I mentioned in July that I’d had a poor experience with my CoolerMaster 550w Extreme power supply and that recently the fan wasn’t working consistently, causing it to get hot, which resulted in my computer crashing or needing to shut down.
To resolve that problem, I dropped into the local computer shop on my way home from work and picked up some replacement parts. True to my word, I didn’t buy another CoolerMaster product – that many failures within a given brand just isn’t natural. I had asked Jacob for his recommendation and he suggested an Antec and I went with the Antec TruePower 550w version.
As soon as I began unpacking it, it felt as though it was going to be a good product. The packaging was well organised with good protection around the actual power supply unit. All of the cabling was pre-wrapped in cable tidy gear, making everything very neat. The power supply itself had a considerable number of leads on it but it also came with four other complete sets of detachable leads; fantastic as I don’t need them currently so it just reduces the clutter even further.
After getting everything back together, I booted it up and couldn’t even hear the power supply – just the way it’s meant to be. The computer had been running for a few hours and I couldn’t even feel the warmth through the top of my aluminium Lian Li computer case.
While only having had it in my computer for about four hours at this point, so far I am very impressed with the Antec power supply and hope that it continues to serve me well in the coming years.