Remember when a 350W power supply would get the job done? In some builds, a modest amount of wattage is all you need, but today's high-end systems demand much, much more. Hence why there are so many beefy power supplies on the market, like Antec's
newly minted High Current Pro 1000 Platinum PSU with 80 Plus Platinum certification.
It's actually Antec's first kilowatt-class PSU to be 80 Plus Platinum certified, which means you can count on a minimum 89 percent efficiency at 20-100 percent load levels. Antec says it runs as efficiently as 94 percent.
"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 sports a quad +12V rail design that delivers 40A of output with low ripple and noise levels. It's fully modular with "Stealth Wires" (darkened wires to reduce visibility) and slim 8-pin connectors, and you can plug two of them into each of the unit's future-proof 16-pin sockets, which pave the way for future connectors sporting 10, 12, 14, and 16 pins, Antec says.
The HCP-1000 is available now for $270 MSRP.