Kick ass gaming rigs need kick ass power supplies; we're guessing that a stock PSU just won't cut it when faced with a new GTX 680. Antec's catering to power users with its new High Current Pro 1000 Platinum PSU, the company's first kilowatt power supply that's efficient enough to rock an 80 Plus Platinum certification.
In addition to that high-level power efficiency, the press release Antec shipped around says the High Current Pro 1000 Platinum sports "four +12V rails (that) deliver 40A of output each with low ripple and noise levels and an output ratio of up to 100 percent." The PSU's modular cabling consists of darkened wires designed to blend into the case and not be seen when they're installed properly. (Antec somewhat amusingly calls 'em "Stealth Wires.") There's a 135mm fan on board, and the unit's 8-pin connectors plug into dual 16-pin sockets. Antec says the 16-pin socket design leaves the door open for even bigger connectors somewhere down the line.
The PSU also includes Over Current Protection (OCP), Over Voltage Protection (OVP), Under Voltage Protection (UVP), Short Circuit Protection (SCP), Over Power Protection (OPP), Over Temperature Protection (OTP), Surge & Inrush Protecion (SIP), No Load Operation (NLO) and Brown-Out Protection (BOP), according to its listing at Newegg.
Intrigued? The High Current Pro 1000 Platinum is on sale now for $270.