A Detailed Look (Cont’d)
The Antec CP-1000 power supply features a good-looking, scratch resistant black matte finish.  The steel enclosure measures 6.9″ (W) x 4.7″ (H) x 7.9″ (D) or in metric, 175mm (W) x 119mm (H) x 200mm (D).

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The backside panel features an open grill area and includes a power receptacle and master On-Off switch.  The honey comb grill on the back allows air to exhaust out of the power supply with minimal restriction and turbulence.

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The 120mm cooling fan is located on the front side of the PSU.  The fan speed is automatically controlled by the internal component temperature (speeds up as the combined load and temperature increases) via an onboard PWM controller.  The fan is manufactured by Protechnic Electric (MGT12012XB-W25) and is rated for .52A when operating on 12 VDC.  It pushes air straight through the PSU; in the front and out the back.  There are also five modular cable sockets on the front of the PSU.  The three 6-pin black sockets are used for the modular peripheral device cables and the two 8-pin red sockets are used for additional PCI-E cables.

The Antec CP-1000 power supply comes with a good assortment of hard wired and modular cables and connectors.  All of the cables are covered with black plastic mesh sleeving and measure approximately 18” to 36″ long.  Unfortunately, the fixed cables appear to be a bit of a rats-nest as they exit the chassis due to the sleeving not going all the way inside the chassis.

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Fixed cables:
•    (1) Main power connector (24-pin/20-pin)
•    (1) EPS 12V 8-pin
•    (1) ATX12V 4-pin
•    (2) PCI Express (6+2-pin)
•    (1) Peripheral Optical/HDD with 3 (4-pin) and 1 FDD (4-pin)
•    (1) Peripheral Serial ATA with 3 (15-pin)

Modular cables:
•    (2) PCI Express (6-pin)
•    (1) Peripheral Optical/HDD with 3 (4-pin)
•    (3) Peripheral Serial ATA with 3 (15-pin)

Here are a few pictures showing the layout and components inside the Antec CP-1000 power supply.  The overall layout, build quality and component selection appears to be very good as we would expect.  Antec is once again using Delta Electronics, the same partner they used to build the Signature Series PSUs.  Delta has been around for many years supplying numerous OEMs.

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Just taking the cover off doesn’t get you very far inside this PSU.  The CP series power supply uses two PCBs, which allows the air to flow in between.  The smaller PCB contains AC transient filtering and PFC components while the larger PCB contains all the major PSU components.  On the primary side we find three Ltec caps, which are rated for 270uF, 450V and 85°C.

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The black anodized aluminum heatsinks are all arranged from front to back to take advantage of the straight through airflow.


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