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    Default Review: Antec High Current Gamer 900W Power Supply

    The folks at KitGuru have recently posted a review of one of Antec's newer units: the 900w unit from the High Current Gamer series. It's not modular which is a bit surprising for a PSU labeled as a "gamer" unit. Something I also found surprising, or odd, was that KitGuru lists the unit as having four +12v rails at 52A!!! each, whereas the review here at JG lists them at 40A each. Strange. KitGuru is based in the UK, maybe that has something to do with it, or maybe they just made a mistake. Who knows. Again, this unit has proved to be an excellent offering from Antec, as if we expected anything less. Here's the link:
    http://www.kitguru.net/components/po...supply-review/
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    maybe you read it wrong or they just edit it,
    12rails = 40A
    OCP = 52A

    kit guru rail list

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    Quote Originally Posted by Testakraze View Post
    maybe you read it wrong or they just edit it,
    12rails = 40A
    OCP = 52A

    kit guru rail list
    That is actually just ripped from Antec's webpage

    Realistically though, if the OCP doesn't trip until point X and that is higher than what the rail max is listed at the effective rail maximum is X not what is listed.

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    And what's the point of an OCP set for 52A? By that point your are going to have some melted plastic if there's a short.

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    I thought 40A was excessive, but yeah that seems like it'd make OCP useless that high.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shinji2k View Post
    And what's the point of an OCP set for 52A? By that point your are going to have some melted plastic if there's a short.
    Because many customers think that even single-rail is fine.
    It's been a hard day's night and I've been working like a dog.

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    And how often does mentioned situation happen? Honestly, I'm starting to think it's all a storm in a teacup - we're talking about those situations over and over and I'm yet to see it or hear from anyone experiencing it.

    Full short circuit? Sure, did it myself many times. Partial? Not so much.

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    I've seen a lot of partials.

    It normally doesn't happen in the enthusiast community so much, normally when I see it is when people buy a cheap case that has sharp bits and then stuffs unsleeved wires away and one gets a minor split (something that you could repair with electrical tape normally.)

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    So in case of HCG, it's basically a nitpick, as it has its cables nicely sleeved, so it's much harder to just cut them like that.

    I was sure though that such short is enough to trip SCP, which even utterly shitty units have.

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    It depends on how deep the cut in the wire is, shallow cuts can often just drain power onto a case and start to melt things.

    I've seen shorts bleeding a unit before that didn't trigger SCP even on good units.

    OCP is more important on something like the Earthwatts series. Though HCG's are not sleeved up to the connector, so skinning the wire is still possible.

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