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Old 12-26-2011, 07:35 AM   #1
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"The HIVE is the latest power supply series from Rosewill, and is available in 550 W, 650 W, and 750 W versions, featuring a partial modular cabling system, coming with the 80 Plus Bronze certification..."

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Old 12-26-2011, 11:12 AM   #2
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I have some questions and comments about this PSU. In the introduction, you write:

" >Two cables, each with one six/eight-pin connector for video cards, 18.1” (46 cm) long, modular cabling system"

...then a little later, say:

"The cable configuration is excellent for a 650 W power supply, with four video card power connectors..."

It looks like there are only two, not four.
Under the overload test, you write:

"The +12 V output dropped to -12.51 V, still inside the allowed range."

Is this a reference to the -12V output? What is the +12V output when overloaded?

In the conclusion, you write:

"By the way, the product box says “High Quality Japanese Primary Capacitor," information that is not correct."

Please strip the award, for the lie on the box. I wanted to like this one, but with the lie, only two PCIE power cables, and the 85C caps, do not think I would buy one.
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Old 12-26-2011, 01:27 PM   #3
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+ 1 for the Lie = remove award

Maybe Rosewill believe that an Jap cap is being used but isn't I'd ask them first just incase
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You gave it a golden award when it uses mediocre quality capacitors? I'd argue that no power supply with any non-japanese capacitors should ever be given a gold award, even if the manufacturer is honest about it. The simple fact is, non-japanese capacitors result in a shorter lifespan and wouldn't save much more than $1 or 2. If the manufacturer is that desperate for an extra $1, I'd be more than happy to pay an extra $1 for the power supply.

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I agree with c.hegge. If Gold is reserved for the best of the best, this is definitely not it.
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Old 12-27-2011, 09:40 AM   #6
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The electrolytic capacitors available in the secondary are also from Teapo and are labeled at 105º C.
The electrolytic capacitors available in the secondary are from Chemi-Con too. Look at the Figure 6: Rear quarter view and Figure 13: Active PFC/PWM controller.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Onus View Post
"The cable configuration is excellent for a 650 W power supply, with four video card power connectors..."

It looks like there are only two, not four.
Obviously a typo, I've just fixed this, thanks.

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Under the overload test, you write:

"The +12 V output dropped to -12.51 V, still inside the allowed range."

Is this a reference to the -12V output? What is the +12V output when overloaded?
It was the -12 V output, not the +12 V, another typo. Fixed.

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In the conclusion, you write:

"By the way, the product box says “High Quality Japanese Primary Capacitor," information that is not correct."

Please strip the award, for the lie on the box. I wanted to like this one, but with the lie, only two PCIE power cables, and the 85C caps, do not think I would buy one.
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+ 1 for the Lie = remove award

Maybe Rosewill believe that an Jap cap is being used but isn't I'd ask them first just incase
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You gave it a golden award when it uses mediocre quality capacitors? I'd argue that no power supply with any non-japanese capacitors should ever be given a gold award, even if the manufacturer is honest about it. The simple fact is, non-japanese capacitors result in a shorter lifespan and wouldn't save much more than $1 or 2. If the manufacturer is that desperate for an extra $1, I'd be more than happy to pay an extra $1 for the power supply.
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I agree with c.hegge. If Gold is reserved for the best of the best, this is definitely not it.
Our awards are given if the product provides a good price/performance ratio, and we think this product is good for the money. Notice how we didn't give an award to the Radeon HD 7970, even though it is the fastest video card around, because of its price.

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The electrolytic capacitors available in the secondary are from Chemi-Con too. Look at the Figure 6: Rear quarter view and Figure 13: Active PFC/PWM controller.
There are a few Japanese caps on the modular cabling system, I forgot to add this information.

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Old 12-29-2011, 01:54 AM   #8
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There's still the matter of the lie. IMHO it's like multiplying any other score, however high, by zero; the result is the same.
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