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Old 05-01-2012, 03:17 AM   #1
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Default Antec 450 watt power supply $29.99 @ Best Buy Model: VP450 SKU: 4070566

I wanted a PS right away to finish a build of recycled parts leftover from an upgrade.
This one http://www.bestbuy.com/site/searchpage.jsp;jsessionid=7AE1D02D0C604B85D0812708 28068425.bbolsp-app06-47?_dyncharset=ISO-8859-1&_dynSessConf=-310867077727954152&id=pcat17071&type=page&st=antec +450+watt+power+supply&sc=Global&cp=1&nrp=15&sp=&q p=&list=n&iht=y&usc=All+Categories&ks=960 fit my needs.
Note it has only one PCI-E connector. Also I didn't realize the fan sits atop the PS, not directly behind it, like the one it was replacing, (Antec 300 watt). A quick Dremel mod in the top of the aluminum case worked just fine for the 120mm fan.
It is quiet.
Best Buy only offered it as shipped and not in stock for brick and mortor in my area, (So. Cal.).
It is offered as FREE Shipping as well. Estimated Sales Tax: $2.32,
Subtotal: $32.31. It worked fine for my son's old recycled gaming rig.
BTW, I printed out this item from Best Buy and did a PM at Staples, as they had it in stock. No problem, they were quite polite. Maybe this is useful for someone. On sale till Saturday 5-5-12.
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Old 05-01-2012, 07:55 AM   #2
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Runs $37 at the eg.. Not bad for a name brand PSU.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371045
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Old 05-01-2012, 02:23 PM   #3
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I think that I paid ~$46 shipped for mine at Newegg when I needed a few of them. I still have one left. They are decent supplies, although one of my Q9300 @ 3.0 rigs with a HD4850, running MilkyWay@Home 24/7 on all four cores and the GPU, suddenly rebooted on me once. Unsure why, whether there was a power glitch or what. My other main rig didn't reboot.
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Old 05-01-2012, 06:02 PM   #4
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http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/artic...ly-Review/1487

Hardware Secrets says it's good stuffs for a basic system
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Old 05-01-2012, 06:02 PM   #5
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Nice price on a highly rated budget power supply.
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Old 05-01-2012, 06:35 PM   #6
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Power factor is not very good, but for the price this isn't a bad buy.
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Old 05-01-2012, 07:08 PM   #7
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Nice deal !! In for one
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Old 05-02-2012, 12:52 AM   #8
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Default $12 less than "the Egg"; Woot!

I felt a little guilty at first for not getting a minimum 500 watt PS as I've missed all the good buys at Newegg recently. But man they are at least about double in price.
This rig wasn't demanding, and was running on an OLD 300 watt Antec.
This newer PS had the SATA connectors I need.
The product description paper in the box cracked me up:
"the VP450 promises one thing: quality performance at an incredible value. This entry-level solution gives you everything you need in a PS, nothing you don't. ...dual 12V rails....heavy duty protection circuitry.
The VP450 doesn't have time for twinkly lights or fancy paint jobs. With this PS, you get only the features you need, including Antec's Quality 2 Year Warranty. No bells. No whistles. No Nonsense. Get strictly power with Antec's VP450."
Free shipping at BB, or in stock at some Staples B&M for a PM with BB printout.
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Old 05-02-2012, 05:07 AM   #9
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Note it has only one PCI-E connector. Also I didn't realize the fan sits atop the PS, not directly behind it, like the one it was replacing, (Antec 300 watt). A quick Dremel mod in the top of the aluminum case worked just fine for the 120mm fan.
It is quiet.
For a case with top-mounted PSU, shouldn't the fan be facing downwards once mounted in your case (drawing air from inside the case thru the PSU and out the vents in the back)?
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Old 05-03-2012, 01:17 AM   #10
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Default " twinkly lights"

Yup. You are correct. But I also have " twinkly lights" = an Antec case fan in the color blue,lol.
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Old 05-03-2012, 02:25 AM   #11
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Just don't spill anything into it.
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