Power supplies at jonnyGURU.com are scored in four categories: performance, functionality, value and aesthetics. Each category has a different weight that effects the overall score.
Performance (40% of the final score) - Efficiency was fantastic, ripple suppression was perfect, noise was quite acceptable despite the 80MM fan and voltage regulation, albeit far from perfect, was pretty decent. The HCP 1200 scores a 9.5 here.
Functionality (20% of the final score) - The unit is only partially modular, but all of the fixed cables are cables that someone that needs a 1200W power supply would use. The functionality score here is a 9.5.
Value (30% of the final score) - This unit is expensive at $349, but it's one of only a handful of 80 Plus Gold 1200W units. Value score here is 9.
Aesthetics (10% of the final score) - This is a nice looking unit. The dark blue is a different look than other power supplies without being something that would be a turn off for some. The cables are fully sleeved all of the way into the PSU housing and the modular cables are all nicely sleeved. Aesthetic score here is 9.5.
If it weren't for the high price, this PSU would get straight 9.5's. With the one 9 thrown in there, our total score is 9.35, which we can round up to give this unit a 9.5 and a jonnyGURU recommended logo!
The Antec HCP 1200 is certainly a great unit. Compared to the Corsair AX1200 we just reviewed not too long ago, it's efficiency and ripple suppression are just as good. Voltage regulation is just a tad tighter on the AX-1200 and Corsair offers a 7 year warranty versus Antec's 5 year warranty. Add to this that the Antec looks like it's going to be a tad bit more expensive when it hits the shelves next month. That's not to steer anyone away from the Antec. Often, street prices are lower than MSRP's and Antec, as well as Delta, have a long standing repuation for delivering top quality units that last.
Plenty of connectors
Cables are fully sleeved all of the way into the PSU housing
Nothing bad to say really!
May be one of the more expensive units on the market when it hits shelves
Voltage regulation could be a little better
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