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Antec VP550P 550w PSU



Antec VP550P 550w PSU

Physical Layout

The PSU itself is pretty bog standard in its look. Nice mat black casing and a central 12cm on the underside.

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Hexagon grills at the rear. These allow for the most efficient transfer of air and the smallest ammount of impeding metal, whilst still stopping your fingers from getting jammed into the interior.

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Hexagon grill on the top as well, covering the internal black bladed fan.

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With this being somewhat of a budget range PSU there’s no modular cabling and only braiding found on the main 20+4pin. Surely braiding isn’t that expensive though?. Would it have hurt to add it to the other cables?

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Cables are a bit spaghetti like, so expect to put some work into the cable management. Here you get the usual 20+4pin, 8pin mobo power, 2 x 6+2pin PCIe connectors…

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…and a collection of SATA and molex 4pin connectors.

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Having only just begun PSU testing again, I’m a little rusty, so expect further information on internals in coming reviews. For now, here’s a picture. I know, I spoil you.

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The fan has a piece of plastic sheeting covering one side. Presumably this is to stop the air it draws in being immediately blown out of the rear.

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