Antec couple of month back launched three new PSU’s in Indian market – Antec BS350 Watts PSU, Antec BS 450 and Antec VP 500 watts PSU. We already have shared the review for the Antec BP 350 and Antec VP 450.
Mr Kevan Li, Business Head – Indian Subcontinent & MEA,Antec Inc., said, “The demand for Reliability, Performance and Energy Saving has been increasing for the PC due to constant upgrade in PC hardware and software and increasing electricity costs. The BP and VP series that ensure ‘REAL and CONTINUOUS Power’ with high efficiency to save electricity bills.
About Antec – Antc was established way back in 1986, and is headquartered in Fremont, California, with additional offices in The Netherlands, Germany, China and Taiwan. It has been a global brand and is renowned in manufacturing and sale of PC hardware and peripherals. Antec has been operating in India for many years and is one of the most reliable brands in the PC Hardware.
Most of the power supplies have a long life and you can use some of these for more than 10 years without facing any issues. The warranty provided by Antec is for 2 years on All PSU’s mentioned in the article.
All three PSU are aimed at Home PC Segment, can be used with the gaming and non-gaming machines.
The power supply is priced around Rs. 3499 in market and various online stores. The VP 500 is ideal if you are building a Gaming PC for Rs. 30,000 to 50,000 and wish to Run a Core i3 , AMD FX 4300 or FX 6300 processor along with Nvidia GTX 740, GTX 750 or 750 Ti, can also be used with the AMD R7 240X, AMD R7 250X and R7 260X. It will suitable for running cards in cross fire or SLI but for low end cards for the high end cards like GTX 960 you may require a 650-700 Watts PSU.
Why do we need a PSU(Power Supply) in PC – A power supply converts mains AC to low-voltage regulated DC power for the internal components of a computer, as computer components can’t handle the direct AC power. It also protects the computer components from over and under voltage.
Several direct-current voltages are required, and they must be regulated with some accuracy to provide stable operation of the computer.
Review Antec VP 500P PC Power Supply
The Antec 500 Watts PSU has 82% efficiency which makes sure that your electricity bill does not make you get the shock. The expected price for the Power supply is $50 or Rs. 3500 in the Indian market.
The PSU has 2 x 6-pin PCI – E Multi PCI-E – 2 PCI-E connectors for multiple GPU support, so you can connect more than 1 graphics card in case required.
With certain states having power issues in India a good PSU is a must to have to protect damage to your motherboard , processor and the Graphics card. A little investment in a good PSU can go a long way
Even if you are building a low cost Gaming PC or Home PC, I would always recommend you to buy a Good PSU, as the investment in a good PSU ensures that your PC runs longer and for more years, without failure.
Here is Antec VP500P Power Supply – Thanks to Antec for sharing the review unit with Candytech.
Design – The Power supply has a neat design with black finish which can go along with most cabinets and looks well built.
It comes with a 120 mm FAN which ensures adequate air flow and cooling, with noise less operation of the power supply.
The Power connector can be plugged at the rear 3 pin input for providing stable wattage to the system. The On/OFF switch is there to ensure you can turn off the main PC power from the back of power supply.
Technical Specifications – The Power Supply Comparison table with the Antec BS 350 , BS450 and VP 500
|Technical Specifications||Antec VP 500||Antec BP 450||Antec BP 350|
|Continuous Power||500W||450 W||300W|
|Circuit Shield TM||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Heavy Duty Caps||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Connectors||2 x 8(6+2)-pin PCI – E||1 x 6-pin PCI – E + 1 x 8(6+2)-pin PCI – E||1 x 6-pin PCI|
The Antec 500 watts PSU has a much better energy efficiency @ 82% compared to the 450 watts PSU which have 75%. This PSU is really energy efficient and extra cost is justified.
It also has 2 power connectors which gives option for 2 GPU’s running in parallel.
The Antec PSU comes with 2 years of warranty. The dual + 12V rail provides stable power and also has the Antec’s Circuit Shield Protection which gives protection against over and under voltage to the PC builders, gives complete peace of mind to the users.
The Antec PSU – 500 Watts have the following features which makes it a great choice :
- Over Current Protection (OCP).
- Over Voltage Protection (OVP).
- Under Voltage Protection (UVP).
- Over Power Protection (OPP).
- Surge & Inrush Protection (SIP).