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Antec has restructured their power supply department, and Christoph Katzer (formerly PSU marketing manager, and PSU reviewer at Anandtech before that) is now the Director of Antec's PSU division. It hasn't been posted on the company blog yet, but should be soon. Chris posts on OCN as Christoph@Antec.

I just got through with a chat with him and he was excited about some of the changes they're implementing, but a lot of it is still under wraps. He hinted at some of the changes in product line-up they may be introducing, but has asked me to keep mum for now.

But he has said that he'll be very interested in hearing community feedback, more so than in the past, and may be setting up an official channel for getting our ideas and comments soon.


That's all I have, no official source yet, so not a news thread.
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Good to hear!
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Its sad that I will still take your word over anyones, if you say its a good psu then its a good psu, but if you hint otherwise, I avoid it like the plague lol

Good to see that theres someone coming in and making some changes for the better, for a company that was doing well (in my opinion) to begin with
    
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I think there are only like 2 things Antec's PSUs are missing at this point, and I'm sure Christoph is already aware of them. This news means that things are only going to get better.
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Great news all around
    
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I hate the term "fanboy", but so far, Antec has yet to treat me badly. So if that makes me an Antec PSU fanboy, so be it.
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I love their cases but their too skinny, my 2c
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Good, hopefully he can influence some needed changes. I personally would like to see a combo ATX/EPS 8-pin and an actually useful modular design.
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post #9 of 24
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Just so you know, a lot of the changes will be behind the scenes and aimed at improving the efficiency of the design process so they can get new product to market faster. Not all of it is stuff we'll see right away.

For instance, they're moving the last of their PSU department from Fremont, CA to Taipei. I told him that if this is the case he needs to take the "Designed in California" label off their product packaging. He said maybe.
post #10 of 24
Nice to hear! Think I am a lifelong Antec PSU guy. Never an issue, and from what I hear issues get resolved rather painless.
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