Hiper Power Type M 780W Reviewpaulktreg - November 5, 2008
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The back panel contains the IEC main input connector and an on/off switch with the exhaust grill covering only half the area of the back panel. The cables are routed out of the back of the power supply via 5 ports.
Identical looking grill side panels with the Hiper logo.
The top of the power supply includes the specification logo along with a small selection of production tested stickers and the units serial number/barcode. The Hiper Power Type M 780W utilises a large 140mm black cooling fan which is protected with a chrome grill with the hiper logo at its centre. The fan panel, like the side panels, contains a further surface of grill.
There are a lot of cables, but this is due to the cable design utilised on the Hiper Power Type M 780W power supply. The cables aren't of the usual chain design seen on most units. There are three individual molex connector cables, for instance, of different lengths and the SATA power connector cables only have two connectors each. I would imagine, with careful planning, this sort of cable design will help to keep things looking neat and tidy. The power supply also comes with a good selection of cable adapters and convertors.
The European version of the Hiper Power Type M 780W comes with a modular power cord. Using the plug and socket arrangement below, with screw collar to prevent them coming apart, you are able to connect a UK or European 2-pin plug.
The large 140mm fan is by Yate Loon Electronics (GP D14BM-12) and is rated at 12VDC 0.7A. Look carefully and you will also see the clear plastic baffle to help get the airflow were it's needed.
The internal printed circuit board is somewhat cluttered, but the layout is tidy. All the heatsinks are made from aluminium with ridges and slots to increase the surface area of the heatsinks and help with heat dissipation. All the coils have heatshrink sleeving applied to them, partly for insulation and partly I wonder, to help stop the often irritating vibration/noise that some coils like to emit.
Inside the Hiper Power Type M 780W we have a vertically mounted surface mount printed circuit board which hosts the fan connection socket. I can only summise that this board controls the temperture monitoring hardware and fan speed controller. White plastic sheeting is fitted were necessary to insulate the power supply electronics from the casing and prevent shorting. The cables exit the power supply via the 5 ports at the rear of the unit.
The majority of the electrolytic capacitors appear to be by PET and KY, and are rated at 85°C, but I always feel 105°C rated capacitors would be more appropriate for very little increase in cost. Overall, the Hiper Power Type M 780W is a well built unit both inside and out. Let's see how it performs.