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Antec Premieres Elite Line of High-Performance Power Supplies with High Current Pro Series

Antec Premieres Elite Line of High-Performance Power Supplies with High Current Pro Series


New series features four 80 PLUS® Gold certified power supplies, attaining highest level of efficiency ratings


Fremont, CA - November 10, 2010 - Antec, Inc., the global leader in high-performance computer components and accessories for the gaming, PC upgrade and Do-It-Yourself markets, today announced its newest premium line of consumer power supplies, the High Current Pro series. Available in four 80 PLUS® Gold certified models, the High Current Pro series boasts unrivaled server-grade efficiency and reliability for powering the most demanding system builds.


The High Current Pro series uses a one-of-a-kind high-performance full-bridge topology for a higher DC-to-DC voltage regulator module working frequency that stabilizes output voltage, making the system more reliable and energy-efficient, and features none of the annoying pitch noise typically found in higher-power 80 PLUS® Gold certified PSUs.


The HCP-750, HCP-850, HCP-1000 and HCP-1200 with 750 watts, 850 watts, 1000 watts and 1200 watts of Continuous Power, respectively, all achieve the 80 PLUS® Gold certification level, delivering power with up to 92% efficiency - a rare distinction in energy efficiency, based on the 80 PLUS® Gold standard, attained by very few other power supplies. In addition, each model outputs its rated power at temperatures even up to 50° C. Active Power Factor Correction (Active PFC) on all models, with a power factor above 0.9 helps to reduce electrical waste and further increases efficiency.


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Based on server and workstation technology, the High Current Pro series is crafted to withstand long hours of intense work. Reliability-boosting PSU features on the High Current Pro include all Japanese-brand capacitors and unmatched high-amperage High Current outputs that ensure graphics card compatibility. Together, these attributes provide the rock-solid stability required for cutting-edge gaming and professional systems.


"Antec's High Current Pro series is the optimal choice for users seeking a first-class solution to power demanding system builds," said Scott Richards, senior vice president of Antec. "With all models achieving 80 PLUS® Gold certification, providing unequaled efficiency and output, on all levels, and using top-notch components, the HCP series once again demonstrates Antec's leadership in power supply design and innovation."


The High Current Pro series' high levels of power are delivered with overcurrent-protected +12V rails. There are four rails on the HCP-750, HCP-850 and HCP-1000, and a massive eight rails on the HCP-1200, all with specialized High Current outputs and heavy-gauge 16 AWG high-current lines at the CPU connector. The HCP-750, HCP-850 and HCP-1000 models feature unique 10-pin High Current Hybrid Cable Management connectors (while the HCP-1200 utilizes an 8-pin design,) reducing cable clutter and improving airflow throughout the chassis.


All models are fitted with a double-layer printed circuit board design, and the HCP-750, HCP-850 and HCP-1000 models feature a 135 mm Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) double-ball bearing fan - for operation up to 50 percent quieter than traditional voltage-controlled fans. The HCP-1200 boasts a specially configured Japanese-made 80 mm PWM double-ball bearing rear fan built upon heavy-duty dual double-layer PCB construction to provide the utmost reliability with superior airflow and heat dissipation. This unrivaled layout allows for the HCP-1200's 80 mm PWM fan to efficiently provide inaudible cooling in a wide-range of demanding builds.


The High Current Pro series includes support for Intel multi-core, Core i3, Core i7 and Core i5 CPUs, as well as AMD Phemon II X6 CPUs and quad GPUs. All models are NVIDIA™ SLI™-Ready, (including Triple SLI™ certification on the HCP-1200 model) and ATI CrossFireX™ certified.


The entire High Current Pro series will be available through major retailers, e-tailers and distributors in November 2010 and is backed by Antec's AQ5 Antec Quality 5-Year limited warranty on parts and labor.


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