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Title says it all. I'm battling between Antec BP550 Plus and the NeoEco 520C. I heard NeoEco is a very good seasonic OEM. But I can't find anything about BP550 Plus modular psu. Given there's no money issue, which one is likely to perform better and more reliable (not frying my hardware)?

edit: The Antec BP550 is not on the OCN recommended psu list.
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520C is slightly better than the BP550.
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The NeoECO 520C has a more appropriate 12v amperage and the BP550 Plus is modular.

The reason the BP550 Plus isn't listed on the OCN List is because their are two models. One only has 384w on the 12v rail, while the other has 444w on the 12v rail. Sometimes it's hard to tell which one you can get (Even from Etailers like Newegg.)

Between the two; the NeoECO 520C has better 12v voltage regulation if just slightly. Usually in the -2% to 2% range, while the BP550 Plus is in the -3% to 2% range (though this is on the older 384w model, the newer 444w design should have slightly better 12v Vreg)

Honestly, if the price was the same and you didn't mind the "bland" look of the BP550 Plus, I wouldn't say it's a bad unit to look at getting. Just check the label after you get it to make sure it's the newer one.
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Thanks, and the fact that it's modular helped me make up my mind
    
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Honestly, after learning about the el crapo capacitors in the ECOs. OSTs etc, I'm not too comfortable recommending them. But then again, the Basiqs use Teapos and CapXon. Neither are reliable brands at all.

I guess the NEO ECO will have better performance, but both of their quality is still kinda suckish.
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Honestly, after learning about the el crapo capacitors in the ECOs. OSTs etc, I'm not too comfortable recommending them. But then again, the Basiqs use Teapos and CapXon. Neither are reliable brands at all.

I guess the NEO ECO will have better performance, but both of their quality is still kinda suckish.
You must be from BadCaps?

OST, Teapo's, & SamXon are some of the low end choices; but they're reliable enough.

CapXon's are a scarier choice but we've still not seen any horrendous failures from them yet.
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post #7 of 17
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Originally Posted by Tator Tot View Post
The reason the BP550 Plus isn't listed on the OCN List is because their are two models. One only has 384w on the 12v rail, while the other has 444w on the 12v rail. Sometimes it's hard to tell which one you can get (Even from Etailers like Newegg.)
So, they changed the product without changing the model name? Where are all the tar and pitchforks left over from the Corsair V2 debacle?

Quote:
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You must be from BadCaps?
Ahahaha, badcaps.net. Those guys are to capacitors like audiophiles are to audio, or SPCR is to quiet PCs. I say that with a mixture of levity and appreciation.
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So, they changed the product without changing the model name? Where are all the tar and pitchforks left over from the Corsair V2 debacle?
v2's were made over the CX "launch" debacle.

As for that, I already complained to Christoph directly about it before and let him know my opinion.
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Originally Posted by Tator Tot View Post
You must be from BadCaps?

OST, Teapo's, & SamXon are some of the low end choices; but they're reliable enough.

CapXon's are a scarier choice but we've still not seen any horrendous failures from them yet.
I think I've seen some CapXon primary caps explode in a junker unit before. Not a Leadman, but it used that same style of heatsink that Leadman always uses.
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So, they changed the product without changing the model name? Where are all the tar and pitchforks left over from the Corsair V2 debacle?
I didn't know about it until the older version was already mostly gone. Plus, the new version was superior to the old one.

Free upgrade without telling people =
Downgrade without telling people =
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