Cables and Connectors

A small rubber ring protects the outgoing cables from damage caused by rubbing against the casing. Except for the 24pin-cable, all of he cables are unsleeved, which again keeps costs down. A few cable ties help keep the cables somewhat organized. If you're used to higher end PSUs, the cabling on the EarthWatts Green looks like a throwback to older/cheaper designs, but the internals are still modern.

Cables and Connectors
Fixed Main 24-pin 50 cm
ATX12V/EPS12V 4+4-pin 50 cm
PCIe 1x 6-pin 50 cm
Peripheral 3x PATA 50-80 cm + 1x Floppy 95 cm
3x SATA 50-80 cm / 2x SATA 50-65 cm + 1x PATA 80 cm

The number of connectors is adequate for the PSU capacity. Five SATA and four PATA plugs are enough for the HDDs and other peripheral hardware of most systems. The 24-pin, 4+4-pin ATX12V and 6-pin PCIe-cords have a length of 50 cm. This is average and we have seen longer cables, but this PSU will mainly be used in Mid- or Mini-Towers.

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  • 8steve8 - Saturday, October 2, 2010 - link

    power consumption of 0.25A. Reply
  • azimex - Saturday, October 2, 2010 - link

    Ok, its current drawn . Txs for pointing it out. Reply
  • gvaley - Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - link

    I've seen worst. For example, "The current's power is 220V." :-) Reply
  • fausto412 - Saturday, October 2, 2010 - link

    Ok, everyone who reads Anandtech and can use one of these 380W PSUs in any of your current or future rigs please raise your hand. anyone? hello? (crickets) anybody?

    Who thought it wise to waste their time reviewing this? I won't even read it.
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  • DanNeely - Saturday, October 2, 2010 - link

    Everyone who builds HTPC's raises hands and applies cluebats. Reply
  • bwj - Saturday, October 2, 2010 - link

    I have a Core i7 CPU, 12GB of memory, six hard drives, three SSDs, and two video cards with a 300W power supply. Reply
  • Samus - Saturday, October 2, 2010 - link

    I enjoyed the review, especially its technical component layout. It's nice to see Antec is making quality affordable, unlike PCP&C which makes quality unaffordable :) Reply
  • najames - Saturday, October 2, 2010 - link

    I think you'd be surprised at the number of people using this size of power supply or even smaller. A lot of people even run dinky Pico power supplies. I have a couple rigs using 330W Seasonics, but I should be using even smaller supplies. I don't play ANY video games onboard video is fine for media server, or computers that crunch data.

    If I have a media server with a i3 530 that draws 35W idle and 100W load, I'd want a small power supply to make it run in the 80% efficiency range if possible. I'm looking to build a new one and am going to read the article. Even if it is not the power supply I want, I might still learn something.
    Reply
  • mindless1 - Saturday, October 2, 2010 - link

    The only system you should need a > 380W PSU in is your gaming rig. Since you can't play games on more than one system at a time, the rest of your systems won't need it unless you're a quite extreme overclocker. Reply
  • Leyawiin - Saturday, October 2, 2010 - link

    I appreciate this review. I build a lot of basic PCs for friends and family that don't need what I have. Reply

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