In a veritable sea of PC power supplies, what makes one better than another? The first step is to skip the bargain bin. There are plenty of cheap unbranded power supplies that roll the dice on performance. That still leaves you with plenty of choices. My next step is to rule out any PSU that doesn’t meet the 80 Plus certification. In 2010 and beyond, there is just no excuse for a 65% efficient power supply. See how the EA430 fares.