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Antec HCP-850 Platinum 850-Watt 80 PLUS Platinum Power Supply Review

By: Zac O'Vadka | 80 PLUS Platinum PSUs in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Aug 7, 2013 2:03 pm
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TweakTown Rating: 90%Manufacturer: Antec

Inside the Box

 

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As expected from Antec, everything is well packed inside the box.

 

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Antec houses the I/O specification label on the top of the power supply.

 

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Both sides of the HC-850 Platinum feature the same logo with it being inverted on the other side.

 

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The back doesn't feature anything out of the normal. Aside from the normal honeycomb mesh grill, you will also find the AC input and on/off switch back here.

 

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The front features all of the modular connectors. All of the connectors are well labeled, but it can be a bit confusing if you don't know what you are looking for. This is because all of the 12V power is supplied via 16-pin connectors of which I'm relatively sure even we haven't seen before. They are simply 8-pin connectors side by side, as we'll see in a bit.

 

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The 135mm fan inside the HCP-850 Platinum is covered by a black wire mesh grill on the bottom.

 

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All of the modular cables are fully sleeved.

 

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It isn't unusual to see black wires in place of color coded wires. Antec has taken things a step further to use black striped cables, but the stripes are very subtle so as to help hide cables, but allow them to be easily identified when needed.

 

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Rounding out the contents of the box is the AC input cord, Velcro cable ties, mounting screws, a user's manual and warranty card.

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