Antec 550W & 650W EarthWatts Platinum Power Supplies Review

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Antec 550W & 650W EarthWatts Platinum Power Supplies rated Kickass by 3dGameMan.com

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Review category: Power Supplies
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The Antec EarthWatts Platinum series of Power Supplies are available in 3 wattages; 450W, 550W & 650W. Being 80 PLUS Platinum they're super efficient, have a quiet 120mm fan, sleeved leads and provide clean, quality power.


 

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ryandigweed
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Thy Surely look better than the older Earthwatts series

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Do they use 100% Japanese Capacitors?

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From what I understand they use Japanese heavy-duty capacitors. These are fairly expensive PSUs, but so are other 80 PLUS Platinum PSUs.

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i love the Antec Earthwatts powersupplies im still using my old Antec Earthwatts http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371015 almost 3 years old and still perfect power supply(=

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Nice, old but still kicking, that's very good to hear :)

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I hear ya, but there are hundreds of new people joining each month. So you'll have to put up with it ;)

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I'd like to see Antec build a 300 EarthWatts Power Supply for a low-end gaming/HTPC system. That would be ery cool to have, especially since I'm not planning to consume more than 200 to 250 watts with an AMD A8-3800. A8-3850 might be a bit too much for me as I like to keep it low. :)

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Anonymous

the power supply will not consume any more power than you need, you could put a 1500 watt power supply in there and it would only draw 250 watts from the wall. obviously overkill and way too expensive to just have all that unused capacity. but my point is that your power supply will not consume any more power than it needs too no matter what the rating

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That depends in the efficiency of the power supply. If you only draw 100 watts idle and you have a 450 watt PSU, you'll only consume 22% of the load. With a 300 watt version, you'll only use up 33 1/3 % of the load. A 300 watt PSU will be more efficient than a 450w PSU. If you have a 600 watt PSU and you only consume 60 watts, then that's 10% of the load and you may not reach up to 80% efficiency unless you consume more watts and are above 20% of the load.

Anyway, have a look at the article: http://compreviews.about.com/od/cases/a/PSUEfficiency.htm

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