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Corsair Ready with HX450W Modular PSU

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  1. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    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.

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    Source: Hexus.net
     
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    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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    The only choice for HTPC setups.:)
     
  4. kyle2020 Guest

    Awesome! The 520's are epic, this will just set new standards. GO Corsair GO!! :D
     
  5. Odin Eidolon

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    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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    tigger I'm the only one

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    Possibly,but you might be better off with the hx520,which is what i am using with no problems.
     
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    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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    tigger I'm the only one

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    It does have flat cables,yes.Apart from the atx 24/8 pin connections.
     
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    If your setup is as basic as mine your maximum wattage should be only between 230-280 with one 4850.
     
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  10. kyle2020 Guest

    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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    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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    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?
     
  13. kyle2020 Guest

    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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    yep 7 years is insane. corsair really lacks a 700/850W modular power supply.
     
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    tx750 rawks, nonmodular though
     
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    you said it ;)
     
  17. Duxx Guest

    I love it!

    <3 Corsair
     
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    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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    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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    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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    finally, a quality low wattage modular power supply! if the price is right, ill take it!
     
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    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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