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December 3, 2011 6:32:48 AM

Yeah I asked this a while ago but I just made a thread and someone said my PSU wasn't good for my build..

this is my build:

AMD Phenom II x4 970 BE 3.5GHz Quad Core processor
8GB DDR3 RAM
Radeon HD 6850
ASRock 970 Extreme3 mobo
a seagate 160gb hd (yeah i know its small)
a normal DVD/RW thing

And I have this psu:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Is it fine for this build? O_o

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a b ) Power supply
December 3, 2011 9:13:10 AM

Yes, this PSU will run your rig absolutely fine. The PCIe Power is sufficient for that GPU and the other stuff is fine for the rest of the rig.
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a c 274 ) Power supply
December 3, 2011 12:15:08 PM

^+1 yep nothing wrong with that unit for your specs..
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December 3, 2011 8:02:05 PM

For a system running with a single Radeon HD 6850 graphics card a power supply with a minimum combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 24 Amps and with at least one 75W 6-pin PCI-Express Supplementary Power Connector is recommended.

Your Antec Neo ECO 520C, with its +12 Volt continuous current rating of 40 Amps and with its one 75W 6-pin and one 150W 6+2-pin PCI-Express Supplementary Power Connectors, is more than sufficient to power your system build with ample spare capacity to perform any overclocking of the CPU and GPU you may want to attempt.
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a c 243 ) Power supply
December 3, 2011 8:34:51 PM

JackNaylorPE said:
The wattage is fine .... the quality of the Neo line however is spotty at best

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...

The 6.5 performance rating is the among the worst I can recall.

Nothing wrong with the Neopower to begin with
http://hardocp.com/article/2008/01/29/antec_neopower_65...

Oh, and the NeoEco is a completely different product
http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=317192

That's the same as this Seasonic
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/954

That Jonny gave a 9.5 to
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...
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a b ) Power supply
December 3, 2011 9:27:51 PM

+1, it's a good PSU with plenty of power for your set up

too many people look at cyberpower/ibuypower PCs where they use a 700w coolmax PSU to power an ATI 5770 and then think that kind of logic applies to all PC & PSU
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December 4, 2011 1:10:56 AM

delluser1 said:

That's the same as this Seasonic


It was a Seasonic design that got the 6.5 performance rating ..... 7.5 overall

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...

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That's the good news. The bad news is, mine did have trouble holding that 3A 5VSB rail. It also exhibited more voltage fluctuation than I like to see from an indy regulated unit. So, all things considered, I'm going to toss out a 6.5.

Antec's new and improved 650W Seasonic based design gets a total score of 7.5 from me today. Not enough to gain a recommendation this time around, but I do have to say the platform is better off now than when it was first introduced as the Truepower Trio series. Not bad, not excellent, just kind of ok for the money. You could easily do worse.


As was referenced in your Guru3D link, my problem with the Neo line is the design keeps changing .... not unusual for a manufacturer to start out w/ a nice design, and then after the reviews are done, change the design. Historically, the Neo line has been a hodgepodge of designs, I have had to replace 3 of them over the years (all 3 I bought failed within 3 years) and while I'd swear by the CP and SG series, experience has taught me to stay away from the Basiq and Neo series.
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December 4, 2011 12:06:11 PM

JackNaylorPE said:
It was a Seasonic design that got the 6.5 performance rating ..... 7.5 overall

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...

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That's the good news. The bad news is, mine did have trouble holding that 3A 5VSB rail. It also exhibited more voltage fluctuation than I like to see from an indy regulated unit. So, all things considered, I'm going to toss out a 6.5.

Antec's new and improved 650W Seasonic based design gets a total score of 7.5 from me today. Not enough to gain a recommendation this time around, but I do have to say the platform is better off now than when it was first introduced as the Truepower Trio series. Not bad, not excellent, just kind of ok for the money. You could easily do worse.


As was referenced in your Guru3D link, my problem with the Neo line is the design keeps changing .... not unusual for a manufacturer to start out w/ a nice design, and then after the reviews are done, change the design. Historically, the Neo line has been a hodgepodge of designs, I have had to replace 3 of them over the years (all 3 I bought failed within 3 years) and while I'd swear by the CP and SG series, experience has taught me to stay away from the Basiq and Neo series.

If I had that kind of luck I'd swear off the line too, I haven't.
Fact remains, you're pointing to a review of a unit with a different internal design to back your opinion, when a review by the same reviewer , of the updated design shows the improvements and was rewarded the big 9.5.
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a b ) Power supply
December 4, 2011 8:47:32 PM

i have used a neo-eco in one my PCs and never had a single issue with it, runs silent, delivers its power and is within spec.
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