In Win GreenMe 650Wby Martin Kaffei on June 6, 2012 5:10 AM EST
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In Win GreenMe 650W
In Win sent us their newest model GreenMe rated at 650W. Billed as an eco-friendly alternative to the usual PSUs, In Win boasts about the reduced energy costs associated with the high efficiency design. Given the eco emphasis, we'll examine how the PSU does in those areas along with the usual tests.
In Win uses an environmental friendly packaging composed of recycled materials. There's also a sticker stating that the WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature) gets one dollar for every GreenMe sold. However, there is some debate over how WWF is funded, with allegations that they have questionable industry ties. Regardless of whether that's true or not, we do like the idea of helping environmental associations.
The real question of course is how environmentally friends the GreenMe PSU line is in practice. Is 80 Plus Bronzer efficient enough for energy conservationists? And where are the lower power models, as a "green PC" probably doesn't need 650W? We'll leave the debate on those areas up to the reader; for now, let's see what you get with the GreenMe and how it performs.
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araczynski - Wednesday, June 6, 2012 - linkanother 'non profit' cause of the hour. wouldn't be surprised if this WWF and InWin have some family connection.
i'd be more impressed if each $1 got split by the employees inhaling all those production fumes created during manufacturing of these things.
effingee - Wednesday, June 6, 2012 - link"However, the WWF is discredited as they are industry-related in some way. They got donations from the energy industry and tolerated genetically changed soy."
Did you forget your journalistic integrity in your other pants or something?
Martin Kaffei - Wednesday, June 6, 2012 - link(Not exactly.)
I sold my integrity for an ecofriendly Porsche Cayenne Turbo !
Oh, I said the loud part soft and the soft part loud.
Rorrr - Wednesday, June 6, 2012 - linkIs this an attempt at a joke?
ggathagan - Thursday, June 7, 2012 - linkNo, it IS a joke!
Thank you, Martin.
Rorrr - Thursday, June 7, 2012 - linkMore like a bad attempt at snark. Anandtech should stick to tech, which is what it does best; leave the political and scientific commentary to other sites like Ars.
effingee - Wednesday, June 6, 2012 - linkOh, wow! Tell me all about your Porche, but don't forget to throw in a random line about your opinion on collective bargaining for public service unions, too, so I'll know which Porsche to buy and who to vote for in my state primary election.
If you're going to write a tech review, cool, write a tech review. If you're going to write a review of the World Wildlife Foundation, do it on your blog or something. Those two sentences about what you think about the WWF, factual or not, have no business in a review of a power supply. Let your readers think for themselves.
LordOfTheBoired - Wednesday, June 6, 2012 - linkActually, I think they do when the supply's big "feature" is that a portion of all sales go to the WWF.
I've got no idea on how credible the WWF is(though they apparently funded the hiring of mercenaries to hunt poachers, which is awesome), but I really hate this sort of feel-good marketing.
At best it's a band-aid for the end user's conscience that lets them pretend they care without actually doing anything. More aggressive forms can come off as emotional blackmail(buy our stuff or children will starve in Africa!).
If they were really worried about the environment, they'd just say "In Win donates 10% of their net profit each year to the WWF" or some such.
And, you know, ship power supplies that are 80 Plus Platinum instead of 80 Plus Bronze.
jontech - Wednesday, June 6, 2012 - linkWrong WWF?
jontech - Wednesday, June 6, 2012 - linkOr could have gone with
MEAN.... WOOOO.... GREEN
O i digress