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Old 2nd August, 2006, 11:00 PM
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Corsair introduces power supplies

"Corsair announced that it's entering the power supply market with two new power supplies. The new Corsair HX620W and HX520W power supplies feature a modular design for flexible cable routing capabilities."

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Old 2nd August, 2006, 11:08 PM
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any price tange anonced?
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Old 2nd August, 2006, 11:15 PM
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Looks good!
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Old 2nd August, 2006, 11:27 PM
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Didn't find mention of one.

However, one thing I see concerns me greatly:

"Gold Plated connectors provide oxide free ultra low-resistance contact between the power supply and your critical components."

Gold plating on the connectors is only of value if it is used on both sides of the connection. If you plug a gold-plated connector into a tin-plated connector, the resulting gold-tin connection will actually be LESS reliable than if you used a tin-tin connection due to a phenomenon called 'fretting corrosion'.

Any engineer sharp enough to design a PSU like this Corsair unit appears to be will know this, so I can only assume some marketing dweeb got ahold of the specs and said "let's use gold-plated connectors", unless the statement only refers to certain connectors being gold-plated. For example, I THINK the SATA power and PCI-e connectors are gold-plated on all peripherals? Anybody know for sure?
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Old 2nd August, 2006, 11:50 PM
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Why they doing this? Have they got an "in" other than having a good brand name?
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Old 3rd August, 2006, 12:33 AM
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It looks good, but as you pointed out Gizmo, the gold plated connectors are a bit worrying. If they are just for the cable onto the PSU, and the PSU also has them, well all is fine. But unless MB manufacturers start putting gold plated connectors, and PSU's also have them, it could cause problems.

I'm not sure about the SATA and PCIe connections though.

Also if they price them in a similar price range to their value select RAM they would be very competitive PSU's. I personally don't think they can compete with the premium brands, due to people going for what they already know
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Yeah... I'll stick with there mem for now....
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MSRP of $169.95 and $119.95 respectibly.

I like the tripple 12v rails. I guess they figure if you are paying for and SLI or Crossfire set up you won't at the prices.
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$169 for a GOOD 620W PSU doesn't strike me as out of line.....
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Old 3rd August, 2006, 04:16 AM
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Well for the prices, I could get several different PSU's

The closest to the price when directly converting from www.ncix.com, and not allowing for the additional costs which will get tacked on for us in NZ

For the Corsair 520W
Ultra X connect 500W
Antec TP2 550W
e-power Xscale 2 EP570 570W


For the Corsair 620W
Zippy GSM-6600P 600W Gaming Power Supply G1
620W Liberty Modular design 12V 2.2 ATX
Thermaltake 680W Silent Pure Power

There are several others which are cheaper - Silverstone, Tagan, Zippy, Enermax, Thermaltake, FSP, Zalman...

Infact for the Price of the cheaper one I could get
Silverstone Zeus ST65ZF 650W
Thermaltake SILENT PUREPOWER SERIES W0049RA 680W
Thermaltake Tough Power 650W 2.2
Thermaltake Tenor Desktop Case Black 400W PSU
Thermaltake Matrix VX VD3430BWA Aluminium Case With 430W PSU

While the Corsair looks good, I'm not sure if I would pay that much for it.


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Also if you have a look at the antec http://www.antec.com/us/productDetails.php?ProdID=22550 you can see it also states it has gold plated contacts
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