Tuesday, March 8th 2016

Corsair Announces New SF600W and SF450W Power Supplies

Corsair, the most awarded and recommended PC power supply brand in the world, today announced the release of its first ever SFX form factor PSUs, the new Corsair SF600 and SF450. Fully Modular, 80 Plus Gold Certified and built with 100 per cent Japanese capacitors, the SF series brings Corsair's legendary PSU reputation to a new form factor, producing the SFX PSU to match PC enthusiast's big ideas.

First unveiled as part of Corsair's upcoming Bulldog project, the new 600W SF600 and 450W SF450 are a no-compromise approach to SFX PSUs, bringing the high-end features of Corsair's award winning PSUs to a new compact form factor. 80 plus Gold-certified efficiency with tight voltage regulation delivers ATX performance in an SFX form factor, with 100% 105°C rated Japanese capacitors ensuring unwavering power and reliability.
Fully modular to make builds and upgrades in even the smallest ITX cases easier, the SF600 and SF450 use a full-size 90mm cooling fan, the only consumer SFX PSUs to do so. The result is a PSU optimised not just for efficiency, but low-noise too, with Corsair's Zero RPM Fan Mode only switching the fan on when the PSU is under load, providing virtually silent operation at low and medium loads, another first for SFX PSUs.

Backed by Corsair's comprehensive seven year warranty and world-wide customer support network, the SF600 and SF450 offer the peace of mind and reliability to last across multiple system builds or upgrades. If you have big ideas for your next small form factor system, the SF Series has the reliable power delivery and quiet, efficient operation you need.

Specifications
  • SFX Form Factor: Designed for high performance small form factor systems.
  • 80 PLUS Gold certified: High-efficiency operation for less excess heat and lower operating costs.
  • Fully modular cable set: Detachable DC cables make builds and upgrades easy, with clean, great-looking results.
  • 100% All Japanese 105°C capacitors: Premium internal components ensure solid power delivery and long term reliability.
  • Zero RPM Fan Mode: Virtually silent operation at low and medium loads.
  • Seven year warranty: Your guarantee of reliable operation that will last across multiple system builds.
  • MSRP: SF600 $119.99 Exc. Tax - SF450 $89.99 Exc. Tax
Availability
The SF450 is available immediately worldwide from Corsair's worldwide network of authorized retailers and distributors. The SF600 will be available shortly and is available immediately for pre-order.

For more information, visit the product pages of the SF600 and SF450.
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14 Comments on Corsair Announces New SF600W and SF450W Power Supplies

#1
Assimilator
Considering how many ATX PSUs are Platinum- and Titanium-certified now, I was wondering how long it would take for SFX to become more mainstream. The fact that Corsair is backing this form factor is a big bonus and will hopefully lead to even smaller cases.
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#4
CAPSLOCKSTUCK
Spaced Out Lunar Tick
The full size semi-modular 430w is £43.00 delivered.........enough of a price difference to make me build a slightly bigger case.

Shame really, i always buy Corsair PSU
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#5
L.ccd
Hopefully we'll see reviews soon and see if all those superlatives are justified. Mainly, I'd love to know at which point the fan starts kicking in, and how hard. There's no point in paying that price for a semi-passive SPX PSU if the fan starts spinning audibly above 50W for instance.

So... yeah, looks good, but I need more factual info before I get excited about these.
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#6
WithoutWeakness
The 100% Japanese capacitors is definitely a shot at Silverstone for including cheaper caps in their SFX lineup. It's also nice to see them include the all-black flat cables with both 450W and 600W models. Silverstone includes multicolor sleeved cables with their 450W unit and only includes the all-black flat cables with the 600W model. Of course they sell them separately but charge $30 for the cable kit.

Patiently awaiting JonnyGuru's teardown and review to see how it stacks up head-to-head vs Silverstone's lineup. Also curious of what the street price will be in the US as the MSRP is already undercutting Silverstone's street prices by $5-$15 depending on model and retailer.
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#8
jonnyGURU
CAPSLOCKSTUCK
The 450W is £89.99 UK
http://www.corsair.com/en-gb/sf-series-sf450-450-watt-80-plus-gold-certified-high-performance-sfx-psu


a bit pricey for me.
Tatty_One
That's is more expensive than my 750W gold :eek:, but I suppose you are paying for that smaller form factor.
Guys... Power density comes at a price premium. Comparing a Gold SFX to a Gold anything else is not an apples to apples comparison. Look at other SFX units on the market. If you don't need an SFX PSU, then don't buy an SFX PSU.
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#9
hoover91125
Nice, but considering the price, Silverstone's SFX PSUs are still competitive.
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#10
jonnyGURU
hoover91125
Nice, but considering the price, Silverstone's SFX PSUs are still competitive.
How do you figure? Right now, on Amazon, the SilverStone and Corsair 450W Gold units are the exact same price ($89.99).
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#11
pat-roner
CAPSLOCKSTUCK
The full size semi-modular 430w is £43.00 delivered.........enough of a price difference to make me build a slightly bigger case.

Shame really, i always buy Corsair PSU
But most people don't go ITX because of the cost. It's rather the size.
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#12
CAPSLOCKSTUCK
Spaced Out Lunar Tick
pat-roner
But most people don't go ITX because of the cost. It's rather the size.
Possibly....but I am not most people.:)
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#13
Caring1
If cost is a factor, use a regular sized ATX PSU and route the cables in to the iTx case.
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