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Hard decision (power supply)

By Tranq
Feb 11, 2005
  1. Specs:
    Motherboard: EPoX EP-5EPA+
    CPU: P4 Prescott 3.4 Ghz
    Video Card: Sapphire ATI Radeon X800 Pro PCI-EX
    1 GB RAM

    I need a new power supply and I'm debating whether I should get the Antec True550 EPS12V or the Aspire 520w...yes i know you'd think to yourself (why would anyone even think against an Antec) but my problem is...the aspire one is over $50 cheaper and it has great reviews on newegg. Plus, the Aspire power supply comes with pre-sleeved wires which is quite necessary for me because i have an extremely hot system and good airflow is a must. Please can someone tell me what you think after reading my criteria? And another thing...will the aspire be able to handle my system? (520w 36A @ +12V)

    Antec True550 EPS12V: http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=17-103-918&depa=0

    Aspire 520W: http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=17-148-008&depa=0

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. isatippy

    isatippy TS Rookie Posts: 593

    I would go with the aspire unless you need 30 more watts. :hotbounce
     
  3. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,851

    I would go with the Antec. If you are worried about airflow, just whip the gold ole plastic ties. A little bit tacky? Maybe but it gets the job done. But that is just my opinion

    Sean :darth:
     
  4. Tranq

    Tranq TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 92

    Anyone wanna break the tie? I'm back to square one here :p one wants aspire the other antec
     
  5. olefarte

    olefarte TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,427

    My opinion goes to the Antec. I've got a True Power 430, no problems, works great, does what I need it to do, and very quiet. But to be honest, I have no experience with the Aspire.
     
  6. Paul

    Paul TS Rookie Posts: 97

    You will have no power issues going with the Aspire 520W,but antec would be better,Also have you considered enermax these are extremely well built,tear one apart compared to others and they are well made and i have never seen one dye as of to day.Have seen two dead antecs and about 6 dead aspires.
     
  7. Tranq

    Tranq TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 92

    yea i have seen enermax...it is slightly more expensive...though i hear of it so much i see MANY MANY more votes n reviews on newegg...this doesnt mean it's not as good im just saying...id rather buy something that many people have bought...
     
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