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Old 01-19-2010, 10:48 AM   #1
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Default 3R System iCEAGE IA450HP80 450 W Power Supply Review

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"We always have a special pleasure reviewing power supplies from brands we've never reviewed before, and therefore we were very excited to see what the South Korean 3R System was producing. Is their 45..."

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Old 01-19-2010, 11:11 PM   #2
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What bugs me about this power supply is the relatively low power factor, between 0.6 and 0.7.
That will put some unnecessary strain on fuses and cables with the extra high amps.

Other than that it seems pretty nice!

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Old 01-20-2010, 04:32 PM   #3
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Is 3R the OEM, or not? I'm not hugely familiar with PSU internals, but the layout and heatsinks look different from most of the companies I'm familiar with.
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Since 3R System is based in South Korea and on the box there is a big "Made in China", I think another company is in charge of manufacturing their units. However, I couldn't find who that might be. The only thing written on the PCB is "GT-ATX Ver 1" with a number "090802" above it, which I suspect to be the design date (2009/08/02). There is also a sort of a logo with the letters "HF" with a circle around it. See the picture attached.

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Old 01-21-2010, 09:01 PM   #5
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No useful information from the UL number (if it has one)? Oh well.

I do really like the heatsinks on it. Reminds me of the VRM/NB heatsinks on most motherboards. I'd much rather see something like that in a high-end unit than those generic T-shape or "sheet" heatsinks. Are they copper or just colored aluminum?
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I just read the 500W version review and the first question that popped in my mind is: who's the OEM? Then I read this thread.

I sure wish this is available here in the Philippines.
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Since 3R System is based in South Korea and on the box there is a big "Made in China", I think another company is in charge of manufacturing their units. However, I couldn't find who that might be. The only thing written on the PCB is "GT-ATX Ver 1" with a number "090802" above it, which I suspect to be the design date (2009/08/02). There is also a sort of a logo with the letters "HF" with a circle around it. See the picture attached.

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Paul Johnson from HardOCP and some other forum members told us this unit is actually made by a company called "Golden Tiger". Actually you can find their name on the 80Plus website.
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Interesting... Thanks. By the way. I tested the 650 W version (IA6500HP80) with active PFC and it is a piece of junk, the project is different and it couldn't deliver more than 500 W, and we got FOUR samples, all with the same bad results. Unfortunately since this unit isn't sold in many countries, I only posted this other review on my Brazilian website:

http://www.clubedohardware.com.br/ar...P80-650-W/2079

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google translate is da bomb...FOUR DIFFERNENT SAMPLES???
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Yep... The last two were supposedly "fixed" samples, with improved components, but burned the same...
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