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Antec HCG-520M
9.2 out of 10

Antec HCG-520M

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Reviews and Problems with Antec HCG-520M

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Overall 2
2.0

Questionable QC

Curtis S., Newegg
3 weeks ago
  • Summary: I bought this at a local store, as I am paranoid about purchasing power supplies online. It doesn't seem to matter whose name is on a power supply anymore, the failure rate on these things is unacceptably high.
  • Pros: Runs very quiet, modular cables are the best I've seen, i.e. plugs into the power supply easily, but securely, spacing of connectors worked well for me in mid-atx case, sleeved cables are pliable enough to make routing easy, power connecters also snap in easily but securely. The first one I got w...
  • Cons: The first unit I bought was defective. It passed testing with a budget tester made specifically for PSU's that I always use before installing these things. However, after installation (Asus M4A78 Plus with Phenom II 970 CPU, EVGA 750TI, two optical drives, one Samsung Evo 250GB SSD - so no real s...
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Overall 10
10

Consistent solid power supply

Tim V., Newegg
14 November 2015
  • Summary: I got this PS to upgrade a lower 400W PS I that had for past 5yrs. I'm very satisfied with the power handling of this PS.
  • Pros: Great power supply for everyday use. No interruptions or glitches as I have installed PS for past month. Enough power to handle most tasks. If you are a gamer then you might need the higher wattage.
  • Cons: Could use more power cables for more connections
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Overall 10
10

No Problems Since Purchase

Anonymous, Newegg
8 November 2015
  • Summary: I'll just give a preface before I say anything. I'm not a techie by any means but I'm trying to get into it a little. Over the Summer I wanted to build my first PC to run a few games and I ended up choosing this one from a few recommendations. My current build is this, if it matters to any of you.
  • Pros: Works just as I expected.
  • Cons: None, really.
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Overall 2
2.0

Power Supply not reliable

Johnathan C., Newegg
25 October 2015
  • Summary: I don't know if I can get a refund now but I'd like a better power supply if possible, I was really happy to have made my own gaming pc but apparently picking the power supply or brand rather was a mistake, I should of put more money towards a power supply since at the time this costed 50$ which...
  • Pros: Worked like a charm when I did have it working.
  • Cons: Only lasted 3 days after I got it in the mail.
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Overall 10
10

Looks like a well-made, high quality power supply

Michael K., Newegg
15 October 2015
  • Pros: Nice, heavy and very quiet power supply. Bought it to replace my current power supply because it was no longer powerful enough to power my system after an upgrade. Due to its heavy weight, it looks like Antec uses very high quality components for this HCG series of power supplies. Just installed ...
  • Cons: None noticed so far.
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Overall 10
10

A 500Watt that can do it all

Ignacio C., Newegg
7 October 2015
  • Pros: Surprised to find a 520watt that did SLI and well, to top it off it is Bronze certified, very nice. Dont get fooled though, it only have 2 PCIE connections, 2 x 8PIN or really 2 x 6+2PIN. runs my 980 like a dream
  • Cons: Its not 100% modular
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Frank D., Newegg
23 September 2015
  • Summary: Its too bad that certain other manufacturers fail to build quality into their products...Antec is quality#1...
  • Pros: I wanted a good operating power supply and am very glad for the recommended Antec HCG power supply...I wanted more power for my pc so i purchased the Antec HCG-850M module...i have not had one problem with this power supply running my new build pc...i run some pretty heavy programs and as yet i h...
  • Cons: Not one con...i recommend Antec 100% yes...
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Overall 10
10

Just what I need

Denis N., Newegg
25 April 2015
  • Pros: Got this PSU on sale and couldnt pass up the great deal with the modular design and 520 watts of power. Was only for around 400w but when i saw this and having an antec case I couldnt say no. the fan on this is truly silent I cant hear it at all especially over my case fans. the wires are all in ...
  • Cons: Only have one but not enough of a con to drop an egg, All the wires that come to add all have at least two connections on it like pcie power has two (6+2) power connectors on it would be nice to have just one on two cables or an attachment that could go on the end to add another connector, also w...
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Overall 10
10

Five Stars

Clvno, Amazon
25 January 2015
  • Summary: Very quite fan, can't barely hear it. Works as expected, no complaints.
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Overall 8
8.0

Antec 520M!

David L., Newegg
7 December 2014
  • Summary: This is a great power supply. It looks good in my case and you can't hear it even under gaming use. My only issue is for people not using SLI configs, you have 2-ends 6+2 to the GPU power cables that get in the way if you are trying to do any kind of cable management.
  • Pros: Quite, Great quality!
  • Cons: SLI cable impossible for smart cable management.
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