Saturday, November 8th 2008

Corsair Ready with HX450W Modular PSU

Corsair has announced its newest PSU, the HX450W. This 450W PSU would be the company's entry-level offering with flat modular cabling. The unit measures 150mm x 86mm x 150mm, and features a quiet temperature-controlled 120mm fan. In many aspects this PSU could be seen as a modular version of the VX450W.

The PSU flaunts 80-plus efficiency badge with a company-rated efficiency level of above 85%. It features active PFC. The PSU guarantees continuous output of 450W under 50 °C, and an MTBF of 100,000 hours. The PSU is backed by Corsair's seven-year warranty. Corsair recommends this PSU for single graphics card setups.

Source: Hexus.net
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21 Comments on Corsair Ready with HX450W Modular PSU

#1
InnocentCriminal
Resident Grammar Amender
:O

That's awesome! I'm so going to get my work to use these instead of the shoddy Antec 380W PSUs we use.
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#3

Awesome! The 520's are epic, this will just set new standards. GO Corsair GO!! :D
#4
Odin Eidolon
above 85% efficiency + flat modular cables + Ultra-quiet + 7 years warranty + Corsair's quality = my next PSU

will it be enough for my oc'd e8500 with a 4850 and a few fans?
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#5
tigger
I'm the only one
Possibly,but you might be better off with the hx520,which is what i am using with no problems.
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#6
Odin Eidolon
by: tigger
Possibly,but you might be better off with the hx520,which is what i am using with no problems.
yep, but i dont think it has flat cables, has it? I might get an HX1000 and stop figuring how much my sistem consumes :laugh:
just for future-proofing. do you know how many years of warranty an hx1000 has?
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#7
tigger
I'm the only one
It does have flat cables,yes.Apart from the atx 24/8 pin connections.
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#8
MopeyMartian
by: Odin Eidolon
will it be enough for my oc'd e8500 with a 4850 and a few fans?
If your setup is as basic as mine your maximum wattage should be only between 230-280 with one 4850.
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#9

Its fine saying that, but you should always leave yourself headroom for upgrades - you cant play a years worth of upgrades in one minute haha, who knows, you may decide to go crossfire or buy an X2 card - in which case i doubt this would cut the mustard.
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Odin Eidolon
by: kyle2020
Its fine saying that, but you should always leave yourself headroom for upgrades - you cant play a years worth of upgrades in one minute haha, who knows, you may decide to go crossfire or buy an X2 card - in which case i doubt this would cut the mustard.
yeah that's true, but if you dont game too much and you dont plan to have too many cards, this PSU seems to be good. I have the vx550 and it rocks, but i dont need all that power and i want modulars cabling, so the choice for me, since i wanna buy a corsair, is to buy this one, the hx520, hx620 or hx 1000. Hard choice :)
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#11
ASharp
Great news. This looks like it's going to be a great seller not to mention incredible warranty!

I sort of wish Corsair went in the other direction making more higher wattage PSUs instead of going lower. There's a pretty big gap between the HX620W and the HX1000W that I wish they would fill. Maybe a HX850W or something?
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by: Odin Eidolon
yeah that's true, but if you dont game too much and you dont plan to have too many cards, this PSU seems to be good. I have the vx550 and it rocks, but i dont need all that power and i want modulars cabling, so the choice for me, since i wanna buy a corsair, is to buy this one, the hx520, hx620 or hx 1000. Hard choice :)
i spent a little extra and went for the HX520 rather than the standard 500W version (non modular). wouldnt think twice about spending a little extra for modular cables ever again. Oh, and the 620 will run anything without skipping a heartbeat!
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Odin Eidolon
by: ASharp
Great news. This looks like it's going to be a great seller not to mention incredible warranty!

I sort of wish Corsair went in the other direction making more higher wattage PSUs instead of going lower. There's a pretty big gap between the HX620W and the HX1000W that I wish they would fill. Maybe a HX850W or something?
yep 7 years is insane. corsair really lacks a 700/850W modular power supply.
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#15
Odin Eidolon
by: [I.R.A]_FBi
tx750 rawks, nonmodular though
you said it ;)
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#16

I love it!

<3 Corsair
#17
tkpenalty
Realistically that PSU would be a 550W PSU according to other manufacturer's standards... lol. Corsair PSUs FTW! Love my VX450... quiet and cool unlike my 600W iGreen...
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#18
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Wow that is awesome. I wonder how much it would go for. I never looked for a HTPC PSU. Suppose this would be the best way to go. Flat modular cables hmm...is that like Ultras Flex 3 stuff?
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#19
NastyHabits
by: Odin Eidolon
above 85% efficiency + flat modular cables + Ultra-quiet + 7 years warranty + Corsair's quality = my next PSU

will it be enough for my oc'd e8500 with a 4850 and a few fans?
I'm using a VX450 on a P-35 with a E6750, HD 3850, sound card, pump, and three fans. It never skips a beat and is totally silent.

I went with a HX520 for my P-45 rig cuz of the modular cables. Corsair P/S wattage ratings are very conservative compared to others. I'd chose a 450W Corsair over a 600W antec any day!

If you're curious, check this out. Power Supply calculator
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#20
SirMango
finally, a quality low wattage modular power supply! if the price is right, ill take it!
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#21
wiak
i got a Corsair 620HX, and am realy happy with it
its silent, stable voltages, its heavy duty so you can run upto 700W on it without problems, its 80+ Plus to!, what else can you ask for
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