Antec 620W High Current Gamer M Review
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Let’s face it; the power supply isn’t the sexiest part of your system. Most people always want to know what CPU you have or if you dropped the cash for the latest and greatest video card. The power supply is usually one of the last components you choose for your build or anyone asks about. Those in the know will tell you that the power supply is actually the most important piece of equipment you can choose for your rig. If your power supply isn’t reliable, all of your shiny new components can be rendered useless in a heartbeat.
Antec is a well-known company in the power supply game; they’ve spent years bringing reliable power supplies to both enthusiasts as well as those with lower power machines. One of their newest lines is the High Current Gamer Series. This series is available in non-modular versions ranging from 400 watts to 900 watts. The HCG-M series is available in 400, 520, and the 620 watt version we are looking at today. Geared towards either higher powered single GPU or lower powered SLI/Crossfire rigs, the HCG-620M unit we are looking at today tries to bring quiet and solid juice to your rig at a reasonable price. Let’s take a look and see if this unit lives up to the Antec name.
Antec, Inc. is the global leader in high-performance computer components and accessories for the gaming, PC upgrade and Do-It-Yourself markets. Founded in 1986, Antec is recognized as a pioneer in the industry and has maintained its position as a worldwide market leader and international provider of quiet, efficient and innovative products. Antec has also achieved great success in the distribution channel, meeting the demands of quality-conscious system builders, VARs and integrators.
Antec’s offering of enclosures includes a wide range of cases, such as its advanced Performance One Series, economical New Solution Series and VERIS family of media components designed for the home theater PC market. Antec’s products also include front line power supplies, such as its premium Signature Series, powerful TruePower Quattro Series and EarthWatts, one of the most environmentally friendly power supplies available. PC gamers are an increasingly significant consumer of performance components, and many Antec products are designed for the gaming demographic, like the premier gamer enclosure: the Nine Hundred. Antec also offers a line of computer accessories comprising many original products, including its patented LED fans and notebook cooling solutions.
Antec is headquartered in Fremont, California, with additional offices in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, as well as in Germany, China and Taiwan. The company’s products are sold in more than 40 countries throughout the world.