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Hardware Corsair VX550W PSU

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 6 May 2008.

  1. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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  2. M4RTIN

    M4RTIN New Member

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    i bought one of these about 2 months ago, and your review backs up just what i thought.. it's a great psu for not much money, and not everyone needs a 1kw monster. oddly tho mine did come with a small bundle of cable ties.
     
  3. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    Nice review that :thumb:

    Cheers Fixed
     
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  4. badders

    badders Neuken in de Keuken

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    Agree with Everything you say - I bought one of these back in December for my new rig, and it's been excellent all round.

    I'd recommend it to anyone on a budget, as I was.
     
  5. Cupboard

    Cupboard I'm not a modder.

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    Great review, thanks. Looking at the noise charts it is weird to see that up to 450W, the VX450 is actually quieter than the VX550
    http://www.corsair.com/_images/charts/vx450w_noise.jpg
    http://www.corsair.com/_images/charts/vx550w_noise.jpg
    Whilst there is not much in it at low loads, from 350-450W the VX450 seems better.

    You mentioned that it is a 650W psu in 550W clothing. Did you test it any higher that 550W? I know it would be unfair to compare it to a proper 650W psu but it would be interesting to see how it does.
     
  6. airchie

    airchie New Member

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    Nice review. :)

    Think there's a mistake in the conclusion though.
    I think you meant efficiency instead of load. :)
     
  7. General Crespin

    General Crespin The Lord of Ruin

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    I also got one about a month ago and it too came with cable ties. *shrugs*

    It's powering my file server in the closet. :)
     
  8. phuzz

    phuzz This is a title

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    Picked up an HX520 (the modular version of this one) for my new build and I'm well happy with it. A decent PSU can only help to keep your system stable, and a crap PSU will drive you mad trying to find an intermittent issue.
     
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    Added two addendums - one to page 1 with more details of the extra box bits and one to page 3 with confirmation that what we received was not a golden sample, just messy soldering. :)
     
  10. EmJay

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    Yup, sounds about right. I'm very impressed with Corsair's PSUs. I never thought I'd say this, but.... they're even better than Seasonic.
     
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