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Antec has unveiled two new Signature power supplies, one offers 850W and the other one is a 650W model. Both models have an efficiency of 82% at 20% and 100% load and up to 85% efficiency at 50% load.
According to Antec, the two new Signature units can hit 82% efficiency at 20% and 100% load levels, and they achieve 85% efficiency at a 50% load. These PSUs also feature dual power circuit boards (to optimize airflow, the company says), a pulse-width-modulation fan capable of running at just 15% of its maximum speed, and a hybrid cable management system, which hard-wires necessary cables into the PSU to keep resistance low. Antec also touts its active DC-to-DC voltage regulation system, which supposedly cuts transient response times by two orders of magnitude and improves system stability in the process.
Unfortunately the Antec Signature PSUs are rather expensive, the 650W model has a MSRP of $249 and the 850W model costs $299.
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post #2 of 16
Way overpriced. Not much more to say about it.
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this is why i like corsair cheaper prices the 750 corsair will run everything
    
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Price = FAIL.
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I can't wait to review one of these guys!
 
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post #6 of 16
Wow, that's spendy. I mean, they're probably really high quality PSU's, sure.... but if you can't price them at least somewhat reasonable, people just aren't going to buy them. At least not enough of them to count.
    
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post #8 of 16
Instead of having the fan sucking air out of the PSU, why don't manufacturers put the fan in front of the PSU pushing air out the back? We have designs that blow air into the PSU and out the back so why not make one with the fan in front for the sake of airflow?
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post #9 of 16
Man $249? It better give me an extra 400MHz on my CPU overclock for that kind of money.
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post #10 of 16
well at the end of the day it might be good for your power bull, but not for your pocket.
    
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