Antec Announces the High Current Gamer M PSU Series James White February 6, 2012 Press Release I am not sure if I have said this before, but the power supply in your PC is the core of the entire system. This is the one area you don’t want to skimp on when it comes to quality. You may know I personally use an Antec High Current Pro 850W Gold for my test system. The new Antec High Current Gamer M series units have the same pedigree. The Gamer M series is offered in 400W, 520W, and 620W models and all boast the same hybrid modular design as its HCP big brothers. To ensure the PSU either makes no noise or at least not enough to notice, you’ll find a 135 mm two ball-bearing fan controlled by Antec’s Thermal Manager and CircuitShield. In other words, the fan will only be used as needed and only fast enough to keep the PSU well within heat tolerance. This is further complemented by 100% Japanese caps and other high end components which don’t produce a lot of heat to begin with. The High Current Gamer M 400W, 520W, and 620W are available at an MSRP of $89.85, $99.95, and $119.95, which to be honest is my one issue here. If these units are built anything like my HCP 850W then they would be a great core to any build; however, there are similarly spec’d units on the market for less. If the MSRP turns out to be $15 to $20 higher than retail, I will be putting these at the top of my short list of PSUs to buy. [hide-this-part morelink=”Full Press Release”] 400W, 520W, and 620W PSUs feature hybrid modularity and quiet cooling technology at affordable prices 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 a hybrid modular 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. 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: Over Current Protection (OCP) Over Voltage Protection (OVP) Under Voltage Protection (UVP) Short Circuit Protection (SCP) Over Power Protection (OPP) Surge & Inrush Protection (SIP) **taken from HCG-620M 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-620M [/hide-this-part] Share This With The World!