Antec HCP Platinum Continuous Power 1000W Review




/ 6 years ago

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A Closer Look – Exterior


Power Supply Unit

On the top of the HCP-1000 you’ll find a large fan mesh which provides plenty of ventilation for that 135mm DBB Silence fan. This is a 1000W unit, so it’s a little longer than most ATX PSUs, but that’s not uncommon for a unit of this power output.

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The branding sticker on the side, as well as an embossed Antec logo in the bottom right corner.

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On the base, you can see that the HCP-1000 has four 12V rails, each capable of holding up to 40A, with a total of 1000W load total.

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The connectors are quite interesting here, allowing for all kinds of configurations when it comes to rail configurations, modular cables and more. The rails split across multiple 16-in (8+8 pin) connectors . There’s also six 12V1 connectors for peripherals, and an OC Link so you can bridge this PSU with a second one, perfect for when you absolutely need 2000W of power!

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Lots of ventilation around the back, as well as a nice Antec logo, the power button, and 3-pin mains input.

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Cabling

The cables are all of a good length, which is perfect for those planning to use full/super tower type chassis. There’s a thick braiding on the cables, which is quite coarse to the touch, but it does help make the cables extra tough and durable.

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What is strange, is that all cables are tagged with yellow labels on which end needs to be fitted to the PSU. From my experience, this should be self-explanatory by design and the labels are going to make your cable routing look rubbish.

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