Tuesday, September 15th 2009

Corsair Launches 650 Watt Professional Series Modular Power Supply

Corsair, a worldwide leader in high-performance computer memory, power supplies and flash memory products, including solid-state drives, today announced the launch of the Corsair Professional Series HX650W modular power supply.

The HX650W joins the multi award-winning HX750W, HX850W and HX1000W as part of Corsair's Professional Series of PSUs, all of which feature a comprehensive low-profile modular cable set, minimal noise levels, ultra-high efficiency, and the highest component quality and performance on the market.

"The Corsair HX650W is ideal for enthusiasts and gamers who are looking for a highly efficient, quiet, modular power supply, but don't need the higher wattages offered by the other PSUs in the Professional Series" said Jim Carlton, VP of Marketing at Corsair. "The HX650W offers the same unmatched quality standards and 7 Year warranty, but at a power level more suitable for mid/high-spec PC builds, such as those based on Intel's Core i5 and Core i7 'Lynnfield' processors."

The Corsair Professional Series HX650W uses industrial-grade components, ensuring stable, clean and reliable voltages, and delivers the vast majority of its total power output (96%) on its single 52A +12V rail. This is essential for reliably powering today's PCs with multi-core CPUs and graphics cards. The Professional Series HX650W is also tested and guaranteed to operate at 100% load at an ambient temperature of 50°C, guaranteeing stability and reliability no matter the conditions.

The Corsair Professional Series HX650W features a sophisticated, energy-efficient circuitry design that ensures maximum energy savings and minimal heat generation. This highly efficient design meets 80 PLUS BRONZE certification standards, ensuring a minimum efficiency of 82%, and typical efficiency of 85%.

The Corsair Professional Series HX650W also boasts an innovative cabling configuration that uses flat modular cables — including 4 x PCI Express connectors for SLI and CrossFire configurations — that help maximize airflow through the chassis. The modular design also simplifies installation as it allows you to utilize only those cables that are needed.

For more information about the Corsair Professional Series HX650W modular power supply, please visit this page.
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24 Comments on Corsair Launches 650 Watt Professional Series Modular Power Supply

#1
mav2000
This is what I was waiting for...hopefully it should be available soon enough.
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#2
mudkip
Hmm , better get the HX620 then, also modular and more quiet.

The efficiency of the HX650 is Ok , but not like the HX750 or HX850.
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#3
ShogoXT
Price. If they keep making them too expensive il keep passing them up. I dont go for cheap of the cheap or anything, but they are too much to really buy for normal builds.
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#4
qwerty_lesh
are these coming from Channelwell or Seasonic? If the latter then these should be very nice.
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#5
qubit
Overclocked quantum bit
I've just bought the HX850W PSU and it's an awesome piece of kit! Just look at this review from Overclock3d.
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#6
InnocentCriminal
Resident Grammar Amender
Motherhumpers!

Couldn't they have released this earlier.

>.<

I love my 750W but I would have preferred a 650.
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#7
SkyKast
wow great stuff, yet another thing added to my line of things to get when I get cash
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#8
tigger
I'm the only one
I have a hx520w and its a solid psu.I would'nt mind an upgrade to this one though.
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#9
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
I agree on the price. Corsair's PSUs are awesome but their new line of quality psus, HX 850, 750 and now this 650, are priced a bit out of my range. I love my CMPSU 650 from them and it has a 52A single 12V rail, but Id love to grab this modular baby right here.

I thought the HX750 and HX850 were either Silver or Gold rated for their efficiency. I believe I read that on this site somewhere.
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#10
kylzer
Theses are CWT

and i will even say better than the old seasonic designs they where using.
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#12
NastyHabits
Nice. Modular single rail. I could have used this. I hate having all those unused wires shoved somewhere in my case. Just bought a TX650, would have liked a modular one.
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#13
A Cheese Danish
Is it just me or have there been quite a few modular power supplies coming out?
I love modular power supplies and this looks pretty solid
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#15
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: DonInKansas
Why do this when you have the 620? Hrm.
HX620 gives you two PCI-E power connectors, while this gives you four (making it neat when powering two cards needing two connectors each). Maybe they'll phase out the HX620W.
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#16
DonInKansas
Ah, I feel ya now. Missed that.

Curse all of you and your Crossfired/SLi'd high powered setups! :shakes fist:

:roll:
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#17
zithe
Right after I order an Antec BP550. Lol...
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#18
extrasalty
I love my HX620 so much, that if I was a PSU I would marry it. Unfortunately this one is only bronze rated so I don't see it as a replacement.
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#19
Wile E
Power User
Well, considering all of their new release seem to be CWT built, I'm guessing they are phasing out Seasonic. It's a bummer too, I prefer Seasonic, personally. I love my HX 620. I plan to keep it until it explodes from my abuse. lol.
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#20
wiak
i love my HX620 :toast:
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#21
mav2000
The current HX 620 is not a single rail. Secondly its got only two PCIE connectors....I was planning on the 750HX, but now I think I will go for this one. SHould be enough to get 2X4890's crossfired, or 2X5870's..
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#22
Wile E
Power User
by: mav2000
The current HX 620 is not a single rail. Secondly its got only two PCIE connectors....I was planning on the 750HX, but now I think I will go for this one. SHould be enough to get 2X4890's crossfired, or 2X5870's..
The HX620 is a single rail. The rails aren't actually split, and there's no OCP on them. You can put all 50A thru just one "rail" if you want. Besides, single doesn't automatically mean it's better.

As far as only 2 PCIe, all they had to do was make a revision. Would've been an extra couple of holes in the casing, and a different pcb for the modular connectors.

Considering the change would've been that simple, I have to stick by my guns, and say that they are moving away from Seasonic as an OEM.
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#23
mav2000
I was just going to add that...looks like they are going with CW for this series atleast.
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#24
SkyKast
by: Wile E
The HX620 is a single rail. The rails aren't actually split, and there's no OCP on them. You can put all 50A thru just one "rail" if you want. Besides, single doesn't automatically mean it's better.

As far as only 2 PCIe, all they had to do was make a revision. Would've been an extra couple of holes in the casing, and a different pcb for the modular connectors.

Considering the change would've been that simple, I have to stick by my guns, and say that they are moving away from Seasonic as an OEM.
I have to agree, it would have been very simple
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