Power Supplies

Antec HCG Gold 1000W Power Supply Review

While Antec certainly has decent range of high-quality PC case and cooling solutions, I think it would be fair to say that most consumers largely, or at least predominantly, associate the brand with their excellent power supply designs. Put simply, when it comes to PSUs, Antec is undoubtedly one of the best manufacturers out there and has a reputation to match it!

With the recent release of the new Antec HCG Gold 1000w power supply, therefore, before we even review this, we already know that this is probably going to be excellent.

Antec HCG Gold 1000W Power Supply

The Antec HCG Gold series of power supplies are available in wattage outputs of; 650, 750, 850, and 1000. – For this review, we will specifically be looking at the top-of-the-pile 1000w design. Albeit, if you do want to learn more about the HCG Gold range as a whole, you can check out the link here!

Representing itself as a high-performance, fully modular and 80-Plus Gold efficiency rated power supply, this already looks to be ticking all of the right boxes. However, with that huge 1000 watts of power, this should also represent an excellent option for those of you with potent gaming systems. And maybe even people who enjoy dabbling in the realms of overclocking.

Before we look at the features and specifications, however, we should note that this is not a review of the similarly named ‘HCG Gold 1000 Extreme’ model. However, if you do want to learn more about that PSU, you can check out the link here!

What Does Antec Have to Say?

“Engineered to meet the power demands of high-end systems, the Antec High Current Gamer Gold power supply series boasts unparalleled stability and 80 PLUS® Gold-certified efficiency, thanks to the top-grade Japanese capacitors and Active PFC. Advanced thermal control with the Zero RPM mode enables optimal balance between silence and cooling, and a quiet 135 mm fluid dynamic bearing fan completes the package. The CircuitShield™ suite of industrial-grade protections ensures that the power delivered to your system is safe and reliable. If loads of power, high-level engineering and extreme efficiency are what you’re after, the HCG Gold series is the ideal power supply in any situation.”


  • 80 Plus Gold Certified
  • Guaranteed 1000w of Continuous Power
  • Fully modular cables
  • Extremely reliable 135mm FDB Silence Fan
  • Zero RPM Manager – An advanced low voltage fan control with fan-off funationality at low-loads for absolute silence
  • 100% Japanese capacitors
  • Antec Quality 10 Year Warranty


For more detailed specifications, please visit the official product page via the link here!


Coming as a fully modular power supply, the Antec HCG Gold easily helps ensure that you can connect all of your components and offer you more than enough length for strong levels of system management. A particular highlight is the PCI-E connectors which offer 2 double strips as well as 4 individual connectors. Put simply, for gaming or HEDT’s, you shouldn’t have any problems hooking everything up and keeping it all nice and tidy!

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