Antec Edge Series 650 W Review 10

Antec Edge Series 650 W Review

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Antec EDG650 Features & Specs
Max. DC Output650W
Efficiency80 PLUS Gold
ModularYes (fully)
Intel Haswell ReadyYes
Operating temperature0°C - 50°C
ProtectionsOver Voltage Protection
Under Voltage Protection
Over Power Protection
Over Temperature Protection
Over Current Protection
No Load Operation
Surge & Inrush Protection
Short Circuit Protection
Cooling135 mm Fluid Dynamic Bearing Fan (HA13525H12F-Z)
Semi-passive operationNo
Dimensions150 mm (W) x 86 mm (H) x 170 mm (D)
Weight1.9 kg
ComplianceATX12V v2.4, EPS 2.92
Warranty5 years
Price at time of review (exc. VAT)$124.99
The EDG650 is Gold-certified, uses a fully modular design, can deliver its full power continuously at up to 50°C ambient, and is also backed by a full set of protections. The FDB fan ensures its reliability and there is no semi-passive mode, which is fine so long as the control circuit keeps fan speeds low at light loads. The dimensions of the unit are also a little larger than the norm, and the warranty period is long, though the unit is pretty expensive.

Antec EDG650 Power Specs
Max. Power20A20A35A35A2.5A0.3A
Total Max. Power650W
Antec is a firm believer in multi-rail PSUs, so this one features two +12V rails. Combined, they can deliver the unit's full power, which is the norm in modern PSUs. The minor rails can only deliver 100 W combined; however, almost no modern system will draw more from these rails, and the 5VSB rail has the minimum allowed amperage for a modern PSU.

Cables & Connectors, Power Distribution

Modular Cables
ATX connector (550mm)20+4 pin
4+4 pin EPS12V (650mm)1
6+2 pin PCIe (560mm+150mm)4
SATA (500mm+100mm+100mm+100mm)4
SATA (400mm+100mm+100mm+100mm)4
SATA (500mm) / 4 pin Molex (+100mm+100mm)2 / 2
4 pin Molex (500mm+100mm+100mm+100mm) / FDD (+100mm)4 / 1
There are many connectors; however, we would like to see an additional EPS connector, though most users with server mainboards in need of two will use a stronger PSU. Cable length is good overall, and our single complaint here is the small distance between peripheral connectors as there should at least be 15 cm in-between these. Nearly all connectors also utilize 18AWG gauges (only the sense wires are thinner).

Power Distribution
12V1ATX, 8-pin socket, Peripheral
12V2 16-pin socket
As you can see, Antec tried to separate the PCIe connectors from the rest, and if you forgo connecting the EPS cable to the 16-pin socket, you won't be mixing EPS and PCIe connectors up, which is good as it could lead to OCP triggering and cause sudden PSU shut-downs, consequently affecting the system's proper operation.

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