Antec NeoHE Modular 550w PSU

Introduction

Introduction


Over a year ago, Antec released its first attempt at a modular Power Supply into the market - the Neopower 480w. It was a huge success, being one of the only high quality modular PSU's available. It may have been lacking a few features, sleeved cables being one of the biggest, but that didnt deter the avid case modder who was willing to lovingly sleeve every cable in the quest for a tidy PC.

Since then, Antec have gone a bit quiet. 480w is no longer enough power for most people with SLI/Crossfire rigs, and Antec have taken the back bench to manufacturers such as Silverstone, Enermax and OCZ. That is until now....


Packaging

Antec have never been the kind of company to use funky packaging and advertising to lure the unsuspecting public into buying their products. Instead they rely on their reputation as a high quality PSU manufacturer to draw the consumers in. We can see this tradition continued with the NeoHE packaging below.


Antec Packaging Antec Packaging Back

 Antec Box Open Antec PSU Accessories

The unit itself is protected by two hard cardboard sides, each shaped to match the contours of the unit. To prevent scratches and dust, Antec have placed the unit in a plastic bag sealed with sellotape.

Included in the box, is a european power cable, manual, case screws and a plethora of modular cables which i will talk about in the next few pages.

You may be wondering what the HE stands for? Its High Efficiency - which appears to be the key marketing point in Antecs new line of PSU's. We'll talk about that a little more later on in the review.
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Most Recent Comments

10-03-2005, 06:26:49

JN
"The AC Ryan Ryanpower2 550 Watt power supply is an extremely well built, tightly regulated, and nice looking device with plenty of futureproof features. I believe the issues I had with the shipping damage and the European power cord are isolated issues and should not happen to anyone else. Some things about the cabling had me a bit confused, the third wire being included in the fan cable, and the dual Molex connectors in the PCI-Express adapter was also strange. Although it doesn’t hurt performance, the hand made look of the modular modification was also out of character. I must say, the steady voltages the Ryanpower2 showed, even with the kitchen sink thrown at it pleasantly surprised me."

http://www.bigbruin.com/reviews05/ryanpower2/index.php?file=1
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