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Antec BP430 good enough for this setup?

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May 25, 2011 4:57:15 PM

I wanted to know if the Antec Basiq BP430 430W Continuous Power ATX12V Version 2.2 80 PLUS Certified would be sufficient for my needs.

1) Office build (web browsing, stock trading platform, MS Office, streaming video/watching movies) with no overclocking and little to none light gaming:

CPU AMD Phenom II X4 840
CPU Cooler Stock
Motherboard Biostar A770E3 AM3 AMD 770 ATX
RAM G.SKILL NS 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666)
Video Card NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250 1 GB
Hard Drive Western Digital Caviar Black WD5002AALX 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s
Case Antec Three Hundred Illusion
Power Antec Basiq BP430 430W
Optical External DVD Burner

2) The Extreme PSU Calculator recommended wattage is 316W.

3) Output
+3.3V@20A, +5V@20A, +12V1@17A, +12V2@16A, -12V@0.8A, +5VSB@2.5A


I already have the Antec BP430 in my possession ($20 AR), but then my friend recommended I take advantage of a good deal for an OCZ Fatal1ty 550W ($40 AR) for more wattage. The deal was expiring and I jumped in too quickly without reading reviews (cables too short for my case, and alot of rebate issues). I was going to refuse the shipment today, and consider using the BP430 if it's fine for my needs. If it's not, then I'll suck it up and perhaps get an Antec Earthwatts 500W ($60).

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May 25, 2011 5:17:41 PM

The BP430 is the only Antec PSU I've seen get mediocre reviews; I wouldn't get one myself. It isn't "bad," it's just mediocre. Lightly loaded, it should be fine. A 380W Earthwatts would be a nice inexpensive choice for you too.
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May 25, 2011 6:07:23 PM

What about the Antec BP430? I'm probably going to refuse shipment on the OCZ because of the cabling and rebate issues.
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May 25, 2011 6:08:59 PM

no as jtt283 post.You should bother with it.But if you like antec go ahead.But its not on my recommendation.
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May 25, 2011 6:18:55 PM

I just discovered this link, which reassured me a little: http://www.hardware-revolution.com/budget-gaming-pc/

"This power supply is capable of delivering up to 430W, not that should rely on this information only as I often point in posts such as Warning: 6 Surefire Ways of Blowing Up Your Computer Due to an Inadequate Power Supply, but more importantly 30A on the 12V line, the most important factor when it comes to choosing a power supply for a gaming computer.

It features active PFC and a safety protection circuitry to prevent damage resulting from short circuits, over current, and over voltage.

Finally, it’s a Tier 3 unit on EggXpert Tiered Power Supplies List, an excellent guide that classifies power supplies into tiers, depending on the quality and reliability of their components. This way, you know that the power supply is solid enough for this build and that it won’t bring down other parts in your PC if it fails, unlike some other low-end/no-name brands PSUs."
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May 25, 2011 6:22:23 PM

AmazingJason said:
I just discovered this link, which reassured me a little: http://www.hardware-revolution.com/budget-gaming-pc/

"This power supply is capable of delivering up to 430W, not that should rely on this information only as I often point in posts such as Warning: 6 Surefire Ways of Blowing Up Your Computer Due to an Inadequate Power Supply, but more importantly 30A on the 12V line, the most important factor when it comes to choosing a power supply for a gaming computer.

It features active PFC and a safety protection circuitry to prevent damage resulting from short circuits, over current, and over voltage.

Finally, it’s a Tier 3 unit on EggXpert Tiered Power Supplies List, an excellent guide that classifies power supplies into tiers, depending on the quality and reliability of their components. This way, you know that the power supply is solid enough for this build and that it won’t bring down other parts in your PC if it fails, unlike some other low-end/no-name brands PSUs."

Ok. If you feel the antec is a great psu then by all means.No one is stopping you buddy. :D 
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May 25, 2011 6:26:29 PM

If you feel the antec is a great psu then we should close this thread.And yes yout psu would run that config but i would rather you get a 450w rated psu. Goodluck.
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May 25, 2011 6:40:32 PM

I don't feel that it's a great PSU, which is why I am soliciting opinions based on my particular setup and needs :)  This is my 1st build, so I'm still a bit of newbie at all of this.
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May 25, 2011 6:42:26 PM

AmazingJason said:
I don't feel that it's a great PSU, which is why I am soliciting opinions based on my particular setup and needs :)  This is my 1st build, so I'm still a bit of newbie at all of this.

Me and jtt283 were giving opinions if not we could give you our opinions on good psus.Tell us your budget.
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May 25, 2011 6:44:12 PM

AmazingJason said:
What about the Antec BP430? I'm probably going to refuse shipment on the OCZ because of the cabling and rebate issues.

And what is wrong with the cabling?
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May 25, 2011 7:03:52 PM

I already own the Antec BP430. I bought it a few weeks ago with the intention of using it with my friend's 3 year-old Dell, which he was donating to me. But then I decided to do a brand new build instead, and he pointed out a deal for the OCZ that was just about to expire. I jumped on the deal without doing any research other than looking at the Newegg review numbers, which were solid. But then I read the reviews in greater detail and it seems that the OCZ wasn't made to used with bottom mount ATX cases. The cables are too short and either will barely or not reach the motherboard. Also, many owners were stiffed on the rebate. For a $60 PSU, I don't want to deal with rebate issues, and also having to spend even more money on extenders. For that kind of money, I can just get an Antec Earthwatts 500W.

Since I already have the Antec BP430, I wanted to figure out whether it is reliable and more than sufficient for what I'm using the computer for. I'm sick of having to purchase power supplies. I also purchased a Corsair 430W for a friend earlier this week that I refused shipment for because he didn't want it. If I purchase another PSU, it will be my 4th PSU purchase this month, and I'm tired of thinking about PSUs, lol.
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May 25, 2011 7:07:22 PM

so what do you want to do?
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May 25, 2011 7:08:28 PM

i would think the antec would do just fine.Why not give it a go?
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