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Antec VP350 Power Supply Review
Author: Gabriel Torres 34,572 views
Type: Reviews Last Updated: March 1, 2012
Page: 1 of 11
Introduction

The Basiq power supply series from Antec is targeted to users with serious budget restrictions. The new VP350 and VP450 models are the most entry-level power supplies offered by Antec, as they don’t have a PFC circuit or 80 Plus certification. We’ve already reviewed the VP450, which achieved terrific performance for its class. Now it is time for us to test the 350 W model.

While the VP450 model is manufactured by FSP, the VP350 is manufactured by Delta. Therefore, they are based on different designs.

Antec VP350 power supply
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Figure 1: Antec VP350 power supply

Antec VP350 power supply
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Figure 2: Antec VP350 power supply

The Antec VP350 is 5.5” (140 mm) deep, using a 120 mm sleeve bearing fan on its bottom.

This unit doesn’t have a modular cabling system, and only the main motherboard cable uses a nylon sleeve, which comes from inside the unit. This power supply comes with the following cables:

  • Main motherboard cable with a 20/24-pin connector, 15.8” (40 cm) long
  • One cable with two ATX12V connectors that together form an EPS12V connector, 16.1” (41 cm) long
  • One cable with one six-pin connector for video cards, 16.1” (41 cm) long
  • One cable with one standard peripheral power connector and two SATA power connectors, 13.8” (35 cm) to the first connector, 5.9” (15 cm) between connectors
  • One cable with one SATA power connector, two standard peripheral power connectors, and one floppy disk drive power connector, 13.8” (35 cm) to the first connector, 5.9” (15 cm) between connectors

All wires are 18 AWG wires, which is the minimum recommended gauge.

The cable configuration is excellent for a budget 350 W power supply.

Antec VP350 power supply
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Figure 3: Cables

Let’s now take an in-depth look inside this power supply.

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