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Explain why the Antec is bad... are the SmartPowers inferior? And if so why?
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Well... Antec is one of the manufacturers that does NOT build their PSUs themselves. The Smartpower has had quite a high failure rate (based on user experience). They do ok in revies, since not many reviews test them for more than a few hours (let alone months).

The main problems are inferior caps, and some other parts that are not up to par.

There is a reason why Antec switched to another OEM builder (not sure who they had before, but now it's seasonic).

Even the Truepower series didn't satisfy my completely... I had voltage fluctuations from 11.7 to 12.2 V on the same PSU.. That's too much for my taste.

The only solid Antec I had was the 500W Phantom. That thing would deliver between 12.02 and 12.06V, no matter what load I threw at it.
    
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I can only imagine what low-end for you is...
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My trupower is two years old and runs 12.22 idle and never fluctuates below 12.1 under crazy loads. I watch it with everest while benchmarking and running stress tests because the temps are on the same page.
    
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Those voltages are quite high for my taste.

More evidence that the voltage regulation of the Smartpower isn't that good.
    
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I can only imagine what low-end for you is...
Who? THe Chozed one?

I think that finished off this quick build! Went with the Rosewill to save a few bucks. Gonna finalize here soon.

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Who? THe Chozed one?

I think that finished off this quick build! Went with the Rosewill to save a few bucks. Gonna finalize here soon.

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You silly

Enjoy this baby, it'll enjoy you

Do you plan to OC this..
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You silly

Enjoy this baby, it'll enjoy you

Do you plan to OC this..
Nah. I want to demo this machine to someone who'll probably end up buying it the same day after I prove how nice it is. I have no problem putting my money where my mouth is. =P

Just wait til he sees the Dual 226's in action!

I still have my P35 tests coming up and the 4gigs of Ballistix and all that extra air cooling! Keep an eye out for our (knitelife and Audi) P35 comparison thread!
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