HuntKey HK500-13BP 500W Power Supply Review

Cases & PSU/Power Supplies by Berry @ 2007-01-18

And they came from the East, a thousand strong. Like a storm, they ravaged the lands. Unknown, exotic, different than ever been seen. One sat down at my table, and ate, drank and laughed. We´re all so different, yet all the same. HuntKey, a Chinese company let us test drive their 500W Power Supply.

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Specifications and In the Box

HK500-13BP(ATX12V V2.0)

  • EMI/RFI:FCC part 15 Class B,EN55022 Class B
  • Super high air flow(24CFM)--12cm Cooling Fan
  • Ultra Low acoustic noise(<32dB)
  • MTBF 50,000 hours at 25°C
  • Comply with Intel ATX12V V2.0
  • Surge:IEC61000-4-5
  • ESD:IEC61000-4-2
  • Dimension:150*86*140mm(W*H*L)

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    The above specifications are a direct, but corrected copy of the Huntkey website. For the Dutch market, on request of the distributor, slight alterations were made:

  • The stock 120mm fan is replaced by a 140mm Yate Loon fan, D14SM-12.
  • an Active PFC has been installed.

    In the Box

    The unit comes in a high glossy, cardboard box. Though mainly sold as an aftermarket replacement unit, it wouldn’t be out of place in a display.

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    Though the box seems to be generic for their entire HK-xxx-13BP range, it is labeled with the same sticker, as the unit is. For any warranty claims the original box isn’t needed though.

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    Opening the box, you’ll find the tightly packed supply, with its eye-catching 140mm fan turned to the top. It immediately comes clear that this unit is aimed at the aftermarket and system builder/integrator market. There is no power cord or datasheet inside. There is only one extra 2Molex-to-PCIe connector bundled.

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    Comment from EsaT @ 2007/01/19
    They surely know how to give good first impression:
    MTBF 50,000 hours at 25°C
    "Standard" is ~100 000 hours at 50°C...

    Design is old, uselessly overpowered 5V with 12V being seriously underpowered and efficiency is low.

    upper mainstream gaming rig. It generates a fair amount of load, 445W max...

    resulted in a consumed power (Peak) of 2,21Amps, giving almost 500W out of the wall.
    You forgot that this PSU converts some serious amount of electricity into kinetic energy of particles aka heat.
    Real load on PSU is more inline with 350W because of low efficiency. (500W *0.7)

    You must have overclocked those NoiseBlocker fans seriously to get that much overshooting consumption!

    PS. Next time take photo of PSUs spec sticker from slightly oblique angle to avoid washing of highlights because of reflecting light of flash. (remember law of reflection)
    Comment from Berry @ 2007/01/21
    First off all, read the review on the silverstone ST40EF,
    and the stated ratings, and measurements there.
    I clearly admit, this isn`t the most reliable way off measuring, but I`m working on that.

    As for the fan`s, I`ve taken the liberty of verifying the stated power-consumption, by separately measuring all four fan`s using a single connector.
    Free flow(free on desk): 2,3A combined(12,12V)=27,88W
    Build in system: 2,71A combined(12,11V)=32,81W
    Power-on peak:3,41A using peak-measurement.
    As for the fan`s used, they are the SX2-Pro(Black)
    and of a slightly different build than the ones on their site.
    Comment from jort @ 2007/01/28
    Nice review berry

    Typo? "

    No power card included"

    Comment from jmke @ 2007/01/28
    Fixed, thanks