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Antec Introduces New Form Factor with CP-850 Power Supply Exclusively for Antec Cases

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Antec, the global leader in computer components and accessories for the gaming, PC upgrade and Do-It-Yourself markets, today announced the CP-850, a high-performance power supply featuring an entirely new form factor. Part of Antec's upcoming CP Series, the CP-850 breaks away from the standard-size PS/2 form factor -- which has been the predominant form factor for nearly 20 years -- to introduce improved airflow, better component selection and quieter operation. The CP-850 and CP Series are exclusively compatible with Antec's latest high-performance PC cases.

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Huh... this is interesting. I quite like it. Too bad I have much hate for Antec power supplies. Freaking Smart Power 2 series just rubbed me the wrong way.
 
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Entirely new, eh?



Well, the mounting holes are different. ;) I have another one in my closet somewhere, not gutted.

Oh well, original or not, looks good. I'd buy it if I ever bought a compatible case. 9 SATA plugs FTW!
 

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I have a compatible case. ;-)
The case is like 10 yrs old tho. hahaha.
So you are right, its not new, but it just wasn't needed at the time it was developed so companies dropped it.
 
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So what is the old version of that Form Factor called?
 
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I think it still looks different than the old overlooked form factor. It looks wider.
Anyway, it great that Antec has the guts to break the ice, and hopefully get other companies to do a bit of innovation. (Though, it's kinda good that almost every PSU fits in almost any case nowadays...)
 
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So what is the old version of that Form Factor called?
I never found out. But like Flyordie pointed out, it's quite old. Probably has some industrial spec name.

The last case I saw that could support them were the Chieftec/Antec tower cases.



Remove the bracket for a standard-size PS and the four mounting holes line up.
 
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I think it still looks different than the old overlooked form factor. It looks wider.
Anyway, it great that Antec has the guts to break the ice, and hopefully get other companies to do a bit of innovation. (Though, it's kinda good that almost every PSU fits in almost any case nowadays...)
Hmm... perhaps. I measured it out, if you move the fan on mine to the edge, you'd have about an inch and a half of space for the cables and modular plugs. The Antec may have about two inches.
 

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Hmm, that's quite cool. Uncool part is fan outside the PSU, unless your supposed to swap it with warranty?

The CP-850 is backed by Antec's Quality 5-Year Warranty. The CP-850 is currently compatible with some of Antec's most advanced gaming and Performance One cases, including the Twelve Hundred, P183 and P193. For additional product information, full technical specifications and an updated list of compatible cases, please visit: antec.com
There is no info on the homepage about it, no such PSU, nor is there P183 or P193 cases.
 

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Good it's about time PSU's got bigger and looks like if you made a hole at the top of the case you could get one of these fit still lol.. Dremel time might be closer than i thought.

Would of been nice if they did a better one too but i understand why they have not yet.
 
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I never found out. But like Flyordie pointed out, it's quite old. Probably has some industrial spec name.

The last case I saw that could support them were the Chieftec/Antec tower cases.



Remove the bracket for a standard-size PS and the four mounting holes line up.
Wasn't that the AT form factor? Like pre Pentium/ATX days?
 
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Finally a good PSU with rear fan, is a lot better for air circulation
 
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Finally a good PSU with rear fan, is a lot better for air circulation
With a 120mm top fan you never have to worry ;) Good server PSU though