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Antec High Current Gamer HCG-520M 520W Power Supply Review
|Product:||High Current Gamer HCG-520M 520W|
|Date:||Tue, Sep 04, 2012 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Emmanouil Filladitakis -|
Antec went with a by-the-book chassis design and so the size of the HCG-520M complies perfectly with the ATX design guide, with the unit being exactly 160mm deep. Aesthetically, the HCG-520M is a black power supply without many bells and whistles; however there are several visual enhancements, with which Antec is hoping to please gamers.
A striking red side sticker with the company logo and the output of the power supply can be found covering most the side of the HCG-520M unit. Yet another company logo may be seen at the lower right corner, embossed on the chassis this time.
As it is common with gamer-grade products, the sticker with the unit's electrical specifications and certifications has been placed at the top side of the HCG-520M.
The simple plastic connectors for the modular cables may be found at the rear side of the unit, along with the native ATX and CPU power cables which are coming out from an overly large hole on the chassis. The sleeving of the ATX cable is not plain black, with a red X-pattern formed across the length of the cable.
The majority of the front side of the HCG-520M is perforated, with only a simple on/off switch next to the A/C cable plug. A smaller version of the side sticker has also been placed under the A/C cable plug and switch.
Next Page - A look inside
Page 1 - Antec HCG-520M Review
Page 2 - Unboxing the power supply
Page 3 - External Design
Page 4 - A look inside
Page 5 - Test Setup
Page 6 - Testing results (Regulation & Ripple)
Page 7 - Testing results (Efficiency, Noise & Thermal)
Page 8 - HCG-520M review conclusion