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Antec High Current Pro Platinum 1300W PSU Review

Antec’s long term relationship with Delta has been very fruitful over the years. The High Current Pro Platinum 1300W is almost a faultless design capable of delivering immense power for the most taxing of environments.

First impressions are positive. The power supply ships protected between thick layers of foam, and is wrapped in a soft Antec branded felt bag to ensure no surface marks are transferred to the paint during rough shipping.

Antec have finished the HCP 1300W power supply with a special anti scratch paint, and it proves extremely resilient. It passed our screwdriver scratch test with flying colours and is clearly implemented to last a very long time. The modular panel is densely populated however Antec have labelled both the cables and connectors to ensure that inexperienced system builders will not get confused.

Technically the unit is extremely capable. The internal build is to an extremely high standard incorporating only the finest Japanese capacitors and mosfets throughout. As Delta designed the unit, they are able to include one of their own high grade fans for cooling. The AFB1312M is relatively quiet until around 800 watts load, however it does get a little noisy after the load exceeds 1000 watts.

Load regulation is excellent and the unit dealt with our intensive cross load test without a hiccup. Noise suppression is absolutely class leading on all rails – easily some of the best results we have ever recorded.

Technically it is hard to find fault with the HCP 1300, and the full modular design will appeal to system builders aiming to optimise their cable management for highly visible builds.

As we would expect, the Antec High Current Pro Platinum 1300W power supply is expensive. It is actually one of the most expensive power supplies we have tested to date, coming in at £297.76 inc vat from SCAN computers in the UK.

The audience wanting the ultimate power delivery for mining duties, or even to power two AMD R9 295X2’s should definitely be shortlisting the Antec High Current Pro Platinum 1300W. It is one of the finest power supplies that money can buy and is a showcase of just how good Delta designs can be.

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Pros:

  • class leading noise suppression.
  • fully modular.
  • anti scratch paintwork.
  • high grade cabling.
  • best quality components inside.
  • monster +12V output.
  • ten PCIe connectors!
  • delivered over 1400 watts.

Cons:

  • Its £300.
  • A few more SATA connectors wouldn’t go amiss.

Kitguru says: If money is no problem and you need the best high power supply that money can buy, then this should be right at the top of your shortlist.
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Rating: 9.5.

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  • Hank

    Amazing power supply, sadly backed up with an amazing price !

  • Danke Shen

    Delta rock, very few of their OEM designs out there now, due to the price. Apple use them a lot – which will annoy a lot of the PC guys out there 😉

  • JamesM

    Interested in the 850W model, but these are very expensive. People underestimate the importance of a good power supply. my last failed, taking out motherboards. Taught me an expensive lesson

  • Tarun Bhatia

    Got this beast for my rig a week back fully modular and performance as expected, using this for sli for 2 X 970 GTX and GTA5 runs buttery smooth at full FPS fully satisfying result. the price i got was the best check yourself out flipkat was @ 20k, snapdeal @ 21k, i got it in 18k from respawn,

    http://www.respawn.in/antec-hcp-1300-platinum-1300-watts-psu.html