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Antec CP-850 Power Supply

Posted November 17, 2010 by Jake in Cases & PSU







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by Jake
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With the lure of dual graphics cards and wonderfully overclocked quad core processors, we understand the need for more efficient power supplies that offer more horsepower, particularly those in the 800W range. Units in this segment are generally strong enough to power some very beefy systems, yet not terribly expensive and prohibitive to buy. The need to power these systems in a stable environment is just as important as ever. To that end, consumers want quality and performance at a price that won’t break the bank, and today we have a unit that promises just such an enticing combination.

So how does the opportunity to pick up an 80+ rated 850W Power Supply that is modular for a price under $130? Before you yell, “I want it” be advised that this “Beast” is not your normal PSU built on the ATX Standard; nope, this monster is built on the CPX Form Factor and exclusively compatible with Antec’s most cutting-edge cases.

We’re looking at the Antec CP-850 power supply, a unit that comes loaded with features. But how well does it perform and just what is this CPX Form Factor anyways? Let’s find out.

Antec, Inc. is the global leader in high-performance computer components and accessories for the gaming, PC upgrade and Do-It-Yourself markets. Founded in 1986, Antec is recognized as a pioneer in the industry and has maintained its position as a worldwide market leader and international provider of quiet, efficient and innovative products. Antec has also achieved great success in the distribution channel, meeting the demands of quality-conscious system builders, VARs and integrators. Antec’s offering of enclosures includes a wide range of cases, such as its advanced Performance One Series, economical New Solution Series and VERIS family of media components designed for the home theater PC market.



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