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Enough with the talk about the changes to our testing setup, let’s take a look at today’s PSU sample. Antec was kind enough to provide us with its flagship PSU, the mighty HCP-1200, a gold efficiency PSU with monstrous capacity that can handle up to four high-end VGAs along with other power hungry components almost effortlessly. Antec HCP-1200 along with Corsair AX1200 are considered the kings of the Mega PSU category, with the first slightly outperforming Corsair’s flagship. Behind HCP-1200 we find the biggest and one of the most respected PSU OEMs, Delta, which is responsible for many successful Antec PSUs (e.g. the legendary Signature series) so we expect very much from HCP-1200.


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These PSU's are BEASTS!

I have the AX1200, so in <3 with it!
    
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I think the AX1200 is probably better - its fully modular. Still, nice to see that the market for these things is expanding (or maybe its bad because all the tech we use hogs so much power).
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I think the AX1200 is probably better - its fully modular. Still, nice to see that the market for these things is expanding (or maybe its bad because all the tech we use hogs so much power).
No this is better I'd say. It pulled 1700W off the wall as was still powering the system with no problem.
And isnt this old news?
     
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1700w TPD isnt great for your power bill or the environment though. My home desktops could pull a bit over 3kw, but i'd be afraid if they did - the power bill would be massive.
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I can vouch for it.

And it isn't 1700W TDP. On my sig rig I pull about 150W idle from the wall, ~560W under maximum load.

It can deliver about 1500W continuously, pulling about 1700W from the wall. With protections disabled it can do 2700W peak from the wall, though I'm not sure what the DC wattage is at that load.

Anyway, I've got a prototype of this unit up for sale if anyone's interested--but it ain't cheap.
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I love my HCP
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I have one happily chugging away powering a 965, two ares and one 5870 all moderately overclocked without issues

Great unit
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I love my HCP-1200 too.
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post #10 of 19
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I think the AX1200 is probably better - its fully modular. Still, nice to see that the market for these things is expanding (or maybe its bad because all the tech we use hogs so much power).
They both have fairly similar performance, but I'd still get a HCP-1200 over a AX1200 as I'd rather have a multi-rail 1200w over a single rail 1200w.
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