Corsair VX550W PSU

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M4RTIN 6th May 2008, 09:02 Quote
i bought one of these about 2 months ago, and your review backs up just what i thought.. it's a great psu for not much money, and not everyone needs a 1kw monster. oddly tho mine did come with a small bundle of cable ties.
kenco_uk 6th May 2008, 09:36 Quote
Nice review that ;)

Cheers Fixed
badders 6th May 2008, 10:04 Quote
Agree with Everything you say - I bought one of these back in December for my new rig, and it's been excellent all round.

I'd recommend it to anyone on a budget, as I was.
Cupboard 6th May 2008, 13:07 Quote
Great review, thanks. Looking at the noise charts it is weird to see that up to 450W, the VX450 is actually quieter than the VX550
Whilst there is not much in it at low loads, from 350-450W the VX450 seems better.

You mentioned that it is a 650W psu in 550W clothing. Did you test it any higher that 550W? I know it would be unfair to compare it to a proper 650W psu but it would be interesting to see how it does.
airchie 6th May 2008, 13:40 Quote
Nice review. :)

Think there's a mistake in the conclusion though.
our model dropped a fraction below 80 percent load under significant
I think you meant efficiency instead of load. :)
General Crespin 6th May 2008, 13:45 Quote
I also got one about a month ago and it too came with cable ties. *shrugs*

It's powering my file server in the closet. :)
phuzz 6th May 2008, 17:32 Quote
Picked up an HX520 (the modular version of this one) for my new build and I'm well happy with it. A decent PSU can only help to keep your system stable, and a crap PSU will drive you mad trying to find an intermittent issue.
Bindibadgi 6th May 2008, 18:16 Quote
Added two addendums - one to page 1 with more details of the extra box bits and one to page 3 with confirmation that what we received was not a golden sample, just messy soldering. :)
EmJay 12th May 2008, 16:07 Quote
Yup, sounds about right. I'm very impressed with Corsair's PSUs. I never thought I'd say this, but.... they're even better than Seasonic.
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