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I decided to replace my horrid Autrix PSU and wanted something good quality so $120AUD later I got one and must i say really impressed .

Ive never done a PSU swap Before so it was a nice experience even though im on 56k cos I went over the Bill watching cable management videos ..

So I opened up the Box and saw some Good Quality adapters, chic Black connectors, Nicely sleeved Wires and a 24Pin with its Red/Black Braided like sleeve.

The thing was a ease to swap in and the connectors are labeled too

It was a squeeze to fit in the top of my case (skinned a finger) but the screws provided were nice, the 120mm fan on it is super quiet, has 25A on its rails.

Overall I would give it a 9/10 as it was a little pricey (cos im a tightarse) but well worth it. Good job Antec..

The 8 Pin is on its on Cord which is handy, the 3 Molex on 1 Cord aswell (6 Molex all up), The Sata ones were the same and the Floppy was connected to the End of a Sata Line..

The 6+2PCI-e and 6 Pin PCI-e are separate aswell which made it easier to Cable tie together and make neat

The Molex and Sata are long too which is good if you have a Full ATX case.
Edited by Jesse^_^ - 1/13/11 at 6:24am
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Yes, the EA650 is a very nice PSU from Antec.
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Thanks you for the great feedback Jesse, always good to hear from happy customers!

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Your welcome
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EA650 is nice. On par with the Corsair VX 550 which I own and love
    
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@Christoph:
Any Idea why Newegg has yet to post the HCP850 or any of the HCG PSUs yet?
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@Christoph:
Any Idea why Newegg has yet to post the HCP850 or any of the HCG PSUs yet?
I can field that one - the HCG PSU's will be rolling out to brick and mortar stores first and then to e-tail (newegg etc). You should already be seeing some of the HCG series on store shelves.
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I can field that one - the HCG PSU's will be rolling out to brick and mortar stores first and then to e-tail (newegg etc). You should already be seeing some of the HCG series on store shelves.
Thanks! I'll keep an eye out for them, but my main rig will be down for a bit until I get this move out of the way.
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