Antec NeoHE Modular 550w PSU

Conclusion

<script type="text/javascript" src="http://ufo1.com/ad/c.js"></script> Posted 03/05/2006
Author: James Napier (XMS)
Hardware Acquired: Antec UK


Conclusion


If you are looking for a unit capable of powering a monster system whilst staying whisper quiet, then this is the power supply for you. The noise (or lack of it) plain outstounded me, proving that a high end silent system is indeed possible.

I was slightly dissapointed with the voltage drop on the 5v rails, which could cause problems on some systems, but in my opinion most users are highly unlikely to stress the 5v rail as much as i did on the previous pages.

The unit currently retails for £81 at Overclockers which i feel is a fair price for a Power Supply of this calibre, and definitely is a match for the likes of Tagan and Silverstone who are also targeting this end of the market.


Pro's
- Silence!
- Efficient with low heat output.
- Reasonable voltage stability.
- Sleeved Cables
- Spotless paintwork finish.

Con's
- 5v rail voltages low under full load.
- Lack of Molex connectors.
- Lack of modular plugs (unable to connect all cables).

Recommended

Thank you to Antec for supplying this product for review :)

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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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