Excerpt: We've taken a look at each iteration of the Antec High Current Gamer series that Antec has launched so we thought it would be a great idea to take a look their latest entry to the HCG product line as well.
Excerpt: Antec Inc., founded in 1986 and headquartered in California, are one of the leading producers of high-performance computer components for the PC builder and enthusiast. Antec offer a wide range of products including enclosures, power supplies, cooling solutions and computer accessories. Soundscience, founded in 2010 and a wholly owned subsidiary of Antec Inc., offer a range of audio and video products for the PC and home entertainment markets.
Pros: Good quality DC, 80 Plus Bronze, Price, 3 year warranty
Cons: Full load efficiency, Fan noise at full load
Antec High Current Gamer 520 W Power Supply Review
11 October 2011
Summary: The Antec High Current Gamer 520 W is a terrific option for the user who is looking for an affordable high-quality power supply. It can really deliver its labeled power at high temperatures, its voltages are closer to their nominal values than required (3% voltage regulation), it has very low ripple and noise levels, and efficiency is high, between 82% and 86%.
The price is fair, but of course the unit would be even better if it cost less.
Excerpt: Antec is certainly well known throughout the industry for their quality power supplies at an affordable price. The units that we've taken a look at in the past have proven to be no exception to this and we wanted to take a look at another unit from Antec to see what they had to offer for our readers. Antec kindly responded to our request and sent us over the HCG-620.
Summary: Testing & Conclusion
The following system was used in testing:
Thermaltake V9 BlacX
AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition 3.3GHz
2x2GB Patriot Gseries DDR3 PC3-12800 1600MHz
Antec High Current Gamer 750W
Sparkle Calibre 9800GTX+ 512MB
For some reason, this power supply and motherboard combination couldn’t pick up the voltages in our standard testing program, OCCT, so we had to use a different route.
Summary: I think that the Antec HCG-620 is a fairly good PSU, especially for the money it costs. It proved that can handle full power even under very high ambient temperatures with good efficiency, ultra low ripple and good voltage regulation at +12V. In addition it carries enough connectors for its capacity and cable length is sufficient.
Pros: Handles full power flawlessly at over 50 °C ambient, +12V performed well in Advanced Transient Tests, High efficiency (for an 80Plus Bronze certified PSU), Excellent ripple/noise suppression, All capacitors used are Japanese made, Good price/performance ratio, 3 year warranty
Cons: 5V and 3.3V failed to keep their voltages within ATX limits in the second part of Advanced Transient Tests, Voltage regulation at Crossload tests (this is mostly for the low +12V rail at CL2 test), Loose voltage regulation at 3.3V
Antec High Current Gamer HCG-620 620W Power Supply Video Review
5 April 2011
Summary: The Antec High Current Gamer HCG-620 620W Power Supply like the other HCG models stand out because of their high current connectors & heavy-duty cabling. This Power Supply also comes with a quiet 135mm fan and is 80 PLUS BRONZE certified. This is an affordable PSU that will meet the needs of most.
Antec High Current Gamer 750 W Power Supply Review
30 November 2010
Summary: The new Antec High Current Gamer 750 W has as highlights good efficiency (when operating up to 600 W), very good voltage regulation (voltages closer to their nominal values than required) and outstanding noise and ripple levels (i.e., very low). It is also highly overspec’ed, as we could easily pull almost 1,000 W from it.
It comes with four power connectors for video cards, but using only two cables.