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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-16-2020, 11:09 PM - Thread Starter
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Is this PSU ok for now? will upgrade down the road

hey all,


this is kind of bothering me so i thought id ask,
i keep hearing how psu is the most important part of a build well one of them anyway...
so i looked at what psu i have since i bought it last year its working just fine
i know its not the best psu but is this psu ok enough for now for my build?
even tho it is not 80 plus well sort of it does state its 82% efficient with continues watts as well
my power supply is a Antec VP400PC 400 watt here are the specs


https://antec.com/product/power/vp400pc.php


like i said not the best but ok enough for now for my build?
kinda scared itll catch on fire haha but its been working fine
my full specs are


Ryzen 5 1500x 3.5ghz
asus prime a320m-k
16gb ddr4 3200
gtx 1050 ti 4gb
ssd
3 case fans


nothing is OC btw
so i can finally put my mind at rest ;p
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-17-2020, 02:49 AM
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What you have is a rebrand of the CWT GPA platform which is not all that great but its not god awful just mediocre

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Quote: Originally Posted by shilka View Post
What you have is a rebrand of the CWT GPA platform which is not all that great but its not god awful just mediocre

its not gonna fry my parts right? i mean ive been using it for a year problem free ...
i will upgrade but i cant for at least 3 months from now =/ times are rough but in about 2-3 months ill get something better ill be ok till then ?
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Its fine to use for a little while

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Chances are that you'll be OK for a little while, but it really depends on 3 things. First, what kind of surge suppression are you using? Second, how stable is your power? These 2 are somewhat related, as an unreliable power source can burn out even a high end suppressor pretty quickly. The third question is how much are you willing to gamble? If it's a cheaper system that's easy to replace, I wouldn't care, but if it's something I had to save up for, I'd be worried.

I am not an electrician or electrical engineer, but I do have first hand experience with questionable power delivery. I have seen a cheap PSU take out most of a system (my CD drive survived), and I have seen a halfway decent but still affordable PSU burn out while saving the rest of the equipment attached to it (a solid for the time 2500k build that still gets some light use).

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Quote: Originally Posted by Mr. Mojo View Post
Chances are that you'll be OK for a little while, but it really depends on 3 things. First, what kind of surge suppression are you using? Second, how stable is your power? These 2 are somewhat related, as an unreliable power source can burn out even a high end suppressor pretty quickly. The third question is how much are you willing to gamble? If it's a cheaper system that's easy to replace, I wouldn't care, but if it's something I had to save up for, I'd be worried.

I am not an electrician or electrical engineer, but I do have first hand experience with questionable power delivery. I have seen a cheap PSU take out most of a system (my CD drive survived), and I have seen a halfway decent but still affordable PSU burn out while saving the rest of the equipment attached to it (a solid for the time 2500k build that still gets some light use).

well this is the only pc i got i dont want it to fry my parts =/
ive been using this psu for about a year now no issues
i guess its stable i dont rly know and what u mean by surge suppression?
now im scared to even game on my pc anymore =/
is it rly that bad?
i mean if it is ill just wont use my pc then for couple months untill i can upgrade psu..
because this pc is the only thing i got and i cant afford new one
and my specs arnt that crazy


ryzen 5 1500x 3.5
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but i sure cant afford a entire new pc
what should i do?
i thought antec psu were some what ok?
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The PSU is fine please stop freaking out from a scale from 1 to 10 what you have would be somewhere around a 5 its not great but its not bad
Antec by the way does not make any of the PSU´s they sell they buy from CWT, Delta, Seasonic and FSP and sell that under their name

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Quote: Originally Posted by shilka View Post
The PSU is fine please stop freaking out from a scale from 1 to 10 what you have would be somewhere around a 5 its not great but its not bad
Antec by the way does not make any of the PSU´s they sell they buy from CWT, Delta, Seasonic and FSP and sell that under their name



lol thanks thats what i wanted to hear i was gettign a bit scared cause the dude above says ''i should be worried'' because this bad psu is supplying power to my parts but i guess its ok thanks i will upgrade in couple months to something like a corsair CXM i heard were pretty decent or maybe get a seasonic gold i saw one for 60-70 euros just dont have the cash yet and this month i got a ton of bills so yeah it would be next month or month after that is soonest i can but thanks anyway
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