iXBT Labs - Computer Hardware in Detail






Hiper HPU-5B880-PE Power Supply

<< Previous page

     Next page >>

Solutions offered by Hiper are widely known among PC enthusiasts. Today we continue our power supply tests with the review of Hiper HPU-5B880-PE.

The PSU is shipped in the original retail package, a plastic chest with a handle for transportation. Accessories are located in a convenient compartment in the upper part of the chest.

This package doesn't suffer from self-releasing chest locks, a "feature" of the first modification of this package introduced a couple of years ago.


  • Package (and accessory box)
  • Power cable with European and American outlet adapters
  • A set of molex peripheral cables in a nylon bag
  • 4 mounting screws
  • User's manual in 10 languages
  • Two Hiper enclosure stickers

The power supply has a blue metallic enclosure with mirror coating. The 135mm cooling fan is located on the top side. All sides not occupied with any elements are perforated. During operation the fan is backlit with blue LEDs. While this looks great, it's not very convenient from a practical point of view.

The back side features two 4-port USB hubs and a USB power output of 1A output capacity. Thanks to this questionable innovation, more than half of the back side is airproof. Actually, given this power supply and cooling system design, only a small portion of air will exit the PC enclosure, and the major portion will be output inside the PC through PSU sides. We also think that while there is some sense in placing 4 USB ports on the back side, placing 8 of them is unjustified and excessive.

Write a comment below. No registration needed!

Next page >>

blog comments powered by Disqus

  Most Popular Reviews More    RSS  

AMD Phenom II X4 955, Phenom II X4 960T, Phenom II X6 1075T, and Intel Pentium G2120, Core i3-3220, Core i5-3330 Processors

Comparing old, cheap solutions from AMD with new, budget offerings from Intel.
February 1, 2013 · Processor Roundups

Inno3D GeForce GTX 670 iChill, Inno3D GeForce GTX 660 Ti Graphics Cards

A couple of mid-range adapters with original cooling systems.
January 30, 2013 · Video cards: NVIDIA GPUs

Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Surround 5.1

An external X-Fi solution in tests.
September 9, 2008 · Sound Cards

AMD FX-8350 Processor

The first worthwhile Piledriver CPU.
September 11, 2012 · Processors: AMD

Consumed Power, Energy Consumption: Ivy Bridge vs. Sandy Bridge

Trying out the new method.
September 18, 2012 · Processors: Intel
  Latest Reviews More    RSS  

i3DSpeed, September 2013

Retested all graphics cards with the new drivers.
Oct 18, 2013 · 3Digests

i3DSpeed, August 2013

Added new benchmarks: BioShock Infinite and Metro: Last Light.
Sep 06, 2013 · 3Digests

i3DSpeed, July 2013

Added the test results of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 and AMD Radeon HD 7730.
Aug 05, 2013 · 3Digests

Gainward GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST 2GB Golden Sample Graphics Card

An excellent hybrid of GeForce GTX 650 Ti and GeForce GTX 660.
Jun 24, 2013 · Video cards: NVIDIA GPUs

i3DSpeed, May 2013

Added the test results of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770/780.
Jun 03, 2013 · 3Digests
  Latest News More    RSS  

Platform  ·  Video  ·  Multimedia  ·  Mobile  ·  Other  ||  About us & Privacy policy  ·  Twitter  ·  Facebook

Copyright © Byrds Research & Publishing, Ltd., 1997–2011. All rights reserved.