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Antec High Current Gamer 750W Power Supply Review

Testing & Conclusion
The following system was used in testing:

Case: Thermaltake V9 BlacX
Motherboard: MSI 890FXA-GD65
CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition 3.3GHz
Memory: 2x2GB Patriot Gseries DDR3 PC3-12800 1600MHz
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 750W
Video Card: Sparkle Calibre 9800GTX+ 512MB

For some reason, this power supply and motherboard combination couldn’t pick up the voltages in our standard testing program, OCCT, so we had to use a different route. The only software that could pick up the voltages was the CPUID Hardware Monitor. We conducted three tests and found the min/max voltages of these tests. The tests included running Prime95 under the load test for an hour, OCCT PSU test for an hour, and running a cycle of 3DMark Vantage. Here are the results, with the biggest difference for each reading in bold.

Idle 3DMark Vantage OCCT Prime95
Voltage Min Max Min Max Min Max Min Max
+3.3V 3.28 3.31 3.28 3.31 3.26 3.31 3.26 3.31
+5V 5.76 5.80 5.76 5.80 5.72 5.80 5.76 5.80
+12V 11.79 11.79 11.79 11.79 11.70 11.79 11.79 11.79
VSB3V 3.17 3.20 3.15 3.20 3.15 3.20 3.17 3.20

It’s safe to say that OCCT really tested the power supply, so let’s see how much the ripple was between min/max.

Voltage OCCT Ripple Difference
+3.3V 0.05V
+5V 0.08V
+12V 0.09V
VSB3V 0.05V

As you can see, most all of the voltage ripple was very low.

Conclusion
Overall, the power supply is very stable in almost all readings.

The Antec High Current Gamer 750W is easy to install and easy to use. There aren’t an excessive amount of cables to work with, so cable management isn’t that big of an issue, but modular is always a nice benefit on a power supply.

You can find this power supply at your favorite online retailer for about $119.99, give or take a few bucks. It’s on the higher end of the price scale for other 750W 80PLUS Bronze power supplies, but I think it’s well worth the price over older Antec models. Pricing and some ripples aside, this power supply will get you where you need to go. ThinkComputers would like to award the Antec High Current Gamer 750W Power Supply an 8 out of 10 score.

Pros:

  • Looks nice
  • Plenty of cables
  • Solid design
  • 80PLUS Bronze
  • SLI Certified
  • 5 year warranty

Cons:

  • Unstable CPU VCORE readings
  • Not modular