Antec High Power Gamer M 750W
OverviewHardware: Cases & PSU
WHAT WE LIKED:Stylish design; Modular; LED fan; Excellent overall performance
WHAT WE DISLIKED:Slightly expensive; Fan noisy at load; Short hard-wired cable lengths
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The power requirements of enthusiast and gaming PCs have increased dramatically over the last few years, due to the development of ever more powerful and sophisticated CPUs and graphics processors. And while the general trend has been higher energy consumption, there are many consumers that don’t need a high end kilowatt power supply. There is a considerable market for mid-range units to power a single graphics card setup, somewhere around 750W of power.
The Antec High Power Gamer M 750W is one such mid-range power supply, and while it’s not a beast like one of Antec’s premium units, the High Power Gamer M is 80PLUS Bronze certified, sports a modular design (hence the new “M” moniker), and comes with a price tag of $99. That’s reasonably priced for the average gamer or casual enthusiast who doesn’t want to break the bank, while still hoping to score solid performance for their hard-earned cash.
Affordable doesn’t necessarily mean cheap, and we’ve seen how performance can certainly match expectations without costing a fortune. Will the Antec High Power Gamer M power supply step up or fizzle out? Let’s get it on the bench for a closer look and find out.