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Product Application:

Power Supply

Product Provided by:

Antec

Available at:

Antec.com

Estimated MSRP:

$179.95

Availability:

Now

Review by:

Joe

Edited by:

Darren

Review date:

11/26/2007

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Out of Box Experience:

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 design. 

 

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.

 


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