Antec Phantom 500w Silent PSU

Connectors

Connectors

It seems quite common for smaller power supplies not to be as well equipped in the connectors department as some of the larger units. With this in mind, lets take a look at the Phantom 500w...

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Antec Phantom Cables Antec Phantom Cables

It's a shame to see that Antec didn't decide to sleeve all of the cables on the Phantom 500w unit. Sleeving not only improves the appearance, but also helps to increase the air flow around the inside of your case by keeping cables closely bound together. Thankfully Antec did sleeve the ATX connector cable which is by far the biggest and most bulky of cables of all connectors on an ATX PSU.

Antec Phantom Cables Antec Phantom Cables

In order to maintain compatibility with older motherboards whilst still natively supporting the latest ones, Antec have adopted both 8-Pin EPS and 4-Pin ATX-12v standards. This has been done by "piggy-backing" the 4-pin connector off the back of the 8-pin connector.

As with many other modern Power Supplies, the ATX connector can be split or joined together to form either a 20-Pin or 24-Pin connector.

ATX EPS12v PCI-E

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Most Recent Comments

11-08-2006, 05:22:29

JN
"Today I'll be looking at the Phantom 500w PSU from Antec. This unit is based on Antec's hybrid fan/passive design which promises to keep things a little more quiet."

HERE

11-08-2006, 05:29:00

FarFarAway
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='"XMS"'
Quiet as a dead mouse
ROFL!!!

Nice review - would be a great one for a media PC

11-08-2006, 05:36:12

PV5150
Nice little PSU for those who really value silence. Very neat looking little unit

11-08-2006, 05:50:39

browney
Nice review but i wouldn't consider getting one

11-08-2006, 07:49:49

JN
Yeah its a good looking unit with some good features. Out of all the PSU's i;ve tested so far, this would have to be the best for a silent PC build.

If anybody wants to see any other silent PSU's tested, let me know

11-08-2006, 13:26:20

mrapoc
how about a tagan 580w review? looking at one for my build

11-08-2006, 13:34:59

Raven
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='XMS'
If anybody wants to see any other silent PSU's tested, let me know
why not, silence is nice to have when sleeping

11-08-2006, 14:12:27

AKtodaface
Antec True Power 2.0 550W for my lil upgrade project
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