In this Holiday Buyer's Guide, we will be evaluating and recommending desktop PC power supply units. We should clarify that the selection of a PSU is based on parameters both objective (e.g. wattage, performance) and subjective (e.g. design, modular cables). That makes it very difficult to limit the selection of a PSU to just one per possible target class. We will be recommending at least two options for each market, based on objective parameters and our subjective opinion. Before we get to the power supplies, we want to dispell a common misconception among users – that a high wattage PSU will be better. That is not necessarily the case, because all switching PSUs are designed so as to deliver their maximum efficiency at about half-load...

Antec EDGE 550W Power Supply Review

Today we are looking at Antec's latest PSU series, the EDGE, which the company markets as "the pinnacle of power supplies". Bold statements aside, only medium capacity units are...

25 by E. Fylladitakis on 10/3/2014

Analyzing Power Use: 80 Plus Bronze vs. Platinum

I’ve been toying around with updating my computer lately, and one of the topics I wanted to look at was the choice of power supply. For the most part...

77 by Jarred Walton on 10/30/2013

Antec GX700 Case Review: Just What You Can Get For $59.99

Most manufacturers are quicker and happier to show us their medium-to-high end cases, but for a lot of users the case is admittedly a steel box they put their...

35 by Dustin Sklavos on 1/17/2013

Antec's Stunning New Value and Curious New Direction

Truth be told I'm a little bit surprised I haven't heard from our friends over at Antec in a while. I do have one of their cases sitting at...

11 by Dustin Sklavos on 1/9/2013

Antec ISK 110 VESA Case Review: Just About As Small As It Gets

We've been having a good run of Mini-ITX cases lately, but most of those cases are designed to still be able to support what are essentially fully-powered systems: standard...

54 by Dustin Sklavos on 8/31/2012

Antec Eleven Hundred: The P280's Gloves Come Off

Towards the end of last year, I took a visit out to Antec's campus in Fremont to see two new cases: the headlining P280, and the shortly-to-follow Eleven Hundred...

39 by Dustin Sklavos on 4/9/2012

Antec Three Hundred Two: Stay Cool, Budget Enthusiasts

While flagship enclosures are certainly interesting and there are some great deals to be had even just north of $100, competition south of that border is mighty fierce and...

50 by Dustin Sklavos on 1/24/2012

The Antec Giveaways: Part 2

If you're looking for a new case, Antec is setting side a pair of its Eleven Hundred model cases for two lucky AnandTech readers. The Eleven Hundred features three...

2347 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 12/14/2011

Antec Responds to Buyer Concerns, Offering P280 and Eleven Hundred Buyers USB 3.0 to 2.0 Internal Adapter

In an e-mail announcement, Antec has decided that buyers of their latest cases who don't have USB 3.0 built-in to their rigs shouldn't lose the use of two USB...

23 by Jason Inofuentes on 12/6/2011

The Antec Giveaways: Part 1

Earlier today Dustin reviewed Antec's new P280 chassis, but now we've got two of these cases to give away to a couple of lucky readers. In our review, Dustin...

2029 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/15/2011

Antec P280 Review: When Enthusiasts Are Engineers

Antec's existing Performance One series, peaking with the P183 and P190, has become a standard for silent, high performance computing. These enclosures have been extremely popular from the word...

164 by Dustin Sklavos on 11/15/2011

Antec HCP-750 80 Plus Gold

We tested the Antec HCP 1200W a while back, and now Antec is following up with their 750W model, which should be equally efficient (80 Plus Gold Certification). In...

35 by Martin Kaffei on 10/26/2011

Antec Solo II Review: Sonata Evolved

When we reviewed Antec's Sonata IV recently, we found it left a lot to be desired. Antec had updated their Sonata design, but barely, and the enclosure as a...

59 by Dustin Sklavos on 9/6/2011

Antec Sonata IV vs. Progress: Round Four

Reviewing the Antec Sonata IV presented an interesting opportunity for me: while the other cases we've reviewed thus far have been experiences with new hardware, the Sonata IV is...

24 by Dustin Sklavos on 6/10/2011

Computex 2011: Antec Implements Seagate GoFlex Standard

At this year's CES Seagate announced its intentions to open the GoFlex connector standard, enabling devices and other drivemakers to build products around its GoFlex removable drive standard. We've...

6 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/1/2011

Computex 2011: Antec's Solo II for $119

Antec also showed us its Solo II case at the show. A pretty standard looking chassis the Solo II is designed to be a good balance of functionality and...

14 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/1/2011

Computex 2011: This is the Antec P280

Antec was eager to share with us its upcoming P280 chassis. The case we were shown is still a prototype but it's going to be Antec's flagship when it...

18 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/1/2011

Meet the New 5.25" Optical Drive Standard: Slimmer, Slot-loading

I was walking around the show floor today and caught a glimpse of Antec's Solo II chassis with a slightly different optical drive bay. It turns out that there's a...

48 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/1/2011

Antec HCG 520W: A Good PSU for Bargain Hunters

We interrupt the Computex 2011 coverage for a full review.... In early April, we tested one of Antec's larger HCG power supplies. Today we're looking at a smaller version with...

13 by Martin Kaffei on 5/31/2011

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