Pros: Provides good continuous power with little noise from the fan! PSU is good for almost any system so long as you are not looking to use your system for high-end gaming. If you are a gamer with a fairly decent video card or a performance video card, you will always want 650W or higher. Most video c...
Summary: As usual with Antec reputation this PSU is doing its job so far and no issue with it. My Rig: Intel I5 4670K(O.C 4.2Ghz) Asus Z87I- Duluxe Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB Antec EA-550 Platinum 550 PSU Noctua NH-U12 S Samsung Electronics 840 EVO-Series 250GB Sapphire Sapphire Radeon R7 265 2GB GDDR5
Summary: I originally bought this power supply for my new haswell build. However my GTX 570 was to much for this to handle. I ended up swapping power supplies with my servers antec 750w. It all worked out in the end.
Pros: Power supply is extremely efficient Reduced power consumption by 15w (compared to a non platinum rated antec power supply)
Summary: This is the first power supply unit I've purchased in many years that was not PC Power and Cooling. So far it seems to be a decent power supply. I admit the platinum rating is what swayed my decision to purchase this one over teh others in this price range.
Pros: Until I went to look for this purchase I didn't realize there was a platinum level, so for the price I was impressed.
Cons: I didn't notice it has a 24 pin motherboard connector and not a 20/24pin connector. It does not break apart to accommodate a 20 pin motherboard. The product specifies that, but it's such a small detail I didn't even think to look. I had to get an adapter to make it work in my case.
Summary: You buy this PSU for the sake of efficient energy use. Consider the price and judge whether you need to spend extra money on enhancements like modular connectors or higher wattage. I'm not a gamer, but I want flexibility... so this PSU is the right size for me and I'm quite happy with it.
Pros: I love the sleeved rails; they keep the interior of my case looking tidy and simple. It's quiet, though not silent. Yeah, the fan only whispers a bit. It runs so very cool, which is what you'd expect from a platinum-rated PSU. Finally, anybody considering purchase of this PSU is because it's high...
Cons: It's not modular. If you have a lots of powering needs for lots of connectors, you're stuck with an entire rail of Molex connectors that nobody needs anymore. I mean, a Molex is so turn-of-the-millennium! Of course, I knew that it wasn't modular; I bought it because it is power-efficient. I deduc...