ARESGAME 80Plus Bronze 500W/650W/750W ATX PSUs @ Newegg on sale, see inside for details.

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500W $34.99


650W $41.99


750W (semi-mod) $53.99


One thing that is to note about these, is that all three of these models, at least according to the wiring diagram picture, is that they include BOTH an 8-pin EPS12V as well as a 4+4-pin ATX12V connector. Which means that those B550 and X570 mobos that take two connectors, as long as they're not too far apart on the board, will work with these PSUs.

Another thing, both the 500W and 650W have a single strand of PCI-E power with dual PCI-E 6+2-pin connectors, and the 750W has two strands of PCI-E power, each with dual 6+2-pin connectors.

Which means, that you could run 2x GTX 1660-family cards off of the 500W or 650W, or 2x RX 5700(XT) cards off of the 750W. (In theory, at least.)

I don't know that there has been a tear-down yet of these PSUs, but user reviews on Newegg thus far seem fairly positive.

I don't know of anyone using them in "mining rigs", though I'm tempted to try them. Can't be much worse than a Raidmax. :p
 
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I have the AVG750 in one of my systems; using it a couple of months now. My best guess is this is made by the same OEM as the Gigabyte Ares PSUs were? The big SamXon cap, inductors, and most of the other internals, seem to be about the same layout as the Ares. PCB is a different color though.

The fan is quiet, the packaging is good, and it includes a self tester. One of the biggest criticisms I read was warranty length, but registering with their VIP login gives a 5yr warranty on it. Which if they honor it, is plenty for the price range.

Thanks for the post, I ordered another.

And while cheap PSUs are the bane of this hobby; it's the live on the razor's edge, laugh in the face of danger, life I live. :p

EDIT: update 8/18/2021

Bumping this to update my experience with the ARESGAME AVG750. In case anyone searching the web for long term experience, and not just, initial user experience, ends up here.

It has been running quietly and working well since March 1st. Until 2 days ago, that is. Started getting random reboots and games crashing. And just like that, my warm feels for this unknown, inexpensive brand, are gone, LOL.:) I don't feel it would be ethical to sell it to someone else after a return from RMA. As they will also, likely experience issues with this model, down the road.And the only reason I am strongly considering an RMA is to share my ARESGAME RMA experience. Be it good, bad, or ugly. Let me know if anyone would be interested in that info.

The AVG750 is more a 672W unit, not 750W. Max load of the system it was powering is under 300W based on specs and HWinfo, (really need to buy a kill-o-watt) so it wasn't being pushed hard. System had been dusted/cleaned in the last 6 weeks, central air and heat environment 74f/23c with ceiling fan. System is plugged into a UPS.

I don't know much about the quality or lack thereof, of the components that comprise the transient filtering, various capacitors, rectifiers, etc. But I did test it in one of my two daily drivers for over 6 months. And based on that experience, and the fact that the vast majority of DIYers eyeing a PSU like this, need it to be reliable long term; I give it a strong -

DO NOT BUY!
 
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Been eyeballing these myself since my Antec earthwatts is TWELVE, yes you read that right TWELVE years old, to say I'm living on borrowed time would be an understatement!.
 
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Anagram for Ares :D And his opinion on the brand too, perhaps.

This AVG 750 is still running quiet, and doing the job. The other one I was ordering never went through, Newegg had some issues with paypal at the time.
 
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Anagram for Ares :D And his opinion on the brand too, perhaps.

This AVG 750 is still running quiet, and doing the job. The other one I was ordering never went through, Newegg had some issues with paypal at the time.
OH, OK, this guy did an in-depth review of the Gigabyte PSU that didn't go so well,
but I don't think they are the same as ARESGAME units.
 
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Depends on which Ares it is from Gigabyte. The OEM that made the one he tested looks nothing like the 600W



This looks very similar to the internals of the AVG750 I have, but the PCB on the AVG750 is black.
Good news then, my 550 should be here tomorrow although I'm not shure when I'll have time to install it. I need another case since the one I got from NE won't let me install even one optical drive, it slams into any micro-ATX power connector about "1.5 before it's fully in.
 

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Bumping this to update my experience with the ARESGAME AVG750. In case anyone searching the web for long term experience, and not just, initial user experience, ends up here.

It has been running quietly and working well since until 2 days ago, that is. Started getting random reboots and games crashing. And just like that, my warm feels for this unknown, inexpensive brand, are gone, LOL.:) I don't feel it would be ethical to sell it to someone else after a return from RMA. As they will also, likely experience issues with this model, down the road.And the only reason I am strongly considering an RMA is to share my ARESGAME RMA experience. Be it good, bad, or ugly. Let me know if anyone would be interested in that info.

The AVG750 is more a 672W unit, not 750W. Max load of the system it was powering is under 300W based on specs and HWinfo, (really need to buy a kill-o-watt) so it wasn't being pushed hard. System had been dusted/cleaned in the last 6 weeks, central air and heat environment 74f/23c with ceiling fan. System is plugged into a UPS.

I don't know much about the quality or lack thereof, of the components that comprise the transient filtering, various capacitors, rectifiers, etc. But I did test it in one of my two daily drivers for over 6 months. And based on that experience, and the fact that the vast majority of DIYers eyeing a PSU like this, need it to be reliable long term; I give it a strong -

DO NOT BUY!
 
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And while cheap PSUs are the bane of this hobby; it's the live on the razor's edge, laugh in the face of danger, life I live. :p
Bumping this to update my experience with the ARESGAME AVG750. In case anyone searching the web for long term experience, and not just, initial user experience, ends up here.

DO NOT BUY!
That razor's edge is known to cut back sometimes. :p

There's just so many relatively unknown brands anymore (especially in power supplies), and I just can't bring myself to buy any of them because your experience seems very similar to others out there. They see a power supply priced in a "way too low to be legit" manner, and they give it a shot. They usually work OK for a bit, but they just don't last before giving up the ghost.

At least it didn't explode (like a Gigabyte), and take out components with it. So there's that at least! ;)
 
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That razor's edge is known to cut back sometimes. :p

There's just so many relatively unknown brands anymore (especially in power supplies), and I just can't bring myself to buy any of them because your experience seems very similar to others out there. They see a power supply priced in a "way too low to be legit" manner, and they give it a shot. They usually work OK for a bit, but they just don't last before giving up the ghost.

At least it didn't explode (like a Gigabyte), and take out components with it. So there's that at least! ;)
I ain't even mad tho. ;)

There was no info about these besides the bribed reviews on Amazon - RGB mouse pad apparently. Thought I give one a try and take one for the team. Sometimes you find a jewel in the rough. I was 90 percent certain because of supply shortages, factory shutdowns, and reports that many lines were short of the A team members, that it would not be the case. But it is always exciting to light the fuse, and see what happens. :cool:

I should mention, one of the tech tube channels that preys on the young inexperienced crowd, shills this brand hard.
 
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Wow, bad news, I have not had a chance to install my 550W unit yet, my 13yr old Antec Earthwatts will occasionall cause a blue screen 1033 error or reboot ,now I'm afraid to install the Aresgame unit..
 

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Wow, bad news, I have not had a chance to install my 550W unit yet, my 13yr old Antec Earthwatts will occasionall cause a blue screen 1033 error or reboot ,now I'm afraid to install the Aresgame unit..
The worst part is, the reviews for ARESGAME PSUs everywhere, are sparkling. I will donate it so someone qualified can do a teardown and testing, including paying shipping. Whom to send it to though? Greece is too far; anyone in the U.S.? I suppose I can see if Gamers Nexus wants it.
 

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The worst part is, the reviews for ARESGAME PSUs everywhere, are sparkling. I will donate it so someone qualified can do a teardown and testing, including paying shipping. Whom to send it to though? Greece is too far; anyone in the U.S.? I suppose I can see if Gamers Nexus wants it.
Yea, free mouse pad or not if I get a unit that puts out a 4th of July event through it's cooling fan I'm gonna go back online and bitch in the reviews about it. Only had a real "sparkler" once it my life, the worst part was not eating the $$ for the crappy unit it's when you install another one and say a small prayer that the rest of our components didn't get taken out, I got lucky in my case.
 

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The worst part is, the reviews for ARESGAME PSUs everywhere, are sparkling.
Newegg was promoting one if their PSUs when I went their site today, so I looked at the user reviews. They reviews there are obviously so fake, as they all are generic one sentence reviews. When you look at other reputable power supply companies, the user reviews are often quite lengthy (and are sprinkled with negative reviews because of things like DOA units).

I looked at their rating on FakeSpot, and they are rated as a D, so they are for sure behind all the sparkling reviews.

AGV650 at Newegg.

FakeSpot rating
 
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Newegg was promoting one if their PSUs when I went their site today, so I looked at the user reviews. They reviews there are obviously so fake, as they all are generic one sentence reviews. When you look at other reputable power supply companies, the user reviews are often quite lengthy (and are sprinkled with negative reviews because of things like DOA units).

I looked at their rating on FakeSpot, and they are rated as a D, so they are for sure behind all the sparkling reviews.

AGV650 at Newegg.

FakeSpot rating
All the reviews on Amazon seem to be from verified purchasers, of course it's a PSU, if it fits and works people will leave a positive review, time on duty is the factor here though.
 

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All the reviews on Amazon seem to be from verified purchasers, of course it's a PSU, if it fits and works people will leave a positive review, time on duty is the factor here though.
The Newegg ones are verified as well, but that doesn't mean this company didn't refund / reimburse people to buy it.

The reviews left for it on Newegg really reminded me of when we get new spammers here, and they respond with generic posts like "The article helped me so much!". Even crazy expensive units like Seasonic's titanium rated units have negative reviews, so for a $42 650w unit to have flawless generic reviews, I find that odd.

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FakeSpot's filter says that roughly 40% of the reviews left for their product on Amazon are highly suspicious.
 

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The great reviews are mostly due to a combination of - free RGB mouse pad, fake reviews, and short term experience. Had I left a review for it in the first 6 months it would have been glowing. Quiet running and zero issues powering the system. Packaging was good, and included a self tester. Value at the $50 -$55 range for a semi modular with the specs, was unbeatable when purchased (based on all the great reviews of course). And the warranty gets extended to 5yrs when registering for their VIP program.

It seemed to good to be true, and we all know the old adage about that. Also, it was not a big deal if it went belly up, or ruined anything in the budget build it was powering. And it was never left on unattended, where it could start a house fire. I knew going in, I was playing Russian roulette with it, but with rounds in most of the chambers.

Of course there are some reviews as bad or worse than my own experience. But they are a tiny number so the score stays high. And the only RMA experience I read for it; the user was rejected. If I try it, and they reject me as well, that makes the warranty useless. And most builders need the PSU to be good for the length of the warranty, at minimum. And while It did not go full Gigabyte, becoming flaky, in some ways, is worse. I dialed in on it immediately because everything else was certified stable, including software and temps. Otherwise, the user ends up wasting hours of time, and enduring the frustration a flaky system induces, before solving the problem.

For the almighty search algorithm -

AVOID ARESGAME POWER SUPPLIES
 

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The great reviews are mostly due to a combination of - free RGB mouse pad, fake reviews, and short term experience. Had I left a review for it in the first 6 months it would have been glowing. Quiet running and zero issues powering the system. Packaging was good, and included a self tester. Value at the $50 -$55 range for a semi modular with the specs, was unbeatable when purchased (based on all the great reviews of course). And the warranty gets extended to 5yrs when registering for their VIP program.

It seemed to good to be true, and we all know the old adage about that. Also, it was not a big deal if it went belly up, or ruined anything in the budget build it was powering. And it was never left on unattended, where it could start a house fire. I knew going in, I was playing Russian roulette with it, but with rounds in most of the chambers.

Of course there are some reviews as bad or worse than my own experience. But they are a tiny number so the score stays high. And the only RMA experience I read for it; the user was rejected. If I try it, and they reject me as well, that makes the warranty useless. And most builders need the PSU to be good for the length of the warranty, at minimum. And while It did not go full Gigabyte, becoming flaky, in some ways, is worse. I dialed in on it immediately because everything else was certified stable, including software and temps. Otherwise, the user ends up wasting hours of time, and enduring the frustration a flaky system induces, before solving the problem.

For the almighty search algorithm -

AVOID ARESGAME POWER SUPPLIES
BOO!, BOO!, HISS! HISS!,....JK, you're trashing my self-induced belief system system that I didn't buy a junk PSU. Still doubt my Ryzen 5 1600/ RX-470 would strain it much, guess I need to get off my ass and install it today and run some Cinebench or something. Speaking of house fires, bought my wife a "40 RCA TV in 2015, ran fine for 4 years then one morning we woke up and the whole house smelled like that burnt electronics stank, the TV was off, (had been left on overnight) and did not power on. Replaced the TV with a spare and later on took apart the RCA, the power board was burnt badly from a trace of a MOSFET back to ground AND the main PC mounted fuse never blew. Bought a used PSU board on Ebay for $20 and it's in use as my monitor right now, I've experienced "40 internet 1080 porn on it and I refuse to give it up. :p
 
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I doubt it will fail catastrophically on you. Probably turn flaky first, like the one I tested. I would not leave a system using one, powered on and unattended though.

The brand is garbage, and that cat will be out of the bag soon enough, so stay tuned.
 

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I doubt it will fail catastrophically on you. Probably turn flaky first, like the one I tested. I would not leave a system using one, powered on and unattended though.

The brand is garbage, and that cat will be out of the bag soon enough, so stay tuned.
This is where we miss Johnny Guru who would take apart a PSU to examine it's components and design implementations, plus the electrical load test's.
 

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Cat is out of the bag-


This brand is not worth the risk. Maybe I got a lemon, but I would not buy another unit from them. It was on a UPS so the lack of an MOV was not the cause either.
 
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