Antec Phantom 500w Silent PSU



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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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.

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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.


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Most Recent Comments

11-08-2006, 05:29:00

Originally Posted by name='"XMS"'
Quiet as a dead mouse

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

11-08-2006, 05:36:12

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

11-08-2006, 05:50:39

Nice review but i wouldn't consider getting oneQuote

11-08-2006, 07:49:49

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 Quote

11-08-2006, 13:26:20

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

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