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Antec NeoPower 480W

Overall Impression

A power supply with only one ATX cable ?

...all other cables are plugged in on an as-needed basis only

This power supply from Antec is notable first and foremost for its pluggable peripheral cables. The only thing that’s permanently connected to the power supply is the ATX power input cable ; all other cables can be plugged in as you need them. That reduces clutter inside the case, and makes the system easier to assemble.

The selection is ample, but you only have to plug in what you really need

The unit features a 120 mm fan on the bottom that blows air onto the heatsink. Its temperature-response system keeps noise levels tolerable even under heavy loads, but the power supply gets annoyingly loud at extremely high loads.