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Antec NeoPower 650 Review

Former staff writer    -   November 27, 2007


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Testing:

Voltage measurements are taken with a digital multimeter with the probes inserted into an unused 4-pin molex connector for the 12V and 5V lines. For the 3.3V line, the probes are inserted into the appropriate pins on the 24-pin connector. The system is allowed to idle at the desktop with only system tray programs running and the results are recorded over 5 minutes in 30 second intervals and the average result recorded. For load readings, Stressprime 2004 Orthos Edition is run to hit the CPU and memory, HDTune for the hard drive, and 3DMark06 will stress the GPU. The same methodology is used for recording voltages. Temperatures are measured with a digital thermometer with the probe inserted into the case of the power supply to measure temps at idle and load.


Testing Setup:

  • AMD Athlon64 Processor 3200+ (Venice Core) SKt 939 250x10 1.5v
  • ABIT AN8-SLI (BIOS 21, nVidia 6.86)
  • 4x512 MB OCZ EL DDR PC-3200 Platinum Rev 2 1GB (2-2-2-5)
  • PowerColor X800GT (Catalyst 7.9)
  • PowerColor Theatre 550 PCIe 1x
  • SIIG SATA Raid PCI Card
  • Antec NeoPower 650
  • Silverstone ST50EF 500W
  • 1x250GB Maxtor SATA
  • 2x400GB Seagate SATA
  • Plextor PX-716SA 16X DVD RW SATA
  • HL 4164B 16X DVD RW IDE
  • Windows XP Professional SP2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look (The Power Supply)
  3. Closer Look (Accessories, Cables)
  4. Installation
  5. Specifications & Features
  6. Testing (Setup, Idle, Load, TemperatureTesting)
  7. Conclusion
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