Antec Phantom 500w Silent PSU

Conclusion

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!


Pro's
+ Quiet as a dead mouse
+ Great looks
+ Innovative cooling design
+ Great efficiency (85%)

Con's
- Majority of cables not sleeved
- Low performance on +5v rail
- Expensive for 500w


Innovation

Thanks to Antec for providing this unit for review.

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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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