Antec HCP-1000 Platinum 1000W PSU

“The pinnacle of power supplies.” That’s what Antec calls their HCP-1000 Platinum 1000W PSU. It is an Antec High Current Pro Platinum series PSU – fully modular, guaranteed to run 1000W of continuous power.

The  HCP-1000 Platinum is also 80 PLUS® PLATINUM & ErP Lot 6: 2013 certified, meaning operating it up to 94% efficiency you can reduce your electricity bill by up to 25% when compared to many other power supplies. 

Antec PSU’s feature the 28(20+8)-pin MBU socket, the world’s first socket for possible future MBU connectors. The 24-pin ATX connector won’t be replaced soon and the Antec power supplies do have ATX connectors but considering how fast things change in the computer world – and considering that Antec power supplies have a 7 year warranty – the extra bragging power comes in handy.

Antec HCP-1000 Platinum PSU

Let’s just bring the 94% efficiency rate into perspective: to qualify for Energy Star 4.0 rating, the recommended efficiency rate is 80%, with at least 70% required. Higher efficiency generally results in less power consumption and less waste heat.

Antec HCP-1000 Platinum specifications:

  • 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 support
  • 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 regulation
  • 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
  • OC Link™ – Allows 2 HCP Platinums to work in tandem to power the most demanding systems

The Antec HCP-1000 Platinum 1000W PSU does cost R2 615 but that is good money for a high end gamer power supply.

Date: 03 Apr 2013