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Antec Announces High Current Pro Platinum 1000 Watt PSU

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).

Output Specifications for HCP-1000:

Rail+3.3V+5V+12V1+12V2+12V3+12V4-12V+Vsb
Max25A25A40A40A40A40A0.5A3A
Total130W1000W6W15W
1000W

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 Newegg.com, in Canada on NCIX.com, and other major retailers at a $269.95 MSRP. It includes an Antec Quality seven-year parts and labor warranty.

  • JamesSneed
    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
    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
    I'll take 10.
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  • hellfire24
    well done!
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  • albanwr
    So i see this has 4 12v lanes. The 1200watt has 8 12v lanes. Whats the main difference there?
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  • zeratul600
    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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  • 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
    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
    No appetite for Antec PSU lately... I had better results w/ Corsair sinlge rail high current supply
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  • leon2006
    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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