In the past few months we reviewed two middle
range products from Antec, the gamer oriented High Current Gamer HCG-520M and the efficientEarthWatts EA-650, both of which were excellent products. However, middle range products
are not what defines a company such as Antec, renowned as one of the best case
and power supply suppliers worldwide; high end products designed to satisfy the
most demanding of enthusiasts are. Today we will be having a look at such a
product, the High Current Platinum 1000W power supply.
As the name suggests, the HCP-1000 is a power
supply capable of continuously supplying up to 1000W and bears the 80Plus
Platinum certification. However, despite having the currently highest possible
efficiency certification and a full kilowatt of available power, nowadays that
is not enough to make a power stand out from the crowd as almost every
manufacturer offers a similar product. Currently retailing from $238.28, the HCP-1000 is not significantly
cheaper or more expensive than any other 1000W 80Plus Platinum certified power
supply currently available. As such, it all gets down to the overall quality
and performance of the power supply, we will thoroughly examine soon.
Antec High Current Platinum 1000W Features:
The Antec HCP-1000 Platinum 1000 Watt power supply is fully modular and supports a 20+8-pin motherboard power connector that was
designed for future platforms. The only thing is that nothing supports this connection and Antec does not include the cable with the power supply, so that is just marketing hype.
Antec High Current Platinum 1000W Specifications:
Before we take a closer look at our review sample, here is a promotional video that was made for the Antec HCP 1000 80+ Platinum Power Supply.