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Is this a decent PSU? Antec SmartPower 2.0 500W

post #1 of 13
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I see it for $50 shipped on the Online Deals page. *Thinking that something might suck with this PSU*


Is this a decent replacement for my Ultra? I've already had to RMA it once! (piece o crap!)
post #2 of 13
How many amperes on the 12v rail(s) ?
    
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post #3 of 13
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Model
Brand Antec
Model SP-500
Series SmartPower 2.0
SPEC
Type ATX12V
Maximum Power 500W
Fans 2
PFC No
Main Connector 24-pin power connector with detachable 4-pin section
Dual +12V Yes
SLI Support No
Modular Cabling Support Yes
Power Good Signal 100-500ms
Hold-up Time 20ms at full load
Efficiency 70%(min.) at full and typical loads, 115V/230Vac
Over Voltage Protection +5V trip point < +6.2V, +3.3V trip point < +4.1V, +12V trip point < +14.3V
Input Voltage 115/230 V
Input Frequency Range 50/60 Hz
Input Current 10A @ 115V, 5A @ 230V
Output +3.3V@32A, +5V@35A, +12V1@17A, +12V2@19A, -12V@0.3A, +5VSB@2A
MTBF >80,000 Hours
Approvals TUV, UL, CUL, CE, CB, FCC
Features
Connectors 1 x Main connector (20+4 pin)
1 x 12V (P4)
6 x peripheral
4 x SATA
2 x Floppy
2 x PCI-E
Features Unique Dual Fans Technology
post #4 of 13
17 amps.....not bad for the price, depends on what you want to run
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post #5 of 13
Its a bit better than my aspire 420W (30 on 2 12v rails)

so Id say its just enough to power your sig rig as is (in fact Im buying one right now, thanks )
    
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post #6 of 13
Antec is usually pretty good, although 70% efficiency seems a bit low.
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post #7 of 13
It will be a very good power supply.
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post #8 of 13
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I'm worried about this Ultra X-Connect in my rig. I'll just get one for peace of mind. Thanks.
post #9 of 13
my only complaint with that antec psu is that it is god awful at moving air
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post #10 of 13
Ultra PSU's are notorious for bringing down systems. Get that out ASAP!
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