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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 -|
A look inside
Antec chose a simple black 135mm fan, supplied by Adda. This particular model (ADN512MB-A90) features a ball bearing fan and can reach a maximum rotational speed of 1700RPM.
The HCG-520M is based on a Seasonic S12-2 platform, a moderately popular design among middle range power supply units. It is noteworthy to mention that even though the heatsinks are quite small, the internals of the unit are crowded, with a lot of silicon glue going around (the white stuff) securing the parts mechanically together.
Half of the filtering stage can be found on a little PCB behind the A/C plug receptacle, while the other half has been installed on the main PCB. The filtering stage totals six Y capacitors, two X capacitors, three coils and a MOV.
A single Rubycon 330uF/400V capacitor has been installed at the primary side of the unit. Rubycon is a brand well known between and favored by enthusiasts. The primary bridge can be seen mounted on its own small heatsink.
Each and every of the secondary side capacitors have been supplied by Nippon Chemi-Con, making this product an all-Japanese affair.
Next Page - Test Setup
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