Out of Box
So now we get to take a look at the unit itself.
The bottom of the PSU shows off the 120mm cooling fan, which is not completely clear, but tinted.
Here is a closer look at the smoked glass fan
blades. Underneath the fan, you can see one of the LEDs.
The first side that we will analyze has the
certifications as well as the power distribution label. It is
good to see the stickers isolated to one side, too bad they chose
the side that will be visible once installed.
Above is a close-up of the power distribution
label. As we can see, the 12 volt rails are split up three
ways at 19 amps apiece, with a maximum of 624W. Each of the
3.3V and 5V rails are capable of 24A each, or up to a total of 170W.
The other side of the power supply is fairly
basic, with only the "Antec" logo stamped into the corner. The
finish is a gunmetal grey, much like the P182 case.
The front side shows off the NeoPower's modular
connectors, of which there are five. We also can
see the warranty sticker, which we will removing shortly.
Finally, we can see the backside of the unit.
As is becoming more common, the rear of the NeoPower uses a mesh to
facilitate airflow out of the case. Now, it's time to crack
this baby open.
Withe the unit opened up, we can take
a closer look at the goodies inside. There are two black heatsinks that run along the length of the unit. If you look
closer, you can see that three LEDs are mounted onto the heatsinks.
It is evident that this is a Seasonic built unit, much like the
Antec True Power Trios. In fact, it looks practically
identical to the
True Power Trio.
Which means, that in all likelihood, that this
unit is really a single 12V rail unit as opposed to three distinct
rails. The fact that the NeoPower has nearly identical specs
to the Trio 650W would seem to confirm this as well.
The only difference I could find was the usage of a Nippon Chemi Con
capacitor, as opposed to a similar rated Hitachi on the Trio.
Here is a closer look at the heatsink, as well as
one of the LEDs. We can also see the primary cap as well as
the rest of the primary circuitry.
The fan placed in charge of cooling the NeoPower
is the ADDA model AD1212HB-A71GL. This fan is rated for
2200RPM, 85.2 CFM, and 39.1dB/A. The fan uses a ball bearing
Next up is a close-up of the PCB. More
specifically, we can see the 12V1 junction on the PCB.
Here is another look at the primary. We
can see the plastic shielding that protects the coils from
contacting the the side wall of the PSU.
Here is the main fuse that protects the system in
case of an overload.