Legit Power Supply Reviews
Antec High Current Pro 1000W Platinum PSU Review
|Product:||Antec High Current Pro HCP-1000 Platinum|
|Date:||Thu, Oct 25, 2012 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Emmanouil Filladitakis -|
Unboxing the HCP-1000
Antec likes understated designs and the packaging of the HCP-1000 power supply bears no exception. Despite it being one of the company's best products, the packaging is very simple, with virtually no artwork at all. What really matters though is the protection it can provide to the unit during transport, which is more than sufficient.
The features of the power supply are being listed on the similarly plain and dull black back side of the cardboard box, in 6 languages. Antec should really ease up on the marketing department though, as they are clearly overdoing it. For example, one of the unit's features is claiming that it could "Reduce your electricity bill by up to 25%". No, there is not even a snowball's chance in hell that would happen, even if your only electric device is your PC tower and you move from the simplest APFC power supply to this one.
Antec supplies only a few black mounting screws, an A/C power cable and two high quality cable straps with the company logo printed on them alongside with this unit. As this unit is fully modular though, the company also supplies a bag full of the unit's cables. The unit itself comes supplied in another cloth-alike bag, which can be reused.
The modular cables of the HCP-1000 are pretty standard, with normal color-coded cables and simple black sleeving covering them. It is interesting to note that one of the PCI Express cables is "enhanced", allowing each of the two connectors to be fed from different 12V lines, whereas the other four cables feed both of their PCI Express connectors from the same 12V line.
Next Page - External Design of the HCP-1000
Page 1 - Antec HCP-1000W Power Supply
Page 2 - Unboxing the HCP-1000
Page 3 - External Design of the HCP-1000
Page 4 - A look inside the HCP-1000
Page 5 - PSU Test Setup
Page 6 - Testing results (Regulation & Ripple)
Page 7 - Testing results (Efficiency, Noise & Thermal)
Page 8 - Ante HCP-1000W PSU Conclusion