Sinan Power VP-430 430W

 

Sinan Power is a brand most of our readers likely have not encountered. The company behind (Inter-Tech) is in Germany, where their largest customer base is located. Inter-Tech would've never thought about sending us a unit like the VP-430, which is why we got this sample from Amazon. It comes with passive PFC (no universal AC input) and a red fan. The package includes a power cord for the European power grid, four screws, some cable ties, and a manual.

We assume Yate Loon makes the fan, one of the largest companies. The 120mm fan needs fewer amps than the other fans in this roundup and it has seven cheap fan blades. Definitely a low-quality product.

Cables and Connectors

Connector type (length)

Main 1x 24-pin (40cm) fixed
ATX12V/EPS12V 1x 4+4-pin (40cm) fixed
PCIe  -
Peripheral 3x SATA (ca. 40, 55, 70cm) fixed
3x HDD, 1x FDD (ca. 40, 55, 70, 85cm) fixed

The internals consist of thin heatsinks, a small transformer, and a big and noisy PFC-choke under the fan. The undersized bridge rectifier has no heatsink. There are a few components in the EMI filtering stage, but all the other parts are low-end. It doesn't look like 430W.  Inter-Tech (we couldn't detect the real manufacturer) implemented a forward converter with the cheapest output caps and magnetic cores available.

 

FSP OEM 400W APN (230V version) and GHN -2 Sinan Power VP-430 430W -2
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  • fic2 - Tuesday, July 03, 2012 - link

    I have bought two of these on sale from newegg for about $17 after $20 rebate. For $17 these are great power supplies. Reply
  • Martin Kaffei - Tuesday, July 03, 2012 - link

    Corsair is always a good choice. Enjoy! Reply
  • esteinbr - Tuesday, July 03, 2012 - link

    I agree. I purchased one of these on a similar deal at NewEgg. They ended up sending the 600w version of the PS so I got an even better deal on it but it's been a good inexpensive power supply. I do agree that it definitely isn't silent when the fan really spins up but it's not horrible either.

    Newegg happens to have this PS for 25$ after 20$ mail in rebate right now.
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  • ImSpartacus - Tuesday, July 03, 2012 - link

    You got a competent 600W PSU for 17 bucks? You lucky SoB!

    I hope it found a good home in a nice machine.
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  • StevoLincolnite - Wednesday, July 04, 2012 - link

    I've had a Corsair HX 620 for about 6 years now and it has NEVER skipped a beat, "only" got 1 year left on the warranty, I've recently relegated it to another machine and grabbed a Corsair HX 850.

    The thing with Corsair PSU's though is that you always have peace of mind as all the PSU's they offer are good.
    Reply
  • CeriseCogburn - Sunday, July 08, 2012 - link

    None of these power supplies in the article are CHEAP - save perhaps the one Sinan that almost nobody likely recognizes.

    These PS are low wattage near top of the line PS.

    I'm not certain how the anand reviewer got that so wrong.

    Whatever - it's one word but still... it's the concept, and being correct about what is spewing forth that counts.

    These are EXPENSIVE power supplies.

    I can show the never joe blows here some cheap power supplies - or the article writer - since the elitist smell of self aggrandization is all about...

    I can't make it on 100K a year either...
    Reply
  • nipplefish - Tuesday, July 10, 2012 - link

    uh... pipe down over there, guy. the most expensive psu is 55 dollars. most are around 30-40. what's cheap? 10 bucks? if you need a 10 dollar psu maybe you should reconsider your choice of hobbies. Reply
  • JonnyDough - Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - link

    Totally agree. Tom's wouldn't recommend low quality (cheap!) PSU's for two very good reasons:

    For one, you save money by spending more, especially if you leave your PC on all the time. Better efficiency at idle means you pollute less, and spend less money on energy.

    Secondly, if your PSU dies, your motherboard can go too. Who wants to waste money and have the hassle of that? Buy quality. At least if your motherboard perishes it probably isn't your fault (as long as you pay attention to ESD. Also, although you can buy better grade motherboards too by doing your research, but you will still get the one that dies the second day you use it now and then).

    If you want to buy an exploding toaster to power your PC have at it. That's one less ignorant poster online.
    Reply
  • GeorgeH - Tuesday, July 03, 2012 - link

    You get what you pay for. I bought two of the V2 units - both exhibited coil whine across multiple builds and one failed to run reliably (standby power issues.) One I gave away and one is sitting on my parts shelf. It's anecdotal evidence but still enough to make me avoid them.

    Antec's EarthWatts 380D has been my default choice for awhile now, but I'll have to give some of these a shot.
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  • Avalon - Tuesday, July 03, 2012 - link

    I don't think "you get what you pay for" always applies, because I bought a Seasonic X650 gold a while back, which is a fairly expensive and highly rated unit, and I get coil whine. It happens. Reply

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