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Old 09-14-2012, 06:28 AM   #1
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"Antec offers four power supply models within their High Current Pro (HCP) series: 750 W, 850 W, 1,000 W, and 1,200 W. The 1,000 W model has the 80 Plus Platinum certification, while the other models c..."

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Old 09-14-2012, 09:21 AM   #2
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I am not pleasantly surprised. Since this is Antec + Delta, I wouldn't expect the units to present these kind of results.
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Old 09-14-2012, 10:36 AM   #3
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Yes, it's disappointing to find out that traditionally high quality manufacturers are having quality control problems.
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Old 09-14-2012, 01:25 PM   #4
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Wow, what a shocking disappointment. I hope they figure out what's going wrong.
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Old 09-15-2012, 02:04 AM   #5
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Antec products rarely fail to disappoint me. First there was the fuhjyyu disaster, then my 1200 case had the top break off, and to top it off, the fans in it started to fail after 2 or 3 years.
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Old 09-15-2012, 08:12 AM   #6
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Although there was a time I wouldn't buy Antec PSUs (hindsight places the blame on the capacitors), since then I've been entirely satisfied with them. All the EA's I've put out there are still going strong, and I rather wish I'd bought an Antec case for myself since my wife's Sonata III is as solid and sturdy as ever.
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Hmmm. Maybe Antec just send all their rejects to Australia.

I've seen a few EarthWatts with bad caps too (OST on the Seasonic built ones, and CapXon on the Delta built ones). That just tells me that antec didn't learn their lesson.

Also, some of the PSUs which they bundle with their cases (like the SU-380 and SU-430) have out of spec ripple at full load because the PI filter coil for the 12V rail has a jumper wire in its place, and they get bad OST caps.

Then came my 1200 case (see above), and that was the last straw. I've given antec several chances now, and they blew them all. I now use mostly In Win cases (with the odd droolermaster ), and In Win, Corsair, OCZ and XFX PSUs.
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In your place, I'd have ditched Antec too then. A wire in place of a coil sounds like something Crappermaster or Logisys would do.
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btw, I do have a few pictures of it



There's the missing coil



And there's the 12V ripple
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Sort of off-topic but since there was a discussion here about a lack of PI filter coils, I have noticed that Delta (at least, from what I've seen), in all their PSUs, along with Newton Power, don't have a PI filter coil for the +12V rail, and yet they still have excellent voltage regulation, ripple supression, etc, in many of their PSUs... how do they do that?
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