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Antec TruePower 550watt Power Supply Review - Conclusion

Power Supply Units, or PSUs, can often be overlooked as an unimportant product when it comes to choosing the specifications for your PC. For quite a while now Enermax have had control over the high-end PSU market but just recently Antec have entered as a challenger with their TruePower line of PSUs which are being marketed right toward the enthusiast user. After almost four weeks of torture testing, Asher "Acid" Moses has completed his review of the Antec 550watt PSU which includes extensive testing to see if the stated specifications do indeed hold true.

| Other PSUs in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jul 10, 2002 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 9.5%      Manufacturer: Antec

Conclusion

 

After subjecting the unit to quite exhaustive tests, the Antec True Power 550watt PSU meets its ratings and designed specifications. Overall, we were very impressed with the unit. It is well built, featuring neat wiring and a very clean interior. Power cables are long enough to fit just about every case out there and the variety of connectors ensures that even the most hardcore enthusiast will be able to power all of their devices and then some without a problem.

 

Furthermore, Antec's "Low Noise Technology" ensures that the unit will not be running any louder than it should be - ideal for those striving to build a silent PC. With a maximum output current of 550watt, the True550 is admittedly more than the average user will ever require, however, there are lower rated models out there which I trust will perform just as well as our 550watt model did. At a price of $US139.95, the unit is not cheap, however, it is certainly one of the cheapest 550watt power supplies currently on the market.

 

- Pros

 

Huge 550watt maximum output current

 

Excellent performance

 

Low noise technology

 

Supports all current AMD and Intel processors

 

Long cables

 

Plenty of connectors

 

- Cons

 

Slightly expensive

 

Long cables can cause unwanted clutter

 

Rating - 9.5/10 and TweakTown's Editor's Choice Award!

 

 

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