Antec TruePower Classic 750W Power Supply Review

Antec comes to us today with a mid-level 750 watt enthusiast computer power supply that touts Gold efficiency. This PSU is somewhat light on marketing and heavy on features such as Japanese capacitors, "unprecedented tight voltage regulation," and low ripple and noise to "maximize your system's performance."

Introduction

One of the most prevalent companies in the consumer power supply realm, and general enthusiast PC realm, 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 work and play, cooling solutions, lighting, and other accessories. Over the years Antec has used a number of OEM providers for its power supplies including HEC, CWT, FSP, Enhance, Seasonic, and recently Delta. Today, we will be looking at an upper mid range unit from Antec's line up, the Antec TruePower Classic 750W (TP-750C) made by Seasonic.

Seasonic is one of the older companies producing consumer power supplies having been founded in 1975 and entering the PC power supply production market in 1980. During that more than 30 years as a company Seasonic has cultivated lines of power supplies that are today some of the standard bearers for efficiency and quiet computing. This focus and Seasonic’s reputation for quality, has lead to a real explosion in production as Seasonic can be found providing OEM services on various model lines for Antec, Corsair, PC Power and Cooling, XFX, Cooler Master, and of course under its own Seasonic brand.

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Keeping it Classic

Today's Antec TP-750C is the 12th power supply we have seen from Antec’s. It is, however, the first member of the TruePower Classic series that we have seen and just the second 750W model we have seen. The previous 750W model that we reviewed was some time ago and aimed at a casual user/office demographic. Today, the TP-750C seems to be a slightly different product that is going to be a bit better fit for the enthusiast market. That said, there are a large number of ~750W power supplies that we have reviewed lately so this unit is going to have its work cut out for it. Before moving on to see how it does though, let's see what Antec has to say about this unit and how they are going to pitch this product in their extensive lineup of power supplies:

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Antec’s TruePower Classic series sets new standards for power supplies. TruePower Classic is one of the first series to comply with the toughest energy standard available, ErP Lot 6: 2013. By using a PSU that is 80 PLUSآ® GOLD certified, operating up to 92% efficient, you can reduce your electricity bill by up to 20% when compared to many other power supplies. 2 High Current Rails and a 100% +12V output ratio maximize TP-650C’s capabilities to power the latest CPU’s & GPU’s. TP Classic’s PhaseWaveآ™ Design is a server-class LLC design with a synchronous rectification based on a DC-DC topology. Japanese capacitors achieve unprecedented tight voltage regulation & low ripple & noise to maximize your system’s performance. Antec’s intelligent Thermal Manager fan control spins the high-quality 12cm DBB fan optimally to cool your PSU quietly. CircuitShieldآ™ makes the TP-650C safe and reliable in any environment with its eight industrial-grade protections. Backed by a 5 year warranty and lifetime global 24/7 support, the TP-650C is the guaranteed gold standard for power.

Moving on let’s see what we can expect when a user purchases the Antec TP-750C power supply in retail in terms of documentation, accessories, cable count, rail layout, output characteristics, and general build quality.