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    Default Antec HCP-850 Platinum PSU Review

    Our latest power supply target for reviewing is the Antec HCP-850 Platinum, an updated and more efficient version of the original High Current Pro 850 watt unit. In the time since that unit came out, the competition from the likes of Seasonic, Corsair and Super Flower to name a few has only gotten stronger and stronger. Does Antec still have what it takes to compete in an increasingly cutthroat market? I don't know yet, but I'm going to find out.
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    Thx for the review. Nice PSU also.

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    There's a reason Delta is my favourite OEM. They simply don't know how to make a really bad PSU.
    No wonder it doesn't work! You installed the coils backwards

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    Manuals are a pain in the ass

    (I really have to push translators to redo them totally, but 2.5 years and no time for that)

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    I never care much about the manuals. If you can't figure out how to install it without the help of a manual, you shouldn't be building PCs.
    No wonder it doesn't work! You installed the coils backwards

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    In some regions you have to have a manual in the official language of the country. If you don't have that, you can not sell the product.

    Like Germany...

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    That's the case allover Europe, in fact, there are countries with multiple official languages, which you need to have covered in your manuals to be able to sell your products.
    "Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar" - Unknown (but sometimes attributed to Sigmund Freud)

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    I figure if the manual's your biggest problem, you're doing great
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    I expected nothing less. A beautiful unit, but it's pretty damn expensive.

    Now GI Joe, let's send those 1300w units in for review, eh

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    <Pedant>I have a 30A breaker on my ring circuit to the sockets, and at 230v that gives me almost 7KW before it will trip... and 2400w at the wall is about 3A under the max spec current draw for a plug/socket here...</pedant>
    There are times I really pity all those nations that decided to go with such a low household voltage...
    On the other hand - WOW DELTA! This unit has a few things to teach rocks about stability!
    Expensive, but for about the best PSU you can get in this form factor, you expect to pay.
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