Antec High Current Gamer 900W Power Supply Review

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Last month we reviewed Antec’s new 80 Plus Gold Certified ‘High Current Pro 850W‘ power supply, and we were impressed. Today we are looking at the 900W model in their ‘High Current Gamer’ range. As this series is 80 Plus Bronze Certified, it is a little more affordable, with the 900w unit retailing for only £100 inc vat.

The High Current Gaming series, in Antec’s own words delivers ‘stability and relability’ and was field tested by one of the world’s most successful gaming teams – Team-Dignitas. We aren’t quite sure how a LAN gaming team can conclusively verify the quality of a power supply, but the fact that they remained in operation for days on end within high ambient temperatures and under stressful situations indicates that they are designed to deal with long, less than perfect situations. Obviously our testing today will be a little more scientific than this, but its a catchy selling point for this range.

HCG900 box1 Antec High Current Gamer 900W Power Supply Review

High Current Gamer Features:

  • 900 watts of Continuous Power
  • NVIDIA&® SLI®-Ready certified, ATI CrossFire™ certified
  • 80 PLUS® Bronze certified – up to 88% efficienct
  • Quad High Current +12V rails with high maximum load for better graphics card compatibility
  • Quiet 135mm double ball bearing cooling fan with low start voltage
  • Four gold-plated 8 (6+2)-pin PCI-E connectors for multiple-graphics card configurations
  • All Japanese brand capacitors for reliability
  • ATX12V version 2.3 and EPS version 2.91 compliant
  • Gold-plated High Current terminals for optimal conductivity
  • Universal Input – works on any 100V – 240V grid
  • Active PFC with PF: 0.99 – less harmonic pollution, greater efficiency
  • Full suite of industrial grade protection:
    - Over current protection (OCP)
    - Over voltage protection (OVP)
    - Short circuit protection (SCP)
    - Over power protection (OPP)
    - Over temperature protection (OTP)
  • MTBF: 100,000 hours
  • Meets 2010 EUP requirement: 5Vsb < 1W
  • Safety: cUL, TUV, CE, CB, FCC, C-TICK, CCC, BSMI, Gost-R
  • AQ5 Antec Quality 5-year limited warranty on parts and labor
  • Unit Dimension
    - 86 mm (H) x 150 mm (W) x 180 mm (D)
    - 3.4″ (H) x 5.9″ (W) x 7.1″ (D)
  • Package Dimension
    - 124 mm (H) x 310 mm (W) x 180 mm (D)
    - 4.9″ (H) x 12.2″ (W) x 7.1″ (D)
  • Weight
    - Net : 6.0 lbs / 2.7 kg
    - Gross : 7.5 lbs /3.4 kg
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Antec High Current Gamer 900W Power Supply Review, 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 rating
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  • Tech Head

    The continued partnership with Delta has worked great for antec, they make a quality product on all levels.

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  • Roger

    900W for £100, that must be a record for a quality delta design.

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  • Seth

    I like the red colour scheme and the internal design looks very clean as noted. I know very little about PSU’s but im learning thanks to KG.

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  • Francis

    I love my old antec PSU. I need a new system soon, I might look at this, as ill never have more than 2 GFX and I like a bit of futureproofing.

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  • Tri Color

    Good pricing. People need to remember however, you pay for the gold certification. bronze units are much cheaper.

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  • Jakoeir

    very nice indeed. £100 is my absolute limit for a new PSU. Not that I need a new one right now, but if I did…..

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  • Gahiejk

    They seem to be releasing great products in the last year. I had a bit of an issue with their quality control 4 years ago. I had a PSU of theirs fail on me, and take ou the motherboard.

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  • Harry

    Shame its not modular, hell of a lot of cables to route if you only need half of them.

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  • Bob Jankir

    Delta make some of the nicest and cleanest designs on the market. good choice. the pro unit is nicer but its a lot more expensive. 105c etc.

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  • Thomas

    Good pics and nice review. Am interested, shall shortlist it with a few others.

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