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Antec Announces Two New Gaming PSUs

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Antec has released two new power supplies intended for use by gamers.

Antec has announced two new power supplies, both part of the High Current Gamer M series. The two models, named the HCG-750M and the HCG-850M, can provide up to 750 W and 850 W, respectively.

The units both have Antec's patented 16-socket design, allowing for more connectivity and flexibility in the connections of 8-pin connectors. Beyond that, the unit is partially modular and features sleeved cables that Antec calls 'Stealth Wires.'

Antec's new High Current Gamer M power supplies are also programmed to run at 50°C, and because they are 80 Plus Bronze certified, they can also get away with a quiet, low-RPM fan. Speaking of which, the fan in the PSU is a 135 mm unit with a frosted white texture and can be lit up with white LEDs. For those who don't want the bling though, the white LED can be turned off by the flick of a switch.

There was no word on availability or pricing, but Antec did mention that the units will come with its generous five-year warranty.

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    Sakkura , August 22, 2013 4:19 AM
    They aren't "programmed to run at 50°C", that's just the temperature at which they were rated. Which means the wattage (and amperage) ratings are more likely to hold true when the PSU is under heavy strain in hot conditions.

    80 Plus Bronze is bog standard by now, as is a low-RPM fan. If you want something special it's 80 Plus Silver or above, and PSUs that shut off the fan and run passively at low load.
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    therogerwilco , August 22, 2013 5:32 AM
    Uhh, 850 watts?! I would expect any psu's "targeting" gamers to be 1100+ watts.
    What's the point of the psu if you can't run 3 monster video cards on it?
    Otherwise I would love to see what makes a psu "for a gamer".
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    ojas , August 22, 2013 7:18 AM
    My Stealth Wires are quieter than yours.
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    Sakkura , August 22, 2013 7:57 AM
    Quote:
    Uhh, 850 watts?! I would expect any psu's "targeting" gamers to be 1100+ watts.
    What's the point of the psu if you can't run 3 monster video cards on it?
    Otherwise I would love to see what makes a psu "for a gamer".

    What a load of crap. You don't need 3 graphics cards to be a gamer.
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    fkr , August 22, 2013 8:20 AM
    so stealth wires just mean that they are darkened.
    it carries 98% of total wattage on two 12v rails so 840 total watts.
    5yr warranty
    - 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)
    Japanese Heavy-Duty Caps - High-performance Japanese capacitors ensure tightest DC stability and regulation
    80 PLUS® BRONZE certified - Up to 88% efficient,

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371067&Tpk=HCG-850M
    $140 on newegg

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371066&Tpk=HCG-750M
    20 rebate total $95 including rebate

    same stats all around with 740 total watts on the 12v rails
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    booyaah , August 22, 2013 8:33 AM
    I have a 1000w HCG sitting at home in the box. My old 850w blew out after 4 years (go go 5 year warranty) and they had none in stock so they upgraded me to this brand new one. Can't wait to try it out when I build my next PC.
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    Sakkura , August 22, 2013 2:23 PM
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    Are these better than the Corsair's 750W PSU? I really love my corsair 750w and looking at these gaming PSU's I'm very tempted. THANKS IN ADVANCE! ^^

    Corsair has a lot of different 750W PSUs. Some are substantially worse than this, some are probably around equally good as this, and one or two may be a little better.
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    jojomexi , August 22, 2013 5:32 PM
    i dont see whats so special, i purchased the Antec TPQ-1200 1200W last year on black friday, and although a bit pricey, its amazing.
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