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Old 08-15-06, 05:13 PM Thread Starter   #1
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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.

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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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Old 08-15-06, 05:44 PM   #2
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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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Old 08-15-06, 05:55 PM   #3
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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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Old 08-15-06, 07:03 PM Thread Starter   #4
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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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Old 08-15-06, 07:07 PM   #5
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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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Old 08-15-06, 08:05 PM   #6
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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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Old 08-15-06, 08:45 PM Thread Starter   #7
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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:
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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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Old 08-18-06, 02:10 PM   #10
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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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Old 08-19-06, 07:36 PM Thread Starter   #12
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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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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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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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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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Old 08-21-06, 11:20 PM Thread Starter   #18
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Great.. Thanks for the link and info.

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