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    News - Corsair's 450W HX-series PSU hits retail, costs more than the 520W alternative

    Corsair tells us its latest HX-series power supply is now available, but it's suffering from the dollar-to-pound exchange rate.
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    Re: News - Corsair's 450W HX-series PSU hits retail, costs more than the 520W alterna

    This will probably be Corsair's worst selling product ever. Approximately 0 sales in the first few weeks after launch

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    Re: News - Corsair's 450W HX-series PSU hits retail, costs more than the 520W alterna

    Quite..

    I'm dread to think what the 520HX is going to go up to if the 450W is £75 though.

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    Re: News - Corsair's 450W HX-series PSU hits retail, costs more than the 520W alterna

    Any good reason why I should not save around £10 by buying the Seasonic M12ii-430 near-equivalent?

    Made in the same factory I think.

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    Re: News - Corsair's 450W HX-series PSU hits retail, costs more than the 520W alterna

    Quote Originally Posted by cpemma View Post
    Any good reason why I should not save around £10 by buying the Seasonic M12ii-430 near-equivalent?

    Made in the same factory I think.
    No reason not to, but the Corsair one mentioned in this thread is a modular one. You could get a non modular one (Corsair still) £15~ less as it's the same sort like the Seasonic one (non modular). I don't know if it is of Seasonic or CWT origin though.

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    Re: News - Corsair's 450W HX-series PSU hits retail, costs more than the 520W alterna

    Quote Originally Posted by moogle View Post
    No reason not to, but the Corsair one mentioned in this thread is a modular one. You could get a non modular one (Corsair still) £15~ less as it's the same sort like the Seasonic one (non modular). I don't know if it is of Seasonic or CWT origin though.

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    TX650w = Seasonic

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    CX400 = Seasonic

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    Re: News - Corsair's 450W HX-series PSU hits retail, costs more than the 520W alterna

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    Re: News - Corsair's 450W HX-series PSU hits retail, costs more than the 520W alterna

    Quote Originally Posted by moogle View Post
    No reason not to, but the Corsair one mentioned in this thread is a modular one.
    So is the Seasonic I linked, and with arguably a more useful set of connectors than the Corsairs

    Seasonic M12ii-430W modular

    * 1 x 4pin ATX 12V
    * 6 x 4pin Molex
    * 2 x 6pin PCI-E Power
    * 1 x 8pin CPU +12V
    * 2 x FDD Power
    * 6 x SATA Power

    Seasonic M12ii-500W modular

    * 1 x 4pin ATX 12V
    * 8 x 4pin Molex
    * 1 x 6+2pin PCI-E Power
    * 1 x 6pin PCI-E Power
    * 1 x 8pin CPU +12V
    * 2 x FDD Power
    * 6 x SATA Power

    Corsair HX520W modular has less SATA.

    * 1 x 4+4pin CPU +12V
    * 10 x 4pin Molex
    * 2 x 6+2pin PCI-E Power
    * 1 x 6pin Workstation
    * 2 x FDD Power
    * 4 x SATA Power

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    Re: News - Corsair's 450W HX-series PSU hits retail, costs more than the 520W alterna

    Quote Originally Posted by cpemma View Post
    So is the Seasonic I linked, and with arguably a more useful set of connectors than the Corsairs
    Whoops

    I didn't look hard enough and quickly assumed it was a non modular (not familiar with the Seasonic naming scheme )

    I suppose then with that information presented out nicely (Nice one ) it would make sense to go with the Seasonic *if* you needed those extra connectors, or go with the Corsair if you wanted the warranty (assuming you get it from Scan and the Seasonic doesn't have 5 year warranty also).

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    Re: News - Corsair's 450W HX-series PSU hits retail, costs more than the 520W alterna

    I see the the 450W HX is still the wrong side of £70 (everywhere, not just Scan). Do Corsair not want to sell these? Secondly, why is it a 'pre-order' when it's been available for months?

    Lastly, two of its competitors are also out of stock - the Enermax MODU82+ 425W (which from old threads I can see was a keen price on Scan) and the Seasonic M12II-430.

    Is this discrimination against 400W PSUs?

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