Antec NeoHE Modular 550w PSU

Connectors

Connectors

Its good to see that Antec chose to sleve the cables on the Neo HE series. This was a feature that was greatly missed on the previous Neopower series, causing case modders to spend many hours pulling the cables apart and sleeving them to give them a cleaner look.

I did notice that Antec chose not to use cable ties underneath the shrink wrap. This is normally done to prevent the sleeving slipping out from underneath the shrink wrap. To see if this was going to be a problem, i took a pair of pliers to the sleeving and attempted to pull it out. The sleeving would not budge regardless of how much i pulled. Good job Antec..

Cables

At a glance, the number of cables and connectors included with this power supply seemed a little thin on the ground compared with other modular power supplies i've used in the past (Tagan Easycon & Silverstone Strider). Lets take a look at exactly what is included..

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As with most modern Power Supplies, the ATX connector can be split or joined together to form either a 20-Pin or 24-Pin connector. The same goes for the P4-12v connector, which can be split or joined together to form either 4-Pin or an 8-Pin connector.

For the most part, the number of connectors included is pretty standard. I was slightly dissapointed at there only being 6 molex connectors, which would actually be reduced to 5 if you was to use the floppy disk extension cable - especially when you take into consideration that the average PC will use 2 molex's for optical drives, possibly 2 molex's for non-sata drives and then several more connectors for fans and other devices. You also need to take into consideration that the arrangement of molex's on the cables may not suit your system layout, and thus some molex's may go unused.
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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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