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    Antec P190 Review

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    not very realistic theyre using a 1200W psu

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    Quote Originally Posted by saltynay View Post
    not very realistic theyre using a 1200W psu
    Thats because that is what the P190 ships with.

    Our sample landed yesterday and our review will be released shortly.

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    I agree with them that those power supplies are stupid. The least it could have is pci-e on both supplies.

    I suppose you could use molex > pci-e adapters but still..

    I wouldn't buy it unless it's shipped without those power supplies for a considerable amount less.
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    You are missing the whole point of the chassis, I haven;'t read thier review yet, but one PSU is dedicated for graphics and the other for the motherboard, if anyone write anything to the contrarty then they are wrong...

    Its detailed on Antec's site for a start...

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    I'm going on what I read just there.. I don't honestly care about the case..too expensive.

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    In that XS review it says

    "The second 550W power supply amusingly only has molex and SATA plugs meaning it can really only power HDDs and Optical drives. This means that it’ll only ever use about 50W load ever. Unless you decide to use a peltier or similar, you’ll never use the PSU’s full potential and hence the efficiency of the unit will – more than likely – be horrendous. It is modular, but there is only a single modular cable provided with the case (which has more molex connectors on). Whether or not there was a mistake, and more cables were meant to be sent will remain to be seen however."

    Is your sample like that Matt?
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    stupid betond belief.
    You owe it to yourself to click here really.

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    The prob is that the target market for the P190 is the enthusiasts who muck around/rebuild their systems, but many (myself included) already have a psu that they want to transfer to their case as it is perfectly adequate for their needs.

    If you've just got an Enermax Galaxy 1000 Watt psu in the last couple of months, you're going to want to put this into your next build.

    So. if you buy this P190 (and I admit it's a nice piece of kit) it's more likely for a first build/total replacement. Many people who are thinking about buying (rather than building) a first pc look to the likes of dell, mesh, etc. they're not likely to be interested in buying the P190.

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    Who needs a separate PSU for graphics when you cant even run sli properly with vista
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    ati/amd released a press release the other day saying that they will now be aiming to run 4 cards in crossfire

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    That's disappointing. I've been awaiting the released of the P190 for ages. It looks like my next PC could well be based on the P182 which seems a much better choice.

    On the whole I can see the advantage of a twin-PSU setup provided they are matched to the system spec, although I would agree with the review that it has been poorly utilised and implemented in the P190.

    So aside from the P182 are there any other serious contenders for my next dream PC?

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    Several Lian Li cases ? Gigabyte Aurora ? Thermaltake Armour ? Oh or some Silverstone Jobby ?
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    The Silverstone TJ-09 has got to be a "dream" case. You won't find better quality than that..very good cooling too but you certainly pay for the privilage..you'll be parting with the best part of £200.

    The Akasa Eclipse is an old favourite as it offers so much room to work inside and it's very easy to modify to exactly how you want it..It's no dream case though.

    The P182 as I discovered yesterday is a blinder! Very well engineered and so well thought out. Cable management is most certainly a dream and it's so lovely and quiet..I really like it! Shame it's not mine..stuck with my eclipse lol.

    Never tried a Lian Li case..

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    2 PSU's and UPS's

    From a UPS persepctive, would you just make sure you had a 1200VA ups and plug both PSUs into it? Mind you, it does not sound like one would reach 1200VA anyway as the second PSU only runs the 6 hard drives and 1 or 2 optical drives.

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