As I have said time and time again, the power supply is the true backbone of any PC system. You never–and I mean never–compromise on your PSU. If you have the money in your budget, get the best quality PSU you can afford. Antec is looking to fill the gap between the 850 Watt HCP and 1200 Watt HCP with the new Antec High Current Pro 1000W Platinum.

Yes I said Platinum. The Antec HCP 1000 Watt does have an advantage over its HCP brothers as it pushes pass the 80PLUS Gold rating the others share. This means you can get at least 89% efficiency and up to 94% on loads over 200 watts. The Antec HCP 1000 Watt Platinum is also fully modular instead of the partially modular HCP units.

The Antec HCP Platinum still boast the unit modular system where 8-pin cables will function in 16-pin slots. This allows a multitude of cable configurations to ensure your PSU is wired for anything you can throw at it. There is little possibility of load issues with four 40A rails powering the grid of modular plugs. And the entire package is backed by a 7 year parts and labor warranty.

The Antec HCP Platinum is available right now in North America for $269.95 MSRP at,, and other major retailers. If I didn’t already have an Antec HCP 850 Watt Gold, this would be at the top of my list of PSUs.

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Antec Launches High Current Pro Platinum 1000 Watt PSU

Newest addition to the HCP series features 80 PLUS® Platinum efficiency and full modularity

Antec, Inc., the global leader in high-performance computer components, announces the High Current Pro 1000 Platinum power supply, the first kilowatt-class PSU offered by Antec certified for 80 PLUS® Platinum efficiency.

Delivering a minimum of 1000 watts of Continuous Power, the HCP-1000 Platinum makes a reliable addition to the enthusiast’s or overclocker’s PC.

The HCP-1000’s four +12V rails deliver 40A of output each with low ripple & noise levels and an output ratio of up to 100 percent. Characteristic of Antec’s top-line power supplies, this unit delivers stable DC current with all Japanese capacitors and keeps cool with a 135 mm thermally controlled double ball bearing fan.

Users can now get the best performance without compromise while taking advantage of 80 PLUS® Platinum efficiency certification. This rating ensures that the unit maintains a minimum of 89 percent efficiency across 20-100 percent load levels; the HCP-1000 Platinum runs as efficiently as 94 percent.

Maximizing convenience during installation, Antec’s new power supply offers full modularity with Stealth Wires – darkened wires that reduce visibility in the chassis when connected and routed – and a set of slim 8-pin connectors. Two of these connectors can be plugged into each of the unit’s 16-pin sockets, which also allow for future connectors of 10, 12, 14 and 16-pins.

“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 Platinum is now available in North America on, in Canada on, and other major retailers at a $269.95 MSRP. It includes an Antec Quality seven-year parts and labor warranty.

Please visit the product page at for more information.


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