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Antec Announces High Current Pro Platinum 1000 Watt PSU

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Antec has added a new addition to its HCP series, the High Current Pro Platinum 1000 Watt PSU, which features 80 PLUS Platinum efficiency and full modularity

In the day and age of "go big or go home", Antec has stepped up to the plate with its release of the High Current Pro (HCP) Platinum 1000 Watt PSU. The HCP-1000 is Antec's first kilowatt-class PSU to be 80 Plus Platinum certified, which means you can count on a minimum 89 percent efficiency at 20 to 100 percent load levels, while Antec says it runs as efficiently as 94 percent.

The HCP-1000’s utilizes four +12V rails, which deliver 40A of output each with low ripple & noise levels and an output ratio of up to 100 percent. Characteristic of Antec’s top-line power supplies, this unit delivers stable DC current with all Japanese capacitors and keeps cool with a 135mm thermally controlled double ball bearing fan. It comes complete with a 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) and Brown-Out Protection (BOP).

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The HCP-1000 is a full modular power supplier with its innovative 16-pin sockets. The 16-pin sockets double the modular connectivity, supporting two different 8-pins connectors and even future connectors of 10, 12, 14 or 16-pins. The HCP-1000 comes with the following "Stealth Wires" (darkened cables to decrease visibility in chassis); 1 - 24-pin, 8-pin EPS12V, 8(4+4)-pin ATX12V/EPS12V, 6 - 8(6+2)-pin PCI-E, 9 - SATA, 6 - Molex (3 x Molex, 1 x FDD + 3 Molex) and 1 - Floppy.

“We wanted to give users the best possible feature set for their investment in a 1000 watt power supply,” said Mafalda Cogliani, Global Marketing Director at Antec. “We designed a highly versatile, practical cabling to maximize cable management options and pushed High Current Pro to Platinum-certified efficiency to create a PSU package unrivaled by competitors at this wattage class.” 

The HCP-1000 Platinum is now available in North America on, in Canada on, and other major retailers at a $269.95 MSRP. It includes an Antec Quality seven-year parts and labor warranty.

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    JamesSneed , March 23, 2012 3:12 PM
    Looks to be made by Delta so it should be decent. I suspect this PSU will have stiff competition with the Seasonic Platinum-1000 and the Kingwin LZP-1000.
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    DRosencraft , March 23, 2012 3:25 PM
    The price isn't too terrible considering the premium usually paid for platinum series PSUs. I might be taking a look at this soon.
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    memadmax , March 23, 2012 3:56 PM
    I'll take 10.
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    hellfire24 , March 23, 2012 4:02 PM
    well done!
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    albanwr , March 23, 2012 4:52 PM
    So i see this has 4 12v lanes. The 1200watt has 8 12v lanes. Whats the main difference there?
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    zeratul600 , March 23, 2012 5:13 PM
    Damn so expensive.... cheesus making a 4 way crossfire seems quite expensive, if this is the kind of PSU that i need to buy
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    Anonymous , March 23, 2012 5:40 PM
    Awesome! It's nice to see more efficient power supplies comming out, espesially with the smaller manufacturing process of the Kepler and Ivys that could decrease power draw as a whole. :) 
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    A Bad Day , March 23, 2012 6:01 PM
    Overpriced! I'm going to go buy that $15 2000w PSU!

    *$1500 miniature firework show sparks*

    On serious note, I want to see Jonnyguru review the PSU, and try and fry it.
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    leon2006 , March 23, 2012 8:24 PM
    No appetite for Antec PSU lately... I had better results w/ Corsair sinlge rail high current supply
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    leon2006 , March 23, 2012 8:38 PM
    Too many added circuits per rail equates to more potential failure and lower MTBF. Field failure is high on loaded supplies
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    scottiemedic , March 24, 2012 12:16 AM
    Last Antec I had was a Basiq 350W and had problems with it that Antec wanted no part in hearing!! I got a new case with a bottom mount and the ATX 4pin wouldn't reach. After 3 different reps, they FINALLY and reluctantly agreed to send me M to F extensions. Got them 4 weeks later, needless to say, I already had it replaced long before that and won't feel bad never looking back. +1 for the new PSU, but -100 for horrible customer relations...
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    IQ11110002 , March 24, 2012 12:33 AM
    If you can afford a 4 way crossfire setup then spending a few hundred on a PSU is nothing!
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    zeratul600 , March 24, 2012 1:03 AM
    IQ11110002If you can afford a 4 way crossfire setup then spending a few hundred on a PSU is nothing!

    I can start with 1 unit and keep buying them as i find good bargains from friends, or as the tech gots older but still available, but the psu its a single big stroke
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    A Bad Day , March 24, 2012 2:15 AM
    otacon72Hold on while I have another 200amp service installed at my house to run my desktop.

    Turns on computer


    Dammit Bob, go to the hardware store and get me a bigger circuit breaker switch! And get the electrician's number, I need him to rewire the house for my gaming rig!
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    _Cosmin_ , March 24, 2012 7:12 AM
    albanwrSo i see this has 4 12v lanes. The 1200watt has 8 12v lanes. Whats the main difference there?

    The main difference will be on Amps on each lane.
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    youssef 2010 , May 7, 2012 12:41 AM
    albanwrSo i see this has 4 12v lanes. The 1200watt has 8 12v lanes. Whats the main difference there?

    errrrr, Maximum Ampere per lane , for example
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    hellfire24 , June 10, 2012 2:40 PM
    FYI,it's a re branded delta.
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    k7mm , November 15, 2012 4:45 PM

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    huntluck , September 2, 2013 1:30 PM
    I bought today this one.
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