The Antec HCG-850M has a maximum capacity of 850 Watts.
It has an 80 Plus rating of Bronze, is built to be modular,, is built to be silent,.
|Form Factor||Not sure||Modular||yes|
|80 Plus Rating||Bronze||Silent||yes|
|Input Voltage||100V - 240V||24 Pin Mobo Connector||yes|
|Input Frequency Range||50Hz - 60Hz||4+4 Pin CPU Connector||yes|
|+3.3V Output||25A||8 Pin Connectors||4|
|+5V Output||25A||4 Pin Connectors||6|
|+12V Output||80A||SATA Connector||9|
The Antec HCG-850M power supply has a maximum wattage output of 850W. This should run most PC builds with ease, but might not be enough for power hungry graphics card setups such as SLI or Crossfire combinations. 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-850M 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-850M is very efficient and is a decent PSU choice.
The Antec HCG-850M 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-850M is designed for low volumes, meaning that its constant drone while your PC is on would be less noticeable - ideal for those that prefer silent environments.