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    Any thoughts on Corsair HX620W PSU?

    My trusty OCZ PSU went west on Friday. Having had problems with DFI mobos in the past (for the uninitiated, they are very finicky when it comes to PSU, especially the NF4 series) I've checked out the DFI forums and the Corsair unit was on their list.

    That particular thread hadn't been updated for quite some time, so I thought I'd check for any horror stories before I split with my hard-earned.

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    Re: Any thoughts on Corsair HX620W PSU?

    It's good but a tad over-priced, I'd be tempted to get the 520W HX (also made by Seasonic) as it's more than enough for non-crazy use.

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    Re: Any thoughts on Corsair HX620W PSU?

    The Corsair series PSU are OK.
    Nothing spectacular but not bad either.
    Power delivery is very good. Quality is average.
    As it happens, the 620W is quite good value at the moment (under £80 iirc).

    Personally i would still rather spend the extra £20 and go for one of the Enermax Infiniti's.
    The quality is outstanding.

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    Re: Any thoughts on Corsair HX620W PSU?

    I have the 520HX (bought following various glowing ciomments on Hexus)

    Pros - very quiet, not that expensive, modular, lots of cable options, beautifully packaged (!) good wrranty

    Cons - disappointed at the modular cable quality (rather stiff, making routing harder than it need be. Not sure about claims under warranty in this country, surprised to find the -5V rail well out of tolerance (not really important - but still surprised)

    Would I buy again? Maybe, although I might be tempted to try Seasonic next time.
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    Re: Any thoughts on Corsair HX620W PSU?

    I'm happy with my HX620 unit, it's quiet and does the job. Almost certainly paid too much for the name.

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    Re: Any thoughts on Corsair HX620W PSU?

    I have the HX620 version too..no problem at all up to now 5 months in.

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    Re: Any thoughts on Corsair HX620W PSU?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blitzen View Post
    The Corsair series PSU are OK.
    Nothing spectacular but not bad either.
    Power delivery is very good. Quality is average.
    lol - you crack me up. You're just too cool to like the Corsair PSUs, aren't you Blitzen?...

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    Re: Any thoughts on Corsair HX620W PSU?

    IMO its among the best, yes I do have one, and yes I might be bias


    peterb, if you find the cables are stiff, warm them gently with a hair drier, they will become softer and easier to mould.

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    Re: Any thoughts on Corsair HX620W PSU?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fraz View Post
    lol - you crack me up. You're just too cool to like the Corsair PSUs, aren't you Blitzen?...
    Hehe...nah....
    I agreed that the PSUs perform well...they do and there is no denying that.

    The Quality of them, for a 'top end unit' though does leave a bit to be desired.

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    Re: Any thoughts on Corsair HX620W PSU?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blitzen View Post
    Hehe...nah....
    I agreed that the PSUs perform well...they do and there is no denying that.

    The Quality of them, for a 'top end unit' though does leave a bit to be desired.
    I beg to differ, but I guess there is no point arguing about it with you. Maybe it's true for the 620 Watt one, but the 520 Watt one is very good quality for the money.

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    Re: Any thoughts on Corsair HX620W PSU?

    Fraz, stop trying to provoke.

    'ajones' - have you come to a conclusion yet?

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    Re: Any thoughts on Corsair HX620W PSU?

    Quote Originally Posted by NightshadowUK View Post
    Fraz, stop trying to provoke.
    Pah! I wasn't even trying! It wasn't me that started the thread with "Corsair" and "PSU" in the title...

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    Re: Any thoughts on Corsair HX620W PSU?

    I've got one: It's great.
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    Re: Any thoughts on Corsair HX620W PSU?

    They are good PSU's. In the top 5 of any PSU list.

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    Re: Any thoughts on Corsair HX620W PSU?

    Quote Originally Posted by NightshadowUK View Post
    'ajones' - have you come to a conclusion yet?
    Yes I do! Many thanks to those who contributed. The order has now been placed, and hopefully I'll be resurrecting my PC before the end of the week!

    As far as quality goes, I'll reserve judgement for now. The power delivery from my OCZ unit was superb, but I doubt that the excellent gloss finish and heavy weight construction to the unit helped too much in that regard (or those silly little tuners to vary the voltage on the 12, 5 or 3.3 V lines!). As long as this one can supply my DFI board with enough juice so that it doesn't through it's dummy out of the pram every other time I reboot, I'll be ecstatic
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    Re: Any thoughts on Corsair HX620W PSU?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fraz View Post
    I beg to differ, but I guess there is no point arguing about it with you. Maybe it's true for the 620 Watt one, but the 520 Watt one is very good quality for the money.
    Just because i dont agree, it doens't mean im arguing. Some think the Corsair PSUs are amazing, some dont.
    I dont!
    Im giving you my opinion...the same as you are to me.
    I have a 520 Corsair and it feels cheap compared to the Liberty (even thought the comparable Corsair is slightly more powerful). The cables also feel very flimsy and of 'not good' quality.

    The 620W, if you can get it for under £80, is good value though. As is the 520W to be fair.
    Value and quality are two very different things though and they do lack a bit of quality.

    At the end of the day, they will run most rigs perfectly well.
    Exceptional PSUs though, they aren't.

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