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    New Huntkey 300w PSU

    I've just been reading this article over at Anandtech, a new 300w, 80+ Gold PSU from Huntkey. I hear a few grumbles after some of their previous models but the review for it looks excellent, 85% efficient down at 10% load - that's 30w! This could be an ideal step between a PicoPSU and a 400W+ PSU for low-power systems, since PSUs tend to have terrible efficiency down at these loads. I don't think I'm completely confident until I see another review but this could be one to watch!

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    Re: New Huntkey 300w PSU

    Wow a really solid huntkey what's truely shocking is that it seem to be a 400w design that they've down rated to 300w that's really gobsmacking as they normally do the opposite.
    Interesting that the label only gives it 103w on the 12v but the OCP kicking in at 28amp (336 watt)
    The dual pci-e connectors is a bit risky as people might think it can take a far more power hungery card

    I will mention the FSP have made a gold rated PSU range that starts at 400w and are working a platinum rated psu

    EDIt: made a correction and a Huntkey platinum psu is coming too.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSdObloyJe0

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    Re: New Huntkey 300w PSU

    Definitely a few more interesting low power units seem to be coming through

    I've been planning on building a self build 24 hour on file server / HTPC for a while. For 99% of the time, I'm sure a pico psu would do it, but if I loaded it up with 2TB drives I'd be worried about all the drives spinning up together when it's switched on. Something like this could be ideal for that extra overhead, but still with decent efficiency at the bottom end of the range.

    ps - saw that Anandtech review, searched to see if you could buy in the UK and if so how much, and for huntkey 300w, this thread popped up @ no. 3. So I'm guessing it's not made a big impact over here yet!

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    Re: New Huntkey 300w PSU

    ebuyer usually stock huntkey psus so maybe drop them a message.

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    Re: New Huntkey 300w PSU

    Open goal here, Scan!

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    Re: New Huntkey 300w PSU

    Well from that artical the expected price is around $90 So around £55-60

    Will be very hard to know though as it's only out in japan atm it's not even made it to the US yet.

    For those who missed it here's the hexus tv link about the new FSP Aurum 80+ gold psu range
    http://forums.hexus.net/hexus-tv-tur...urum-psus.html

    Ooo I just did a google product serach and found the 400w model for £51 http://www.pixmania.co.uk/uk/uk/9009...&CodePromo=oui
    No idea what pixmania is like to buy from

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    Re: New Huntkey 300w PSU

    hope it does come out over hear building a low power nas server so this would be very nice

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    Re: New Huntkey 300w PSU

    Sorry for old thread revival but thought some thread subscribers would be interested.

    I purchased one of these from eBuyer along with a new case to make my general PC quieter, the SFF Antec case was turning out to be more trouble that it was worth to silence (don't get me wrong, it's not loud at all, but as some of you may know, chasing silence is like an OCD ).

    Out of the box, it looks pretty well made, well-sleeved cables etc and by the looks of it, it's the 'Planet3dnowde Edition' with a single PCIe connector and 105C rated Japanese holdup cap (there are other differences but those two are easy to spot by just looking). The paint/finish could be better, it's glossy black and doesn't look very hard-waering. However, when I started it, then fan jumped straight to full speed and even after leaving it for a while it stayed like that. Fair enough it's faulty (sucks considering I got it just before the bank holiday weekend) but looking at eBuyer customer reviews I'm not the only one. I'll be returning it either way as it's no use to me but I'm not sure if it's worth getting another (reviews I've read indicate a quiet temp-controlled fan) or just getting a refund and searching for a replacement?

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    Re: New Huntkey 300w PSU

    Just received the replacement, same problem - fan is fairly loud even when idle, it's not bearing noise or anything, just air noise as it's moving a fair amount which is a bit pointless for such a low powered, Gold-rated PSU. Not sure if I can be bothered returning it again but it's still no use to me. Not sure what's happened to the fan controller since the positive reviews but all I can say is just avoid this PSU, especially if you're after something quiet, not to mention it will probably get caked in dust in 6 femtoseconds.

    After reading other reviews about idle power consumption problems, I took a few unloaded measurements:
    Swicthed off - 1W, 5VA
    Standby - 0W, 18VA
    Idle (on but unloaded) - 6W, 21VA
    Not bad, but low-load PF could be better.

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    Re: New Huntkey 300w PSU

    Have now returned for a refund and gone with a beQuiet unit instead. Thankfully eBuyer have been great about it, and hopefully they'll look into it as it sounds like a faulty batch and must be costing them money.

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