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Antec High Current Pro Platinum 1000W Power Supply Review

Manufacturer: Antec

Final Thoughts and Conclusions

Antec’s new High Current Platinum series is targeted to become their new top class line of power supply units and from what we have seen with the HCP-1000 Platinum, they are well on their way to achieving their objective of “embodying everything a premium power supply can accomplish today”. The new PhaseWave design eliminates most of the internal wiring by placing the two DC-to-DC converter boards right on top of the modular cable DC connector board, which along with the LLC resonant design helps boost efficiency to Platinum levels.

The HCP-1000 Platinum PSU demonstrated excellent voltage regulation and very good efficiency along with delivering clean DC outputs. It is also a relatively quiet power supply, especially for a unit capable of producing 1,000 watts thanks to Antec’s Thermal Manager, advanced low voltage fan controller and dual ball bearing fan. And an excellent assortment of all modular cables, universal AC input with Active PFC, ErP Lot 6:2013 Compliance, and a 7-year warranty are all icing on the cake. Overall the HCP-1000 Platinum is a very good power supply! And given the competition in today’s power supply market, it needs to be.

One note of caution, the HCP-1000 is a little longer (deeper) than most PSUs so make sure you have adequate room in your PC enclosure to accommodate this very capable power supply.

The Antec High Current Pro 1000W Platinum power supply was released in March 2012 with an introductory MSRP of $269.90 USD.

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Strengths:
• 1,000W continuous DC output at 50°C
• Excellent voltage regulation (±2% on three primary outputs)
• Very good efficiency (80Plus Platinum)
• Very clean DC outputs (low AC ripple)
• Latest PhaseWave design with LLC resonant topology
• Very quiet at all but the highest power levels
• Combined +12V outputs can deliver the full 1,000 watts (83A)
• Fully modular sleeved cables
• Six PCI-E connectors can support multiple high-end graphic adapters
• Dual EPS connectors (8-pin and 4+4-pin)
• Achieves ErP Lot 6:2013 compliance
• Active PFC with universal AC input

Minor Weaknesses:
• Chassis is 190mm (7.5”) deep

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Antec High Current Pro Platinum 1000W Power Supply
 

May 21, 2012 | 06:31 PM - Posted by D1RTYD1Z619

What about the HCP-1200? Have you or can you review that one? thanks

May 21, 2012 | 10:01 PM - Posted by Ryan Shrout

Usually if we do a review of one in a family, that is all we'll do. The 1200 watt should be pretty dang close here.

May 22, 2012 | 03:46 AM - Posted by rrr (not verified)

If you use site search, you can find that HCP-1200 was reviewed a while ago.

May 22, 2012 | 08:52 AM - Posted by Ryan Shrout

True, but it was the previous generation from 2011:

http://www.pcper.com/reviews/Cases-and-Cooling/Antec-High-Current-Pro-12...

January 17, 2013 | 08:00 AM - Posted by WillRock (not verified)

HCP-1200 trumps the HCP-1000 in build quality, performance and in peak power capacity.

It's the second best PSU out in the market coming after the AX1200i.

February 2, 2013 | 07:20 AM - Posted by Ultimate Gamer (not verified)

The build quality of the Hcp 1000 is second to zip sonny, Ax1200i your kidding right, tosser.

May 29, 2012 | 05:11 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Is there a HCP-1200 Platinum?

January 17, 2013 | 08:02 AM - Posted by WillRock (not verified)

No, however Delta has built the HCP-1200 in a Platinum offering for servers, which (unfortunately) failed to clear Platinum and stayed at Gold efficiency. It's not out yet for servers, let alone in a pretty, tidied up shape for builders.

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