Antec NeoHE Modular 550w PSU

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In theme with all other Antec products, the Neo HE has simplistic, no bling styling. The unit appears to be sprayed in a slightly metalic grey paint, and has a elegant Antec logo stamped into the PSU casing.

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Something you don't see much in the most modern incarnations of power supplies is the use of an 80mm fan. Most units nowdays opt for 120mm fans to reduce the noise levels and increase cooling power. If i remember rightly, even the Neo HE's predacessor (the Neopower) was fitted with a 120mm fan.

At this point i find it strange that a power supply labeled 'High Efficiency' would use an 80mm fan, unless of course, the unit is so efficient, it doesnt require much cooling?

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Looking around the back of the unit, we can see the meshing that allows for the unit to breathe, along with the modular PSU plugs, of which, at first glance appear to be slighty sparse in comparison with other modular power supplies.

Antec have opted not to make the ATX and P4-12v connectors modular which in my opinion is a good idea. I've found that modular ATX connectors make it harder to route the ATX cables around the back of the motherboard as the cables are spread out rather than being in a big bunch.
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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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