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Antec Signature 850W PSU

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mrb_no1 5th December 2008, 14:35 Quote
page 6, para 3, last line, shouldnt it read completely unintrusive. i might be wrong but thought i'd point that out anyway.

Its nice to see antec 'back in the game' as of late i felt they kind of slipped off the mark with their psu's which meant i went to enermax for my now 2 yrs old psu. I started with antec as my mate felixthecat was like, they are the dogs danglies, buy antec and he knew what he was talking about, but since then over 2 upgrades they never really appealed to me. I am still sceptical about noise as that fan isnt big enough imo, part of the reason i went enermax was that it came with a ~120mm fan, which meant even if it did speed it its a lower drone and less noticable.

i would consider this psu if i were upgrading to more powerful things, so nice to see antec competing at the top again (from my perspective anyways). nice solid article as always mr swimburne,

peace

fatman
naokaji 5th December 2008, 15:04 Quote
Nice Psu, nice review, but I can't really justify ditching my Seasonic M12 700W yet.
pizan 5th December 2008, 15:57 Quote
I got one of these for my new build, haven't fired it up yet though, but i got a great deal on Newegg, only cost me $175. definitely worth that price.
lewchenko 5th December 2008, 15:58 Quote
When I first started building my PC's (P4 era) I used Antec PSU's. Then one blew up (TruBlue or some similar model). Since then Ive switched to Seasonic and havent had a failure which means I'll probably stick with them now even if this review indicates they have delivered a quality PSU.

As a side note, Hardocp have a review of the Tagan PSU 1300W up there and it has the most shocking soldering Ive ever seen. Take about fire hazard. Hell... that's one brand on PSU to avoid like the plague.

So I was pleased that the bit-tech review also looked under the hood so you could see the circuit board. The difference between the Antec and Tagan PSU build quality is night and day.

A thorough review. Cheers.
mm vr 5th December 2008, 17:56 Quote
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Originally Posted by lewchenko
When I first started building my PC's (P4 era) I used Antec PSU's. Then one blew up (TruBlue or some similar model). Since then Ive switched to Seasonic and havent had a failure which means I'll probably stick with them now even if this review indicates they have delivered a quality PSU.

Some Antecs really suck, but they have got very good ones aswell (such as these Sigs). So you've gotta be careful with the model.
Bindibadgi 5th December 2008, 18:02 Quote
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Originally Posted by mm vr
Some Antecs really suck, but they have got very good ones aswell (such as these Sigs). So you've gotta be careful with the model.

Yea afaik the Quads (850 and 1000) are pretty good, and lots of people say the EarthWatts are cheap (dunno if they mean good), but I've not given either much attention to be honest.

No other Antec PSU is made by Delta to this quality though.

mrb_no1 - thanks!
Edvuld 5th December 2008, 20:01 Quote
I've been using two Antec NeoHE 430W for a year or two now, and I really like those. I've had bad luck with older TrueBlue, and a TrueControl as well.

To bad that the sleeving looks like crap. I mean, how hard is it really to start the sleeving from inside the PSU for the mandatory cables?
dylAndroid 6th December 2008, 09:20 Quote
It seems like for a really cool and quiet power supply, buying one designed for twice the maximum pull of the system seems like a good way to go. Assuming a bronze rating or better, does this plan make sense?

Also, I like how raising the efficiency standards from 80% to 85% or 90% isn't a 5% or 10% gain in efficiency, but a 25% to 50% reduction in waste heat. Or technically heat plus a small amount of other things like noise and running fans, and maybe some kind of field generation.
GunsAblazin 10th December 2008, 07:48 Quote
Great PSU - terrible wiring. Why Antec, why! A big part of sales is appearance; it’s what catches the customers’ eyes
yakyb 7th September 2009, 14:10 Quote
just thought i should bump this as they are going pretty cheap at OCuk atm
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