Antec 850W HCP Platinum power supply review -
So again, there is one top fan; 135 mm. An extremely silent quality fan with double ball bearings. The PSU has an ATX design yet is slightly more lengthy, it'll fit in any regular chassis though, its dimensions are: 150 x 190 x 86mm (W x L x H). Here at the backside we can see that the design is 100% modular, you can connect cables as much or as little as is needed. A concept that people very much like anno 2013.
When it comes to wiring we feel that there's enough connectors for this model, have a look at the supplied connectors, all with decent length by the way. The ATX motherboard connector as well reached to 60CM, the Molex and SATA power cables 55 to roughly 90 CM, the 8-pin CPU ATX power connector is roughly 65~70 cm and the PCIE graphics connectors reach a lovely 70 cm as well, nice.
Above an overview of available connectors. The cables and connectors all are dark now, lovely for aesthetics.
Graphics card wise with our tested 850W model you get to play with no less than six 6+2 Pin PCie connectors. With power consumption going down this is more than sufficient, we like it. As an example four GeForce GTX 760 cards in quad SLI would only use 680 Watt = 14.6 A per card. We see sleeved cabling with dark colored connectors. That's a good design and as shown, the cables definitely have a proper nice length as well.
Last photo, here we can observe modular options, really simple but great stuff. The four +12V rails certainly are excessive alright, 40 AMPs each. The OC link to the left pretty much functions as on/off. This connector will allow two power supplies to be installed in the same computer case without the need for external adapters. It bridges the power-on wire (green wire) of the two power supplies, making them turn on and off at the same time. Handy for LN2 sessions on an EVGA multi-socket CPU board, but other then that it is a fairly pointless feature.
We review the Antec 850 HCP Platinum power supply. The HCP series have received an upgrade (High Current Pro) and this 850W model WAS their gold model but is replaced with this version, Platinum certified, meaning the PSU can pimp and show off its most efficient power supply label available in this bizz. Next to that some smaller changes have been applied as well.