Antec TruePower New TP-750

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Product
Antec TruePower 750W
(TP-750) computer power supply
Manufacturer
Antec
Stree Price
US$120

The TruePower series has been one of Antec's bread-and-butter power supply lines for many years. Naturally, it has evolved continuously since its inception. The current iteration has a combination of attached and detached cables, in four models ranging 550W to 750W, Japanese brand capacitors for reliability, DC to DC converters for exceptional voltage regulation, a Japanese brand 120mm PWM fan for quiet operation and 80 PLUS® Bronze certification for greater efficiency. These are impressive features for PSUs selling on the street for just $90~120.

Antec has been a major brand in power supplies for a couple of decades now. It is still one of the best-distributed case and power supply brands in the business. The California-based company has had many power supply partners over the years, including Channel-Well, Enhance, Delta and Seasonic. It offers an enormous range of power supplies, something like over 30 models in 8 lines. The True Power line is now made by Seasonic, a manufacturer that has moved steadily up to the forefront of PSU technology and consumer awareness in recent years. The partnership between Seasonic and Antec goes back to 2005. To differentiate the current TP series from previous ones (which were made by Channel-well, we believe), the word "New" has been added to the name, as in TruePower New; this generic appellation seems destined for instant obsolescence.

PACKAGING & FEATURES

The packaging of the TruePower New series is considerably more minimalist than most other brand-name retail PSUs. This is a good thing, ecologically speaking.


The TP New series have retailer-friendly but still minimalist packaging, which we applaud.


Inside, the green theme continues: Recycled cardboard and paper takes the place of styrofoam. About the worst thing in the packaging are the plastic bags, one of which is used to hold the detachable output cables. This is still way more eco-friendly than most electronics or computer packaging.

Antec TP-750 FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS (from the web product page)
FEATURE & BRIEF Our comment
80PLUS® Bronze Certified saves energy and lowers your electric bill 82~85% efficiency depending on load. See 80 Plus web site.
NVIDIA™ SLI™ - ready certified
nVidia tested it and says so.
DC to DC voltage regulator modules for greater system stability Refers to generation of the lower voltage lines from 12VDC.
Advanced Hybrid Cable Management improves airflow and reduces clutter
Means half the output cables can be unplugged.
Double layer PCB optimizes cooling efficiency and allows for heavy duty components Not that unusual these days.
120mm PWM fan runs up to 50% quieter than standard fans Perhaps... in theory yes, but we will find out.
Highest quality Japanese brand capacitors ensure long-term reliability OK
ATX12V v2.3 and EPS12V v2.91 compliance OK
24/7 @ 40°C ready!
Non-Stop industrial class performance at 40°C/104°F ambient.
This seems reasonable. Most computers are around this temperature internally.
Safety approval: UL, CUL, CE, CB, FCC Class B, TUV, CCC, C-tick, BSMI The more the better.
Industrial grade protection: OVP (Over Voltage Protection), UVP (Under Current Protection), SCP (Short Circuit Protection), OPP (Over Power Protection), and OCP (Over Current Protection) Good.
Antec Quality 5 Year Limited Warranty Generous!
Meets 2010 EUP requirement: 5Vsb < 1W Means very low power draw when PC is turned off or on standby.
Universal Input and Active Power Factor Correction Applies to almost all Seasonic-made... and most higher quality PSUs.

Antec TP-750 SPECIFICATIONS
AC Input
100-240VAC ±10%, 47-63Hz, 10A - 115VAC, 5A - 230VAC
DC Output
+3.3V
+5V
+12V1
+12V2
+12V3
+12V4
-12V
+5Vsb
25A
25A
25A
25A
25A
25A
0.8A
3A
170W
744W (62A)
10W
15W
Total
750W

The multiple 12V lines means that there is a current limiter on each one, but the juice all comes from the same 12V source. A 750W power supply is plenty for even a very serious gaming PC. None of the output lines are likely to come anywhere near their rated maximum during ordinary use.



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