Antec High Current Gamer HCG-520M Review & Specs

Antec High Current Gamer HCG-520M 520W 80 PLUS Bronze Modular

Antec High Current Gamer HCG-520M 520W 80 PLUS Bronze Modular

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  • Antec’s HCG M power supplies are the perfect combination of power and efficiency. The HCG M features special heavy-duty High Current connectors and cabling that supply extreme levels of power, and superb efficiency thanks to 80 PLUS® Bronze certification and Active PFC. Highest-quality connectors, Japanese-brand capacitors, and a quiet 135 mm double ball bearing fan complete the package. The HCG-520M features High Current Cable Management and 10-pin modular connectors. If loads of power, High Current engineering and extreme efficiency are what you’re after, the HCG M is the PSU for you.

Specifications Overview

Model HCG-520M
Release Date April 2012

* First availability for purchase, it may not correspond to the actual market launch date.

Wattage 520W
Type ATX12V / EPS12V
Modular Semi
Efficiency 80+ Bronze
Output +5V@24A, +3.3V@24A, +12V@40A, -12V@0.8A, +5VSB@2.5A
PCI-Express 6+2 Pin Connectors 2
PCI-Express 6 Pin Connectors 0
EPS Connectors 1
SATA Connectors 5
Molex Connectors 4
Length 160mm


  • Modular
  • Good voltage regulation at +12V
  • Quiet
  • 80PLUS Bronze


  • 520 watts of Continuous Power
  • 80 PLUS® Bronze certified — up to 87% efficient
  • High Current Hybrid Cable Management — special 10-pin and 5-pin modular connectors for High Current rail
  • Quiet 135 mm Double Ball Bearing cooling fan
  • Stealth Wires: all wires darkened for minimal visibility in chassis
  • All Japanese brand capacitors for reliability
  • Thermal Manager: an advanced low voltage fan control for optimal heat & noise management
  • Up to 90% power available on +12V rail
  • ATX12V version 2.32 and EPS12V version 2.92 compliant
  • Heavy-duty protection circuitry on all rails prevents damage from a variety of dangers:
    - Over Current Protection (OCP)
    - Over Voltage Protection (OVP)
    - Under Voltage Protection (UVP)
    - Short Circuit Protection (SCP)
    - Over Power Protection (OPP)
    - Surge & Inrush Protection (SIP)
  • AQ5 — Antec Quality 5 year limited warranty on parts and labor
  • MTBF: 100,000 hrs
    - 1 x 24(20+4)-pin
    - 1 x 8(4+4)-pin ATX12V/EPS12V
    - 2 x 8(6+2)-pin PCI-E
    - 5 x SATA
    - 4 x Molex
    - 1 x Floppy
  • Safety Approvals: UL, cUL, CE, TÜV, CB, FCC, CCC, C-Tick, BSMI
  • Net Weight: 1.8 kg / 4.0 lbs
  • Size:
    - 86 mm (H) x 150 mm (W) x 160 mm (D)
    - 3.4" (H) x 5.9" (W) x 6.3" (D)


    +5V   +3V   +12V   -12V   5Vsb
Max. Load   24A   24A   40A   0.8A   2.5A

+3.3V and +5V combined maximumm output: 130W

+12V1 maximum output: 40A(480W)

Total Continuous Power: 520W


Input Voltage   100~240VAC ±10%
Input frequency Range   50Hz ~ 60Hz
Input Current   8A @ 115VAC, 4A @ 230VAC
Efficiency   Up to 87%

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