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Product Application:

1000 Watt Modular Power Supply

Product Provided by:

Antec

Available at:

NewEgg.com

Estimated Online Price:

$299.99

Availability:

Now

Review by:

Darren

Edited by:

Scott

Review date:

November 19th, 2007

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     More and more manufacturers are bringing out 1000+ watt power supplies to handle the top builds of today and the near future.  With some of the power requirements for the latest video cards running as much as 300 Watts (ATI's R600) the dual or even multi-GPU builds of tomorrow will have mighty power needs indeed.  Today we will be taking a closer look at Antec's top modular design; the 1000 Watt TruePower Quattro power supply.  Much like the 850 Watt version we tested back in August, this four digit monster is all about performance.  Lets take a closer look here at the Club. 

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     Antec has chosen a classic black and white design for the 1000 watt version of the TruePower Quattro.  This classy combination is echoed in the design of the power supply.

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     Just like the 850 packaging, the back and sides of the packaging provide a nice look at the specifications and features you can expect from your new Quattro.  The specifications are repeated in Spanish and French.  Unlike some of the big manufacturers pumping out high-end power supplies, Antec is not afraid to show you every detail down to the power distribution.  As a general rule I will always avoid a power supply where the manufacturer feels like they have to hide the rails from you.

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Specifications:

  • NVIDIA SLI Certified

  • Universal Input, automatically adjusts for 100V to 240V power grids

  • Supports EPS12V v2.91 and ATX12V systems

  • Four 12V output circuits provide supreme system stability

  • Accurate power rating allows TruePower Quattro to deliver its full rated power (24 hours a day rated at 50ºC)

  • Up to 85% efficient

  • 80mm low noise cooling fan

  • Heavy duty protection circuitry prevents damage resulting from short circuits (SCP), over voltages (OVP), under voltages (UVP), and over current (OCP)

  • 2 x 8-pin PCI-E connectors and 2 x 6-pin connectors for PCI-Express graphics cards

  • MTBF: 100,000 hours

  • Safety approvals: UL, CUL, FCC, TÜV, CE, C-tick, CCC, CB

  • Gold plated connectors for superior conductivity

  • AQ5 – Antec Quality five-year parts and labor warranty

  • Dimensions:
    - 3.4" (H) x 5.9" (W) x 7.1" (D)
    - 8.6cm (H) x 15cm (W) x 18cm (D)

  • Net Weight:
    - 5.75lbs
    - 2.6kg

Features:

  • Available in 850W and 1000W

  • Universal Input, automatically adjusts for 100V to 240V power grids

  • 80Plus® Certified

  • Active Power Factor Correction (PFC) helps reduce electrical waste

  • Supports EPS12V v2.91 and ATX12V systems

  • Four 12V output circuits provide supreme system stability

  • Accurate power rating allows TruePower Quattro to deliver its full rated power (24 hours a day rated at 50ºC)

  • Up to 85% efficient

  • 80mm low noise cooling fan

  • Heavy duty protection circuitry prevents damage resulting from short circuits (SCP), over voltages (OVP), under voltages (UVP), and over current (OCP)

  • 2 x 8-pin PCI-E connectors and 2 x 6-pin connectors for PCI-Express graphics cards

  • MTBF: 100,000 hours

  • Safety approvals: UL, CUL, FCC, TÜV, CE, C-tick, CCC, CB

  • AQ5 – Antec Quality five-year parts and labor warranty

  • Gold plated connectors for superior conductivity

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     The Quattro  comes with a standard power cable, the User's Manual and a set of black mounting screws.  In addition the modular cords are packaged in a simple bag.

top

     The design of the 1000 watt version of the Quattro uses eye catching white stripes and a monster 1000 logo to capture your attention.  I prefer this scheme to the bright yellow we have seen in the 850.  The brilliant paint scheme against the black finish goes all the way around the unit with the same pattern printed on the bottom.  The standard power and two PCI-E video cables are not modular, however any current build will need this set so why not eliminate any extra line noise.

24pin

1x 20+4 pin

EPS 12V

1 x 4 Pin 12V

ATX 12V

1 x 8 Pin 12V

PCI-E 6+2

2 x 6+2 PCI-E

PCI-E

2 x PCI-E

E-SATA

8 x SATA

9 MOLEX

9 x Molex

9 MOLEX

1 x AUX Connector

9 MOLEX

2 x Floppy

The included modular cables remain the same as the 850 watt model as seen here.

right

     The right side has matching vents and some light stickering.  On most installs this side will never be seen, but its always a shame to have ugly stickering on every surface.

back

     The back shows your wrap around striping interrupted by the single 80 mm cooling fan.  This single fan is rated for 38.6 CFM at 3010 RPMs and a peak of 34.4 dB/A.  Antec has once again chosen to go with a single fan.  With 1000 watts I am shocked to see the design does not include a larger surface fan.

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     In addition to the attached cabling, Antec has provided six modular connections for any additional power runs you may need. the two red ports are reserved for PCI-e leads allowing for up to four PC-I E six pin outputs.  The three other ones are used for any combination of 12 V Molex and SATA runs.

left

     And on to the left side.  Where the racing style did not match the yellow of the 850, the muted color scheme works nicely with the white accents on the 1000Watt unit.  We will take a closer look at the rails in a moment. 

 

 


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