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    Default Antec High Current Pro Platinum 1300W review @ TechPowerUp

    Currently Antec’s top-of-the-line PSU with 1300 W capacity, Platinum efficiency, and four powerful +12V rails that can feed up to an equal number of high-end VGAs without breaking a sweat, we will take a look at the fresh HCP-1300. Antec speaks of up to 94% efficiency, which we are eager to verify with our equipment. This PSU is also backed by a seven year warranty. A very long time, it should satisfy the demanding user that will spend a significant amount on its purchase. And for those of you that want to run multiple VGA mining rings a single HCP-1300 just can't support on its own: You can utilize the OC Link feature to put two HCP-1300 units to work in tandem.
    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Antec/HCP-1300/

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    Looks like hold-up time is a chink in the armor of that unit.

    Then again satisfying that requirement is much harder than it looks. Even with Platinum efficiency and huge capacitance, still not enough...

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    Ok, I definately need to get my hands on one of these for my high wattage roundup. It's one of the units every enthusiast who needs so much power should have a look at.

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    Currently second in line for review in my lab, too.

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    I know this is fantastic psu, and that the build quality is outstanding, but how come even with 14 ms - fail on the hold up time, this unit receive same score as CM V, which had like 0 problems during the tests, and in some parts of the test even outperform the HCP?

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    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/A...P-1300/10.html

    Check the Performance Rating graph.

    In the final score however I take into consideration other parameters also besides pure performance (e.g. build quality, warranty period, price, noise, features like digital control, etc.) and in this case I decided to give it 9.5 vs the 9.3 that I gave to V1000 which performance wise is 3% behind. Besides hold-up time is v. regulation, efficiency, ripple suppression and the rest performance factors that form the overall performance score.

    My Performance Rating Methodology is here however I need to update this article since I have made some additions/improvements (e.g. I added the hold-up time).

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    Sorry i don't want to be that guy, i never doubt that you are great reviewer, i just wanted to know

    I know HCP is monster of a unit, is all good

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    Just use measurements only as point of your own evaluation and ignore reviewer's ratings as they are always arbitrary. Not picking on crmaris' reviews in particular with above, same is true for each and every review site that uses rating scores in any shape or form.

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    [QUOTE=rafal_iB_PL;104332] always arbitrary.[\QUOTE]

    That doesn't mean what you think it does. People who do real reviews use measurements and experience not random selection or without basis assessment.....just because you don't agree doesn't mean it is arbitrary.

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    And my comment doesn't mean what you think it did.

    I was referring to 1-10, 1-100, 1-1000 rating scales and performance metrics combining measurements into one single performance rating. Such rating is completely arbitrary as are weights given to each separate aspect, and not every reader has to agree with weights assigned by a reviewer and that's their priviledge. Just as it's reviewer priviledge to assign any weights they see fit, but it's worth to remind all sides that a single numerical rating at the end of the review is not be-all end-all.

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