HCP-1000 arrives in an attractive box. Antec have done a great job on the graphics and design with the packaging. The front identifies the total wattage and significant features such as modular, continuous power, 94% efficiency (platinum) and 25% energy savings. The front also alludes to the impressive 7 years warranty that this unit is backed by.
Inside, there is more than adequate foam padding for the PSU and other items.
The box for HCP-1000 Platinum
With the items out of the box we can inspect the bundle. Along-side the PSU – which is covered in a protective bag, the modular cables are grouped together in the same manner, within a protective carry bag. Antec have also included documentation such as an overview and warranty leaflets and two cables ties with mounting screws.
The included items within the bundle
Being completely modular, HCP-1000 has an extensive cable-set – not only to include the common hardwired options but also because this PSU is high-end there are extras too such as additional PCI-E. Included cables consist of:
Included modular cables
All cables have been given Nylon sleeving which is semi-transparent. The sleeves do not completely conceal the yellow cables underneath which is somewhat of a disappointment to those wanting to keep the inside of the computer chassis looking sleek. Overall quality of this sleeving and the connectors is very good though.