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Late last year, we looked at the most powerful model in a new line from Antec in the HCP-1200. That unit turned out to be one of the best units we've ever seen at the site. But it's not the only model in the series - there are also 850W and 750W little brothers to that monster. I'm going to be looking at one of those today - the HCP-850. Will it measure up to the standards set by the 1200W monster? It's high time we found out.

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Heatsinking the +12V parts to the case? Clever. Though I wonder how it would fare in a 24 hour torture test.
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Looking good Antec
    
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Heatsinking the +12V parts to the case? Clever. Though I wonder how it would fare in a 24 hour torture test.
Probably just fine. Heatsink connected to case, case having air moving inside of it; acts as a big heatsink for the whole thing.
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Interesting! I'm a tiny little bit disappointed as it looked like a good contender for best 850W unit on the market, but it looks like an awesome unit nonetheless. Still no sign of any of the new HCG/HCP units on Newegg, except the HCP-1200, sadly
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Interesting! I'm a tiny little bit disappointed as it looked like a good contender for best 850W unit on the market, but it looks like an awesome unit nonetheless. Still no sign of any of the new HCG/HCP units on Newegg, except the HCP-1200, sadly
Well I think the KitGuru review of the HCP-850 was early and we'll see reviews of this unit show up in due time a long with units on the retail shelves.

Lack of HCG units may be to keep the market still and sell old TruePower New units (which up to the 750w category are better.)
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tbh i expected it to be much better
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Lack of HCG units may be to keep the market still and sell old TruePower New units (which up to the 750w category are better.)
Does that mean that Antec is scrapping the TruePower New line-up? That would suck...
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Does that mean that Antec is scrapping the TruePower New line-up? That would suck...
Last I heard, that is the case.
Though it doesn't matter a whole lot; the HCG-520/620 are about the same as the TruePower New 550/650 minus the few modular cables.

HCG-750 is weaker than the TP-750; but not by much. It's still a good unit.

I mean to put it in basic terms, a TP-750 is a 9.5/10 in terms of performance. A HCG-750 is 9/10 in terms of performance.

Not a major difference.
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I'm still waiting for Antec to ship this to me to test but they are slow.
 
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