The market for power supplies is crowded out with a variety of different wattages, certifications and cable designs but sometimes the consumer just wants a simple product that does the job. That is exactly what the Antec Neo Eco 520W PSU that we have here today is designed for. The Antec Neo Eco 520W PSU uses 80 Plus certification, provides 520W and has a semi-modular design. Antec’s “Eco” moniker sees this product packaged in a brown card box without a power chord or any modular cables – though the hard wired cables should have everything you need anyway.
The whole idea behind the “Eco” moniker is that it’s a no frills attached power supply that uses a little as possible in the way of excess materials and packaging. That said the unit is hardly archaeic and still has a 120mm fan, active PFC, SCP, OVP, OPP and can provide 40 amps on the 12 volt rail which is more than enough for most single GPU systems.
This certainly isn’t a PSU that is going to inspire any system builders or enthusiasts but for someone who just wants a basic 500~W PSU that does the job then this might be worth considering. Let’s take a look and find out if it is up to the job!