ANTEC NeoECO Modular 650M V2 Power Supply Review
Today we are reviewing a budget segment PSU from ANTEC, which is targeted to the economical PC buyers offering a 80 PLUS BRONZE certification, semi-modular and a 650W Continuous Power , ANTEC NeoECO Modular 650M Power Supply featuring advanced hybrid cable management, 80 PLUS® BRONZE certification, a quiet 120 mm fan, Heavy-Duty capacitors and Universal Input with Active Power Factor Correction, Above all ANTEC NeoECO Modular 650M Power Supply offers Antec Quality 5 year warranty and lifetime global 24/7 support.
Now let’s see what this ANTEC NEOECO 650M PSU has for us.
- 650W Continuous Power - Guaranteed 650W of Continuous Power from Antec
- 80 PLUS® BRONZE certified - Up to 88% efficient, to reduce your electricity bill
- AQ5 - Antec Quality 5 year warranty and lifetime global 24/7 support
- 120mm DBB Silence - Whisper-quiet high-quality fan with long lifetime
- Thermal Manager - An advanced low voltage fan control for optimal heat & noise management
- CircuitShield™ - Full suite of industrial grade protections
- Heavy-duty Caps - High-performance capacitors ensure tightest DC stability and regulation
- Advanced Hybrid Cable Management - Improves airflow and reduces clutter
- Multi PCI-E - 2 PCI-E connectors for multiple GPU support
80 PLUS BRONZE CERTIFIED
Up to 88% efficient, to reduce your electricity bill.
JAPANESE HEAVY-DUTY CAPS
Japanese High-performance capacitors ensure tightest DC stability and regulation.
ADVANCED HYBRID CABLE MANAGEMENT
Improves airflow and reduces clutter.
120MM SILENT FAN
Whisper-quiet high-quality silent fan with long lifetime.
ANTEC NEOECO 650W PSU comes in a securely packaged box with PSU graphics, Model name and features highlights on front and the back of the box.
Inside the box
Box includes ANTEC NEOECO 650W with modular cables, Power cable and User manual
The ANTEC NeoECO 650M V2 power supply offers nice PCB design and component layout using Nichicon 105C rating capacitors and Active Power Factor Correction.
Test system configuration -
| MSI Z390 GAMINF PLUS
|2 X 8GB Corsair DDR4 3000Mhz
|Corsair Force GT 240GB SSD
| ASUS GeForce RTX3080 TUF Gaming OC
| ANTEC NEOECO 650W
| Corsair iCUE 4000X Case
| Windows 10
The ANTEC NEOECO 650W power supply handled above gaming setup very comfortably at 1080p medium setting and without any overclocking. To be frank I was pushing the limits of this PSU, as 750Watts is the minimum requirements for this type of configuration.
Custom made DC Active dummy load PSU tester.
To test the PSU on my Active load test, I have manually increased the load in Amps on 12v first rail, 12v second rail, 5v and 3.3v rail to simulate 100%, 80% 50% and 20% load. Since this PSU is having only single 12v rail, so divided the load in half on both 12v loads on my tester.
5V stand-by and -12V supply was left at a constant 0.5amp load throughout the test run.
Maximum theoretical load handling capacity of my tester is somewhat around 1500W, but due to MOSFETs safe operating area (SOA) characteristics and thermal load handling capacity of the heatsinks, this tester can handle Max 1300W.. For safety reasons I have also installed a thermal controller which turn OFF the attached PSU if temperature exceeds SOA specifications.
During test the PSU ran smoothly close to 690W of load, when tried to pull more the PSU turned itself OFF showing the proper working of Overload protection .
- 80 PLUS BRONZE certified
- Semi modular
- Nice Build Quality
- 5 years warranty
- Attractive Price
In our testing of ANTEC NeoECO 650M V2 Power Supply showed good voltage stability, Nice efficiency and clean power delivery with nice flat black Semi modular cables. Above all ANTEC NeoECO Modular 650M Power Supply offers Antec Quality 5 years warranty
Finally, considering the price tag of Rs. 4800, the Antec NE650M V2 80 Plus Bronze power supply makes a great option for budget or entry level PC builds and is worthy of our PC TeK Reviews VALUE Award.