Start this review off nice and easy with some specs this time around.
- Support latest ATX12V v2.2 and EPS12V 2.91 standards and is backwards compatible with ATX12 2,01 systems
- Guaranteed to deliver rated specifications at 50?C
- Active Power Factor Correction with PF value=0.99 provides clean and reliable power to your system.
- 8 Serial ATA connectors (4 on 520W)
- 105?C rated industrial grade capacitors provide uncompromised perfermance and reliability, delivering 4 times the lifespan of conventional 85 ?C rated capacitors.
- Powerful + 5Vsb rail with 3A rating
- Over Current/Valtage/Power Protection, Under Valtage Protection, and Short Circuit Protection provide maximum safty for your critical components.
- Gold plated connectors provide oxide free ultra low-resistance contact between the power supply and your critical components.
- Dimension: 5.9″(W) x 3.4″(H) x 5.9″ (L)
- MTBF: 1000,000 Hours
The HX Series efficently delivers continuous full rated putput with solid triple + 12V rails for combined maximun output rating of 50A (40A on 520W), and is engineered to exceed the requirements for even the most power hungry of computers.
Utilizing advanced double-forward switching circuitry design, the HX series provides 80% + high efficiency and Active Power Factor Correction (PFC), ensuring the PSU generates minimal heat during operation and uses less electricity.
The enhance modular cable solution provides flexible cables for superior cable routing. This eliminates cable clusters and optimizes the airflow inside your case.
- Quiet and Cool
The high quality thermally controlled double ball-bearing 120mm fan delivers excellent air flow with whisper quiet operation.
- Dual GPU Ready
The HX Series offers native support for dual graphic card configurations with two PCI-Express cables and high performance +12V rails. It is compatible with either nVidia’s SLI OR ATI’s Crossfire solution.
The Corsair PSU is aimed at enthusiasts purely. The power supply is a matte black and features red and black labels on the sides and back. Corsair is aiming this power supply at the high end enthusiast market and does not believe that incorporating LED lights and windows is where they should put their focus. Instead, they focus it on stability and raw power.
Opening the box up we found the power supply unit encased in a foam shipping housing and also inside was a modular cable bag, power cord, two plastic bags, and the owner’s manual. Opening up the cable bag we found 11 cables that can be used on the power supply.
- 2 – 800mm 4 pin peripheral power connector cables (Molex) with 3 “quick release” style connectors
- 2 – 450mm 4 pin peripheral power connector cables (Molex) with 2 “quick release” style connectors
- 2 – 550mm PCI Express cables
- 2 – 800mm SATA connector cables with 3 SATA connectors
- 1 – 600mm SATA connector cables with 2 SATA connectors
- 1 – Y-adapter cable with 2 floppy power connectors
- 1 – Y-adapter cable with 2 4 pin female (Molex) “FAN ONLY” power connectors
Corsair has shipped eleven modular cables with their power supply, but the unit itself can only use up to seven of those cables at any given time. Corsair has actually given us a greater number of cables that what is required, so we can pick at choose what to run per our system requirements. During our use of the power supply we didn’t run into any cable length issues when we test fitted the power supply into some common cases when we checked cable lengths. One thing that I noticed is that the power supply comes with the 24-pin main power connector, 4-pin +12V connector and 8-pin EPS12V connector that cannot be removed. For all of the systems that we tested on the 4-pin +12V connector was not needed, so we had to hide the wire in our case.
Overall the PSU is one great piece of hardware, and shouldn’t be missed out by anyone.