer protection.

@REVOCCASES or any other members of SFF Forum, please help & provide advice on whether for $125 US dollars shipping included, it will actually be 500W power, and if its worth it ??

The original Delta DPS-500 looks like this:

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@REVOCCASES ,i previously returned a DarkForest power unit to AliExpress, so i have a store credit.


obviously, you said its not worth it to spend $125 in real cash, for this imitation DPS-500AB,

but if my system is around 300W, because GPU is a 1650 Super, would you advise me to use my AliExpress store credit on it ?? is the imitation DPS-500AB at least 300W of power ??
 

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This is a 400w PSU from the same company that Revo just reviewed here.

It might not be a bad option, but maybe @REVOCCASES has a better recommendation.

Thanks.

that 400W unit is $235 on AliExpress, but $235 minus a $125 store credit, is only $110.

i'll accept any advice, what does everyone think ??
 
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Thanks.

that 400W unit is $275 on AliExpress, but $275 minus a $125 store credit, is only $150.

i'll accept any advice, what does everyone think ??

.... it's a lot cheaper than that on my end. $93.10 with free standard shipping to the US. Where do you live?

I WOULD NOT spend more than $150 out of pocket for a FLEX PSU from AliExpress. At that point, just get this from Velka or one moded by Geek.
 

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.... it's a lot cheaper than that on my end. $93.10 with free standard shipping to the US. Where do you live?

I WOULD NOT spend more than $150 out of pocket for a FLEX PSU from AliExpress. At that point, just get this from Velka or one moded by Geek.

sorry, i typoed those numbers by accident.

please provide a AliExpress weblink to the $93.10 power unit.
 

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no.

what @REVOCCASES actually reviewed was this unit, which costs more [ https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005001848956019.html?spm=2114.12010615.8148356.25.55252b46ZFgz04 ]

but it already has black color & white/black cables, so there's no extra modding fee.

and i can't see your unit's internals, to verify quality.
 

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no.

what @REVOCCASES actually reviewed was this unit, which costs more [ https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005001848956019.html?spm=2114.12010615.8148356.25.55252b46ZFgz04 ]

i can't see your unit's internals, to verify quality.
As I said, same company, different unit.

With only a 300w load, you don't really need that 700w unit. If you follow the link, they do provide some photos of the internals. What Revo purchased matched what they sold, so at least the company is selling what is photographed.
 

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If you follow the link, they do provide some photos of the internals. What Revo purchased matched what they sold, so at least the company is selling what is photographed.

you're correct.

good advice.

and it already has white/black cables, so there's no extra modding fee.

will wait for @REVOCCASES and others, to provide their opinion on the 500W unit
 
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If you want to buy something good and cheap, personally I would get a modded server PSU with Platinum rating.

here is a link to an original DELTA DPS-500:


YTC is a good seller with reputation and they offer different versions.

The non-modular DPS500 only costs 45,- USD and I guess if you use Superbuy you could get it for USD 70,- to 80,- total shipped to the US.

of course, these are second hand units, you don't have "buyer protection" and if something goes wrong you cannot return it. Anyway, I only had good experience with YTC so far.

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If you want to buy something good and cheap, personally I would get a modded server PSU with Platinum rating.

here is a link to an original DELTA DPS-500

this is excellent advice.

but as you're aware, i'm looking for a AliExpress weblink.
 

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this is excellent advice.

but as you're aware, i'm looking for a AliExpress weblink.

There is a lot of fake selling on AliExpress and I cannot tell you if that is any good, but I found this one (buy at your own risk):