Hiper 580W Type-R Modular PSU SLI/CrossFire Certified - £59.99 delivered @ ebuyer !
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Hiper 580W Type-R Modular PSU SLI/CrossFire Certified - £59.99 delivered @ ebuyer !

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Found 9th Oct 2007
Hiper 580W Type-R Modular PSU SLI/CrossFire Certified - £59.99 delivered @ ebuyer !

With limited knowledge on these, I cant appreciate the pricing. Pls post your comments..

Product Features: Certified by Nvidia for SLI and by ATI for Crossfire | Unique user friendly modular design to reduce excess cables. | Patented design device extension cables | Supports ATX up to v2.2 & Intel BTX configuration | Complies with all Intel & AMD CPU specification requirement | Gold Plated connector, preventing rust & bad connection | High efficiency APFC (Active Power Factor Correction) | Connects up to 4 SATA HDD + 8 other component devices | Dedicated PCI-E connector | EZ-Grip Molex connector | Only 18db with 2 fan.

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Original Poster

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The Corsair HX Series is only £3 more expensive, and a much better PSU than the Hiper. (ebuyer.com/pro…945)

Hot i'd go for this over them above because of the modular cables. Hiper are very under rated.
Edit: just seen they have mod cables as well. Sorry.

I agree with djfluff - these have a poor reputation i.e. for going pop with the potential of frying your pc hardware with it

djfluff

The Corsair HX Series is only £3 more expensive, and a much better PSU … The Corsair HX Series is only £3 more expensive, and a much better PSU than the Hiper. (http://www.ebuyer.com/product/114945)


Why is it much better?

The corsair HX is modular. I had a type-R in my media center PC, but swapped it out (for a Seasonic S12) due to noise issues.

Read some reviews online. The Hiper is not a bad PSU, but it's not in the same league is the Corsair or Seasonic range.

Might have to swap my hiper for the corsair then, must admit it is quite noisy.

One to remember for you penny-pinchers, A high efficiency PSU will bacially pay for itself over it's lifetime in energy savings. They also produce less heat, therefore require less cooling etc..
Your PSU is the heart of your PC, and it's somewhere where people often neglect it. A good-quality stable PSU is worth spending the money on. Power supply issues are among the hardest to diagnose, and can cause damage to other components.

these are good, i still have my black 580. only thing is to keep the paperwork somewhere safe, they have a 3 year warranty so if it does die, which a lot of them do, you can send it back to hiper for a free replacement. mine took less than a week to get sorted. its a solid psu and good for at least the 3 years that hiper give it.

I've had one of these for a couple of years now with no problems so far anyway

bluntslide

these are good, i still have my black 580. only thing is to keep the … these are good, i still have my black 580. only thing is to keep the paperwork somewhere safe, they have a 3 year warranty so if it does die, which a lot of them do, you can send it back to hiper for a free replacement. mine took less than a week to get sorted. its a solid psu and good for at least the 3 years that hiper give it.




lol - mine went pop as well a few weeks back! Got it replaced under the warrenee within 1 week. But kinda makes you think doesnt it? 2 people on here have had it go pop?

The old one was quiet but the replacement is soooooooo noisy! Think they replaced it with the newer (this) model and its just so loud. Going to sell on fleabay and get the corsair me thinks!

Seems the Corsair has 5 year Warrentee as well! Bonus!

Voted cold.

If you're running a high-end gaming rig with a Quad Core chip clocked at 4GHz and two 8800GTX graphics cards, this grade of PSU isn't a bad deal. For everyone else though, it's just an extremely expensive AC Adaptor, and despite all the fearmongering and advertising fibs, it's not a great deal better than any generic PSU.

dxx

Voted cold. If you're running a high-end gaming rig with a Quad Core chip … Voted cold. If you're running a high-end gaming rig with a Quad Core chip clocked at 4GHz and two 8800GTX graphics cards, this grade of PSU isn't a bad deal. For everyone else though, it's just an extremely expensive AC Adaptor, and despite all the fearmongering and advertising fibs, it's not a great deal better than any generic PSU.



This PSU would NOT support a high end gaming rig with 2 8800gtx's !
And try telling that to anyone who has had a psu blow and it takes out their motherbord..

i guess you guys havent read the hiper power explosive club thread on overclockers.co.uk forums. these die all the time!! DO NOT BUY 1. get the corsair power supplies instead.

Hiper is a rubbish company for PSU. Component they use is no good. Go for FSP group, corsair, ocz if you want a gaming psu. I had a Hiper 580w died on me after upgrading. FSP group has the lowest return rate.

Seasonic quite often come up top in group tests, but are on the pricey side.

djfluff

And try telling that to anyone who has had a psu blow and it takes out … And try telling that to anyone who has had a psu blow and it takes out their motherbord..



See, that's what I was meaning about the fear mongering. I don't know how experienced a tech you are, but if you're as experienced as I am, you'll know that PSUs barely ever take out other components when they fail, and for that matter, barely ever even fail.

At Dell, the biggest cause of PSU failure is a design flaw in the Optiplex 620 series that meant the PSU fan would stop spinning, and the PSU would overheat and die. It almost never happened with other systems (aside from a couple more with dodgy PSU designs from the same range), and even when PSUs overheated and failed in the 620s, they never affected anything else.

Anyway, besides the reliability of PSUs (even the cheap, rubbishy tat that Dell use), I've seen nothing to show that these brand-name PSUs are any less likely to fail, other than the say-so of people on forums, and the adverts. Neither are that reliable a source of valid research, I find.

I have been a system builder for over 15 years...
Yes PSU's rarely blow, but I have seen more than one of my friends PC's killed because of a faulty PSU.
More common a problem is system stability, and often cheeper PSU's are not up to the Wattage they claim.

My Hiper Type R580 is noisy, especially under load when it emits a weird squeal/warbling sound.

A friends Type R 580 recently went pop.

Not impressed with this PSU. Love my old Antec Truepower!

Andy.

Strange I've had a Hiper Type R 480W and currently use a Hiper Type R 580W. Both have been rock solid and very quiet. I only paid £60 from a local shop for the 580W so I don't think it's a great deal.

PS. Currently using DFI Lanparty NF4-Ultra-D, Opteron 165 o/c, 2Gb RAM, 4 HD's, 2 DVD-RW, 7800GT, XFi and PCIe DVB-T card + Corsair Nautilus watercooling.

DFI used to recommend the Hiper PSU's (the DFI boards are very picky about PSU's).

Also, a well specced' PSU has surge protection, which protects your system from power spikes...

I think Hiper PSU is good than cheapo brand but there are better PSU. My experience with Hiper, admitedly I've blown one which is type-m psu. Gladly is was still under warranty and got replace with a much better psu straight away. All I can say is that the customer service was great. I still use the Hiper psu and recommend it for everyone. Its not that noisy. But for the same price I would go for corsair than hiper though.
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