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Antec BP550 Plus 550W ATX12V V2.3 Modular Power Supply
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- Advanced cable management for improved airflow and ease of use
- ATX12V version 2.2
- 120mm low noise cooling fan
- Heavy duty protection circuitry prevents damage resulting from short circuits, over currents, over voltages, and other dangers
- Universal input with active PFC
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Shipping Height: 4.3 Shipping Width: 9.3 Master Pack Qty: 6 General Information Manufacturer: Antec, Inc Manufacturer Part Number: BP550PLUS Brand Name: Antec Product Line: Basiq Product Model: BP550Plus-EC Product Name: Basiq BP550Plus-EC ATX12V & EPS12V Power Supply Marketing Information: The Basic 550 Plus is the perfect power supply for the entry-level user, providing stable power, quiet cooling, and advanced cable management for improved airflow and ease-of-use. Product Type: ATX12V & EPS12V Power Supply Technical Information Number of Fans: 1 Power Description Input Voltage: 240 V AC Output Power: 550 W Physical Characteristics Form Factor: Internal Dimensions: 3.4 Height x 5.9 Width x 6.1 Depth Weight (Approximate): 4.40 lb
Top Customer Reviews
I just built a machine for my brother using this power-supply, and when I saw all the reviews saying it was noisy, I thought "what are they talking about???" So to be fair, I turned around to turn on my brother's machine (it's sitting on the desktop right behind my head as I type this), because I wanted to hear it run, and objectively re-evaluate whether or not it seemed noisy at all:
Only when I went to power it up it was already on. I just couldn't hear it. And that's NOT what I expected to be telling you at this point! So whatever issues other people have with this thing being noisy, I really can't understand. Maybe they're overclocking and their CPU fan is going nuts or something. Makes no sense at all to me otherwise.
Moving right along: The power supply is not entirely modular, as noted in some other reviews, but the non-modular cables are required for your motherboard anyway. If I had one gripe about this supply, it's that the cables that are provided did not have enough cable between successive connectors to enable me to get everything in my rig powered up with only one of them, something that would have been theoretically possible had they been a little longer runs--but I can't say that other power supplies are any different in that regard, and I was able to easily finish by simply using another cable.
Beyond that, I can't say enough about this power supply. It's quiet as can be (literally inaudible in the machine right behind me, I'm still shaking my head about that one), it provides up to 550W (which works nicely with Core i3/i5/i7 processors which recommend at least 450W, by the way), and it has wide selection of extra modular cables to power about anything you could possibly want to put inside your case. As a bonus it's VERY competitively priced and Antec has a great reputation with power supplies. In short, I highly recommend this thing.
I have a 24-pin motherboard. In all power supplies, it uses 24-pin connectors. There are certain voltages to go along with each non-ground pin. They go to certain places. This is how electronics work.
When I connected this power supply to my motherboard, it would not post. Connected the old power supply to my motherboard, it would not post. You may say, "Why, Sam B., this power supply clearly fried your motherboard!". As did I. Thankfully it apparently did not.
In my frustration and panic of trying every permutation of plugs from both power supplies (for main power and the 4-pin for cpu power) I found that merely connecting the 20-pin connector without the additional 4-pin adapter for 24-pin motherboards made my computer work as it was supposed to. As previously mentioned, this is not how electronics work.
Per my motherboard's manual, those pins have voltages associated with certain components that are required for operation. I am writing this review from the same computer with the Antec Basiq BP350 350 Watt Power Supply, whose motherboard no longer works with the previous 400 watt power supply with pure 24-pin mainboard connector that it had worked on for six years straight. As you might guess, this is not how electronics work.
But the fan on the previous power supply died and I had a box fan lined up next to my case to prevent its overheating and the Antec Basic BP350 350 Watt Power Supply's fan is much quieter than the 20" Lasko box fan. And while it works for the moment, and no amount of Google-fu could find a reason why, my motherboard will at some point die from this Antec Basiq BP350 350 Watt Power Supply because, as you now well know, this is not how electronics work.
Manual helped me learn Spanish and French, though, so 4 stars.