Joined on 08/06/04
Great PSU for Now and Later
Pros: Got my new HCP-1200 and first thing I noticed was the quality packing. The PSU itself comes in a fabric bag and all the extra modular cables in one too. Installation was a snap, with all the cables labeled, and wrapped in a mesh covering. I run some IDE and some SATA, so all the different cable choices were key. I was very pleased that some of the cables I was definitely going to need were hard wired into the PSU. This kept me from having to pull the supply after install to readjust which cables I needed to have connected. The great thing is, I didn't have to stuff a bunch of extra cables into my drive bays, because any "extra" cables I needed I would choose to add using the modular ports. After firing up the PC, I immediately noticed it was significantly more quiet than my previous 650W. This is huge as it is in my living room, and I haven't noticed any variations in its noise output either, quiet all the time. I've added some energy efficiency to my family with a lower TV vol
Cons: So far I haven't run into anything I don't like about this Power Supply.
Overall Review: All in all, this is a fantastic choice for a power supply, especially if you run any sort of SLI configuration or have multiple hard drives. I debated long and hard on whether to invest in the HCP-1200, and I am so happy I did, because now I can plan system expansions without having to worry about my power supply again. I would recommend it, and look forward to expanding to an SLI config now that I have it.