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Antec TruePower New TP-550 550W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.3 / EPS12V V2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC "compatible with Core i7/Core i5" Power Supply

  • ATX12V V2.3 / EPS12V V2.91
  • 100 - 240 V
  • 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified
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The Antec's New TruePower series provides an advanced power supply solution for senior DIYer, striking a balance of reliability, efficiency and quality. The Antec New TP-550 power supply features 80 PLUS BRONZE certification, saving energy and your money. It also generates less heat and enhances cooling with a super-silent 120mm PWM fan. The Active PFC circuitry further reduces power use for cooler, quieter, and more environmentally friendly power.

The Antec New TP-550’s universal input capability, together with ATX12V v2.3 and EPS12V V2.91 compliancy lets you use it in a variety of situations without worrying about input voltages. Dedicated power circuitry, industrial grade protection circuitry, and Active PFC deliver safe, reliable output. Four +12V output circuits provide maximum stable power for the CPU independently of the other peripherals.

The modular design makes cable management easier. The main power cables are permanently attached, while all of the peripheral cables all plug into the back of the PSU. The cables are all wrapped in mesh for a cleaner installation. Bring new power to your system!

  • newegg ATX12V and EPS12V Compatible Compatible with the ATX12V v2.3 and EPS12V v2.91 standards, the Antec TruePower New TP-550 provides maximum power stability to drive the processors as well as other components for desktop and server computer systems.
  • newegg 550W Continuous Power A continuous power of 550W delivers safe, reliable output for even the most extreme computer systems. Four industry-leading independent +12v rails are provided for more stable and safer power output.
  • newegg 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified The 80 PLUS BRONZE certified power supply provides high power efficiency of at least 82% at any load between 20% and 100%, saving your money on your electrical bill, reducing heat in your computer's system and prolonging its life.
  • newegg NVIDIA SLI Certified The Antec TruePower New TP-550 has gone through a series of rigorous NVIDIA SLI certification tests for maximum system stability when building NVIDIA SLI PCs.
  • newegg Advanced Hybrid Cable Management The advanced Hybrid Cable Management System provides an optimal solution for power distribution and airflow by hardwiring mandatory cables to reduce resistance and enabling peripheral cables to be installed as needed to minimize cable clutter for improved airflow.
  • newegg 120mm PWM Fan The Antec TruePower New TP-550 features a 120mm PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) fan for increased overall airflow and heat dissipation in the power supply enclosure.

Learn more about the Antec TP-550

Model

Brand
Antec
Model
TP-550
Series
TruePower New

Spec

Type
ATX12V V2.3 / EPS12V V2.91
Maximum Power
550W Continuous Power
Fans
1 x 120mm PWM fan (Pulse Width Modulation)
PFC
Active
+12V Rails
4
PCI-Express Connector
1 x 6-Pin, 1 x 6+2-Pin
SATA Power Connector
9
SLI
SLI Certified
CrossFire
CrossFire Ready
Modular
Modular
Energy-Efficient
80 PLUS BRONZE Certified
Input Voltage
100 - 240 V
Input Frequency Range
47 - 63 Hz
Output
+3.3V@25A, +5V@25A, +12V1@20A, +12V2@20A, +12V3@20A, +12V4@20A, -12V@0.8A, +5VSB@3.0A
Approvals
UL, CUL, CE, CB, FCC Class B, TUV, CCC, C-tick, BSMI
Dimensions
3.4" (H) x 5.9" (W) x 5.9" (D)

Features

Connectors
1 x Main connector (20+4Pin)
1 x 4-Pin ATX 12V
1 x 8-Pin EPS 12V
9 x Peripheral
9 x SATA
1 x Floppy
2 x PCI-E
Features
Compatible with Core i7
Highest quality Japanese fan and capacitors ensure long-term reliability
DC to DC voltage regulator modules for greater system stability
120mm PWM fan runs up to 50% quieter than standard fans
Advanced Hybrid Cable Management improves airflow and reduces clutter
Double layer PCB optimizes cooling efficiency and allows for heavy duty components
Universal Input and Active Power Factor Correction
Supports dual GPUs and dual/quad core CPUs
Industrial grade protection
80 PLUS Bronze certification; the power supply is at least 85% efficient at a wide range of operating loads

Dimensions & Weight

Dimensions
3.4" x 5.9" x 5.9"

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
5 years limited
Labor
5 years limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 5 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 5 years


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  • Victor L.
  • 7/30/2012 3:19:05 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat PSU - rebate takes some time

Pros: - True power rating PSU
- Semi-modular cables (all the required ones for a PC are attached)
- Sleeved cables
- 80+ Bronze certification
- Seasonic design (similar to the M12II 520W)
- Quiet operation

Cons: Minor con...

A 8-pin (4+4) AND a 4-pin motherboard EPS/ATX power connector.

Why?! All STANDARD ATX-based boards either use one 4-pin or an 8-pin; I don't see the need for the standalone 4-pin.

Other Thoughts: Antec do honour their rebates, but it just takes a VERY long time. I purchased my PSU in late April and I JUST received my rebate in the mail a couple days ago.

$99.99 CDN before taxes and shipping seems a bit expensive for this PSU. If you can grab it while it's on sale (I got mine for $74.99 - $15 USD MIR - $10 NewEgg promo code) it's a good purchase. Another good unit would be the SeaSonic M12II 520 Bronze 520W, and it goes for a bit cheaper.

system with this PSU:
- AMD APU A6-3670K @ 3.5GHz
- Corsair A50 CPU cooler
- Gigabyte GA-A75-D3H FM1 ATX motherboard
- 8GB (4GB X2) DDR3 1600MHz Corsair Vengeance RAM CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B @ 1600 8-9-8-21-1T 1.5V
- Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5
- Antec TruePower TP-550 550W PSU
- WD Caviar Black 1TB 64MB cache HDD WD1002FAEX
- Samsung DVD-RW
- Cooler Master HAF 912 Case

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  • Joseph V.
  • 7/24/2012 10:34:54 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsAlways a solid performer

Pros: Easy installation, plenty of cabling options, always works great.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I've installed several of these units to replace blown power supplies in client machine and they always work great and last for years.

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  • Nicholas N.
  • 6/13/2012 10:44:44 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsNot exactly modular, but it's quiet

Pros: The TruePower New 550W provides reliable continuous power, and it's fairly quiet while doing so. The cables are a good length. The matte grey finish looks nice.

Cons: There's a reason Antec uses a fancy name for modular: this PSU is not modular. It has all of the standard cables hardwired like a non-modular PSU, but if you need extras, you can plug additional cables in. This means that even Molex and floppy connectors are hardwired.

The 24pin ATX cable is very stiff and round; it can be hard to fit in the back if your case has cable management.

The square grill on the back of the PSU is kinda ugly. A honeycomb pattern would've been nicer.

Kinda pricey for a Bronze semi-modular PSU: it's very close to modular Gold territory.

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/9/2012 10:33:37 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent

Pros: Provides consistant power
Reliable
Excellent customer service

Cons: Nothing

Other Thoughts: Came without the PCI-E modular cable. Took just a 2 min call to have a new one sent out for free. Excellent customer service!!

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  • Jeremy Z.
  • 5/2/2012 12:52:03 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome

Pros: Runs cool and quiet. There is something to be said these days for stuff that just works out of the box as expected.

Cons: None.

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  • Luis M.
  • 4/7/2012 8:33:14 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSOLID POWER, SHADY ANTEC REBATE

Pros: Rock solid power
Hybrid modular
sleeved cables
very quiet
Strong 550, doesn't disappoint.

Cons: Never got my rebate nor did others who got in on the same deal.
Lots of cables for a hybrid modular

Other Thoughts: Would have been nice if they came through on the rebate that was advertised. Pretty shady if you ask me. Replaced a 300w on my current rig but it will get swapped into the new rig I'm building. I got a decent price even without the rebate. I'm reviewing the PSU and not Antec as a business so the power brick gets 5 eggs for what it is, just rock solid and quiet. I'm happy with it.

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  • James R.
  • 3/28/2012 3:41:46 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsHigh Quality Power Supply

Pros: Hybrid cable management works well. Very quiet and reliable. Running in a system that goes 24/7.

Cons: None, maybe a little pricey. You get what you pay for though.

Other Thoughts: I haven't hooked up any of the extra hybrid cables. What comes bundled out of the case suited my need. I buy nothing but Antec PS and never been disappointed.

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  • Joseph G.
  • 3/17/2012 11:51:03 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Reliable and quiet PSU with plenty of power connectors for a small server.

Cons: Not compatible with most Uninterrupted Power Supplies (UPS) because of PFC

Other Thoughts: I bought the Antec TP-550 for my server at home. This is what the PSU is powering:

Intel S3420GPLC Server Board
Intel Xeon X3440 Lynnfield 2.53GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Server Processor
16 GB of Kingston DDR3 1333MHz ECC Registered RAM (4x4GB)
6 - Seagate 500GB 7200.12 3.5" SATAII Hard Drives
2 - Western Digital Caviar Black 7200RPM 2.5" SATAII Hard Drives
2 - Seagate 1TB 7200RPM 3.5" SATAII Hard Drives
Adaptec 2805 SAS RAID Controller

After more than 2 years, the PSU is still going strong. The only con I can think of is that this power supply, as well as 90% of the PSUs available today uses PFC which requires a sine wave power signal. Most consumer end UPSes provide a square wave signal when providing backup power which will cause a power drop to your computer components while switching to backup power and will cause your computer to reboot, negating the point of a UPS. For this power supply, look to be spending more than the power supply costs for a UPS that will last 3

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  • Joshua C.
  • 12/9/2011 10:08:41 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsGood buy

Pros: Came with lots of cables,Very quiet fan.

Cons: None that i have come across yet

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  • Cory D.
  • 12/2/2011 5:43:46 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIt's a power supply

Pros: what can i say...it's a power supply. had to get this cause the graphics card i bought needed more power..

Cons: none

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