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.
|Processor:||Intel Pentium 4 2.4C @ 2.55GHz|
|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|
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.
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.
· Dual 12V outputs
· ATX12V 2.01 compliant
· 20/24-pin motherboard connections
· Plenty of cables
· Active PFC
· Reliable Performance
· Reasonably priced (~ $90 USD)
· Not all cables sleeved or twisted
· No adjustable PSU fan