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Antec TPQ-1000
7.3 out of 10

Antec TPQ-1000

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Overall 6
6.0

OK Overall

Bryan S., Newegg
27 June 2014
  • Summary: I would of liked more SATA power connectors instead of the excessive amount of molex connectors.
  • Pros: Good variety of cables, great power supply. Never had power related issues.
  • Cons: SATA Power connectors are not of good quality. I've had 3 connectors break on the top side from very minimal contact. I never used excessive force especially after my first one broke and they just keep breaking.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good power when it works

Joseph H., Newegg
24 August 2012
  • Summary: I have always thought highly of Antec, but after the mess that I went through with troubleshooting and replacement of many parts due to PS failure, I am looking at other options for future customers.
  • Pros: It worked for a year before any problems. Support is fast and friendly
  • Cons: I was sent a new one after it went out on the 2nd year of use, and a year later it went out again. Each time it went out it caused many other problems and parts to be replaced, and I junked it earlier this year rather than bother with trying a new one.
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Overall 6
6.0

Lasted about a Year

Ace T., Newegg
30 January 2012
  • Summary: After replacing the two Capacitors on the board which caused Oscillation. works great again. caught it in time! heard a faint squealing from the transformer inside. the next day it was really loud. checked voltages and they were so bad i am surprised it started up.
  • Pros: Nice power. stable. Replaced two CAPS after squealing started and voltages started to dip. caught it before it did any serious damage.
  • Cons: Went out after a year. I opened it up and replaced the two bad CAPS and now its back up and running.
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Andrew S., Newegg
27 December 2011
  • Summary: I can't help but be annoyed it didn't last long.
  • Pros: Lots of power for cheap.
  • Cons: Lasted 1 year and 9 months.
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Overall 6
6.0

Meh.

Justyn Z., Newegg
1 November 2011
  • Summary: Idle: +12v: 12.1104 +5v: 4.9610 +3.3v: 3.2800 Full Load: +12v: 11.9627 +5v: 4.8369 +3.3v: 3.2160 The machine sports an i7-950 at stock clocks, an EVGA GTX 570 SC running at 825/1650/2020, 6GB Corsair XMS3 1600MHz memory, and an EVGA X58 FTW3 mobo.
  • Pros: It has AWESOME RACING STRIPES. The sleeving on the cables is quite nice. The fan, despite being small, is quiet and keeps it cool. This design is nice if the suck-in-the-bottom-and-blow-out-the-back method for most other big power supplies won't work for the build. It's Bronze certified, so it's ...
  • Cons: The cables are slightly too short for a full tower, it just barely reaches the 24 pin motherboard power connector. Most importantly, however, one of the rails seems to be on the fritz or something. When under full load (Prime95 + FurMark) it starts making squealing noises (rattling inductors most...
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Overall 6
6.0

Noise

Marshall L., Newegg
21 January 2011
  • Summary: I went to Antec's web site and posted an issue asking for their thoughts. It has taken about a day but Antec appears to be sending me a RMA. Since this is my server, I hope the turnaround time is fast. Another issue I have that I hope will be resolved is that the MB won't turn on by the switch.
  • Pros: The PS is very quiet but then again I have the Antec 900 case which as many fans. Still the cables reach all of my drives including the DVD at the top of the case. I have enough connectors to support 8 HDD's and one DVD drive. The motherboard has built in VGA (Server) so beyond the 12GB of RAM, t...
  • Cons: It has started making a squealing noise that is driving me crazy. After troubleshooting I am pretty sure that one or more of the caps are going. I tested its fan by stopping it but that was not it.
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Overall 6
6.0

Mine lasted 20 months

Coley O., Newegg
14 August 2010
  • Summary: I'm sorry for, but for $180 this thing should last. The only bright side is that it's still under warranty. The warranty is key on every product ladies and gentleman.
  • Pros: Never had a hiccup in 20 months.
  • Cons: Died
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Overall 6
6.0

Second review

BT T., Newegg
25 December 2009
  • Summary: This is a WONDERFUL powersupply for 1 year, then replace it. DO NOT tempt fate by using it longer.
  • Pros: This is one of the most capable power supplies I have ever used. Rock steady for over a year powering a 24 drive RAID, dual CPU motherboard and 8 DIMMs.
  • Cons: The above said, this unit BLEW UP at about 14 months of life. It was spectacular enough for us to be worried about fire and we lost the primary boot drive (but not the RAID). The FLASH was seen offices away and the boom was taken for a bomb and the police called to check for explosive devices.
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Overall 6
6.0

Weak

Abraham C., Newegg
16 December 2009
  • Summary: Spend the money on the corsr 1000w.. other than that, my system.. core2quad q6600 @ 3.0, 4x2ddr2 800, 2x 4850, 2x 250 gb raid 0, 1 tb backup, some dvd burner
  • Pros: Semi modular, great look, great company
  • Cons: 4 Rails. I had 2 ATI 4850's on this and it couldn't power it. I didn't get any blinking lights on it so I thought I was okay with power. Spent a day trying to figure out why my games weren't playing smoothly at 1920x1080.. found out the nonmodular six pin connectors don't provide enough power for...
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