Antec Earthwatts Platinum 650W PSU Review

 

Antec is a firm known to every enthusiast. The company has been around ever since 1986, making them one of the oldest companies focusing on high performance PC equipment. Antec has been producing high end power supplies and computer cases for as long as most of us can remember, while today they remain a major played in the market. Today we will take a look at the latest upgrade of their famous Earthwatts power supply series. Having been designed for maximum efficiency, the Earthwatts series is not the most powerful series Antec currently retails; however, their latest Earthwatts units bear the rare 80Plus Platinum efficiency certification.

Antec is a firm known to every enthusiast. The company has been around ever since 1986, making them one of the oldest companies focusing on high performance PC equipment. Antec has been producing high end power supplies and computer cases for as long as most of us can remember, while today they remain a major played in the market. Today we will take a look at the latest upgrade of their famous Earthwatts power supply series. Having been designed for maximum efficiency, the Earthwatts series is not the most powerful series Antec currently retails; however, their latest Earthwatts units bear the rare 80Plus Platinum efficiency certification.

Manufacturer features and specifications

  • 50W Continuous Power — Guaranteed 650W of Continuous Power from Antec
  • 80 PLUS® PLATINUM certified — Up to 93% efficient, to reduce your electricity bill
  • Save Energy and Money — Reduce your electricity bill by up to 25%!
  • AQ3 — Antec Quality 3 year warranty and lifetime global 24/7 support
  • 120 mm DBB Silence — Whisper-quiet high-quality double ball bearing fan with long lifetime
  • Thermal Manager — An advanced low voltage fan control for optimal heat & noise management
  • High Current Rails — 2 fully-protected High Current +12V rails with high load capabilities ensure maximum CPU & GPU compatibility
  • Multi PCI-E — 2 PCI-E connectors for multiple GPU support
  • CircuitShield™ — Over Current Protection (OCP), Over Voltage Protection (OVP), Under Voltage Protection (UVP), Short Circuit Protection (SCP), Over Power Protection (OPP), Surge & Inrush Protection (SIP), No Load Operation (NLO) & Brown-Out Protection (BOP)
  • Japanese heavy-duty caps — High-performance Japanese capacitors ensure tightest DC stability and regulation
  • Operating Temperature: 0°C — 50°C
  • Safety Approvals: UL, cUL, CB, CE, FCC, TÜV, BSMI, CCC, C-Tick, GOST-R, KCC
  • Size:

    • 3.4" (H) x 5.9" (W) x 5.5" (D)
    • 86 mm (H) x 150 mm (W) x 140 mm (D)
    • Net Weight: 4.4 lbs / 2.0 kg