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Antec HCP-850 Platinum 850-Watt 80 PLUS Platinum Power Supply Review (Page 3)

By Zac O'Vadka on Aug 7, 2013 09:03 am CDT
Rating: 90%Manufacturer: Antec

Inside the Box


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


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


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


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.


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.


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


All of the modular cables are fully sleeved.


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.


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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Zac O'Vadka


Zac provides professional IT support by day, but plays the role of enthusiast by night. He's been building high-end custom computer for the nearly fifteen years and writing PC hardware reviews for the better part of a decade. Aside from computers, he also dabbles in quite a bit of home A/V equipment. Throughout the years, Zac has picked up an extensive knowledge of power circuitry and leverages this to provide the PSU reviews. When not found testing or writing, you can often find him speeding through the winding countryside on his motorcycle.

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