We would like to thank Antec for supplying the High Current Gamer HCG-520 review sample.
Antec’s High Current Gamer PSUs aim at users that do not want to spend a fortune for a basic but good and reliable PSU with decent warranty. They don’t offer features like Gold/Platinum efficiency and modular cabling design but they are equipped with a quiet ball bearing fan, Japanese capacitors which grant increased life span and three years warranty. The Antec HCG series consists of five models with capacities spanning from 400W to 900W. Here we should note that we have already tested the HCG-620 in a previous review and were quite satisfied with its performance.
In today’s review we will rigorously test the Antec HCG-520, which as its model number implies, has 520W capacity and contrary to Antec’s strong beliefs in multi-rail PSUs is equipped with a single +12V rail that can provide up to 40A. In addition it is 80 Plus Bronze certified and meets the ErP Lot 6 requirements for less than 1W power consumption in standby. The Antec HCG-520 has two PCIe connectors (6+2 pin) so it supports either a dual power input graphics card or two single power input ones. In general this PSU is suitable for medium-range systems with low power consumption, so we are quite sure that it will be of great interest to many users out there.