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    Hipro 600w, great reviews, built by same makers as OCZ???? Can't be..

    I'm looking at THIS PSU at the egg. Was browsing through looking for something to power the build I'm on right now, and saw high review marks for cheap and figured I'd check out the reviews and see how it stacks up.

    The reviews are all(except 1) pretty high, including 1 that states that this PSU is made by the makers of the OCZ Psu's. That can't be right, can it?

    Even if that is incorrect, would you guys tell me to shy away from this? Budget is an issue, or I wouldn't even be considering it at all.

    It will be powering:
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    Perhaps another WD 250 in raid-0

    Currently has an ANTEC 550 truepower 2.0... is the upgrade neccessary?
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    Uhhh.... Topower? They make some good stuff... and they make a lot of crap. Definitely not anything "OCZ quality" there.

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    Looks like a P5 - Modstream quality. As much of a beef I have against CWT designs and their terrible caps lately, as long as the Antec is behaving itself I see no reason it shouldn't power the new build too.
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    So they don't make the OCZ as that poster stated.. didn't think so. So , Johnny, is that a vote to stay away? Or do you think it is worth a go on some mid range systems?

    Wolf, another vote to stay away?
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    Topower used to OEM for OCZ... the Powerstreams and Modstreams were Topower. This particular unit is a Modstream grade unit - not terrible, but not that good either. One can do better for the price.

    Unless the Antec is giving you cause for alarm, I'd keep it and see how it does. Unless you really want something new that is.
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    Use the Antec until the caps blow.

    It should be enough power.

    Probably better than the Topower to be perfectly honest.

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    Thanks, guys.

    I've just used these antecs for the past couple of builds as a result of friends budgets, and frankly I don't trust them much.. bad experiences a while ago. Just looking for a decent budget replacement to power somewhat power hungry builds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yo4444
    Just looking for a decent budget replacement to power somewhat power hungry builds.
    http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=PS-E5150GH
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    Wolf and Johnny, Thanks for the input on the Hipro's, A few folks have been recommending them highly on the Amd forums and I was kind of curious on the actual quality of the build.
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    Here are some options for you:

    http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...uctCode=270340
    Enermax Liberty 400W

    http://www.directron.com/enp5246g.html
    Enhance ENP 460W

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    I think that I would stick with the Antec psu until it goes up on you.

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    Wolf, Not sure what you linked there as the link died. Please let me know.
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    Sorry about that - try this one. Enhance 500W:

    http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=PS-EN5150G
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oklahoma Wolf
    Sorry about that - try this one. Enhance 500W:

    http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=PS-EN5150G
    Do you know who the OEM is on that unit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by damarble
    Do you know who the OEM is on that unit?
    Umm... Enhance.

    They've only been making their own PSU's since 1986.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyGURU
    Umm... Enhance.

    They've only been making their own PSU's since 1986.
    Thanks. (Now that I look like an idiot! ) I'm still learning a lot about PSU's, it's probably my weakest area.

    I'll have to keep that one in mind for budget builds. Is it better or worse than a Fortron at that price point?

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    I'd have to say just a little better at this time.
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    Great.. Thanks for the link and info.
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