Antec Phantom 500w Silent PSU
Published: 11th August 2006 | Source: Antec | Price: |Conclusion
The Antec Phantom 500w is by far the quietest power supply I've ever tested at Overclock3D. Even under heavy load conditions with the fan in use, the unit remained whisper quiet. I would certainly have no reservations in recommending this to people looking for silent power solutions for their HTPC or silent systems.
This great feature is only let down slightly by the below average performance of the units +5v rail and mediocre performance of the dual +12v rails. That said, many users of the Phantom are unlikely to fully load the power supply in the same way as our stress tester when combining the Phantom with a silent/HTPC system.
Retailing for £111.99 over at SpecialTech, this unit is by no means cheap for a 500w power supply, but I guess it all comes down to how much you value silence!
+ Quiet as a dead mouse
+ Great looks
+ Innovative cooling design
+ Great efficiency (85%)
- Majority of cables not sleeved
- Low performance on +5v rail
- Expensive for 500w
Thanks to Antec for providing this unit for review.
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