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Antec High Current Gamer 900W Power Supply Review

Rating: 9.0.

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.

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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