The HCP-1000 bears the 80Plus Platinum certification and therefore the very high efficiency is taken for granted; however, enthusiasts care about more than just the electrical efficiency of a power supply, which is not always an indicative figure of a PSU`s overall performance. Aside from the very high electrical efficiency however, this power supply delivered exceptional results in most of our tests. With such a ripple suppression and thermal performance, the HCP-1000 has little to fear from competition. Acoustics do spoil the otherwise textbook performance of the HCP-1000, which power supply remains relatively quiet up to 60% capacity."
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