Having a good hardware configuration for a pc is a half job done. I had seen people who spend relatively nice amount on overall hardware ignoring the PSU. They stick with what comes with the cpu case or with any regular model that a vendor recommends. It is important that your PC must be powered by a reliable power source. One which can provide continuous, stable and optimized power. This guarantees a longer life for the internal components. Regular psu comes with age old technology. Poor circuit design can affect the hardware component health. You need something like ANTEC EA-750 Power Supply. Antec looks really serious about providing the best quality product to their buyers. They do not compromise in the quality. ANTEC EA-750 is a 750Watt PSU which is marked as a reliable Continuous Power PSU reliable for a gaming and regular desktop. It is an Nvidia SLI and AMD CrossFire X certified power unit. ANTEC EA-750 is also an 80PLUS Bronze Certified PSU capable of offering you upto 88% efficiency. The design provides 100% power on +12V rails. The circuit also features a 135mm double bearing fan that keeps the internal temperature low on extreme usage. Antec also offers some additional technologies that are used widely in different models. They are Over Current Protection, Over Voltage Protection, Short Circuit Protection, Over Power Protection and Over Temperature Protection. ANTEC EA-750 Green is an entry level model of Antec's EarthWatts psu product line. This series emphasize on quality and energy efficient models. The cost of ANTEC EA-750 Green is around Rs.8700.
- 750W Continuous Power
- NVIDIA SLI-Ready certified, ATI CrossFireX certified
- 80 PLUS Bronze certified – up to 88% efficient
- ATX12V version 2.3
- Universal Input – works on any 100V – 240V grid
- Active Power Factor Correction (PFC) with PF: 0.99
- Dual +12V output circuits ensure greater system stability
- Full suite of industrial-grade protection: Over current protection (OCP), Over voltage protection (OVP), Short circuit protection (SCP), Over power protection (OPP) & Over temperature protection (OTP).
- Meets ErP Lot 6: 2010 requirement: 5Vsb < 1W
- AQ3 – Antec Quality 3 year parts and labor warranty
- MTBF: 100,000 hrs
- Safety: cUL, TÜV, CE, CB, FCC, C-TICK, CCC, BSMI, Gost-R
- Operating Temperature: 10°C to 50°C
- Unit Dimensions: 86 mm (H) x 150 mm (W) x 155 mm (D) / 3,4" (H) x 5,9" (W) x 6,1" (D)
- Weight: Net : 2,0 kg / 4,5 lbs
ANTEC EA-750 looks strong. It has a thick metal cover with all necessary power connection ports. It has a power button at the backside. The body is very strong and bit heavy also. It follows the regular size. You can use it easily in a mid or full tower cpu case. For mid tower case if you have a graphics card like mine, cable management is a problem. Compared to that full tower cpu cases have more space. You can see in the image below. We had connected it our test system. The configuration is provided below.
750Watts of continuous power is good enough for day to day usage as well for gaming purpose. It can also help a lot for overclocking purpose. It is ideal for multiple gpu also. Being a certified power unit you can use dual or triple gpu on it without worrying much about the power requirement. After using it for a couple of days on our test machine we were satisfied with ANTEC EA-750. It fulfills your complete requirement for connecting multiple hard drive, gpu, system fan, liquid cooler, etc. We are also using Antec Kuhler H20 920 liquid cooler on it.
AMD Benchmarking Machine: (Thanks to Antec, AMD, Kingston, Gigabyte, Nvidia & Seagate for sponsoring the hardware)
- Monitor – BenQ EW2740 27inch Gaming Monitor
- CPU Cabinet – Antec GX700 Mid-Tower
- Processor – AMD FX-8350 4Ghz 8 Core (AM3+)
- Liquid Cooler – Antec Kuhler H20 920
- RAM – 1x 8GB Kingston HyperX Blu RAM
- Motherboard – Gigabyte 990FXA-UD5 AM3+ Socket UltraDurable
- Graphic Card – NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST 2GB
- Hard Drive 1 – Seagate Barracuda 3TB Internal Hard Drive
- Hard Drive 2 – WD 160GB Internal Hard Drive
- PSU – Antec EA-750 EarthWatts Green PSU
ANTEC EA-750 comes with different power connectors to hook-up different hardware. It has a single 24pin ATX power connector for motherboard with single 8pin ATX 12V connector for the cpu. These are 4×4 connectors which can be used separately. There are four 8 Pin PCI-E (6×2) power connectors for gpu. Among which 2 pin can be used for extra system fans. 9 SATA power connectors are provided for multiple storage drives and optical devices. 6 additional Molex connectors for system fan, coolers and led. And a single floppy connector. These are the overall connectivity solution on ANTEC EA-750. It looks more than enough for any mid range and high end gaming pc.
ANTEC EA-750 features environment friendly design. It optimizes the power so that electric current is not wasted. Industrial grade protection offers powerful circuit design. 12V power is constant on different rails. Almost all component of your system gets constant power supply. The maximum output limits to 750W which is enough for any server or gaming pc. A set of SATA and Molex connectors allows you to use different kind of storage media and optical drivers. Being an efficient psu it takes care about the entire power requirement. ANTEC EA-750 Green focuses a bit on environment also. Due to 88% efficiency no electric current is wasted. It also manages short circuit or over voltage through its industrial grade solution. It also increases the life of this psu. It is a decent psu with good build quality.
ANTEC EA-750 is ideal for gaming pc. You can also use it in your regular system. 750W of maximum output provides you enough and continuous power for various internal hardware. ANTEC EA-750 belongs to the entry level series of EarthWatts product line. There are 7 more models available. The build quality of ANTEC EA-750 is good. It gives you a decent design with all required connectors. Sleeved cables add more durability while using it. For mid tower cases you have to use cable tie. Antec uses several industrial grade standards to deliver powerful products. It not only offers high output but also protects the system from getting damaged due to power fluctuation. Performance wise ANTEC EA-750 is amazing. It is also efficient. The psu is supported by 135mm double bearing fan. This cools down the internal component and protects it from damage. The fan doesn't make any noise. It is extremely quiet. In terms of 750W psu, ANTEC EA-750 is the best one in the market. The cost of this psu is Rs.8700.
• Continuous Power
• Environment Friendly
• Efficiency upto 88%