Antec CP-1000 Power Supply Review

👤by David Mitchelson Comments 📅02-02-10
Introduction
Product on Review: Antec CP-1000 Power Supply
Manufacturer and Sponsor: Antec
MSRP: Not mentioned on site
Street Price: £114.99 At time of review



We saw the CP Series of power supply units from Antec first introduced last summer, and whilst they aren’t the most compatible of units due to the constraint of needing an Antec CPX ready case - the CP 850 unit James reviewed was found to offer great price-to-performance. Today I am equipped with the new 1000W version which you may have seen at CES 2010.

This is what Antec have to say about the CP-1000 (taken from: Antec Website:

The CP-1000 features a unique design with an advanced cooling system, exclusively compatible with some of Antec's most cutting-edge Gaming and Performance One enclosures, including the Twelve Hundred, P183 and P193. By breaking the mold of standardized power supply size restrictions, the CP-1000 design is able to provide an excellent price-to-performance ratio. A silent rear 120mm PWM fan and dual PCB layout also ensure optimal cooling performance and reliability.




Features and Specifications

• Unique power supply construction compatible with the following Antec cases:
- Twelve Hundred
- P183
- P193
• NVIDIA™ SLI™ - Ready certified
• Advanced hybrid cable management improves airflow and reduces clutter
• Meets 80 PLUS® certification standards
• Electrical compliance with ATX12V version 2.3 and EPS version 2.91
• Dual PCB layout optimizes cooling efficiency and allows for heavy duty components
• Quiet 120mm PWM cooling fan
• 4 +12V output circuits
• Industrial grade protection: OVP (Over Voltage Protection), SCP (Short Circuit Protection), and OCP (Over Current Protection)
• Universal Input with Active PFC
• Two 8-pin(6+2) PCI-E connectors and two 6-pin PCI-E connectors
• SATA connectors for Serial ATA drive
• MTBF: 100,000 hours
• Safety approval: UL, FCC, TÜV, CE, C-tick, CCC, CB
• Unit Dimension
- 119mm (H) x 175mm (W) x 200mm (D)
- 4.7" (H) x 6.9" (W) x 7.9" (D)
• Package Dimension
- 160mm (H) x 230mm (W) x 330mm (D)
- 6.3" (H) x 9.1" (W) x 13" (D)
• Weight
- Net : 7 lbs / 3.2 kg
- Gross : 9.5 lbs / 4.3 kg


The CP-1000 features a silent rear 120mm Pulse Width Modulation fan and a dual PCB layout. This ensures that the optimum of cooling is realized. One of the draw backs though as you will soon be aware of is how specialized this PSU is. For the moment, it will only reside in one of three cases. The Antec Twelve Hundred, the P183 or the P193. It’s simply far too big and is designed to fit perfect in each of these enclosures. Another thing noticeable with this unit is the big warranty period. You get 5 years warranty, which says a lot for Antec. They are confident in their products, and so they should be. With their track record they provide some of the best power supply units on the market.


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