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[Anandtech] Rosewill HIVE 550W Review

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http://www.anandtech.com/show/5674/rosewill-hive-550w/1

Looks like a decent unit, but doesn't quite live up to all the hype (especially on this forum).

All caps are Teapo, which is contrary to Rosewill's claim of:
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The Hive 550W is the first product from Rosewill we've tested. It provides an acceptable voltage regulation and quality. We like the look more than the design from other Sirtec models, and even better is that the Hive 550W is available for about $70. That's a decent value for a good all-around PSU, which is similar to most other solutions in this performance class.

The power supply uses a well known layout from Sirtec, and it's a cheaper design. The PSU is nothing special, corresponding to what we have seen in many other models. The EMI filtering is well equipped, and a varistor in the entrance is a good idea. All cables should be proteced with heatshrinks, and while some of them are we would like to see the others protected as well. The relatively low-end Teapo capacitors on the secondary side are acceptable for a PSU in this range, while the fan is pretty low-end as well. Rosewill promised to use a Japanese main capacitor but this time they used Teapo.

Edited by 996gt2 - 3/18/12 at 10:10pm
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80%+ efficiency from 20% load on up, modular cables, delivers its rated power at 40*C and can be found for $45 on sale? sure there are better units, but not many compare on this kind of budget.
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i have one and i cant say any thing about the efficiancy but it is super quiet and works great. also i have no way to measure efficiacy.
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