Antec High Current Gamer 520 W Power Supply Review

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Introduction

The Antec High Current Gamer power supply series is comprised of 400 W, 520 W, 620 W, 750 W, and 900 W models, all with 80 Plus Bronze certification, single +12 V rail, and no modular cabling system. Let’s take a look at the 520 W model.

We’ve already reviewed the 750 W model, which is manufactured by Delta Electronics. The 520 W model, however, is manufactured by Seasonic. Therefore, they don’t share the same platform.

Antec High Current Gamer 520 W power supplyFigure 1: Antec High Current Gamer 520 W power supply

Antec High Current Gamer 520 W power supplyFigure 2: Antec High Current Gamer 520 W power supply

The Antec High Current Gamer 520 W is 6.3” (160 mm) deep, using a 135 mm dual ball bearing fan on its bottom (ADDA ADN512MB-A90).

As previously mentioned, this unit doesn’t have a modular cabling system. All cables are protected with nylon sleeves. This power supply comes with the following cables:

  • Main motherboard cable with a 20/24-pin connector, 21.3” (54 cm) long
  • One cable with two ATX12V connectors that together form an EPS12V connector, 25.2” (64 cm) long
  • One cable with two six/eight-pin connectors for video cards, 20.9” (53 cm) to the first connector, 4.7” (12 cm) between connectors
  • Two cables, each with four SATA power connectors, 22” (56 cm) to the first connector, 5.9” (15 cm) between connectors
  • One cable with three standard peripheral power connectors, 22” (56 cm) to the first connector, 5.9” (15 cm) between connectors
  • One cable with three standard peripheral power connectors and one floppy disk drive power connector, 22” (56 cm) to the first connector, 5.9” (15 cm) between connectors

All wires are 18 AWG, which is the minimum recommended gauge.

The cable configuration is very good for a 520 W product, with eight SATA power connectors and two video card power connectors.

Antec High Current Gamer 520 W power supplyFigure 3: Cables

Let’s now take an in-depth look inside this power supply.

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Author: Gabriel Torres

Gabriel Torres is a Brazilian best-selling ICT expert, with 24 books published. He started his online career in 1996, when he launched Clube do Hardware, which is one of the oldest and largest websites about technology in Brazil. He created Hardware Secrets in 1999 to expand his knowledge outside his home country.

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