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  • radium69 - Tuesday, May 31, 2011 - link

    Great review,
    Glad to see Antec doing well in the power supply business especially the "Gamer" series.
    Also for $60 you can't really go wrong with it. And its efficiency on 230V is simply remarkable at lower loads.

    Only problem is that we get ripped off here in the Netherlands...
    The model currently costs at it cheapest! 72 euro = $103
    I remember I bought my 750W OCZ GameXtream (HQ components, great power supply) for 90 euro. That was like 4 years ago...

    European markets suck...
  • dingetje - Wednesday, June 01, 2011 - link

    I am (a dutchie) in Taiwan and Antec hcg 520 costs here just over 2900 TWD which around 72 Euro (calculated with XE currenc converter).
    So this is the current streetprice here in Taipei. (I could probably haggle a few euro's off but no more than 5, and probably only even half of that.)
    Weird how those prices are the same.

    By the way, I have always wondered why hardware prices in the USA are so much lower compared to Taiwan streetprices, considering most of the stuff is fabricated here in China and Taiwan.


    groeten uit Taiwan :)
  • Nataku - Wednesday, June 01, 2011 - link

    I didn't think you could get anything Antec in Taiwan? either that or the store I went to 3 years ago just decided to give me the finger lol

    I'm not sure if this is the reason, but may be tax hasn't been included in the US version?
  • laserwing6 - Wednesday, June 01, 2011 - link

    Well, they make the stuff in China, then send it back to US where they distribute it...not very smart if they ask me...or at least thats what most companies do :P Reply
  • dingetje - Thursday, June 02, 2011 - link

    Right, i guess it doesn't make sense for an american company to do that.

    The weird thing is that if i compare (street)prices between usa and taiwan of almost any hardware brand, the prices are 10 to 15 percent lower in the usa (so even for taiwan based companies).

    I guess it has something to with tax or middle-men or both.
  • radium69 - Tuesday, May 31, 2011 - link

    Scuse me, that should read 700W :) Reply
  • Quizzical - Tuesday, May 31, 2011 - link

    Is this, by any chance, a rebranded Seasonic S12II? Reply
  • Folterknecht - Wednesday, June 01, 2011 - link

    Look at last Page:

    "Pricing ends up being the big selling point here, especially when we consider the original Seasonic version cost $20 more."
  • JasonInofuentes - Tuesday, May 31, 2011 - link

    Glad I picked this up when I thought my PSU had blown. Sad that it turned out to be my mobo. :( Ahh well. Reply
  • SlyNine - Wednesday, June 01, 2011 - link

    So I found this site talking about PSU reviews, Worth a good read and also shows why Anandtech is one of the best PSU reviews out there!, So keep up the good work Anandtech!
  • Jeff H - Wednesday, June 08, 2011 - link

    No sooner did I read Anandtech's reveiw of the Antec HCG-520 than my home pc died. Figured it was either the p.s. or the motherboard.

    Ordered the HCG-520 from the egg late last week. Received it today, installed it and my pc came to life. I'm impressed w/ sleeving and cables for a budget p.s., as well as its low noise level.
  • Myr - Tuesday, July 12, 2011 - link

    Hello, i had this PSU for 6 months now in its box, and i am going to put it in a new system in one hour or two, and this is why i glad i run into your review.
    But first things first, very nice review!

    My problem is that my XFX 6950 asks for 2*6 pin 75W connectors, and specically says NOT to use a Y connector or anything else, it wants 2 cables while the PSU has only one.
    So the question is, should i connect both, or use a connector on a 4pin molex to get the job done?

    Thanks in advance
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