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cheers.

It does has a few minior flaws but nothing major like it will kill your PC
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It does has a few minior flaws but nothing major like it will kill your PC
it isn't the worst though I will get a better one eventually.
    
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it isn't the worst though I will get a better one eventually.
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The Antec HCG-520 retails for $54.99



Good price/performance ratio
Tight voltage regulation at +12V
Handled full power at over 50°C operating temperature
Good performance in Advanced Transient Response and Turn on Transient Tests
Silent fan



Loose voltage regulation on the minor rails (5V & 3.3V)
+12V and 5V exceeded ATX voltage regulation limits at Crossload 1 test

8.4 The HCG-520 managed to exhibit a fairly good performance in almost all of our tests. The PSU's outdated, but cheap to implemented, group regulated design holds it back in our CL1 test and general voltage regulation on the minor rails was on the loose side. On the other hand voltage regulation at +12V is very tight and ripple/noise suppression on all rails is excellent. In addition the use of high quality capacitors promises increased reliability and long life span while the cooling fan has also increased MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures) thanks to its ball bearing. If you combine all above with the relatively low retail price then this Antec HCG-520 looks like a very good deal.

Bottom line, if you are on a tight budget, don't have a problem with non-modular PSUs and your power needs are covered by a 520W PSU then you should definitely take a look at HCG-520 since it offers decent performance, is backed by a three year warranty and comes at a good price.
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post #24 of 42
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The Antec HCG-520 retails for $54.99



Good price/performance ratio
Tight voltage regulation at +12V
Handled full power at over 50°C operating temperature
Good performance in Advanced Transient Response and Turn on Transient Tests
Silent fan



Loose voltage regulation on the minor rails (5V & 3.3V)
+12V and 5V exceeded ATX voltage regulation limits at Crossload 1 test

8.4 The HCG-520 managed to exhibit a fairly good performance in almost all of our tests. The PSU's outdated, but cheap to implemented, group regulated design holds it back in our CL1 test and general voltage regulation on the minor rails was on the loose side. On the other hand voltage regulation at +12V is very tight and ripple/noise suppression on all rails is excellent. In addition the use of high quality capacitors promises increased reliability and long life span while the cooling fan has also increased MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures) thanks to its ball bearing. If you combine all above with the relatively low retail price then this Antec HCG-520 looks like a very good deal.

Bottom line, if you are on a tight budget, don't have a problem with non-modular PSUs and your power needs are covered by a 520W PSU then you should definitely take a look at HCG-520 since it offers decent performance, is backed by a three year warranty and comes at a good price.
like I said will eventually get a better one but this is a good one for my needs.
    
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post #25 of 42
What is your budget? Also could you provide a link to a hardware store you will be buying from and we could recommend one that will fit the 'bill' for your system.
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post #26 of 42
I will suggest a XFX 450/550w they are very good PSU's made by seasonic and not that expensive
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I will suggest a XFX 450/550w they are very good PSU's made by seasonic and not that expensive

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This Antec seems to be a good price and should be perfect. Antec Neo Eco 450C Bronze Certified Power Supply $65 (PCCaseGear - Melbourne Australia)
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budget is a bit annoying cause I have to fit in the peripherals too I am using this one (http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php) and my budget is $1620 shipping usually cost $60 for me so $1560 worth of parts and peripherals. also what wattage do you recommend for oc'ing my build.
Edited by bullethose - 5/23/13 at 6:19am
    
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post #29 of 42
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budget is a bit annoying cause I have to fit in the peripherals too I am using this one (http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php) and my budget is $1620 shipping usually cost $60 for me so $1560 worth of parts and peripherals.

How much of that is left over for just the PSU?
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post #30 of 42
The advice i give to you is not to go cheap on the PSU after all its the one component powering all others think of it this way would you trust lets say a 400€ VGA to a 35€ PSU? Get some quality PSU and no worries. AS said before 450/550w is plenty for your system if you do not plan on SLI/CFX.

Take a look at these:

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=22634
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=15_226&products_id=18877
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=15_226&products_id=15135
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=15_972&products_id=23030

The cheapest acceptable in my opinion
Edited by [CyGnus] - 5/23/13 at 6:26am
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