The Antec HCG-520M has a maximum capacity of 520 Watts.
It has an 80 Plus rating of Bronze, is built to be modular, and its dimensions (LxWxH) are 16cm x 15cm x 8.6cm.
|Form Factor||ATX12V & EPS12V||Width||15cm|
|80 Plus Rating||Bronze||Height||8.6cm|
|Efficiency at 100%||83.66%||Modular||yes|
|Efficiency at 50%||86.28%||Silent||no|
|Efficiency at 20%||85.05%||24 Pin Mobo Connector||yes|
|Input Voltage||100V - 240V||4+4 Pin CPU Connector||yes|
|Input Frequency Range||50Hz - 60Hz||8 Pin Connectors||2|
|+3.3V Output||24A||6 Pin Connectors||2|
|+5V Output||24A||4 Pin Connectors||4|
|+12V Output||40A||SATA Connector||5|
The Antec HCG-520M power supply has a maximum wattage output of 520W. This is a mid-range capacity, and should be fine as long as it is part of an equally mid-range system build. Always make sure that a purchased PSU is capable of powering your system. Remember that a higher PSU capacity does not necessarily equate to a higher wattage output and a more expensive electricity bill. In fact, you may find that a higher capacity PSU will function more efficiently than a lower capacity PSU because it is dealing with a lower percentage of its maximum load - that is, it is not being stressed to the same extent.
The Antec HCG-520M has an 80 Plus rating of Bronze. This means the PSU operates at average efficiency levels of at least 82%, 85%, and 82% for loads of 100%, 50%, and 20% respectively. Bronze is the fourth-best 80 Plus certificate available, and as such the Antec HCG-520M is very efficient and is a decent PSU choice. The actual efficiencies for this PSU are 83.66%, 86.28%, and 85.05%, for loads of 100%, 50%, and 20%.
The dimensions of the Antec HCG-520M (LxWxH) are 16cm x 15cm x 8.6cm. Make sure to compare these measurements against the case you desire if planning on using it in a build.
The Antec HCG-520M is modular, meaning that cables can be taken out and connected back in as necessary. This can make cable management much easier, leading to a less chaotic build, and better airflow.
The Antec HCG-520M is not designed for low volumes, meaning that its constant drone while your PC is on could potentially be noticeable and irritating, though this may only be a problem for those that require silent environments.