|You could search the four corners of the earth for a stable and reliable power supply, but actually you need to look no further than Antec’s TruePower Quattro™! Available in 850 and 1000 Watts, Quattro™ is more compact than most competing power supplies of the same wattage, yet ideally suited for handling the most demanding system specs. TruePower Quattro™ is 80PLUS® certified which means that Quattro™ consumes about 33% less energy than many equivalent power supplies with the same power output. Four 12V rails increase your system stability by letting you distribute your power more than ever before. 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 will add some extra style.|
Power supplies are boring, and that's good. If a power supply is doing everything right then they can be happily ignored. This one does it all well. It came with all the latest hookups that are needed, for last the half of 2008 at least. Oh and I have extra items that it has to power, so A+. It does make me wonder why anyone would need more than 850 watts. Perhaps if you have two top-end graphics cards and too many hard drives?
So far so good.4/6/2008
This power supply was easily able to handle to overclocked 8800GTS 640mb video cards. That, and Buy.com's low price at the time I purchased, leaves me quite satisfied. My only con is that it is only semi-modular, the native cables including the motherboard 24 pin connector are not modular. If you are running SLi or a video card that takes 2 PCI 6 pin connectors, make sure to use one native 6 pin connector and one modular 6 pin connector. The folks at Antec told me this distributes power more evenly.
Enough power for 5 Antec 3 speed fans, Evga 8800GT, 500GB & 80GB HD, 2 Optical Drives MSI K9N SLI Mobo with a AMD Athlon X2 5400@ 2.8GHz and Zalman CPU cooler. All connection are in alignment perfect to connect everything and hide the wires. All this is in an Antec 900 case and it looks clean with evything tucked away neatly.
Dead after a week12/2/2007
Built a new PC for my son and this died after a week. Luckily I had another power supply around. Now to deal with getting a replacement :(