We would like to thank Antec for supplying the review sample.
Antec’s Basiq PSU series, which consists of entry-level units intended for office or basic systems use, has expanded with the addition of three new PSUs, the VP350P, VP450P and VP550P. These new units will be available only to the EU market, since they operate exclusively with 230VAC power input. Also we should note here that since the 80 PLUS certification demands 115V power input for desktop, non-redundant, PSUs none of the new VP units is 80 PLUS certified, but this doesn’t mean of course that they cannot offer over 80% efficiency.
Today we will have the chance to rigorously test an Antec VP350P. Briefly, this PSU has 350W capacity, is equipped with a 120mm fan which promises silent operation, has two +12V rails and is protected by all necessary protections to ensure your peace of mind. Speaking of peace of mind, the warranty which Antec offers for all VP units is just two years, the minimum required for all products sold in the EU. Without any doubt it will be very interesting to find out if this small fellow can fulfill the manufacturer’s promises and deliver a high price/performance ratio which is what users mostly seek, mainly at low priced PSUs.