Reviews - Antec Truepower New 750W
Sample Provided by: Antec (By OklahomaWolf on Sun, Mar-15-2009)

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Time to take us apart a Truepower. First up, a fan shot.

PWM fan from Adda.

Most of the AC transient filter is attached to this card. Four Y capacitors, one X capacitor, and one coil.

Soldering was above average, but could use improving here and there.

Like right here, maybe. Dead center is the leads of one of the 12V Schottky's. Sure, the soldering is good, but the component leads were left a bit long.

Here's the modular connector board, along with several extra capacitors. Nippon-Chemicon furnishes all the caps in this thing, by the way.

Well, uh, it's a Seasonic built unit for sure, but sure 'tis no M12D. If anything, it looks like some kind of hybrid between the Truepower Trio and M12D. See that VRM module? Looks almost identical to the M12D's. Interesting comma very.

On the bottom left is all that remains of the transient filter. One coil and a MOV. Two GBU806's serve as bridge rectifiers.

Why look! It almost seems like I could throw in some LED's and get me a True New Blue! Woohoo! In fact, Antec is indeed releasing such a creature at 750W.

A closer look at the VRM. Looks like they're using threadlocker on those screws - good idea.

Next to the capacitor is the daughterboard for the PWM controller, a CM6802BHG. The other little card linked with it by the plastic standoff there is for the protection IC, a PS232S.

PWM fan controller is up near the front, as you can see here.

The primary uses two 35N60C3's and a diode for PFC, and two 24N60C3's in double forward as main switchers.

12V secondary uses three 40U45CT's in parallel for 12V output.

Last but not least, here's the VRM unclothed. Two APW7073's combine with seven APM2556N's for 5V and 3.3 output.

Just for kicks, let's look at the M12D VRM, because I have to be honest - I think they're identical.

If that's not Flanders, he's done his homework. There are a couple minor differences here and there, but for the most part the two VRM's look pretty similar.

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