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I think that I might try Antec out again. I haven't heard a lot of user anguish about that brand in a long time, so maybe their quality is better than it was when I swore off of them years ago.
I wonder if this PSU is modular?
That power supply does look good; I've never tried Antec and possibly never will but if that PSU has one thing, it's that picture of it's insides.
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I've spread myself too thin and should probably be working on my Cryptography and SEfSaaS homework right now, but as I sometimes lurk here between lectures and projects I had to chime in on this one:
I just bought an Antec High Current Pro 1200 and used it to replace the failed XION 1000w power supply that came in the iBuyPower rig I won here almost two years ago (The rig is a beast and still performing great in every other way. I love it and only wish that I could have put the cabling back as nicely as iBuyPower had it. <g>).
Anyway, here's my impression of the Antec PS: QUALITY, QUALITY, QUALITY. If the HCP-1000 is as well made as the HCP-1200, I would have to highly recommend it. On the 1200, the important and most common cables are permanently connected, but there are modular jacks for all the peripheral stuff you might not need. And, it comes with all the modular cables I could ever imagine needing. As I understand it, The HCP-1000 platinum has high quality modular jacks for *everything* - so you can really optimize air-flow.
At any rate, if there's one component you don't want to skimp on, it's the power supply. I always buy more than I need, then end up moving the same one from rig to rig as I upgrade - it's one of the few components that can last you through multiple builds/upgrades. On the other end of the spectrum, In my early days I had two cheapo power supplies (that came with cases I had bought) totally fry other system components - after only several months of use. So, 1) *Never skimp on the power supply*. and 2) While the Antec was more expensive than the Cooler Master, RaidMax, and other brands with similar stats that I looked at, I bought it because I've had good experiences with Antec's quality in the past - and I think it was totally worth it.
P.S. - Compared to the 'bargain' PS's, these Antec PS's are *heavy*. Heavy = thicker wires and larger/more capacitors and heat sinks = higher quality. It is almost comical how much heavier the Antec is than the XION it replaced.