Antec TruePower Quattro 850w

Antec is a huge name in computer power supplies. Today we look at our first Antec unit, the TruePower Quattro 850. It sure has a fancy name, but does it have high quality power to go along with it and a price that will draw you in?

Introduction

One of the most prevalent names in the consumer power supply realm (and general enthusiast PC realm for that matter) for a number of years now is Antec. Antec is a company that has been kicking around the PC DIY market since 1986 and in that time frame has become one of the most widely known brand names. In addition to power supplies Antec has product lines that include cases for both work and play, cooling solutions, lighting, and other accessories but our interest today are their power supplies. Over the years Antec has used a number of OEM providers for their power supplies including HEC, CWT, FSP, Enhance, and recently Seasonic. Some of the older Antec/CWT solutions were notorious for being plagued by the آ“Fuhjiyyu sudden death syndromeآ” but in the last year or so Antec has dropped these older designs in favor of new products from FSP (Basiq), Seasonic (TP3, NeoHE, EarthWatts), and Enhance (Quattro). Today we will be looking at the Antec TruePower Quattro 850 (TPQ-850)which is being built by long time Taiwan power supply manufacturer, Enhance.

Enhance has been in business almost exactly as long as their new partner Antec having been founded in 1986 as well. Enhance is not nearly as well known to most users as Antec as their core business focus has been outside of the desktop market in areas such as servers, embedded, and telcom markets. However, their products have started to surface in the consumer realm in the last year or so under the likes of Silverstone, Silverpower, CoolerMaster, and now Antec as well as the occasional Enhance branded model.

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Being one of the better known and longer serving power supply brands in the consumer market Antec has a lot of history and mindshare at stake with each new release. With the change up in OEMآ’s Antec has seen recently what do they see in their current TruePower Quattro 850w being different from other power supplies on the market?

You could search the four corners of the earth for a stable and reliable power supply, but you won't find better than Antecآ’s TruePower Quattroآ™! More compact than most competing power supplies of the same wattage, yet ideally suited for handling the most demanding system specs, the TruePower Quattroآ™ is designed to meet the 80PLUSآ® certification which means that it consumes about 33% less energy than equivalent power supplies. Four 12V rails increase your system stability. The TruePower Quattroآ™ Comes with four PCI-E connectors for powering one (or even two) of the newest generation of video cards. All modular cables are sleeved and labeled to give your system a clean and professional look while the racing stripe paint job adds extra style.

Moving on let's see what we have to look forward to when we purchase the Antec TruePower Quattro 850w power supply in terms of documentation, accessories, cable count, rail layout, output characteristics, and general build quality.