Summary: This is not the first one of these I have purchased and none are giving any fits at all. Not only are they going strong still, but they definitely do NOT fall short on the rated power output - this is more that I can say for a lot of other PSU companies out there. If I incur problems down the road, ANTEC has an excellent RMA service that is in my opinion the best in the business. Half the time they "upgrade" the very few things I have sent back over the years!
Pros: These are great little units especially when they go on sale. These are spec'd out by Antec and internals are from Seasonic, cannot ask for a better combo for the price. I definitely have mine loaded down with a lot of things attached to it, so much so that every connector is used :) .
Summary: For my daughters pc I also got an Antec case that was on sale with a rebate. A few weeks after submitting the rebate I got e-mail from someone at Antec telling me that the Newegg Invoice I submitted was dated after the rebate period, they also said that they had seen several times when Newegg invoices were dated wrong and that I should go through my records and look for something that had the correct date and e-mail it to them.
Pros: Put one of these of these in my daughters pc build and so far it works like a champ (I52500K OC to 4.3, Gigabyte Z68XP-UD5, 16GRam, 256SSD,1TB Hd, 2TB Hd, DVD, GTX460 upgraded to GTX 560TI-448, power supply is very quiet, and does what it supposed to do. I just ordered another.
Summary: It was producing a clipping noise that appeared to me to be coming from the fan or some other internal circuitry or part. Called customer support few days ago and he said it's the capacitor. Submitted RMA ticket and was told that it will be replaced 'advanced replacement' with no cost in the final end.
Pros: Decent amount of power. Cable sleeves are nice.
Cons: I got a defective unit which began showing symptoms by the 5th week. Will be replaced under warranty. Now I must re-organize power cables again.
Pros: So far so good. Running an overclocked 2500k @ 4.4GHz + 6950. So far everything is rock solid. I will update if I have any failures. Has everything needed for all but the very highest end builds.
Cons: Not modular, cables are a bit stiff. Nothing out of the ordinary for this price range.
Summary: Bought this back in mid October '10. Was on the hunt for a more efficient power supply. I knew I wanted an Antec but was wavering between the EarthWatts and the NEO ECO series. To be honest, I still don't know what the difference between the 2 lines are.
Pros: System temperature def improved after installing this power supply (as did my electricity bill).
Cons: As another review mentioned, not modular. However, for the price (esp on sale), you are getting a quality PSU.
Summary: Just buy it. It's replacing & OUTPERFORMING an O*Z 700w modular PS that has been rma'd twice in 7 months for burning-out/ quiting. Not modular, for those who wish to exclude any unwanted connectors, not a con for me. (don't like modular, don't trust Modular vs. Solid connectors. Can have resistance in plugs).
Pros: Great PSU, rock solid 12V rail, with an old 9800GT+. Can't find any voltage drop on it. All voltages are less than 1 percent from perfect running under burn-in load. Got it on sell around memorial day, less than $50.00 with s/h after rebate. Have ALWAYS liked Antec quality, everytime I try something else I regret it. In 15-20 years I've only had 2 or 3 antecs to give problems. For all those people fussing about NO power cable or NOT being modular, READ THE DESCRIPTION...
Cons: Not Free? Not really a con, but a "LOT OF LONG CABLES". If you I have a decent sized case this is not a real problem as I had plenty of places to tuck them away. Painted a strange gray color, Antec could have painted it black considering that the majority of cases out there are black as well, but how often do you look at your PSU? Not really a con, but when I turn my computer on after powering down the power strip everything comes on for about a second, turns off, and...
Summary: Works great, quiet and well designed, no problems so far. Let us see if it lasts. I'll post back if/when it dies. Otherwise assume all is well.
Pros: Plenty of power, quiet, installation was easy, build quality looks pretty good despite Made in China... no problems so far. System spec:
Cons: No power cord as others have said, but I don't mind as like most system builders I probably have 30 extra power cords in my house. I got this when it was extremely discounted and for that price, it is well worth it. However, it is not worth a hundred bucks... maybe if it was modular.