Introduction, Specifications, Availability & Pricing
Antec is one of the most well known names in the power supply industry. Their TruePower series of power supplies have been around for years and have undergone numerous iterations and redesigns.
Antec's latest iteration is the TruePower New series and it has been totally redesigned to provide even more quality and reliability. Keep reading to find out how the TruePower New 750W performs under load.
Specifications, Availability and Pricing
The TP-750 comes with a quad 12V rail design capable of putting out 25A of power each. These 12V rails have a combined max load of 62A which means that you can't even come close to fully loading down all four rails simultaneously, but should allow for uneven loading. The 3.3V and 5V rails are also capable of 25A of power which has a max combined output of 170W.
Antec's TP-750 can be had for as low as $105 online and is priced very competitively for the 750W market. It is packed full of protection features to prevent power supply failure such as over current, over power, over temperature, and short circuit protection.
The TP-750 also has hybrid cable management with several fixed cables and several modular cables. Without having spotted any clear indication of a 50C rating, in communicating with Antec directly for confirmation, I can assure you the unit is in fact rated at 50C. Further to this, those concerned about longevity and replacement issues will be happy to know that Antec backs all of the TruePower New PSU's for five years.
Antec gives you a good idea of what the TP-750 looks like on the front of the box with a large picture of the power supply.
Checking out the back of the box gives us a list of the major features of the TP-750. Antec also includes the output specifications here.
The sides simply reiterate what is stated on the back while the top and bottom contain no information at all about the power supply.
Inside the Box
Upon opening the box for the TP-750, it would appear that Antec has started moving to a cheaper method of packaging their power supplies. While most manufacturers utilize dense foam to pad the heavy power supplies in shipping and lay them in the box, the TP-750 comes packed more like a hard drive and simply slides out of the box just as shown above.
One side of the TP-750 displays the I/O specification label and serial number. The other is void of any stickers, but does show a small, embossed Antec logo.
The front of the power supply shows the hybrid cable management on the TP-750.
Antec uses the square mesh design for venting hot air out of the back of the TP-750.
On the bottom is the 120mm PWM fan with wire grill that prevents the TP-750 from overheating.
Cabling Arrangement & A Look Inside
Antec has chosen a very versatile way to implement their hybrid cable management system. For the fixed cables, there are the 24-pin main and ATX/EPS12V connectors, a pair of 6+2 pin PCI-E connectors, one SATA cable, and one Molex cable with FDD connector. The modular cables include two SATA cables, two Molex cables, and two 6-pin PCI-E cables.
If we take a look at the above picture we can see what makes this so versatile. The two red connectors can be utilized for both PCI-E and SATA/HDD. This lets you mix and match the rails and cables to achieve the connector availability to your needs.
The Antec TP-750 sports four 12V rails that are split up rather nicely. 12V1 handles the two native and two modular peripheral cables. 12V2 is dedicated for the motherboard and ATX/EPS12V connectors. 12V3 and 12V4 each handle one native and one modular PCI-E connection.
A Look Inside
Pulling the bottom off of the TP-750 reveals a pair of large heatsinks that help cool the power supply yet still allow air to permeate to the entire PSU. This allows for better cooling all the way around, even on the main PCB.
Antec uses 100% Japanese capacitors throughout the design of the TP-750. The primary side houses a single Nippon Chemi-con capacitor.
On the secondary side there is a plethora of Nippon Chemi-con caps as well.
Test Results & Final Thoughts
Our load tests utilize a couple of FAST ATE active load testers and a variety of other equipment such as an oscilloscope, power conditioner, temperature probe and a power consumption meter. You can read more about our standard testing approach here.
The tests performed are based around six conceivable setups that are out there and progressively load down the PSU up to the power supply's limits or 1000W, whichever comes first. Since our test equipment's limits are greater than the TP-750, we can test it to the maximum.
Antec's TP-750 produced solid numbers throughout all five tests that we put it through. You will notice that the 3.3V reading starts out high but maintains a very stable voltage as loads increase. At 3.40V-3.41V, it is close to the upper limit of the ATX specification, but still within it. All other voltages are right where you would expect them to be and well within specifications.
Antec's TruePower series of power supplies have always been trusted and revered by gamers and enthusiasts alike. Their latest TruePower PSU's are sure to continue this trend as the TP-750 we received shows great build quality and voltage readings.
The hybrid cable management is fantastic as well. The native cables will provide plenty of connectors for a vast majority of users in need of a 750W power supply and the modular cables are sure to meet the needs of the rest. The versatility of the PCI-E connectors on the power supply being able to be used for peripheral cables simply makes it even better.
The only fault I can find in the TP-750 lies within the slightly cheaper method for packaging the unit. It is certainly understandable as moving to cardboard for protecting the unit is lighter than foam and much cheaper. This also cuts down on shipping costs. Most don't take this into consideration, but even a few ounces of reduced weight per package makes a huge difference in total cost when you ship several million units worldwide.
Overall, Antec's TP-750 is a unit worthy of your money in almost any manner. So long as the wattage, connector availability and cable length suit your needs, you can't go wrong with the TP-750.
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