Corsair Powers Up Hard-Core Gamers

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  1. madmatt

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    Need some extra juice for your PC? Corsair Memory says it has a power supply for you. Yes, the memory maker adored by many a game enthusiast is entering a new market.

    The Corsair HX620W and HX520W have a modular design that increases airflow within the case to keep the system cool. The 620W version has a combined maximum output rating of 50Amp and the 520W has 40Amp, even if the ambient temperature creeps up to 122 degrees, the company notes. Both models also feature two PCI-Express cables and native support for dual graphics card configurations, and Corsair says it has made sure both are compatible with Nvidia's SLI platform and ATI's Crossfire series.

    Because the units have Active Power Factor Correction-- they're more efficient, conserve electricity and stay relatively cool. On top of all that, apparently they're quiet as a mouse.

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    Source: CNET News.com
     
  2. Brad

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    yes please.
     
  3. sindustrial777

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    Cool, I like the fact that it's modular, I hate cable managment :dead:
    I probably would have looked into this if I hadn't upgraded my power supply last week :lick:
     
  4. kcnychief

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    Meh, I simply choose to steer clear of modular PSUs. Nice idea, and clean inside the case, but non-modular tend to be of higher quality and maintain a more thorough power flow-through.

    Sexy as **** though :D
     
  5. Sazar

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    Active Power Correction == big bucks.

    Why do you think most PC power and cooling psu's are so expensive :)

    Nice to see someone else step up to the plate with a decent design.

    Still not a fan of the modular design but whatever.
     
  6. madmatt

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    I knew that was coming.
     
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    God, I need cable management so badly. :(
     
  8. kcnychief

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    Zip ties or velcro work well, PVC tubing as well :D
     
  9. Aprox

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    I dont care for modular designs either, as kcny stated zip ties work wonders. Go pick up some cable mesh or the plastic stuff that wraps aroudn wires (not sure on the name of it) and it will look great. You dont need modular to have a clean system either.

    You can pick up Active PFC PSU's for 150$ They are only a little more expensive. PC P&C PSU's are nice, but not worth the cost imho, they are over built for what the average joe needs when it comes to quality and reliability.
     
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