Again about 350w for the 12V lines, my pelts are going to like this review a lot. Nothing here out of the ordinary for a high-class PSU. External/Internal Design
When they delivered this PSU, I was amazed by the size of the box they used for shipping. It was about 60x50x50cm, enough to house more then 4 PSU's. I first thought what a load of protection for this package, but when the mailman handed it over, the weight quickly convinced me that this was no ordinary shipment.
After opening the box, I couldn’t believe my eyes. I knew they used a funky plastic box, but this one definitely has the award for 'most valuable packaging'. The box can be used as a medium-sized toolkit-box, complete with trays for small screws!
Contents:four power plug to molex connectors
four molex extension cables
one power plug to PCI-E cable
one power plug to 12VP4 cable
one molex to floppy extension cable
two molex to SATA extension cables
If you look at the pictures closely, you'll notice the very high detail in components. The connectors really are solid and the industrial power-plug look is very cool. Well, to me it is. Installing this PSU also was a dream; you can exactly adjust the amount of connectors to your needs. Every molex is split off from the previous one, so no empty connectors if you don't want to. One small remark here, the molex connectors have two push-plates attached to ease the trouble when you have to disconnect a device but since this according to the standard specs, the connectors won't fit on certain devices. My r9800pro with Artic Silencer is one of them. Luckily you can easily remove the push-thingies with a knife.
When opening the PSU, an unpleasant fact came to my attention. When looking at the circuit boards, I noticed a really messy soldering job.
Performance, deviation from standard rails
As you can see, the Hiper Type-R has much more balanced voltage rails. No big drops, no big peaks. And that's how we like it. Please note that any software using the internal measuring devices is off quite a bit, in every test. And it's not even consequent. If you want accurate measurements, go buy a multi-meter!
I also want to mention the power usage of this device, which is 268w at full load, a lot better then the 292w the Ultra X-Connect PSU. This value is off course quite useless if you don't care about what comes on your electricity bill. However, if you have just founded a family you'll know better. At this point I'd like to felicitate A-Star, one of our [M] crew members who just became a daddy the other day. Congrats A-Star! :-)