Antec have been releasing some great products lately, many of which have been reviewed on these very pages. I personally really like their latest Kuhler 620 and 920 liquid coolers and the Rockus speakers certainly hit the spot. They are updating their mainstream ‘high value for money’ power supplies and today we are looking at their latest 750W unit.
The Earthwatts EA 750W is supplied without a power cable, a move which won’t appeal to everyone. Antec are aiming these models as ‘upgrade’ units. I spoke to them when they sent over the 650W and 750W units and they felt that many people already have several power cables and that another could be deemed as an unnecessary extra. As I said before, there is certainly a tinge of helping ‘mother earth’ to the whole concept but it bewilders me. Best to just get into the review.
So whats new with this latest model? Antec are still using Delta as their OEM partner, but the latest range is 80 Plus Bronze Certified. The new units are ‘green’ and they have received some performance improvements. The 750W we are reviewing today is also equipped with a larger fan, always a good sign.
EarthWatts 750W overview:
- 750 Watts of continuous power
- Nvidia SLI certified, ATI CrossFireX certified
- 80 Plus Bronze Certified – up to 88% efficient
- Four +12V rails
- Up to 100% power available on +12V rails
- Quiet 135mm fan
- ATX 12V version 2.3 and EPS12V version 2.91 compliant
- Active PFC with PF: 0.99
- MTBF: 100,000 hours
- Meets 2010 EUP requirement: 5Vsb < 1W
- Safety: cUL, TUV, CE, CB, FCC, C-TICK, CCC, BSMI, Gost-R