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Antec High Current Pro Platinum 1000W (HCP-1000) Power Supply Review

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   A few days ago my cousin called and asked me whether or not spending 45Euros on a power supply unit to replace the one that stopped working was reasonable or just too much. To be honest with all of you at first i didn't really realize what he was saying, i mean spending 45Euros both to purchase a PSU and have installed in your system just couldn't be cheaper so for a second there i thought he wanted something better so he decided to ask me for suggestions. In the end that wasn't the case so he did believe that spending that amount of money was more than he should (no wonder his previous PSU didn't last long). That being said we've pointed out the reasons of owning a quality PSU numerous times in the past and so i believe that no one should trust all those cheap models in the market not only because they may stop working (that really should be the least of your worries) but also because they may drag along your entire system with them. 80 Plus Platinum certified PSUs are quite popular nowadays especially with the price drops occurred by the introduction of the 80 Plus Titanium certification (which actually took longer than expected) so today we will be taking a look at yet another such model the High Current Pro Platinum 1000W (HCP-1000) by Antec.

 

     Antec, Inc., is the leading global brand of high-performance computer components and accessories for the gaming, PC upgrade and Do-It-Yourself (DIY) markets. Founded in 1986, Antec is recognized as a pioneer in these industries and has maintained its position as a worldwide market leader and international provider of efficient, quiet, and reliable products. Antec has also achieved great success in the distribution channel, meeting the demands of quality-conscious system builders, VARs and integrators. Antec’s offering of enclosures includes a large range of cases, such as its technically advanced Performance One Series, cost-effective New Solution Series and server grade cases designed for the needs of all workstation and server markets. Antec’s products also include front line power supplies such as its TruePower Quattro Series and EarthWatts, the most environmentally friendly power supplies available. PC gamers are an increasingly significant consumer of performance components, and many Antec products are geared toward the gaming demographic, like the Nine Hundred, the premier gamer enclosure. Antec also offers a computing accessories line comprised of many original products, including its patented LED Fans and Notebook Cooling solutions. Antec is headquartered in Fremont, California, with additional offices in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, as well as in Germany, China and Taiwan. The company’s products are sold in more than 40 countries throughout the world. Please visit www.antec.com for more information.

 

   Exactly like the High Current Pro Platinum 1300W and 850W models the 1000W model is an 80 Plus Platinum certified fully modular power supply unit (again future-proof thanks to the 20+8pin MBU socket) which can output up to 1000W of continuous and clean power thanks to its high quality components (including Japanese capacitors) and full suite of industrial grade protections such as the over current protection (OCP), over voltage protection (OVP), under voltage protection (UVP), short circuit protection (SCP), over power protection (OPP), over temperature protection (OTP), surge & inrush Protection (SIP), no load operation (NLO) & brown-out protection (BOP). The HCP-1000 features the same OC link connectivity that allows it to connect to another PSU of the HCP line and comes ready with 4 +12V rails capable of using the entire output of the PSU (1000W) with up to 40A on each rail. Since the HCP-1000 is part of Antec’s flagship line of PSUs they are covering it with their excellent seven year warranty and 24/7 customer service. Having reviewed both the 1300W and 850W models we pretty much know of what to expect from the 1000W model but it's always good to be certain so let's test it out.