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    News - Corsair announces lower-end "Power" series PSUs

    Corsair has launched a new series of power supplies that promise a quiet, energy-efficient and economical solution for inexpensive builds.
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    Re: News - Corsair announces lower-end "Power" series PSUs

    and the CX400 slots in nicely below the well-regarded HX520.
    surely it should be 'slots in nicely below the VX450w.'?
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    Re: News - Corsair announces lower-end "Power" series PSUs

    The California-based manufacturer states that the engineering know-how that comes from developing high-end units such as its HX1000 has allowed it to create a "best-in-class power supply for mainstream users".
    This has me scratching my head a bit. Isn't the HX1000 made by CWT (yes, the same people who made my £28 XClio PSU), not Corsair? In fact, aren't all of their previous models made by either CWT or Seasonic?

    I'd love to know how that allowed Corsair to create a best in class power supply.. if indeed they have even created this one.

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    Re: News - Corsair announces lower-end "Power" series PSUs

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post

    I'd love to know how that allowed Corsair to create a best in class power supply.. if indeed they have even created this one.
    tis made by seasonic

    luckyNV found a post by redbeard on another forum (i'll find the link...)


    edit: here is the other thread: http://forums.hexus.net/scan-care-he...er-supply.html

    see LuckyNV's post for the link to Redbeards post
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    Re: News - Corsair announces lower-end "Power" series PSUs

    Quote Originally Posted by TAKTAK View Post
    tis made by seasonic
    So in fact it's not even made by the same people who made the HX1000! What a confusing press release.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    So in fact it's not even made by the same people who made the HX1000! What a confusing press release.
    my little (updated) corsair list:

    -------------------------------------
    Organised by rated wattage:
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    CX400w = Seasonic

    VX450w = Seasonic

    HX450w = Seasonic

    HX520w = Seasonic

    VX550w = CWT

    HX620w = Seasonic

    TX650w = Seasonic

    TX750w = CWT

    TX850w = CWT

    HX1000w = CWT

    ---------------------------
    Organised by series:
    ---------------------------

    CX400 = Seasonic

    VX450 = Seasonic
    VX550 = CWT

    TX650 = Seasonic
    TX750 = CWT
    TX850 = CWT

    HX450 = Seasonic
    HX520 = Seasonic
    HX620 = Seasonic
    HX1000 = CWT
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    Re: News - Corsair announces lower-end "Power" series PSUs

    Why are "low end" PSUs 400W? My systems have C2D's OC'd to 3.2ghz, HD3850s, 2Gb and HD and consume at spikes up to 175W when booting, 150W when running Orthos and 130W when gaming. Idles at 70W. Thats all at the wall.

    I'd like a 250W PSU that was energy efficient. All 400W+ systems are never at peak efficiency when so lightly loaded.

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    Re: News - Corsair announces lower-end "Power" series PSUs

    due to the amperage on the rails?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Methanoid View Post
    Why are "low end" PSUs 400W? My systems have C2D's OC'd to 3.2ghz, HD3850s, 2Gb and HD and consume at spikes up to 175W when booting, 150W when running Orthos and 130W when gaming. Idles at 70W. Thats all at the wall.

    I'd like a 250W PSU that was energy efficient. All 400W+ systems are never at peak efficiency when so lightly loaded.
    But then I guess the cost of a decent 250W compared to a 400W is minimal.
    Even those laptop power supply that gives 95W cost a hell lot of money.

    Suprised how little power those C2D use. My desktop eats 80W more at full load / 90W idle than yours. But then I got a hell lot more HDDs.
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    Re: News - Corsair announces lower-end "Power" series PSUs

    How do you monitor what the total power used is?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Koolpc View Post
    How do you monitor what the total power used is?
    you use one of these http://www.ecofreak.co.uk/products/1...y-Monitor.html

    and that gives you the total that the comp is pulling from the wall.
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    Re: News - Corsair announces lower-end "Power" series PSUs

    No way of monitoring it via software?

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    either use a plug monitor or go by reviews, see what they get on the total wattage on a similar pc.
    I need to get one of them plug things but im waiting for one at £5 .
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    Re: News - Corsair announces lower-end "Power" series PSUs

    Surely a good thing.
    There is poor decent quality competition at the lower end.
    Still I guess it really could be down to who manufactures the part and the warranty.

    A product ill probably look at as well as the cheaper Hipers.

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