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Antec EarthWatts 650-watt Platinum Power Supply Review (Page 4)

By Chris Ramseyer on Mar 12, 2012 08:00 am CDT - 0 mins, 58 secs reading time for this page
Rating: 82%Manufacturer: Antec

Cabling Arrangement

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Antec provides a rather decent selection of cables and connector availability for the EarthWatts 650W Platinum unit. Aside from the mandatory 20+4 pin Main and ATX4+4 connectors there are six SATA, four Molex, one FDD and two PCI-E connectors. It would have been nice to see another set of PCI-E connectors, especially since the power supply boasts the SLI ready logo on the back of the box.

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Antec doesn't disclose the rail distribution anywhere that we could find, but it was rather easy to trace once we opened up the unit. Everything is divided up relatively evenly with all peripheral connections on 12V1, the ATX 4+4 connection on 12V2, 20+4 pin Main on 12V3 and two PCI-E connections on 12V4.

A Look Inside

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Popping the bottom off, we find a very simple unit with little passive cooling.

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A single Taiwanese made CapXon capacitor is utilized on the primary side of the unit.

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Nippon Chemi-Con's can be found on the secondary side of the PSU.

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Antec uses the Yate Loon D12BH-12 fan to cool the EarthWatts 650W Platinum power supply.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Chris Ramseyer

Chris Ramseyer started his career as a LAN Party organizer in Midwest USA. After working with several computer companies he was asked to join the team at The Adrenaline Vault by fellow Midwest LAN Party legend Sean Aikins. After a series of shake ups at AVault, Chris eventually took over as Editor-in-Chief before leaving to start Real World Entertainment. Look for Chris to bring his unique methods of testing Hard Disk Drives, Solid State Drives as well as RAID controller and NAS boxes to TweakTown as he looks to provide an accurate test bed to make your purchasing decisions easier.

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