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Antec Introduces Next Generation TruePower Trio Power Supplies

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    Antec, Inc., the leading global brand of high-performance computer components for the PC upgrade and Do-It-Yourself markets, is now shipping TruePower Trio. Antec's latest power supply is designed to produce power quietly, reliably and efficiently. TruePower Trio will replace TruePower 2.0, one of Antec's best selling lines of Power Supply Units (PSUs), and includes all the popular features of the original TruePower with some brand new additions. The PSU allows for an exceptionally stable system with three +12V rails providing even distribution of power for maximum performance. It also features ATX12V 2.2 compatibility with a 24-pin main connector with detachable 4-pin section for backwards compatibility with older motherboards. Additionally, the units' Universal Input automatically adjusts for 100V to 240V power grids, while the active Power Factor Correction (PFC) cuts electrical waste and reduces negative impact on the environment.

    The power supplies continue TruePower's tradition of quiet computing(tm). The unit features a 120mm low-noise cooling fan and overall system noise is further reduced by Fan Only connectors that enable the PSU to control case fan speeds. The power supply's other features include four serial ATA connectors and dedicated output circuitry for delivery of maximum power to all voltages. Additionally the nVIDIA SLI certified 550 Watt and 650 Watt models feature 2 PCI Express graphic card power connectors, while the 430 Watt model features one.

    "As users continue to add more and more components to their systems, power supplies are required to remain stable for longer periods of time at higher performance levels," said Scott Richards, senior vice president at Antec. "Based on Antec's original breakthrough performance power supply design, TruePower Trio offers users maximum power for the advanced system components currently available on the market."

    TruePower Trio is available in three models: 430 Watt, 550 Watt and 650 Watt, Antec's highest wattage power supply. The PSUs are available for an estimated street price of $99.95-159.95, depending on the wattage, through major retailers, e-tailers and distributors. They are backed by Antec's Quality 3-Year Warranty. For additional product information and full technical specifications, please visit www.antec.com.

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    Alright!

    Nothing like a new power supply from a reputable company. Not to mention, pretty cheap too. I was hoping they would come out with a 700W+ (1kw??) but 650 is good. Cant wait to get one of these puppies.
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    the less amount of 12V rails the better

    this has 3 so its bad

    u need at least 40A on a single 12V rail

    that orange one that was on TPU the othe day had one 12V rail and was like 70A
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    thats not right.... i think
    you dont need that much ampre i think 28-39 is fine
    and its not the less amount of 12v rails the better......
    it depends on your setup
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    Exactly Yin, I was going to say the same thing. More 12v rails allows more watts to be dedicated to certain parts of the pc. 1 12v rail may service just the cpu, the other video card and then another another video card or mobo or something else. It all depends on what you got going on. I believe for a dual core system, 2 or 3 12v rails with a rating of 24A on each is good and stable. That is my opinion and wont change, but I thought I would offer it. :) Have a nice day!
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    Single 12V line PSUs are better for old systems like Socket A for example(strong 5V and 3.3V lines). PSUs with two, three...etc. 12V lines are more suitable for A64, LGA and future systems...so it's not about if single or dual line is better...but what platform do you use.
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    Now that's funny! Doesn't anyone know what PFC really does? That's pure double talk.
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    I'm sure the guys at Antec know what's active PFC. Lot's of us know what is PFC too but for the end users who are not qualified or don't understand nothing from electronics...maybe it's better to use this quote.
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    Nothing special about this PSU... Thermal take do their Purepower range, which has pretty much the same specs. Active PFC, Tripple 12v rails, 4x sata power etc etc. This is nothing new.

    Prob is with the tripple 12v rails, is it's not good for going to extremes, since you can easily max one rail out while there's plenty on say the GPU and drives 12v rails, which in a single rail psu would also go to the component that needs it. Hmm, i can't word this right so i'm gonna shut up.
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    1 12V rail is much better for overclocking than 2 or 3 or 4 12V rails

    u guys say depends on wat u use it for, less it better for overclocking, this is known all over DFI forums, those of you that have a DFI mobo might have visted that forum and read about it
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    yep, you have more power in reserve if your doing some serious overclocking on PSU's with 1 or 2 rails as opposed to 3.
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    so wat would you recomend with a pc that does serious overclocking with a dual core amd x2 3800 and a crossfire X1900 ???????
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    Probably a big dual rail psu. 700w +

    the x2 3800 shouldn't use too much unless it's gonna be watercooled with an insane vcore, but the dual x1900's suck up an insane amount of juice.

    edit: your psu is spot on for that rig ;)
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    Wasn't dissing you - I get a kick out of transparent marketing hype. I would prefer to NOT have PFC. That way my electrical bill is LESS, and there's one less to fail.

    Yes, I do understand on a large scale, not having PFC is essentially stealing electricity from your local power company.
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    What difference does it make? You may have separate rails, but in the end they are pulling from the same transformer, and are often just separate windings around it. You get the same power regardless.

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    So technically im still right about it depends on your setup???

    I wish they would make a good Modular Power supply
    the best 1 i came accross is the OCZ modstream which is fairly old now
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    What i was saying is if you had say 52A total... you couldn't pull say 45A (an example) on the CPU rail, even if the other rails weren't under much load.

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