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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  • vincentyu1130 - Tuesday, July 03, 2018 - link

    30C means 30 degree Celcius temperature? Reply
  • jabbadap - Tuesday, July 03, 2018 - link

    Yeah, that's correct should say 30°C. It's annoying when they are unable to use proper markings on those, but then again they are Ameeericans. Reply
  • close - Tuesday, July 03, 2018 - link

    30C is indeed degrees Celsius. But where it says "Improvements on the 3.3C", the C actually stands for Volts. (minor typo) Reply
  • Arnulf - Tuesday, July 03, 2018 - link

    These are hardly what "the customers have asked for".

    We, your customers, are asking for you to stop skimping on components to save cents for your profit margins - dump that sleeve bearing fan and replace it with longer lasting bearing design; make the PSU semi-modular; fix the fan profile and passive air flow so that the fan doesn't come online until a certain threshold is reached - given that most non-gaming computers (which these PSUs are aimed at) consume about 30 Watts idle and less than 100 watts under full load the PSU should be able to dissipate those 5-20W passively. Yes, your PSU will cost two dollars more but it will no longer compete with cheap-a$$ crap from LC Power, justifying the price tag.
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  • benedict - Tuesday, July 03, 2018 - link

    How did you come to the conclusion that this isn't made for gaming computers? Reply
  • DanNeely - Tuesday, July 03, 2018 - link

    It doesn't have $20 of frag harder lights smeared all over it, can't be a gaming product in 2018. 🤮🤮🤮 Reply
  • Oxford Guy - Tuesday, July 03, 2018 - link

    A horizontally mounted always-on sleeve bearing fan sounds like a recipe for trouble.

    Also, bronze power supplies may have been cool a decade ago.
    Reply
  • close - Tuesday, July 03, 2018 - link

    To be honest sleeve bearing fans have come a long way. So the reliability of the fan shouldn't really be the argument that kills the purchase in this case. Especially with a 5 year warranty.

    But the Bronze rating and the non-modular design might disqualify it from the shopping list of many people, especially the ones looking at the higher wattage models.
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  • buxe2quec - Tuesday, July 03, 2018 - link

    Cute, an adapter for floppy drives. Reply
  • Spunjji - Tuesday, July 03, 2018 - link

    Those connectors are still used for a surprising number of esoteric little add-ons. Not needed often, and yet not as useless as they sound. Reply

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