Antec CP-850w


When it comes to PSUs, for years now the ATX unit has taken centre stage with little thought going into producing a different form factor. However, Antec have changed all this and decided that it is time for a revamp. Their new form factor, christened the CPX, is a lot bigger so as to allow more room for the guts and allow a less restrictive airflow. Electrically, it’s just an ATX power supply but unfortunately the size means that a limited selection of cases can take the unit – unless of course you’re into modding. Antec clearly hope the new form factor catches on and their first model is the CP-850, but is all the hype really justified? Let’s have a look… 


Antec’s Take on the CP-850

‘The CP-850 features a unique design with an advanced cooling system, exclusively compatible with some of Antec’s most cutting-edge Gamer and Performance One enclosures, including the Twelve Hundred, P183 and P193. By breaking the mould of standardized power supply size restrictions, the CP-850 design is able to provide an excellent price-to-performance ratio. A silent rear 120mm Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) fan and dual PCB layout also ensure optimal cooling performance and reliability.’



  • Unique power supply construction compatible with many new Antec cases
  • NVIDIA™ SLI™-ready certified
  • Advanced hybrid cable management improves airflow and reduces clutter
  • Meets 80 PLUS® certification standards
  • Electrical compliance with ATX12V version 2.3 and EPS version 2.91
  • Dual PCB layout optimizes cooling efficiency and allows for heavy duty components
  • Quiet 120mm PWM cooling fan
  • Four +12V output circuits
  • Safety protection circuitry prevents damage resulting from short circuits, over current and over voltage
  • Universal Input with Active PFC
  • Two 8-pin(6+2) PCI-E connectors and two 6-pin PCI-E connectors
  • SATA connectors for Serial ATA drive
  • MTBF: 100,000 hours
  • Safety approval: UL, FCC, TÜV, CE, C-tick, CCC, CB
  • Safety protection: Over Voltage Protection (OVP), Short Circuit Protection (SCP), Over Current Protection (OCP)
  • Input Voltage: 100~240VAC ± 10%
  • Input frequency Range: 47Hz ~ 63Hz
  • Operating Temperature: 0°C to 50°C
  • AQ5 – Antec Quality five-year parts and labour warranty
  • Net weight: 7 lbs / 3.2 kg
  • Unit Dimensions:
    • 4.7″(H) x 6.9″(W) x 7.9″(D)
    • 11.94 cm(H) x 17.53 cm(W) x 20.07 cm(D)

Output Table

Antec CP-850w

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