Discussion in 'Reviews' started by W1zzard, Sep 6, 2007.
To read this review go to: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Corsair/VX_450W/
Great price for a PSU that could prolly handle 600w totals. Thanks W1zz.
Got it now, it's great.
Yep, great PSU.
The 550w version i have has even better efficiency with the same noise. It has 2 pci-e conncetors and being £10 cheaper than a hx520 i really dont understand why people dont go for it more.
modular, dual 12v rails
That's the best 450W PSU I've seen in a long time....the efficiency is totally off the charts. This PSU easily out-does several cheap 600W PSUs.
Awesome review, W1z!
Multiple rails has always been a marketing gimmick. Heres a section from an xbitlab review. Xbitlab are probably the best and most comprehensive reviewers of PSUs.
An easy way to tell when there arent actually independent 12v rails is where if you add up the amperage of the 12v rails and then multiply it by 12, it doesnt add up to the stated combined power output of the rails.
If we take the corsair 520w for example
IOf we add up the 12v rail, we get 54A. Yet the combined power output of the 12v rails is 480w. This means the combined amperage can only be 480/12 = 40A. If these were truly 2 independent rails this would not happen.
Yeah, I have this PSU and it's great. Could have a bit more power, but meh, I bet it's still enough for my current card.
I bought it for my brother's machine. Woot: 5 yrs warranty + authorised service-center in my city.
Oh wow, this unit is almost 3 years old and I bought a brand new one yesterday. Loving it so far, kicks ass just like all other Corsair products.
i love this! that cable length is awesome because with my current psu i had to use 2 different sata cable because i couldn't reach the hdd and dvd. and that little psu rocks! perfect for a htpc or a lower end computer
Just a example i bet it could easily do more than its rated speed
i know someone who uses this PSU for E8400 and 5870, running with no problems at all.
This calculator is a bit off. lol
well they do sell psu's...
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