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Reliable Antec PSU for $50?

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January 27, 2013 3:53:24 PM

For a system using a single GeForce GTX 660 (non-Ti) graphics card NVIDIA specifies a minimum of a 450 Watt or greater power supply that has a maximum combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 24 Amps or greater and that has at least one 6-pin PCI Express supplementary power connector.

Total Power Supply Wattage is NOT the crucial factor in power supply selection!!! Total Combined Continuous Power/Current Available on the +12V Rail(s) rated at 45°C - 50°C ambient temperature, is the critical factor.

Overclocking of the CPU and/or GPU(s) will require an additional increase to the combined +12 Volt continuous current ratings, recommended above, to meet the increase in power required for the overclock. The additional amount required will depend on the magnitude of the overclock that is being attempted.

The Antec Basiq Series 550 Watt (BP550 Plus), with its maximum combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 37 Amps and with one 6-pin and one (6+2)-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors, is more than sufficient to power a system configuration with a single GeForce GTX 660 (non-Ti) graphics card.
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January 27, 2013 8:02:42 PM

Thanks, I knew that it could support it but was unsure of how good the PSU itself is. I have an Antec myself but I didn't know how this one shaped up. Plus, I am more partial to the Sig2 for the sake of size and slight higher speed.
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January 27, 2013 8:07:06 PM

higher speeds mean nothing when any card that is non-reference can overclock that high. not to mention the asus cooler is still a lot better than what evga offers. i never recommended them.
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January 27, 2013 8:12:57 PM

bookwormzsh said:
This PSU seems to be exactly what my friend needs to proceed with upgrading his machine. He is trying to keep it at $50. He is going to try and run an EVGA GTX 660 2GB FTW Sig2 on it. This Antec PSU seems to be great: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



There's a good offer in newegg for an antec psu, the antec neo 620, it's made by seasonic, it's under 50$, after mir it's 30$.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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January 27, 2013 8:29:13 PM

bookwormzsh said:
This PSU seems to be exactly what my friend needs to proceed with upgrading his machine. He is trying to keep it at $50. He is going to try and run an EVGA GTX 660 2GB FTW Sig2 on it. This Antec PSU seems to be great: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



Hi - agree with BigTroll & DJ on their PSU recommendations,
same or lower price, better unit.

Tom
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January 27, 2013 9:46:16 PM

Hmm, now that I look at it, I like both. I trust ASUS, I just am not much sure about the size.
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January 27, 2013 10:01:18 PM

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