Antec introduces new non-standard PSU design

By Justin Mann on February 13, 2009, 12:08 PM
There's a lot of importance behind the standards for desktop hardware. It helps ensure that when you buy a part, whether it's a motherboard, a hard drive or even a power supply, it'll fit in your case and (usually) work with your other hardware. Antec is breaking away from that mold, however, believing that the traditional standard for PSUs is outdated and something else needs to be done. They are introducing the CP-850 power supply, complete with a new form factor that is incompatible with traditional cases.


Obviously needing to be paired with an Antec chassis, the CP series has been redesigned with certain specific functionality in mind, such as improved airflow and reduced noise output. It features four 12V rails, 80+ and Nvidia SLI certification and comes with a five-year warranty. The Antec-only PSU is priced at $150 which is far from cheap but isn't outrageous compared to other similar-specced PSUs. Though it isn't compatible with other cases, it is still compatible with existing motherboards.




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9Nails said:
I'd seriously love it if they would standardize the power/reset/led/speaker case connectors to the motherboards.But to get back on topic, my Antec P180 didn't love the PCP&C Silencer 750 that I put in it. It cost me a fan in the PSU chamber at the bottom of the case since the Silencer 750 is a deeper than typical PSU. the power cables ran right into the fan so it had to go.So I'd agree that something needs to be done to develop a new PSU standard since we're needing larger power supplies to accept new SLI configurations. I like the idea that the PSU takes the full width of the case. But the height of this PSU looks a bit tall for me. That means my cases might need to be full towers, which I'm not a huge fan of.
Julio said:
DIY PC building doesn't make the bulk of computer sales but undoubtedly further standardization of the things you mention would go a long way to improve the quality of builds without so much nitpicking when wanting to put together the best of the best.
tengeta said:
Sounds like a Sony way to do things, make it so its only gonna work with your stuff.Wait, thats Apple.
Rick said:
[b]Originally posted by tengeta:[/b][quote]Sounds like a Sony way to do things, make it so its only gonna work with your stuff.Wait, thats Apple.[/quote]... And almost every other for-profit company. ;)
FoReWoRd said:
[b]Originally posted by tengeta:[/b][quote]Sounds like a Sony way to do things, make it so its only gonna work with your stuff.Wait, thats Apple.[/quote]well think about the incompatabilities of dell and 'normal' memory or even fan connectors!
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