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Antec High Current Pro Platinum 1300W PSU Review


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The Antec High Current Pro Platinum 1300W is an attractively finished unit. Antec are using a thick ‘anti scratch’ paint on the surface and it works extremely well. It passed our ‘screwdriver’ test with flying colours. This involves running the head of a Philips head driver down the side of the chassis with light to medium force. After all, how many times have you accidentally connected with a power supply during a system build?

Negatively, it does attract fingerprints easily, but a quick wipe with a cloth removes these.
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Antec labels adorn both sides of the chassis, and the letter ‘A’ is clearly visible in the center point of the fan grill. We will take a closer look at the fan once we crack the unit open.
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The modular panel of the power supply is densely populated, but easy enough to work with. We like how Antec have detailed the specific rail that a socket is related to. You can therefore tune the system build to suit heavy system demands.

On the left side is the simple 2 pin OC link connector which lets the user connect two HCP-1300’s together for parallel power. We can’t imagine many people will need 2,600 watts, but the option is certainly welcomed.
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The other side of the chassis is completely vented with an ‘Antec’ badge positioned in the middle. Alongside is a power connector and switch.
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Antec High Current Pro Platinum 1300W
DC Output
+5V
+3.3V
+12V1 +12V2 +12V3 +12V4
-12V
+5Vsb
Max Output
25A
25A
50A 50A 50A 50A
0.5A
3A
Max Combined Wattage 130W 1300W 6W 15W

It is difficult not to be impressed with the +12V rails. When these are combined they can deliver the full 1,300W. Even two AMD R9 295X2’s in Quad Crossfire won’t cause this unit to struggle under load.

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