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Which PSU is better between there 2

I am a first time builder and have everything picked out, but need help choosing between these 2 power suplies. Which one is better, what is the difference between them. Here they are


first the antec

Antec BP550 Plus 550W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371016&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-Power%20Supplies-_-Antec-_-17371016&AID=10440897&PID=3938566&SID=


Then the pc power and cooling one

PC Power and Cooling Silencer MK III 500W Modular 80PLUS Bronze Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandy Bridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703035&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-Power%20Supplies-_-PC%20Power%20and%20Cooling-_-17703035&AID=10440897&PID=3938566&SID=

Which is the better PSU quality. price
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  1. The Antec is getting old so I would say the PC P&C is the better one. http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story5&reid=263
  2. Best answer
    I would choose the PC Power and Cooling Silencer MK III 500W because it has 6 Amps more capacity on its +12V rail than the Antec BP550 Plus.

    The PCP&C also has a longer warranty.
  3. What do you mean by getting old?
  4. ko888 said:
    I would choose the PC Power and Cooling Silencer MK III 500W because it has 6 Amps more capacity on its +12V rail than the Antec BP550 Plus.

    The PCP&C also has a longer warranty.



    Oh ok kool thanks. But is the Antec one still a good PSU. going to go with an i5-3450 or i5-2300 and a asrock z77 extream board, and a gtx 560 card
  5. Yes the Antec is still a good PSU but it has been on the market for a long time!
  6. pfloydhead said:
    Oh ok kool thanks. But is the Antec one still a good PSU. going to go with an i5-3450 or i5-2300 and a asrock z77 extream board, and a gtx 560 card

    I've just noticed that Antec updated the BP550 PLUS to ATX12V 2.3 with a combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 37 Amps. The older ATX12V 2.2 of the BP550 PLUS had a combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of only 32 Amps.

    Just make sure you're getting the latest ATX12V 2.3 version if you're planning on getting this PSU.

    Antec has been updating some of their existing models to later ATX12V specs but not changing the model number even though they are different PSUs. You will only notice it's been changed if you intentionally go looking for it.
  7. ko888 said:
    I've just noticed that Antec updated the BP550 PLUS to ATX12V 2.3 with a combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 37 Amps. The older ATX12V 2.2 of the BP550 PLUS had a combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of only 32 Amps.

    Just make sure you're getting the latest ATX12V 2.3 version if you're planning on getting this PSU.

    Antec has been updating some of their existing models to later ATX12V specs but not changing the model number even though they are different PSUs. You will only notice it's been changed if you intentionally go looking for it.



    Ok great thanks for all the info helps alot, but if you were me you would still go with pc power and cooling Psu
  8. I would still go with the PC P&C little higher efficiency.
  9. pfloydhead said:
    Ok great thanks for all the info helps alot, but if you were me you would still go with pc power and cooling Psu

    Yes, I would still choose the PCP&C Silencer MK III 500W.
  10. ok well iam going to go with the pc&c then thanks for all the help
  11. Best answer selected by pfloydhead.
  12. Would it still be a good choice if i wanted to upgrade to a better gpu later will 500w be enough not a huge upgrade or the 550w antec
  13. pfloydhead said:
    Would it still be a good choice if i wanted to upgrade to a better gpu later will 500w be enough not a huge upgrade or the 550w antec

    The PCP&C Silencer MK III 500W's +12 Volt continuous current rating of 38 Amps is enough to power a system with a single GeForce GTX 680 or GeForce GTX 670 or most Radeon HD 7970's or Radeon HD 7950 graphics cards.

    Total Power Supply Wattage is NOT the crucial factor in power supply selection!!! Total Combined Continuous Power/Current Available on the +12V Rail(s) is the most important factor.
  14. ko888 said:
    The PCP&C Silencer MK III 500W's +12 Volt continuous current rating of 38 Amps is enough to power a system with a single GeForce GTX 680 or GeForce GTX 670 or most Radeon HD 7970's or Radeon HD 7950 graphics cards.

    Total Power Supply Wattage is NOT the crucial factor in power supply selection!!! Total Combined Continuous Power/Current Available on the +12V Rail(s) is the most important factor.



    Ok thanks alot for the great help was just wondering cause hope to use this pc for a while and figured i might need to upgrade the gpu after a while but thanks again going with the pc&p
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