The Antec NeoPower 480W
Antec had no desire to make an "attractive" power supply when they
came out with the NeoPower. With the gun-metal gray finish and the un-finished
modular cables, I've certainly seen nicer looking units. But power supply's
primary function is to provide power to your PC. Not make a fashion
Modular cables are fastened via a 6-pin power connector.
the primary function of having modular power cables when considering
only using the cables you need, you limit the number of stray cables wandering
around inside the case blocking air-flow. And by all means, cables that
aren't plugged into anything is hardly attractive.
This is what the NeoPower cables look like. No sleeves, no heatshrink. No
A single 120MM fan does the cooling here.
compaints with the Antec NeoPower. A 120MM fan spinning at a lower
RPM can move just as much air as an 80MM fan, and since the 120MM can accomodate
more surface area, a single fan is often all that's required. Speaking
of fans; the NeoPower also comes with a "Fan Only" interface that allows
the power supply's built in thermistor to control your case's fans.
The "Fan Only" connectors allow the NeoPower to thermostatically control your
Of course, it's a Channelwell inside.
let's look at the Silverstone...