Antec HCG 520W: A Good PSU for Bargain Huntersby Martin Kaffei on May 31, 2011 6:55 PM EST
Appearance and Fan
The black finish is pretty typical these days, but the red accents add a nice touch. The fan grille also mixes things up by using a slight octagonal cutout. The ventilation holes at the back are honeycombed and there is a small power switch beside the AC inlet. At 160mm in length, this is a relatively small case and will work well in smaller enclosures. Personally, I think the design of this model is more professional than that of the HCG-750, so hopefully Antec continues to use this design.
ADDA is an often used company that delivers decent fans for power supplies. This ball bearing type has the model number ADN512MB-A90. This 135mm fan can spin at up to 1700RPM, so it shouldn't get too loud. The nine fan blades are well-made but overall it won't be able to surpass a Sanyo Denki fan.