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Opinions on Antec PSU

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July 31, 2010 2:37:51 PM

So yeah. I'm thinking of getting an Antec CP550 Plus 550W Continuous power PSU for $60 + $3 shipping, for my system.

Specs : Asrock N68-S mobo (Budget micro-atx gaming mobo)
CPU : AMD Athon II X2 245
GPU : Sapphire ATi Radeon 5770
Ram : 4GB DDR2

Would this PSU be a good decision, or no?

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a c 139 ) Power supply
July 31, 2010 3:04:01 PM

I'd like to suggest the Antec NEO ECO 520C 520W 80 PLUS PSU $60 It's a few bucks more for shipping (probably a heavier PSU - which isnt a bad thing).
More important to you it's rated for +12V@40A where the BP550 Plus is rated +12V@32A.

I also like the Antec EarthWatts EA-500D Green 500W 80 PLUS BRONZE PSU $60 and shipping a bit less than the BP550 Plus. Rated for +12V@37A.

All 3 meet your actual requirements.
July 31, 2010 3:09:26 PM

Thanks a bunch.
I'm probably going to go for the Neo, but it's great to know all three will be fine for my system.
The Earthwatts is actually shipping for $12.99, which is much more than the BP550.
Once again, thanks.
(If you see this, would you recommend either of these or the Corsair CMPSU 400CX 400W PSU?)
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July 31, 2010 3:09:38 PM

Best answer selected by ZPep.
a c 139 ) Power supply
July 31, 2010 3:14:21 PM

The Corsair 400CX would run all your hardware without a problem. And that price after rebate is really attractive.
The only (very slight) drawback might be that it could end up being underpowered for the next video card upgrade or if you move the PSU into a new, more powerful system.
Otherwise its a great choice for what you're using now.
a c 139 ) Power supply
July 31, 2010 3:16:35 PM

You gotta watch those shipping charges - they can add up in a hurry.

July 31, 2010 3:22:15 PM

I think i'll still go with the Neo because i will be upgrading my parts sooner or later.
Also that shipping charge is, i use
I don't think ships to Canada.
a c 139 ) Power supply
July 31, 2010 3:26:07 PM

You're right. I was using the wrong website.
The Neo has that strong +12V@40A rating that should be good for 2x 5770s in CrossfireX mode or a more powerful next gen video card.
I think it's a good choice since you're thinking about upgrading the rest of your system