Antec High Current Pro 1000W Platinum PSU Review


Antec HCP-1000W Power Supply

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.

Antec HCP-1000 Panoramic View

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.

HCP-1000 Fan engine logo

Antec High Current Platinum 1000W Features:

  • 1000W Continuous Power – Guaranteed 1000W of
    Continuous Power from Antec
  • 80 PLUS PLATINUM certified – Up to 94%
    efficient, to reduce your electricity bill
  • Save Energy and Money – Reduce your electricity
    bill by up to 25%
  • AQ7 – Antec Quality 7 year warranty and
    lifetime global 24/7 support
  • 16-pin Socket – Industry-leading 16-pin sockets
    double the modular connectivity by
  • supporting 2 different 8-pin cables per socket
    and allow for future connector changes
  • 28(20+8)-pin MBU socket – World’s first socket
    for possibe future MBU connectors
  • 135 mm DBB Silence – Whisper-quiet high-quality
    double ball bearing fan with long lifetime
  • Thermal Manager – An advanced low voltage fan
    control for optimal heat & noise management
  • High Current Rails – 4 High Current +12V rails
    with high load capabilities ensure maximum CPU & GPU compatibility
  • 100% +12V – Output for maximum CPU & GPU
  • Multi PCI-E – 6 PCI-E connectors for multiple
    GPU support
  • CircuitShield – Full suite of industrial grade
    protections: 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
    Protecion (SIP), No Load Operation (NLO) & Brown-Out Protection (BOP)
  • All Japanese Heavy-Duty Caps – All
    high-performance Japanese capacitors ensure tightest DC stability and
  • ErP Lot 6: 2013 – Compliant to the toughest
    energy standard available
  • PhaseWave Design – A server-class full-bridge
    LLC design with a synchronous rectification based on a DC-DC topology
  • Stealth Wires – All wires darkened for minimal
    visibility in chassis

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.

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