Antec NeoPower 550 Power Supply Review

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Some Aesthetic Flaws

We found some finishing details that could be worked out by Antec. Even though we posted “flaw” on the subtitle, what we are describing now is not really a problem but just a matter of aesthetics.

First, the plastic seeving doesn’t come from inside the power supply, as you can see in Figure 5. So the wires from the motherboard power connectors are exposed while they exit the power supply housing.

Antec Neo HE 550Figure 5: The plastic sleeving doesn’t come from inside the power supply.

By the same token the plastic sleeving doesn’t go all the way to the output connectors, see Figure 6.

Antec Neo HE 550Figure 6: The plastic sleeving doesn’t go all the way to the end of the cable.

We decided to disassemble this power supply to take a look inside.

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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