Delivery Contents, Power Rating and Fan

Rosewill comes with the usual assortment of extras. You get a standard power cable, four screws for installing the PSU, ten cable ties, a user manual and a seperate bag for all modular cables. The user manual has a few short instructions on how to install the device and shows some products details.

The maximum load for +3.3V and +5V is 22A each, which is enough for a modern PSU. Together, these outputs provide 130W. The Hive 550W has one +12V output, which can be loaded with 38A according to the manufacturer. As you can see the PSU is ErP-ready formerly known as EuP.

The fan is an RL4Z B1352512H from Globe Fan. This 135mm model is used in many power supplies that are manufactured by High Power. With a maximum of 1500RPM it has a moderate speed within the RLXX series, and it can reach a sound pressure level of approximately 29 dBA. However, since the fan output starts at 6V the noise levels are usually not that high. The fan uses 0.33A and consists of 11 fan blades with rough edges.

Rosewill Hive 550W External Impressions and Cable Configuration
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  • LeftSide - Saturday, March 17, 2012 - link

    Whenever you do a review on a Power Supply, is their any way you can get a retail version to check and make sure you are getting the same results? I just feel like if a company sends in a power supply to you, they are going to send the absolute best performing power supply they have. It might not always be reflective of real world results.
    Graphics cards and CPUs are different. The performance will be the same. Although I never trust the overclocking results. Again the company sending you the product is going to send the lowest voltage part they have, giving the review the best OC results possible. I wait to read the forums about how well they OC in real life.
  • pc_void - Saturday, March 17, 2012 - link

    I agree. PSUs are too often cherry picked. Takes away from the review in the end.
  • Martin Kaffei - Saturday, March 17, 2012 - link

    This PSU has no Japanese main capacitor as promised. So nobody checked this sample.
  • ssddaydream - Sunday, March 18, 2012 - link

    While I agree that retail units will often differ from review samples, I disagree that CPUs and GPUs would be the same. Performance characteristics at identical clock speeds would be the same, but overclocking and thermal characteristics could differ significantly.
  • AnnonymousCoward - Sunday, March 18, 2012 - link

    uhh, he said CPUs and GPUs are different.
  • ssddaydream - Sunday, March 18, 2012 - link

    I am saying CPUs and GPUs vary largely.
  • Swirlser - Sunday, March 18, 2012 - link

    The OP is saying CPUs and GPUs vary.

    OP: "Graphics cards and CPUs are different."

    ssddaydream: "I disagree that CPUs and GPUs would be the same."
  • Just1Jay - Sunday, March 18, 2012 - link

    No, sir. ;- )
    I think you are being waaay too picky. ;- )
    Anyway, many reviews are done with manufacture demos which we hope are the same as the retail items. No matter what the component.
    Just my input.
  • Spacecomber - Saturday, March 17, 2012 - link

    I'm not familiar with this manufacturer. Do they have their own retail line (as do Seasonic and Fortron, for example)? What would some typical brands be (and maybe models) that make use of this company for the manufacturing their products. Looking at their web site, I get the impression that they make a range of components for the electronics industry, but I couldn't easily get any further specifics. (They are a Taiwanese company with much of their manufacturing done on the mainland.)
  • Peanutsrevenge - Sunday, March 18, 2012 - link

    Try reading the article before asking questions that already answered in the article:

    "Sirtec (High Power) is the manufacturer of the Hive-series."

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