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Antec Roundup July 2014 – featuring Nineteen Hundred Case and Kuhler 950/1250

Antec Roundup July 2014 – featuring Nineteen Hundred Case and Kuhler 950/1250

The Antec High Current Pro 1300 and TruePower Classic 650w

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The first of our PSUs today is from the High Current Pro range and it is the 1300w model. It arrives in a rather shiny box which gives us a rundown of the key features. Inside the PSU is suspended in foam and wrapped in a cloth bag. The modular cables are too and we also get some cable ties and screws along with a manual. Each of the modular cables is braided and the selection is as follows:

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Antec go with a black chassis on the HCP-1300 Platinum (86mmx150mmx180mm/2.2KG) and as the name suggests this is a Platinum Efficiency unit meaning it should be over 94% efficient. The sides of the casing have the Antec branding on them, the top has an information sticker and on the base we have a fan grill which sits above the 13.5cm double ball bearing fan.

Turning round to the cable area of the PSU we have a selection of sockets which are marked for their intended use and indicate to us that there are four 12v rails on this model. Each of those is rated for 50A and the unit is guaranteed to output 1300w of continuous power.

Round at the other end we find a perforated surface with Antec logo, rocker switch and 3 pin power input.

What other aspects of note are there? We have a 7 year warranty on this model and all of the expected protection circuits: 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 Protection (SIP), No Load Operation (NLO) & Brown-Out Protection (BOP). (As well as thermally regulated fan).

Antec also use all Japanese capacitors inside and match them with a full bridge LLC design with s synchronous rectification based DV-DC topology.

After that it gets even more interesting as the connector design allows for the use of 28 (20+8-pin) motherboard compatibility and the 16-pin sockets double the modular connectivity by allowing 2×8-pin cables per socket while also adding future compatibility.

Finally, we have OC link which allows us to combine two HCP Platinum’s in tandem for extreme systems.

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For those who can’t afford, or don’t need the spec of the HCP-1300 Platinum Antec also offer lower wattage units. The TruePower Classic range for example. Our sample is a 650w model and arrives in a box with similar styling to the case earlier in the review. Inside the PSU is surrounded by protective material and Antec bundle a manual, screws and power cable.

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Similar styling to the HCP range can be seen on and around the TruePower Classic chassis and models are available up to 750w. Antec go with a 5 year warranty on this model and it is a gold efficiency unit (92%). Again we have a  multi-rail design (30A each) and cooling our Japanese capacitors as well as the other components is a 12cm double ball bearing fan. Like the HCP range this model has a thermal manager for fan/temperature control and we get a good suite of protection circuits too:

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 Protection (SIP) & No Load Operation (NLO).

The TP-650C measures 86x150x140mm and there are no modular cables present here. We do get black braided cables though and they end in the following connectors:

1x24pin, 1x 8pin (4×4), 4xPCIe, 5x Molex, 6x SATA and 1x Floppy.

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Stuart Davidson

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  1. Nice review, I am now looking at either this case or the H440 NZXT case.

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