Antec HCG-750 High Current Gamer Series Power Supply Review

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I am one of many people who has had a bad experience with a cheap power supply. It happened to me about 6 years ago. I had just purchased a new motherboard and CPU setup that required a 24 pin connection. My PSU only had a 20 pin connector on it. Being impatient, I decided to run to my local PC shop and pick up something that met my power requirements on paper, however ended up being a no name brand and very "inexpensive". When I hooked it up at home, the system booted up perfectly fine. At this point you'd think everything was good, right? Well, after a good session of playing Counter Strike, I started smelling burning plastic, heard a pop, and sat there dumbfounded looking at a blank screen. Luckily, the cheap PSU didn't take anything out with it.

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Power Supplies are one of the most important things you can put in your computer system. You have to remember that a computer system is nothing but integrated circuits. Electricity is the lifeblood of these circuits. In order to have a computer system run optimally, clean power is necessary. That means an efficient power supply that can deliver anything that the system demands. It also means a power supply that is made out of quality parts to smooth out and deliver the best signal possible to all of the components. A good PSU won't make your system faster(unless you have a bad PSU causing problems already), but it will help prevent unwanted instability and ensure the maximum lifespan of your internal components.

 

The Antec HCG-750 Power Supply is but one in the new line of High Current Gamer Series PSUs. The HCG-750 advertises a delivery of 750 Watts of continuous power. The HCG-750 comes with many features, the first being four high current +12V rails. These rails have a high over current protection set point for high end GPU compatibility. The HCG-750 is constructed of all Japanese-brand capacitors for excellent reliability. There is a 135mm double ball bearing fan for quiet operation and high air flow. The 750 is 80 Plus Bronze certified and boasts up to 88% efficiency. There are 4 gold plated 8-pin (6+2) PCI-E connectors and gold-plated High Current terminals. Safety protection features industrial protection with over current protection, short circuit protection, over temperature protection, over voltage protection, and over power protection.