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Corsair Receives 80 PLUS ''Green'' Certification on All Power Supply Units

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    Corsair, a worldwide leader in enthusiast computer and flash memory products, announced today that it has been awarded 80 PLUS Certification across the entire Corsair line of Power Supply Units (PSUs), including the award winning modular HX Series, powerful TX Series and value-performance VX Series.

    More Efficient, Same Performance
    80 PLUS Certification is the gold standard for power supply energy efficiency. The 80 PLUS specification requires computer and server PSUs to be at least 80 percent efficient at 20 percent, 50 percent and 100 percent rated load, ultimately improving computer stability and saving money on electricity bills. In addition, there are also performance benefits, such as reduced heat output which increases system reliability and minimizes the need for loud, high rpm cooling fans.
    “We at the 80 PLUS program are delighted to recognize and applaud Corsair for having a complete power supply product line that is 80 PLUS certified,” said Jason Boehlke of the 80 PLUS Organization.

    Build a Green PC
    System builders will find it easier to design a Green PC rig by starting with any one of the 80 Plus Certified Corsair PSUs as their fundamental building block.

    “At Corsair, we feel like it is our responsibility to maintain high standards so our customers don’t have to make the choice between excellent performance and energy efficiency,” said Jack Peterson, VP of Corporate Marketing at Corsair. “They know that by choosing a Corsair power supply, they are getting premium performance, lower total cost of ownership and the smallest environmental footprint available,” added Peterson.

    Corsair’s power supplies are available through Corsair’s authorized distributors, system integrators and resellers world-wide. All power supply products are backed by a Five-year Limited Warranty, complete with customer support via telephone, email, forum, and TechSupport Xpress troubleshooting guide.

    Source: Corsair
     
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    I might be wrong but i dont think that most tech enthusiast care too much about building a Green PC...

    Although its nice to know that they very efficient..., i own a Corsair PSU myself...
     
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    Don't know anything about Corsair PSUs, what do you think of them? I love their memory and their memory warrantys (not that I ever really need it).
    My Antec has worked for me.
     
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    On the contrary, we are more inclined to be green, as many enthusiasts participate in Folding @ Home. Because the goal is to have tons of boxen folding, electric bills are monumental. Power supply efficiency and power savings are appreciated no matter who you are.
     
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    Corsair PSUs are top-notch. Antec used to be top-notch, but they've gone to cheaper parts.
     
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    yeah Corsair PSUs are awesome, i havent had a single issue with mine.

    And about the Power Bills, you are right, didnt thought of that.

    I havent seen a power bill in a long time since i moved to an apartment building and part of the common fees is electricity so i dont really know how much energy my PCs are generating, i have 2 computers running 24/7...
     
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    I couldn't care any less about what volume of CO2 my PC makes, just as long as I can play UT3 at 60 FPS!!!!!WOOOOOOOOT

    As far as F@H, I'll bet my life's fortune against any of yours that F@H will never contribute anything significant towards the advancement of medicine. Same bet for SETI @ Home.
     
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    Idiot. :shadedshu

    Who cares about the world as long as your games look good as your house floats down the street.
     
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    I care about the planet, but we're not going to make a scrap's worth of a difference until we replace coal power plants with Nuclear. Until then, it's all just a drop in the ocean. Not to mention a marketing ploy to attract sheep.;)
     
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    You're right. It's all just a drop in the ocean with the melting glaciers and icebergs.

    What if every computer running on the planet used a "Green" certified power supply? Would that be insignificant? You don't seem to have in mind that we have to start somewhere. What exactly are you doing to replace coal plants?
     
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    I've had my Antec since 2005 or 2006, they were top notch then. Haven't had to worry about it because of that. Debating changing some things around and this may be one of them ; )
    I already like Corsair so I figured I'd get opinions : )
     
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    I have an HX520. I read someone's account over at Hardforum where he switched from a Cooler Master 500W to a Corsair HX520. After switching he was drawing 115W less from the wall.
     
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    I have an HX620w and according to my kilowatt meter, my pc is drawing less power than my previous ocz psu. (I had to set this up w/a powerstrip directly into an outlet, because otherwise everything with a cord for the most part in my room is connected to my UPS.

    On the topic of the Folding@Home app, I used it for a couple months on a spare PC and stopped b/c I realized after reading about several of these distributed computing apps, there have been no improvements in modern medicine. The increase in the power bill wasn't much, but I'm not going to spend more money unless I see some results.
     
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    w00t my hx520w comes tomorrow hope it lives upto the hype and outlives my hip-er lol goodbye redundant cables hello clean looking antec 900 :toast:
     
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    You guys expect F@H to produce instant breakthroughs in medicine? Proteins have trillions of ways to fold and shift.

    "Gee, I've been folding for a month. Why hasn't my one work unit cured cancer yet?"
     
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    So I'm looking into a new PSU for Corsair it would either be VX550W, HX520W, or TX650W but I'm not really sure of the difference in VX,HX,TX. I can assume HX means modular cables so the HX is out for me because I don't want modular. But VX vs TX? Home vs industrial or something?
     
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    God... the ignorance in that statement just boggles the mind. I'm so glad people like you don't run research centers, hospitals, or colleges (for the most part).
     
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    I love my TX650 CMPSU. Rock solid and stable. Its one of the best you can buy.
     
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    Cool, most of the review sites attributed Corsair's PSUs with >80% efficiency. They deserve the certification.
    Both Antec and Corsair get their PSUs from Seasonic's facilities, so they are top notch. I used to own an Antec PSU but I blew it up, it only had 380W and I was trying to persuade my former Venice to go 3Ghz. Then I switched to Thermaltake (I was short oncash) and that one blew up as well when the fan decided it wanted to high-five the fan grill at about 1000 rpm under full load :))
    I decided to stop buying cheap PSUs, so I got a Corsair 520HX which btw ROCKS! :D
     
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    You don't want modular!?

    See these:
    http://www.corsairmemory.com/products/vx.aspx
    http://www.corsairmemory.com/products/hx.aspx
    http://www.corsairmemory.com/products/tx.aspx

    HX is made by Seasonic. VX is made by CWT.
     
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    Who makes the PSU isn't as important as how the OEM wants them to build it. Antec's PSUs aren't made with the same quality that Corsair demands. Since power supplies are so crucial to component health and lifespan, I'm willing to pay the premium.
     
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    Corsair PSU's are awesome, I own one and it's been the best PSU ever. It's EXTREMELY quiet, incredibly efficient and I've NEVER had any stability problems. Ask any Corsair owner, and they'll tell you how satisfied they are with their PSU. :)
     
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    looks good, always good to see great quality and high performance psu's that have high efficencies on the market.
     
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    Thanks for the links! I had read through those earlier but didn't get much in the way of differences. Basically:
    VX = Home, entertainment, in general (1x12v rail)
    HX = Modular, high demands (??), (3x12v rail)
    TX = Industrial, constant (1x12v rail)

    But to me, there isn't much of a difference other than the modular and number of 12v rails (don't know the importance anyway). Honestly of the three I'd mentioned above (VX550W, HX520W, or TX650W) I'd get the TX650W but on newegg it has a lot of negatives where as the other two are in neweggs top 10 or so. I could run a great system with SLI off any of them.
     
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    The HX models are actually 1 rail as well. The labels on them were already printed so they used those. The 12v rail provides 40A (480w).

    Throw in my vote for HX520 :D
     

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