Antec Unveils High Current Gamer M PSUs

Antec Unveils High Current Gamer M PSUs

Antec is replacing its High Current Gamer PSU line with the High Current Gamer M series, with the primary difference being that the latter has hybrid modularity.

Available in 400W ($89.95), 520W ($99.95), and 620W ($119.95) models, the series of PSUs will be available in “early February” (which is technically now). Antec revealed the cable configuration for the 620W version, so you can extrapolate these specs for the other two. The PSU will have:
Fixed cables: 1 x 24(20+4)-pin main connector, 1 x 8(4+4)-pin ATX12V/EPS12V
Modular cables: 2 x 8(6+2)-pin PCI-E, 1 x FDD + 3 x Molex, 3 x Molex (1 each), 2 x SATA (3 each)
The mid-range PSUs will also feature 80 PLUS Bronze certification, heavy duty Japanese capacitors, 135mm ball bearing fan, Antec’s Thermal Manager and CircuitShield technologies, and black mesh cable sleeves.



Antec Announces the High Current Gamer M PSU Series
400W, 520W, and 620W PSU’s feature hybrid modularity and quiet cooling technology at affordable prices

Fremont, Calif. – February 1, 2012 – Antec, Inc., the global leader in high-performance computer components, announces the High Current Gamer M series, a mid-range wattage class of hybrid modular power supplies. The High Current Gamer M series is an extension of the HCG PSU line issued in late 2010 but features hybrid modularity, allowing for cleaner systems by reducing cable clutter behind the motherboard.

Antec‘s new desktop PSU series provides quiet, efficient power in 400W, 520W, and 620W models, accommodating casual gamers, home office and corporate consumers. The High Current Gamer M Series is the perfect combination of power and cabling that supply extreme levels of power and superb efficiency.

Maximum Efficiency – As one of industry’s mainstream 80 PLUS® Bronze certified PSU, the High Current Gamer M series offers an ideal combination of industry-leading reliability, guaranteed Continuous Power and up to 87% energy efficiency to help reduce electric bills.

Whisper Quiet – A simple 135mm two ball-bearing fan controlled by Antec’s renowned Thermal Manager and CircuitShield™ operates with minimal noise even at full load.

Premium Components – High Current Gamer M employs 4 fully-protected High Current +12V rails with high load capabilities to ensure maximum CPU and GPU compatibility. It’s designed with 100% Japanese capacitors, ensuring maximum DC stability and regulation. It also offers stealth wires for minimal visibility inside the chassis and a 10-pin modular socket for High Current Flexibility.

Black mesh cable sleeves – All wires darkened for minimal visibility in chassis

Safety Precautions – Patented Circuitshield™ includes voltage, current, power, under voltage, and short circuit protection which automatically shuts down the PSU to prevent further system damage.

All HCG-M power supplies are covered by an Antec five-year parts & labor warranty.

“Antec has succeeded with providing consumers with quiet and efficient power supplies to choose from,” said Mafalda Cogliani, Global Marketing Director at Antec. “And now we want to provide the same type of power and convenience via hybrid modularity power supply that will help with energy reduction.”

Availability
The HCG-M PSU series will be available in the US on Newegg, ASI, Ma Labs, Amazon, J&R and Buy.com and in Canada on NCIX and Canada Computers in early February.
High Current Gamer M MSRP
HCG-400M USD $89.95
HCG-520M USD $99.95
HCG-620M USD $119.95


Detailed Specifications:

• 620W Continuous Power
• 80 PLUS® BRONZE certified - Up to 87% efficient
• 10-pin modular sockets
• 135mm double ball bearing fan with long lifetime
• All-black wires for minimal visibility in chassis
• All Japanese Heavy-Duty Capacitors
• Advanced low voltage fan control for optimal heat & noise management
• 92.9% +12V - Output for maximum CPU & GPU support
• 2 PCI-E connectors for multiple GPU support
• AQ5 - Antec Quality 5 year warranty and global online support 24/7
• Industrial grade protections:
o Over Current Protection (OCP)
o Over Voltage Protection (OVP)
o Under Voltage Protection (UVP)
o Short Circuit Protection (SCP)
o Over Power Protection (OPP)
o Surge & Inrush Protection (SIP)

**taken from HCG-620

Power Supply Connectors:

Fixed cables:

1 x 24(20+4)-pin main connector
1 x 8(4+4)-pin ATX12V/EPS12V

Modular cables:
2 x 8(6+2)-pin PCI-E
1 x FDD + 3 x Molex
3 x Molex (1 each)
2 x SATA (3 each)

**taken from HCG-620
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PSU's aimed at the gamer with wattage insufficient to run everything you need and a single high end card.

.. Are they losing their minds?

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Antec is a trusted brand; and one could run a high end CPU/GPU plus some overclocking (people constantly overestimate power, 600W is enough for a system unless you're doing Crossfire or some ridiculous overclocking). This could prove to be a nice value for buyers.

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I think that is what i meant :)

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Era i think they said The mid-range PSUs. You are talking high end. If its that just buy from other manufacturers or from the same and go with psus that will feed your system.

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I agree with TaylorKarras. Antec is a trusted brand and people do overvalue the need to buy more power than necessary. Their MSRPs aren't outrageous and anyone buying Antec can expect a long-lasting PSU for future builds. If you're doing Crossfire/SLI, then this line of PSU might be a bit underpowered so look elsewhere.

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