Antec, Inc., the global leader in high-performance computer components and accessories for the gaming, PC upgrade and Do-It-Yourself markets, has again achieved the lowest failure return rate for its power supply units (PSUs), based on the release of an independent comparative study on PSU failure return rates from Hardware.fr. The study, carried out by Hardware.fr, a leading French web site dedicated to providing the latest independent hardware information for consumers, placed Antec in the forefront of the competition for achieving the lowest overall failure rates of power supplies with consumers. The comparison study utilized a calculation base of the number of power supplies sold between October 1, 2009 and April 1, 2010. The study parameters required the PSUs to have been active for six months to one year, and the failure rates of the PSUs measured were taken from a major French e-tailer. The statistics “per brand” were based on a minimum of 500 PSUs sold and the statistics “per model” were based on a minimum of 100 PSUs sold. For statistics “per brand”, Antec earned a rating of 0.61 percent, securing its number one spot for having the lowest rate of power supply returns. The figure below displays the statistics “per brand” comparison results. Antec 0.61% CoolerMaster 1.10% Fortron 1.29% Thermaltake 1.39% Corsair 1.68% Enermax 2.47% Seasonic 3.32% “Antec keeps the head from the previous rankings, again with a very low failure rate”, says Marc Prieur, editor of Hardware.fr. “Throughout its 25 year history, Antec has remained a consumer-centric company. For the third time a row, the results in this independent study underscore the reliability and value of Antec power supplies,” said Scott Richards, senior vice president, Antec. “We’re proud of this recognition because it is product related, not just a popularity vote. The results serve as a testament to our focus on quality. It is the only independent survey of its kind I know of anywhere in the world so it is relevant to consumers everywhere.” Additional information and access to the complete Hardware.fr study, is available here.