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9.1 out of 10

Antec VP-550P

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Antec Basiq VP550P 550 W

techPowerUp!
30 September 2011
  • Summary: Antec managed to acomplish what they promised for this PSU: good and reliable performance without fancy visual features like top notch paint job, LED lighting etc. The VP550P, despite its low price, proved to be a solid performer with good voltage regulation on all rails, outstanding ripple/noise suppression and tolerant enough to high temperatures.
  • Pros: Very good price/performance ratio, Voltage regulation on all rails is within 3% range, Very low ripple on all rails and throughout whole load range, Regardless its low capacity it managed to successfully pass all Advanced Transient Response Tests (however in the second test 3.3V rail was only a hair away from the lower limit), Japanese caps (Nippon Chemi-Con, Rubycon, Nichicon) are used in the secondary side. This is the first time I see a low-priced PSU to use such h...
  • Cons: Noisy fan. When it kicks in at full speed it produces an audible hum (according to Antec's PR this issue was solved in production batch with date code September 2011), If your system idles at 40W then you should look somewhere else since VP550P at this load has only 60% efficiency, No MOV in the transient filter so you should use it along with a surge protector, Only the 24pin ATX cable is sleeved and there is no grommet around the cable exit hole
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