Corsair's 520w Psu Tested
Posted 01 October 2008 - 08:28 PM
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Posted 01 October 2008 - 08:32 PM
One of Corsairs best unit. A little late review though? this psu has been out for quite some time now
Posted 01 October 2008 - 08:36 PM
Thats not up to him that is up to Corsair. Its still a great selling unit for them and they requested Paul have a look at it so thats what we did
A little late review though? this psu has been out for quite some time now
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Posted 01 October 2008 - 10:24 PM
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Posted 02 October 2008 - 12:30 AM
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Posted 02 October 2008 - 02:12 AM
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Posted 02 October 2008 - 02:39 PM
It is worth noting that even though it has indeed been available for a while, it is still helpful information and shows that quality control on the product hasn't slipped.
Posted 02 October 2008 - 03:35 PM
Most of their units are from $80-150, with a power supply for every group of x range computer. Low end to mid you have the VX series, and high end you have the TX and HX series.
Edited by damian, 02 October 2008 - 03:35 PM.
Posted 02 October 2008 - 03:51 PM
I currently have that same unit in my rig....I am thinking mine is a little lacking for me even though Corsair says it's fine....even under normal load at 70f ambient temps the PSU case is warmer than ambient...
with the Q6700 at 300x10 at default 1.19v and the 9600gt at default settings it runs warmer than I think it should...
If I run a game like R6V2 it gets even warmer yet...and if I lean on the video card to 750/1200 it gets pretty hot...I got a little worried about the temp in the PSU so I backed off on the clocks on the card....
even when I leaned on the CPU to 380x10 at 1.45v it started smelling funny under the load of Orthos and 3Dmark 06 running at the same time...
other than that it's been absolutely great....
very nice review...good job
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Posted 05 October 2008 - 05:36 AM
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