EVGA has introduced a new lineup of power supplies to add to their ever-growing list. Dubbed the BR series, EVGA says the new PSUs are built upon their existing bronze rated power supplies but have made improvements customers have asked for. The BR series is 80 PLUS certified, non-modular design using all black fully sleeved cables, 120mm sleeve bearing fan, better voltage stability on the 3.3V/5V rails, and is supported by a 3-Year warranty. The new lineup consists of four different SKUs, 450W, 500W, 600W, and 700W, which gives users plenty of options to purchase a properly sized unit.

The BR series power supplies come in the usual ATX form factor with a familiar black chassis. The devices' cables are hardwired as opposed to modular which saves the time of plugging in any cables but does trade off that minor convenience with the where to put all the cables. Keeping the power supply cool is a 120mm sleeve bearing fan that EVGA says results in quieter operation and longer lifespan. According to their documentation, the fan is always on with an idle rating of less than 20dBA which begins to ramp up around 50% loads for all of the SKUs (slopes will vary depending on model). 

 

Improvements on the 3.3V and 5V rails come from a DC to DC converter with less signal noise which they say will help with stability on those rails. There is a long list of internal protections including OVP (Over Voltage), UVP (Under Voltage), OCP (Over Current), OPP (Over Power), SCP (Short Circuit), and OTP (Over Temperature) which should keep the hardware attached safe. EVGA offers a 3-year warranty on the BR series power supplies, notably less than their higher-tier G3 series, but still typical for more entry-level power supplies. The combined output value is rated at 30C which is a bit less than the 40C typically used, but these should still fare well in most environments. 

The BR series power supplies are available now at Newegg, Amazon, or the EVGA website. Pricing on the units are from $49.99 (450W), $54.99 (500W), $64.99 (600W), and $74.99 (700W). Amazon is currently offering two extra years, for a total of five, on the warranty if the unit is purchased and registered from now until 12/31/2018. 

EVGA BR 450W
AC INPUT 100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz
RAIL +3.3V +5V +12V +5Vsb -12V
MAX OUTPUT 20A  20A 37.5A 3A 0.3A
80W 450W 15W 3.6W
TOTAL 450W @ 30C
 
Connectors 1 x 24/20-pin motherboard connector (550mm)
1 x 8/4-pin EPS/ATX12V connector (600mm)
2 x 8/6-pin PCIe connector (550mm/670mm)
6 x SATA connector (2 x 450mm/570mm/690mm)
3 x 4-pin Molex connector (450mm/570mm/690mm)
1 x Floppy (810mm - attached to Molex)
500W
AC INPUT 100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz
RAIL +3.3V +5V +12V +5Vsb -12V
MAX OUTPUT 20A 20A 41.7A 3A 0.3A
120W 500W 15W 3.6W
TOTAL 500W @ 30C
 
Connectors 1 x 24/20-pin motherboard connector (550mm)
1 x 8/4-pin EPS/ATX12V connector (600mm)
2 x 8/6-pin PCIe connector (550mm/670mm)
6 x SATA connector (2 x 450mm/570mm/690mm)
3 x 4-pin Molex connector (450mm/570mm/690mm)
1 x Floppy (810mm - attached to Molex)
600W
AC INPUT 100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz
RAIL +3.3V +5V +12V +5Vsb -12V
MAX OUTPUT 24A 20A 50A 3A 0.3A
130W 600W 15W 3.6W
TOTAL 600W @ 30C
Connectors 1 x 24/20-pin motherboard connector (550mm)
1 x 8/4-pin EPS/ATX12V connector (600mm)
2 x 8/6-pin PCIe connector (550mm/670mm)
6 x SATA connector (2 x 450mm/570mm/690mm)
3 x 4-pin Molex connector (450mm/570mm/690mm)
1 x Floppy (810mm - attached to Molex)
700W
AC INPUT 100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz
RAIL +3.3V +5V +12V +5Vsb -12V
MAX OUTPUT 24A 20A 58.3 3A 0.3A
150W 699.6W 15W 3.6W
TOTAL 700W @ 30C
 
Connectors 1 x 24/20-pin motherboard connector (550mm)
1 x 8/4-pin EPS/ATX12V connector (600mm)
4 x 8/6-pin PCIe connector (2 x 550mm/670mm)
9 x SATA connector (3 x 450mm/570mm/690mm)
3 x 4-pin Molex connector (450mm/570mm/690mm)
1 x Floppy (810mm - attached to Molex)

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Source: EVGA

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  • close - Tuesday, July 03, 2018 - link

    A lot of accessories mounted in the 3.5" bay (card readers, fan controllers, audio panels, etc.) are powered with that connector. Still cute in 2018 :). Reply
  • DanNeely - Tuesday, July 03, 2018 - link

    We're well past the point where it should be on anyone selling a 5-10yo design addon to be the one including the legacy adapter though.

    And if you shop around there's a reasonable chance you can find something with a modern power connection. eg the fan controller I bought 3 years ago has a SATA connector instead of a molex/berg one because I didn't want to need to connect the molex power string for a single device.
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  • close - Wednesday, July 04, 2018 - link

    I think EVGA just tries a cheap way of looking like it differentiates itself from others. I haven't seen any of these modules needing molex in years. But they exist and I can't discount the people who are still using them and other legacy hardware that may need such power connectors.

    Still I wouldn't base any PSU purchase on the fact that it includes a 10c adapter.
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  • Lolimaster - Tuesday, July 03, 2018 - link

    I tell you fast, one the best brozen PSU's ever is the Seasonic S12 II 420-520w line.

    10% and <10% load efficiency above most platinum rated PSU's, extremely quiet.
    Reply
  • Lolimaster - Tuesday, July 03, 2018 - link

    I would love titanium PSU's in the range of 350-500w, no one is using multigpu now and even an OCed system + gpu barely goes above 350w. Reply
  • Lolimaster - Tuesday, July 03, 2018 - link

    Fluid Dynamic Fan Bearing on the Seasonic as a plus. Reply
  • dromoxen - Wednesday, July 04, 2018 - link

    Yes a modular (better than bronze) rated power supply at around 350w (SFX pref) would be ideal.
    Not sure there is really much point in having both a 450w and 500w model? a lot of people will cheap out and go for the 450w model? Flat cables would be better too imo.
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  • Byte - Tuesday, July 03, 2018 - link

    Thank god for this, with the BQ, BT, GQ, GS, G1, G1+, G2, G3, B1, B3, BW, W1, N, T2, P2, I was feeling EVGA has very limited choices. Reply
  • Lolimaster - Thursday, July 05, 2018 - link

    Wait for the FTW line. Reply
  • MadAd - Thursday, July 05, 2018 - link

    odm? Reply

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