“Antec, Inc. is the global leader in high-performance computer components and accessories for the gaming, PC upgrade and Do-It-Yourself markets. Founded in 1986, Antec is recognized as a pioneer in the industry and has maintained its position as a worldwide market leader and international provider of quiet, efficient and innovative products. Antec has also achieved great success in the distribution channel, meeting the demands of quality-conscious system builders, VARs and integrators.”

Antec doens’t need extended presentation, by now, you probably have pretty good ideia about Antec and their great products.This time they sent me a Antec High Current Gamer 520 Modular.Before reding the rest of the review if you don’t understand squat about PSU’s and their importance, check this tuturial by RedlinePC.

About the Antec High current gamer power supply series

Antec’s HighCurrentGamer Modular power supplies are the perfect combination of power and efficiency. The HCG M features special heavy-duty High Current connectors and cabling that supply extreme levels of power, and superb efficiency thanks to 80 PLUS® Bronze certification and Active PFC. Highest-quality connectors, Japanese-brand capacitors, and a quiet 135 mm double ball bearing fan complete the package. The HCG-520M features High Current Cable Management and 10-pin modular connectors. If loads of power, High Current engineering and extreme efficiency are what you’re after, the HCG M is the PSU for you.

Features and Specifications

  • 520 watts of Continuous Power
  • 80 PLUS® Bronze certified — up to 87% efficient
  • High Current Hybrid Cable Management — special 10-pin and 5-pin modular connectors for High Current rail
  • Quiet 135 mm Double Ball Bearing cooling fan
  • Stealth Wires: all wires darkened for minimal visibility in chassis
  • All Japanese brand capacitors for reliability
  • Thermal Manager: an advanced low voltage fan control for optimal heat & noise management
  • Up to 90% power available on +12V rail
  • ATX12V version 2.32 and EPS12V version 2.92 compliant
  • Heavy-duty protection circuitry on all rails prevents damage from a variety of dangers:
    – Over Current Protection (OCP)
    – Over Voltage Protection (OVP)
    – Under Voltage Protection (UVP)
    – Short Circuit Protection (SCP)
    – Over Power Protection (OPP)
    – Surge & Inrush Protection (SIP)
  • AQ5 — Antec Quality 5 year limited warranty on parts and labor
  • MTBF: 100,000 hrs
    – 1 x 24(20+4)-pin
    – 1 x 8(4+4)-pin ATX12V/EPS12V
    – 2 x 8(6+2)-pin PCI-E
    – 5 x SATA
    – 4 x Molex
    – 1 x Floppy
  • Safety Approvals: UL, cUL, CE, TÜV, CB, FCC, CCC, C-Tick, BSMI
  • Net Weight: 1.8 kg / 4.0 lbs
  • Size:
    – 86 mm (H) x 150 mm (W) x 160 mm (D)
    – 3.4″ (H) x 5.9″ (W) x 6.3″ (D)


This is a 5 year warranty unit.

Antec HCG-520M PDF description.


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