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Old 02-10-2012, 04:24 AM   #1
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"The Basiq power supply series from Antec is targeted to users with serious budget restrictions. The new VP350 and VP450 models are the most entry-level power supplies offered by Antec, as they don't h..."

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Old 02-10-2012, 12:31 PM   #2
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That's a very pleasant surprise. While this unit may not make it in Europe, where PFC has become or is becoming a legal requirement, it is obviously a better choice than all the generic PSU-shaped objects out there.
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I was really impressed. It uses a modern two-transistor forward configuration instead of the obsolete half-bridge configuration, and hence the excellent results.
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I'd have to say this little PSU seriously out performed my expectations for an $40 PSU and ends up only being $58.57 here in NZ is bloody great
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Old 02-12-2012, 04:32 AM   #5
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A (better) passive PFC should be enough to make this baby rock!
At <0.6 PF it pulls nearly twice as much current as it needs to! (And set the requirements for power lines and fuses.)
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I'd say that the caps could use some inprovment too. It looks good otherwise, though.
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I was going to buy a 450 watt xfx psu from newegg but I saw this at a local staples for 49.99 and went for it. It is powering my sons old pc with an hd4870 and a e2200 @ 2.2ghz. Its a gateway built pc that I used years ago, case is small but the psu went in without interfering with the drive cages and is working very nicely. The blower on the 4870 drowns out all the other fans in the pc but when the card is at idle the psu is still inaudible. I wish it had 2 pcie connectors but aside from that I couldnt be more pleased with this unit.
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