When we reviewed the Gold certified £160 Antec Pro Gamer 850W last month, we received many emails asking us to review the lower range 80 Plus Bronze High Current Gamer model. For £60 less the 900W High Current Gamer offers a tempting solution, because while efficiency and cabling are compromised a little, in all other areas it is an excellent performer.
AC ripple suppression for instance is almost class leading and unless you really drive it hard, you will be hard pressed to notice any fan ambient noise distractions.
Cabling, while somewhat limited when compared to the more expensive Pro Gamer supply, is nicely sleeved and has more than enough connectivity for a powerful enthusiast gaming system. All of the four PCI-E connectors are eight pin compatible for instance, and we tested the supply under more ‘real world’ conditions with two high drain nVidia GTX580’s, experiencing no issues at all. We even matched them up with an overclocked Intel 980x processor and the supply didn’t generate too much noise or heat. A cost of £100 to power a system in the ultra high end sector seems like a high value proposition to us.
This is a solid purchase for someone with a potentially demanding system in the pipeline. For the price it is one of the best value options on the market.
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For those who are interested in this particular range, but don’t need such a high wattage power supply, Antec are selling five other models, from 400W to 750W in capacity.