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Antec EarthWatts 650-watt Platinum Power Supply Review

By: Chris Ramseyer | 80 PLUS Platinum PSUs in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Mar 12, 2012 1:00 pm
TweakTown Rating: 82%Manufacturer: Antec

Cabling Arrangement




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.




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




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




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




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




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

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