Antec did the right thing by updating the High Current Gamer series. Having a power supply without any modular cabling does seem dated in 2013, especially from a company like Antec. Also the addition of the LED fan gives the unit a little bling. I also like that you have the ability to turn the LEDs on the fan off if you like, although the button to turn the LEDs off would be on the inside of your system. This means you would have to open up the side panel if you wanted to turn the LEDs on the fan off.
Talking about performance the HCG-750M did very well in our tests. Voltage regulation on the 3.3V and 5V rails were under 2% and the 12V rail, which is of course the most important rail was 100% solid! That is very impressive, especially for a power supply that is geared towards the mainstream. On top of that the unit is 80PLUS Bronze certified which means the unit is going to be 85% efficient at 50% load and 82% efficient at 100% load.
The High Current Gamer M series is available in units starting at 400W and the series goes all the way up to 850W. The 750W unit that we reviewed today is selling at my favorite online retailer for $117. That is a pretty good price considering the performance of the unit and the fact that it has modular cables. Antec is also backing this unit with a 5 year warranty.
Overall ThinkComputers gives the Antec High Current Gamer 750M 750W Power Supply an 8 out of 10 score.
– Solid 12V rail
– Good overall performance
– 5 year warranty
– 135 mm LED fan
– Pretty boring design
– Button to turn the fan LEDs off will be inside your system