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Antec Signature 1300W Platinum Power Supply Review (Page 4)

Shannon Robb | Mar 30, 2020 at 9:10 am CDT - 2 mins, 24 secs time to read this page
Rating: 98%Manufacturer: AntecModel: X8000A506-18

Antec Signature 1300W Platinum Power Supply

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The SP1300 comes in an open-ended fabric bag similar in material to what we saw housing the modular cables. The bag has no flap to surround the PSU, so we rely on the foam surround to protect the PSU from the open side. Like the cable bag, we see it is decorated with the Antec logo, along with the Platinum marking on the PSU chassis we can see peeking out of the bag.

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Removing the SP1300, we see that the fan side is unique with a very interesting trilobal design for the fan grille. The grille is framed with an aluminum styled frame sealed with Allen key fasteners. Surrounding the grille, we see the previously mentioned platinum moniker along with the signature series flanking the opposing side.

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Rolling the SP1300 on its side reveals the side you will see through a PSU shroud window if your chassis has one, or if your PSU does not have a shroud. The Antec logo is relegated to the lower right, while the silver Signature series badging is prominently on the left. The Platinum below the badge is painted on like the Antec logo.

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Flipping the SP1300 another ninety degrees, and we have the large label side of the PSU chassis. Here we have the spec decal along with the serial number sticker. There are also several regulatory and safety icons on this label.

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Flipping to the last side and here we see it is a mirror image of the opposing side. It has the same silver badge and labeling. This ensures that no matter how your orient your PSU, fan up, or down, you will see the naming if it's not hidden under a PSU shroud.

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Next, we take a look at the input side of the PSU, which is where you will find the main AC input. Here you will also find the mains toggle and the Hybrid mode switch. The ventilation exiting around this area is oddly an elongated fat oval, which looks to minimize the metal surface area. This should allow the PSU to exhaust quite well.

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Moving to the output side, we find the mass of connectors on the modular output board. This area is packed and well-segmented. I do like the trend of PCIe and CPU EPS connectors being universal on the output side as they are both +12V and GND. Some motherboards have more than two EPS connectors now, and I would be interested to see if you can get spare EPS cables to max out a board like this. However, any board needing that sort of amperage would likely be using multiple PSU's to push the GPUs via OC Link and would have the extra EPS from the second PSU available to use.

Last updated: Apr 14, 2020 at 01:48 pm CDT

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Shannon Robb

Shannon started his PC journey around the age of six in 1989. Now till present day, he has established himself in the overclocking world, spending many years pushing the limits of hardware on LN2. Shannon has worked with design and R&D on various components, including PC systems and chassis, to optimize the layout and performance for enthusiasts.

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