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520w Antec Neo Eco or Antec Basiq 550w Modular?

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October 4, 2012 6:19:07 AM

Basiq: http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=41979&vpn=BP%2D550%20P...

Seems like a nice PSU. Should be able to run a OC'd 7950 and 3570k and a Z77 with a few fans. Or is there something wrong with that particular PSU that I'm not aware of. Thanks!
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October 5, 2012 4:14:34 PM

Hello Jeff,

While the minimum power requirement for the 7950 graphics card is 500 watts, I caution against going minimum unless you plan to play games at minimum settings. If you plan to play your game utilizing the maximum performance of the 7950, I recommend a 750-850 PSU such as the Earthwatts 750 you can also get from NCIX for around $80: http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=62330&vpn=EA750%20GREE...

If your computer components demand more electricity than what your Power Supply is capable of, it will force a shutdown/reboot/etc issues.

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October 5, 2012 4:16:59 PM

antec_rep said:
Hello Jeff,

While the minimum power requirement for the 7950 graphics card is 500 watts, I caution against going minimum unless you plan to play games at minimum settings. If you plan to play your game utilizing the maximum performance of the 7950, I recommend a 750-850 PSU such as the Earthwatts 750 you can also get from NCIX for around $80: http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=62330&vpn=EA750%20GREE...

If your computer components demand more electricity than what your Power Supply is capable of, it will force a shutdown/reboot/etc issues.

Antec Support Team


totally misleading in my opinion. a 7950 wont draw more than 200w in a nightmare situation. an i5 with a decent overclock would only draw 100w in full loads. 550w is more than enough for that system
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October 14, 2012 11:54:32 PM

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October 16, 2012 8:38:25 PM

Jeffdom55 said:
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nHi jeffdom - def agree with BigTroll - looks like Antec (not necessarily intentionally) is playing a little 'CYA' here.
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