Antec Truepower Quattro 1000w ATX PSU

Conclusion

Conclusion
 
Jokes aside, the Antec Truepower Quattro is one extremely good looking unit. Sure the go-faster stripes may not suit everyone tastes (or PC colour schemes), but it's certainly a fun and refreshing change from the drab black unit's that are available in abundance.
 
Moving on to the more important stuff, the voltage stability and efficiency of the Quattro is certainly among the best that we've seen. Managing to keep both the +5v and +12v rails above their ideal voltages and the +3.3v rail well within ATX's recommended specs of ±5% at an almost full load of 919w, the unit certainly won't have any problems powering a high-end Crossfire or SLI setup. Efficiency was also just as Antec advertised, with the unit managing around 85-86% throughout the testing.
 
Unfortunately the Quattro does have its flaws with the biggest being the total lack of modular connectors. While most ~1000w units we've tested recently provide the user with around ten plugs for attaching their modular cables, the Quattro only provides five - severely crippling the unit's ability to power multiple devices located in different areas of the users PC case.
 
The Antec Truepower Quattro 1000w can be purchased for around £125 over at Ebuyer.com, making it possibly one of the cheapest 1kw units available on the market at the moment.
 
 
The Good
• Excellent voltage stability at full load.
• High efficiency at medium to high load (85-86%).
• High quality sleeving on cables.
• Amazing price for a 1kw unit.
 
The Medicore
• Go-faster stripes! Good thing or bad thing, you decide!
• Noise levels may be unacceptable to some users under full load.
 
The Bad
• Severely lacking in modular connector plugs.
 
 
Overclock3D Recommended Award Overclock3D Value for Money Award
 
 
Thanks to Antec for making this review possible. Discuss this review in our forums.
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31-01-2008, 07:20:26

JN
"A PSU with go-faster stripes?? It looks like Antec may have just awoken the boy racer in me!"

http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...202721507s.jpg



Antec Quattro 1000w Review
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31-01-2008, 07:26:37

Mr. Smith
Bolt on a garrett, dump valve, lets swap out the cams, rad, zorst etc and we'll get 2000w out of it

(Goes to read review)

Edit: rofl

Rumour has it that when Antec set about designing the Quattro, they enlisted help from a group of teenagers found performing hand-brake turns in their local supermarket car park on a Friday night!

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31-01-2008, 07:57:28

nunzio
Its a Chav PSU!

Just needs the LCD Fan and some neon lights somewhere.Quote
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