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OEM for that is Sirtec same guys that makes some of the OCZ units

HIVE Reviews

http://www.anandtech.com/show/5674/rosewill-hive-550w/1
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Rosewill-HIVE-650-W-Power-Supply-Review/1460
good point....
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How is the HIVE-550? Looks like a great deal at $69.99 + 20% off.

It's really not quite as good as the Capstone. The "highlights" are that it's built by Sirfa/High Power, has an 85*C primary capacitor from Teapo (better than CapXon, worse than anything Japanese like Chemi-con), all the secondary capacitors are from Teapo as well (except for the ones on the modular connector board, which are from Chemi-con), and is less efficient (Capstone = 80+GOLD, Hive = 80+Bronze).

Also of note is that the Capstone can deliver its full rated power @ 50*C ambient temperature, whereas the Hive is only rated @ 40*C.

In a vacuum the HIVE 550w is a great deal @ $50 AR $10 (the EMCXRWS93 code is for $20 off, not 20% off), but not quite as much in comparison to the Capstone 550-M due to its current sale price of $72.
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On a side note the capstone 650w is great deal at $76.
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On a side note the capstone 650w is great deal at $76.

Indeed.
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It's really not quite as good as the Capstone. The "highlights" are that it's built by Sirfa/High Power, has an 85*C primary capacitor from Teapo (better than CapXon, worse than anything Japanese like Chemi-con), all the secondary capacitors are from Teapo as well (except for the ones on the modular connector board, which are from Chemi-con), and is less efficient (Capstone = 80+GOLD, Hive = 80+Bronze).

Also of note is that the Capstone can deliver its full rated power @ 50*C ambient temperature, whereas the Hive is only rated @ 40*C.

In a vacuum the HIVE 550w is a great deal @ $50 AR $10 (the EMCXRWS93 code is for $20 off, not 20% off), but not quite as much in comparison to the Capstone 550-M due to its current sale price of $72.

Upon further review, the Hive 650w is the $50 one.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182132
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Played a match of BF3 tonite....after I updated to the 13.5 Catalyst betas. This seemed to have solved my issue. biggrin.gif lol
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Played a match of BF3 tonite....after I updated to the 13.5 Catalyst betas. This seemed to have solved my issue. biggrin.gif lol

Glad to hear it. Let's hope that's the root cause of your symptoms!
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