Antec NeoHE Modular 550w PSU

Looking Inside

Looking Inside

Opening up the casing, and we see why this power supply is so heavy. Mounted atop of the capacitors is two large heatsinks, positioned in such a way as to allow the fan to pull cold air straight through them with minimum resistance.

Inside

I'm always on the lookout for adjustable pots in PSU's that pass through OC3D, as these can come in very handy on increasing the voltages if they droop under heavy load. Unfortunately i was unable to find any on the Neo HE, which is a great shame - lets hope they are not needed.

Problem

On almost all Power Supplies you are likely to see sheets of clear plastic covering some of the components. This is to ensure that no contact is made between any of the internal components and the outer casing.

I was quite worried to see that a large blob of solder (see picture above), had almost broken its way through the plastic and would have come into contact with the lid of the unit. It's hard to tell what this cable is used for, but first impressions would suggest that it's only carrying 12v, and therefore shouldn't be dangerous.
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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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