every company on the planet seems to have a power supply
or three in the their product lineup. No doubt spurred on
by the ever-increasing demands made by modern graphics cards
and power-hungry hardware, the addition of such generally
important, yet underrated component makes undoubted sense.
the wheat from the chaff is where things become a little
cloudy though. Just because so many companies have power
supplies in their catalogue doesn't automatically make them
all worth buying. Though having said that, it is thankfully
becoming increasingly difficult to buy a genuinely substandard
power supply that doesn't come already pre-installed in
a budget case.
part of the Cooler Master group, Hiper presumably have their
experience, marketing and technical resources to draw on
if they need to. For the most part though it seems they're
happy to operate as a separate entity, something I'm always
glad to see. We all know what happens when you have too
many chiefs and not enough indians.
have been selling power supplies for a while now, mostly
they've been good quality but strictly functional units
designed to work well rather than to do or be anything spectacular.
The new Type-R range however breaks that trend with a trio
of PSUs to suit those who expect good looks and good performance
in equal measure.
we look at what they're all about, time for some specs:
is our fourth generation 14db true 480W PSU. It features:
A single 120mm fan, 450mm multi-braided cables, PFC, gold
plated pins, Operating manual in Ten languages (English,
French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Portuguese, Polish,
Farsi, and Arabic), and Built-In SATA connectors.
Mesh body design
Complies with ATX 2.2 Standard
Fully compatible with AMD 64 bit processors
I/O short circuit & overload protection design
PFC, Power Factor Correction
3-Years warranty (RTB)
of Input AC Voltage: 230V (200V - 265V)
Safety Certifications: UL, CUL, VDE, SEMKO, DEMKO, NEMKO,
FINKO & CB
most people don't want or need to be confused with the technical
minutia, there seems to be an increasing trend for publishing
nothing but the most basic of specifications for recent
power supplies. While I appreciate most people want to know
the maximum output in Watts and Amps, some of us would like
to know about efficiency, ripple, hold-up time and the like
and it can be difficult to make an informed judgement without
them, even though they by no means represent the whole picture.
on with the show, let's see what these new Type-R PSUs are