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January 31, 2013 4:35:32 PM

Recently had a power supply fail. Will an Antec 550 watt BP550 Plus be fine to use with my XFX 1GB 7770, i5 3570k ivy bridge, gigabyte Z77-D3H? I ordered a 600 watt corsair but the person who I paid to install gave it back to me with this Antec power supply in it.

Thanks in advance for any help.
January 31, 2013 4:59:16 PM

Yes, it will be fine, your system will bearly use 300watts at load but it's always good to have the headroom
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January 31, 2013 4:59:20 PM

That is not a bad PSU (the BP550 Plus), but I would prefer the Corsair. What did you pay for? The Antec or the Corsair.

The Antec will meet your needs, if that is your primary concern.
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January 31, 2013 5:09:14 PM

COLGeek said:
That is not a bad PSU (the BP550 Plus), but I would prefer the Corsair. What did you pay for? The Antec or the Corsair.

The Antec will meet your needs, if that is your primary concern.



It's a bit of a story. I brought my machine to this person after it turned off and would not turn back on. I told them I thought it was the power supply. Two hours later I was told my power supply was fine. They said they fixed a problem in bios. This didn't make sense to me, but I'm not the one getting paid to work on computers. I played a game for about an hour when it turned off again. This time it was definitely the power supply, I smelled burnt wires. I told him to get me a new 600 watt which I saw he had at one point. For whatever reason he installed this Antec instead. I only paid 30 dollars for the power supply and installation since he missed the failing power supply when I gave it to him to fix the first time. I feel like I got screwed since I paid him for two hours worth of work and 30 more for this PSU and installation, but it's paid for now.

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January 31, 2013 5:14:56 PM

$30 for the PSU is a very good price, but paying for 2 hours of labor is terrible.

Sorry for your troubles. If all is well now, just go with it. But, I wouldn't use that guy again.
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January 31, 2013 5:29:02 PM

COLGeek said:
$30 for the PSU is a very good price, but paying for 2 hours of labor is terrible.

Sorry for your troubles. If all is well now, just go with it. But, I wouldn't use that guy again.



I just called him. He said he didn't install the Corsair because the wires weren't long enough to reach my video card. Would've been nice to know rather than find out on my own.

Anyway, thanks for the help.
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January 31, 2013 5:33:06 PM

Just to ask (you can send me a private message if you want), how much did he charge you for the 2 hours of labor?
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