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Antec TruePower 2.0 430W

Michael Larabel

Published on 28 April 2005
Written by Michael Larabel
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Performance:

As the Antec TruePower 2.0 isn’t modular nor contains any unique features, the installation was quite simple and only took a matter of a few minutes. We had no problems running out of cables or not having the cables long enough to span the length of the ATX chassis. It would’ve been nice if all of the cables were to be sleeved or even twisted, to reduce the clutter and improve the overall aesthetics. The system we tested the Antec TP-II 430 on is listed below.

Hardware Components
Processor: Intel Pentium 4 2.4C @ 2.55GHz
Motherboard: ASRock P4S55FX+
Memory: 512MB Mushkin PC4000
Graphics Card: Power Color ATI RADEON 9250
Hard Drives: Western Digital 80GB (w/ IDE to SATA)
Optical Drives: Asus QuieTrack 52x CD-ROM
Add-On Devices: Matrix Orbital MX610 & Scythe LCD Master
Cooling: Cooler Master Aluminum Fan & Antec VCool
Case: A-Top XPlode
Software Components
Operating System: FedoraCore3
Linux Kernel: 2.6.11-1.14

For the TruePower 2.0, we’ll conduct our usual testing of allowing the system to idle for 30 minutes under Linux followed by running CPUBurn-In v1.00 for the same amount of time. A RadioShack (Cat No: 22-810) digital multimeter was used today during testing to record all of the voltages.

 
+3.33
+5.00
+12.00
Idle:
3.36
5.12
12.01
Load:
3.37
5.12
12.00
 
Volts

Conclusion:

As for the noise produced during our testing, we were quite surprised at just how quiet it really was. When having the side panel open we were only able to hear a quiet hum coming from the Antec TruePower 2.0. Not only did the revised TruePower incorporate dual 12V line, 24-pin motherboard support, feedback circuitry, gold plated connectors, and Active Power Factor Correction (Europe only), but the PSU rails also remained very stable during both rounds of testing. At roughly $90 USD for the 430W TruePower2.0 model, it’s a bit on the expensive side compared to cheaper alternative power supplies, but its features and reliable performance along with the Antec name makes the price worth it. Overall, this is yet another great offering from the engineers at Antec.

Pros:

· Dual 12V outputs
· ATX12V 2.01 compliant
· 20/24-pin motherboard connections
· Plenty of cables
· Active PFC
· Reliable Performance
· Quiet
· Reasonably priced (~ $90 USD)

Cons:

· Not all cables sleeved or twisted
· No adjustable PSU fan


Phoronix Product Rating: 8 / 10

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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