Antec launches first hybrid PSU: Antec Phantom 500

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Antec launches first hybrid PSU: Antec Phantom 500

Post by Apoptosis » Tue May 10, 2005 7:24 pm

Antec has launched Phantom 500, the first "hybrid" power supply, which combines the silence of fanless technology with the power of a high wattage PSU.

The Phantom 500 is ATX12V v.2.01 compliant and comes equipped with ultra-high efficiency circuitry and dedicated circuit design to deliver the maximum specified wattage to each output - 12V x2, 3V and 5V.

The Hybrid fan design ensures maximum power while maintaining silent operation
Fremont, CA - May 9, 2005 - Antec, Inc., the leading manufacturer of computer hardware and accessories for the upgrade and build your own (BYO) markets, has launched Phantom 500, the latest addition to its popular Phantom power supply line specially designed for silent computing.

Building upon the original Phantom fanless PSU, Phantom 500 uses hybrid fan technology that allows PC users to balance high-power performance with quiet computing. The 500 Watt power supply operates completely silently and fanlessly until its internal temperature reaches a pre-determined user-selected value. At that point, the fan turns on to maintain adequate cooling for higher loads. Users are able to select the temperature at which the fan turns on to fit individual computing needs. Phantom 500 is also equipped with specially designed internal heatsinks and a chassis heatsink for maximum heat dissipation.

Phantom 500 features ultra-high efficiency circuitry (85% efficient) that reduces power consumption and excess heat, and is ATX12V v2.01 compliant, ensuring compatibility with the newest motherboards from all leading vendors. The power supply also includes a 24-and-20-pin adapter connector with a detachable 4 pin section for 20 pin backwards compatibility with older motherboards.

For greater system stability, dedicated circuit design delivers the maximum specified wattage for each output - 12V x2, 3V and 5V, with no combined power limitations. Phantom 500 also comes equipped with four serial ATA power connectors and a PCI Express graphics card connector for high-end graphics cards.

"Antec pioneered fanless power supply technology and continues to innovate in the field of silent computing with the launch of Phantom 500," said Scott Richards, Antec worldwide vice president of sales and marketing. "Phantom 500 provides the silence of a fanless power supply with the added power necessary for today's PC user. Whether it be for a gamer, home theater PC enthusiast or regular user, Phantom 500's customized design will fit each individual's unique computing needs."

Phantom is currently available for an estimated street price of $199 through major retailers, e-tailers and distributors. It is backed by Antec's Quality 3-Year Warranty. For additional product information and full technical specifications, please visit

About Antec
Founded in 1986, Antec, Inc. is the leading global brand of high-performance computer components and accessories for the PC upgrade and Do-It-Yourself (DIY) markets. Having pioneered this fast-growing category in the retail sector, the company has achieved a worldwide market-leading position. Antec has achieved equal success in the distribution channel, meeting demands from quality-conscious system builders, VARs and integrators.

Antec's enclosure technology line-up includes a wide variety of cases, such as its quiet and stylish LifeStyle series, enhanced Performance Series and cost-effective Solution Series. The company's solid rack mount cases address the demanding ISP, telecom and networking markets. Antec also offers cutting-edge power supplies, such as the award-winning quiet TruePower range and the famous SmartPower. Additionally, the company's computing accessories line is made up of a variety of innovative products, including Antec's patented LED Fans.

Antec is headquartered in Fremont, California, with additional offices in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. The company's products are sold in more than 30 countries throughout the world. For more information on Antec, please visit

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