“ Antec Basiq BP350P-GB - Power supply ( internal ) - ATX12V 2.01 - AC 115/230 V - 350 Watt - PFC - United Kingdom „
An odd thing to review but one of the best products around so here goes...
I bought this after my silly mother bought a new computer because she claimed the computer "went bang" I looked at and said all it needed was a new PSU but she said "what if you're wrong?" well I wasn't wrong and got this to replace the broken one.
First off it's made by Antec, one of the best component manufacturers around also producing such products as the Nine Hundred Gamers case.
So when I got it I opened it up to find a product that looked as if it had been hand-made by the world's best PSU producer. It feels sturdy, no rattles and I was tempted to see how much abuse it would take before it broke, but I need it so...
What you get (cables etc...). Well you obviously get the standard 3pin UK plug for the PSU. Output wise you get: 20/24-pin motherboard Main Power Connector, 4-pin ATX 12v CPU power connecter, 4x 6-pin Molex connectors (one of which has floppy connection) & SATA (Serial ATA) power connector.
As PSUs go this is one of the best but is ONLY for entry level machines because it is only 350W although I can run an nVIDIA GeForce 8600GT from one of the 6 pin Molex connections so it is quite capable it's just not recommended.
As an entry level PSU it doesn't come cheap and at around £25 is one of the most expensive on the market but it definitely worth the purchase because although yes you are paying for the name you're paying for the build quality as well and with a lifetime of 80,000 it would last for just over nine years of non-stop usage and that's a lot if you consider that you don't keep your PC on all the time it could last for loads more than that.
To round up, a perfect PSU for the entry level PC with build quality second-to-none.
Building on a budget doesn't mean you have to trust your components to an un-reliable no-name brand. That's why Antec took its years of experience and knowledge in building world-class power supplies and made Basiq. The workhorse of the Antec family, Basiq is built with solid quality you have come to expect from Antec products at an unbeatable price. Basiq does the job simply, efficiently and reliably, making Basiq a solid power supply built to satisfy the demands on the entry-level power user or the budget minded system builder.
|Product Description:||Antec Basiq BP350P-GB - power supply - 350 Watt|
|Device Type:||Power supply - Power Factor Correction (PFC) - internal|
|Specification Compliance:||ATX12V 2.01|
|Input Voltage:||AC 115/230 V|
|Output Voltage:||+3.3, +5, ±12 V|
|Power Capacity:||350 Watt|
|Output Connector(s):||1 x power 24 pin ATX with detachable 4 pin section
1 x power 4 pin ATX12V connector
1 x 15 pin Serial ATA power
4 x 4 PIN internal power
1 x 4 PIN mini-power connector
|Dimensions (WxDxH):||14.9 cm x 15.8 cm x 8.5 cm|
|Manufacturer Warranty:||2 years warranty|