|by Michael "SKYMTL" Hoenig | March 26, 2008|
Antec Truepower Quattro 1000W Power Supply Review
Antec TruePower Quattro 1000W Power Supply Review
Product Number: TPQ-1000
Price: Click Here to Compare Prices
Manufacturer’s Product Page : Antec.com - TruePower Quattro
Fan Size: 1x 80mm
Warranty: 5 Years
Antec is one of those companies both enthusiasts and novices can recognize due to their wide variety of products and dearth of experience in the computer component marketplace. From enclosures to power supplies to fans, they produce some of the most highly regarded products available today. However, even though their products receive glowing customer and professional reviews on a daily basis Antec has not strayed from its original goal set so many years ago: to provide true value for your hard-earned money. When high quality and an excellent pricing structure walk hand in hand we all benefit but at the same time, Antec has not forgotten about the trend-setters in the marketplace: the enthusiasts. In this review we will be looking at a product that has been launched which delivers a broadside in the direction of many of Antec’s competitors: the TruePower Quattro 1000W power supply.
In the highly competitive world of high-end power supplies the Antec TruePower Quattros in 850W and 1Kw flavor somewhat stand out as black sheep. Both of these power supplies represent a price structure that is quite a bit lower than many other power supplies in the same wattage categories which is a bit of an oddity in and of itself. Indeed, the 1000W version which we will be looking at here today seems to have all of the hallmarks of a great power supply which is interesting considering its price. Antec released this unit in order to fill a void in their power supply lineup which (until the release of the Quattro series) simply did not have any products above the 650W mark and in order to cater to the ever-increasing needs of a modern system they needed something more than they already had. Since its release a few months ago, the Quattro 1000W has been a great seller and seems to be a testament to Antec’s goal of bringing consumers the best for their money.
It feels a bit odd to be talking about “value” in a review about an enthusiast-grade 1000W power supply but at first glance, that seems to be exactly what this unit provides. At about $210CAD, it definitely can’t be considered inexpensive but it is priced significantly less than the majority of competing 1Kw units out there. Coupled with the presence of Antec’s excellent customer support and 5-year warranty this really does seem to be a recipe for greatness in the power supply industry. Luckily, we won’t count our chickens before they are hatched so let’s dive into this review to see what more the TruePower Quattro 1Kw has to offer and if its “low” price hides anything we don’t want to see…
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