Wednesday, November 25th 2009

Corsair Voted Best PSU and Best Memory Manufacturer 2009

Corsair, a worldwide leader in high-performance computer and flash memory products, today announced that it was voted Best Memory Manufacturer 2009 and Best PSU Manufacturer 2009 by the readers of Custom PC magazine and bit-tech.net.

Custom PC magazine and bit-tech.net, based in the United Kingdom, are two of the most highly respected and influential technology publications in the world. These awards were voted for by their audience of PC hardware enthusiasts and overclockers, and Corsair emerged as the clear winner in the Power Supply and Memory categories.

“Corsair winning the award for Best Power Supply Manufacturer for the third year running is a terrific achievement as it’s a very competitive section of the marketplace where reliability and stability are key,” said Alex Watson, Group Editor of Custom PC and bit-tech.net. “Corsair’s award for Best Memory Manufacturer is a testament to the speed, value and design of its modules. The company also played a key role in this year’s winning Dream PC, the Scan 3XS Jellyfish, supplying its chassis, solid-state drives and DDR3 memory. Congratulations to Corsair, the awards were well deserved.”

Corsair is famous for its reliable, ultra high-performance memory, with the Dominator and Dominator GT products being the choice of enthusiasts and overclockers the world over. By applying the same principles of superior-quality engineering and product testing to other products, Corsair has successfully expanded its product portfolio. In addition to its world-leading range of power supplies, Corsair successfully entered into the chassis and cooling markets in 2009, with the award-winning Obsidian 800D chassis and Hydro Series H50 high-performance CPU Cooler.

“Corsair is honored to have been voted Best Memory Manufacturer 2009 and Best PSU Manufacturer 2009 by the technology-savvy readers of Custom PC and bit-tech.net, who are also our valued customers,” said Andy paul, President and CEO of Corsair. “We are also proud and excited to have won the “Best PSU Manufacturer” award for the third year running, which is a testament to the expertise and total commitment to quality of Corsair’s engineering team.”

The winners of all 14 Custom PC and bit-tech.net awards are published in issue 76 of Custom PC magazine, on sale 19th November 2009, and they can also be found at bit-tech.net.
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37 Comments on Corsair Voted Best PSU and Best Memory Manufacturer 2009

#2
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
no surprise here.
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#3
Kreij
Senior Monkey Moderator
That reminds me, I still have a 2GB stick I have to RMA to Corsair.
ER is right though, no surprise there. Great RAM and easy RMA process if you need it.
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#5
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Love their PSUs but I can honestly say Ive never got their ram. I need to rectify that one of these days,
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#6
KieranD
Product quality is what corsair really seem to care about. Really reliable products that have good performance.

Price sometimes is a bit high but i have to say that its worth it because of the quality.
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#7
Mescalamba
I like my HX850. :) Grats to Corsair, its deserved.

Tough, never had their memory too, I think they can´t beat price/performace of my CSX value 6GB kit.. (running at 1600MHz CL8 :D - or 2000 CL9 .. or 2100 CL9 .. or whatever I can do with my i7 :D almost everything..).
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#8
pantherx12
And yet I still won't be buying a corsair PSU :D
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#9
Soylent Joe
I think that their PSU's are absolutely top of the line and are only a little overpriced. Although good, their memory is very overpriced, espectially their 6GB DDR3 1600MHz kits, they want at least $200 for a set while you can get many G.Skill and OCZ sets with the exact same specs for almost half of what Corsair wants.
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#10
MRCL
Corsair PSUs rock! I only had some value RAM from them, but they worked well, and actually overclocked quite nicely lol.
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#11
3volvedcombat
My 750TX PSU impressed me so much, Rock stable, and i will keep it for a long while. I also have a Corsair H50 which impresses me alot to and has good mounting system and detailed logo's and even black screws haahaha, Such great temps like 60c loads on a q9550 at 4.3Ghz 1.36volts. Corsairs memory coolers impressed me to, nice finish and good airflow for RAM over clocking. When it comes to packaging they do that almost better then xfx. The next step for XFX is to make the UPS guy were tuxedo suit and make him carry your new graphics card on a silver platter to your door and instead of knocking he rings his serving bell and talks french LOL.

On a side note ive never bought Corsair RAM because ussualy the OCZ Platinum gets me with there low prices and look. I do want to grab 4gb of Corsair Dominator for my system, but the prices on DDR2 RAM are just ridiculous.
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#12
InnocentCriminal
Resident Grammar Amender
Even though it was obviously, it's well deserved to be honest.

I've only ever had one Corsair fail & that was bought off eBay, the rest which I have purchased 'properly' are amazing!
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#13
enaher
Love their PSU, but had bad luck with there ram... still there RMA is just fantastic.
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#14
InnocentCriminal
Resident Grammar Amender
by: enaher
Love their PSU, but had bad luck with their ram... still their RMA is just fantastic.
Fixed!

I am a grammar Nazi, but it is for the greater good.

:rockout:
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#15
MKmods
Case Mod Guru
by: KieranD
Price sometimes is a bit high but i have to say that its worth it because of the quality.
I think their pricing is right in line, they have PSs for almost everyone(modular/non modular...TX/HX). I am looking for a new back up PS for my bench and comparing the other brands prices to Corsair is making me think Corsair is an excellent deal.
Even their 1000 watt one is a good deal to me.

I beat the crap out of and modded quite a bit their 750HX and it still works like a champ.

To me the TRICK is gonna be to keep it up.....(once ur at the top falling is easier to do)

I notice a lot of other higher end PS companies making junk now...(hint hint Seasonic, OCZ)
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#16
v12dock
They do make a awesome PSU!
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#17
Bundy
I like Corsair too. I don't even mind that they cost a bit more because they sell the kind of product that you stick in your rig, and almost never have to worry about it again.
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#18
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
yea, the PSU is THE most important component in your rig. i am willing to pay a little extra for the piece of mind and performance the top manufacturers bring.
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#19
mechtech
I think the funniest thing about this, is that Corsair doesnt even manufacture most of the things they sell. They buy them from a manufacturer and put their name on them and re-sell them.

The PSU's are made by Seasonic and other PSU manufacturers, and the memory chips come from Elphida and other manufacturers and Corsair throws on their badge.

So the title should say best memory and PSU re-brander/re-seller not manufacturer

They do at least use quality stuff from quality manufacturers though.
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#20
TheGuruStud
Their PSUs are definitely good, but their RAM is identical to other brands except the price is jacked.
Why pay more when Gskill provides the same for less? You can check the chips if you please.
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#21
I see SPY!
I've got a Corsair power supply, and I love it. Can't say anything about their other products because I never tried them, but Corsair certainly has me as a client of their PSU's in future endeavors :toast:
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#22
v12dock
I have there survivor flash drive (or something like that).... it is very stong
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#23
Initialised
by: TheGuruStud
Their PSUs are definitely good, but their RAM is identical to other brands except the price is jacked.
Why pay more when Gskill provides the same for less? You can check the chips if you please.
Definitely agree with this one, I have less problems with GSkill than Corsair in most of the systems I work on, especially with 1366, if you put the sticks in the wrong order they don't all work, at least GSkill label theirs with sequential serial numbers so it easier to get it right first time, with Corsair sorting out a system with 12GB showing only 8GB because the RAM is out of order is a pain (720 combinations, compounded by no identifying marks). With GSkill you just look at the serial numbers and you have four options.

As for re-branding you just need to compare forum threads & reviews of the H50 with Asetec LCLC 120 to see how well the badge impacts a product's consumer acceptance and review ratings despite being the same underneath and carrying a higher price tag.
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#24
DonInKansas
by: mechtech
I think the funniest thing about this, is that Corsair doesnt even manufacture most of the things they sell. They buy them from a manufacturer and put their name on them and re-sell them.
They are the best at picking stuff to slap their name on then. :laugh:
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#25
Tom20
PSU's are great but memory I don't think so. I'm with G.Skill or OCZ for memory.
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