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Old 01-09-2013, 06:31 AM   #1
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"So far, there are four models within Corsair's new HX power supply series with the 80 Plus certification: 650 W, 750 W, 850 W, and 1,050 W. We've already reviewed the 850 W model, which received our "..."

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Old 01-09-2013, 07:23 AM   #2
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From the review images this unit does seem to be 160mm deep.

I went to the Corsair page to check on the 7 year warranty and noticed the depth stated at 200mm and the image makes it seem longer than the standard ATX.
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Old 01-09-2013, 08:58 AM   #3
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Nice accurate website Corsair have...
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Old 01-09-2013, 05:05 PM   #4
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WarrantySeven years
Dimension150mm x 86mm x 200mm
http://www.corsair.com/us/power-supp...dular-psu.html

To be honest there other image looks normal
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I'm getting hungry just looking at that thing. The fan grille looks like a BBQ grille.
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WarrantySeven years
Dimension150mm x 86mm x 200mm
http://www.corsair.com/us/power-supp...dular-psu.html

To be honest there other image looks normal
They don't even have a load table on their website.
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They don't even have a load table on their website.
Load tables??? Do you mean graphs for sound levels and/or efficiency??? If so, that's just advertising fluff.

Tables and graphs should be in independent competent reviews that the manufacturer solicits to promote their product.
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Interesting review!

Overall quality of componentry used within the HX650 Gold PSU seems to be fairly high. And test results indicate a very good performing PSU with no apparent issues.

However. According to user comments at Corsair forum, and user reviews at Newegg, Amazon, etc. many users are having issues with this PSU.

The most common problem seems to be a chirping noise, especially when the PSU is loaded up. Most likely cause of this noise is due to inductor (coil) vibration when the coils are operating at certain frequencies.

Less reported issue is a noisy fan. I've had this problem with my unit also. This issue is most likely due to faulty fan (bearing).

An even less reported issue is a "sparking" (primary) capacitor. I've also had this problem with my unit. Most likely cause is a faulty primary capacitor.

This PSU uses a Yate Loon fan and a Hitachi primary capacitor, which are good quality components. But, there are better quality components available and it would have been preferable to have used those instead to minimize chances of issues occurring. However, that would probably mean having to increase the price of the PSU(?)

Not mentioned in the review is that the fan cycles from off/slow speed to high speed, back down to slow speed/off, then up to high speed etc when the PSU is loaded. This fan speed cycling was noticed by myself on my unit and has also been noticed by other users.

In contrast, according to user reviews (at Newegg, for example), most users of this PSU seem to have little or no issues with this unit.

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Old 01-11-2013, 07:35 AM   #9
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brispuss,

We had no issues with this unit during our reviews. It is a Seasonic unit, which in our opinion is the best OEM today. I am not saying that the issues you describe don't happen; they didn't happen while we tested this unit.

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PS: I will fix the depth measurement thing.
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Load tables??? Do you mean graphs for sound levels and/or efficiency??? If so, that's just advertising fluff.

Tables and graphs should be in independent competent reviews that the manufacturer solicits to promote their product.
Tables ala: http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/fulli...hp?image=52189
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