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Antec Earthwatts EA 750W green Review

Rating: 8.5.

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

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  • Iain

    I like the paintcolour, photos show it well.

    I see no reason for them not to include a power cable, that is ridiculous. Its to save a dollar on shipping

  • Nester

    Im afraid im aiming higher, to the 1200W range next time. but seems like a solid enough product, which you would expect from antec.

  • Daniel

    Good idea and good for Antec. I have an entire large bag of power cables, despite throwing out all but two spares just 5 years ago. Ditto every other kind of cable, to the point I have a small cupboard full of wires.
    Cable recyling would be useful – VGA cables, Scart leads you name it, I have piles of them – they’re no use and there’s nowhere to dispose of them as charity shops don’t want them.

  • Frank

    Initially I thought it was a pain, but I just realised ive 5 spare cables here myself. I would assume most people into comptuers or building are the same…… not really an issue.

    Ive more of an issue with those cables. naked cables are terrible looking.

  • Larry Fontane

    For the price this is excellent. good efficiency and stability. Shame about the cabling, I agree its pretty ugly. even a semi sleeved idea would work well.

  • Brooke

    Paint colour is a really different thing to try. i like it

  • Forrest

    Excellent, shame about the cabling though, thats pretty ugly for 2011.

  • Blink182

    good price for such a nice PSU, cabling is fine, I like the paint too