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Corsair announces two new PSUs

Corsair announces two new PSUs

The 750TX has such a lovely arse. Smooth lines, rounded corners - don't you just want to touch it?

If that 1200 Watt beast that PC Power & Cooling released a couple of weeks back was just too much for you, then Corsair hopes to satisfy your power needs with the introduction of its TX Series of PSUs.

The TX Series is designed to be high-wattage, high-performance PSUs with an efficiency rating of 80 percent and above under various load levels. Featuring a 140mm double ball-bearing fan, the 650TX and 750TX are said to be "whisper quiet" while also maintaining a cool operating temperature.

Other key features in this new line of PSUs include a 99 percent Active Power Factor Correction that provides clean and reliable power to your system, universal AC input that will automatically scan and detect the correct voltage, dedicated single +12V rail, over current/voltage/power protection, under voltage protection, short circuit protection, and extra long cables to support full tower cases.

Fans of modular power supplies will need to look elsewhere though. The 650TX and 750TX only come in cabled versions and with two floppy, eight molex, eight SATA, one ATX12V, and one ATX 24 pin connector, some may find that there are too many cables to hide. The 750TX also has four PCI-E 8-pin connections while the 650TX only has two.

MSRP for the CMPSU-650TX is $179.99 (probably around £100 in the UK) while the CMPSU-750TX comes in at $199.99 (around £120 inc. VAT).

If you're looking for a new PSU, then you might want to take a gander at one of these or check out Gigabyte's Odin 800W GT that Richard reviewed on Monday. Whatever you choose, just try not to skimp on your PSU because you're feeling a bit cheap. You wouldn't want to have to replace your entire rig because you bought a cheap PSU that doesn't do what it's supposed to do.

Do you think that Corsair is able to fill your power needs with the 650TX or 750TX? Leave your thoughts over in the forums.

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kosch 17th October 2007, 14:04 Quote
I've got a 620HX in my system for about a year now and have been very happy. Never had any problems when over clocking or running SLI.

Maybe with the release of these two it will bring the price down a bit more on the 620's.
Omnituens 17th October 2007, 14:08 Quote
It's a real shame these are not modular :(
E.E.L. Ambiense 17th October 2007, 14:50 Quote
Hm. Perhaps there's a refresh of the HX series coming soon as well. I'd love to see an 800-watter or so in modular.
MalazanEmpire 17th October 2007, 19:17 Quote
Good reviews for the 750W so far.

A couple linked on JonnyGuru.
wuyanxu 17th October 2007, 19:22 Quote
i guess Hx means High end? Vx means Value?

what's Tx mean?

my love my Hx...... but surely 620w is enough for any single graphics card, quad core configuration. so do i need to upgrade if i want 9800GTX when it's released?
MalazanEmpire 17th October 2007, 19:34 Quote
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Originally Posted by wuyanxu
i guess Hx means High end? Vx means Value?

what's Tx mean?

my love my Hx...... but surely 620w is enough for any single graphics card, quad core configuration. so do i need to upgrade if i want 9800GTX when it's released?



Does the 620W have an 8 pin connector?

I believe it does.

If so, then i very much doubt you will need to upgrade, NV (and ATI to be fair) are working to decrease the power needed by their GPU's. There's no way IMO that the Corsair 620W will be unable to power a Quad-9800GTS system.
wuyanxu 17th October 2007, 21:54 Quote
what about 9800GTX!! GTS are not very good (8800GTS 320MB can get 12k in 3dmark 06, but can't even play World in Conflict with Dx10 effects)

the 620w came with 2 PCI-e modular cable, which both are 8pins. so in theory, doing 2900XT in crossfire shouldn't be a problem.
MalazanEmpire 18th October 2007, 00:09 Quote
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Originally Posted by wuyanxu
what about 9800GTX!! GTS are not very good (8800GTS 320MB can get 12k in 3dmark 06, but can't even play World in Conflict with Dx10 effects)

the 620w came with 2 PCI-e modular cable, which both are 8pins. so in theory, doing 2900XT in crossfire shouldn't be a problem.


I meant GTX, it will power a 9800GTX fine.


The Corsair 620W not certified to run Crossfire 2900XT's, the connectors are not the problem. It's overall load on the 12V rails, especially with a quad. Looking at the rest of your system, i don't think it would handle X-fire 2900XT'S.
The_Beast 18th October 2007, 00:32 Quote
it sucks that it isn't modular but as long as they're the same quality as the HX's then I would buy one
walle 18th October 2007, 00:47 Quote
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Originally Posted by MalazanEmpire
The Corsair 620W not certified to run Crossfire 2900XT's…
A friend of mine is running two 2900XTX cards combined with a quad…no problems what so ever.

Not certified?…well, he and I used a power angel and a killawatt to get confirmation not a “certificate”. Also, the 620w model is darn near inaudible which I am most certain that the new models are not, and noise pollution (IMO) is a bitch.
Stickeh 18th October 2007, 00:48 Quote
Looks nice too!
MalazanEmpire 18th October 2007, 00:50 Quote
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Originally Posted by The_Beast
it sucks that it isn't modular but as long as they're the same quality as the HX's then I would buy one

They're not the same build as the HX, these are built by Channel Well Technology, not Seasonic. Not the same quality, but there's no way these will be poorly made.
MalazanEmpire 18th October 2007, 00:55 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by walle
A friend of mine is running two 2900XTX cards combined with a quad…no problems what so ever.

Not certified?…well, he and I used a power angel and a killawatt to get confirmation not a “certificate”. Also, the 620w model is darn near inaudible which I am most certain that the new models are not, and noise pollution (IMO) is a bitch.

That doesn't surprise me, i said it wasn't certified.
walle 18th October 2007, 01:04 Quote
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Originally Posted by MalazanEmpire
That doesn't surprise me, i said it wasn't certified,

Correct, I was merely making a point in terms of the “certification” hype…that’s all.
MalazanEmpire 18th October 2007, 01:11 Quote
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Originally Posted by walle
Correct, I was merely making a point in terms of the “certification” hype…that’s all.



It is hype, it's clearly aimed at selling higher wattage PSU's while at the same time giving ATI/NV tons of leeway. I'd be curious to know what the total draw was when your friends system was flat out gaming?
MalazanEmpire 18th October 2007, 01:20 Quote
walle 18th October 2007, 02:26 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by MalazanEmpire
It is hype, it's clearly aimed at selling higher wattage PSU's while at the same time giving ATI/NV tons of leeway.

Yes it is, and it’s safe to say that it’s working since the vast majority out there, purchases their own personal “nuclear power plant” on a regular basis.
Quote:
Originally Posted by MalazanEmpire
I'd be curious to know what the total draw was when your friends system was flat out gaming?

I don't have those numbers in my head, but if you’re interested I can check with him,(think he saved the findings) and then get back to you. That aside, please note that his system is not overclocked nor have he tried to overclock it as far as I know. (failed to mentioned that in my prior post). That said, would actually be interesting to see how the PSU would handle overklocking the system.
Quote:
Originally Posted by MalazanEmpire
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/484


Modular fans dream PSU?

Not for me, I'm not an avid overklocker with a rig looking like a christmas tree in need of a big e-penis:D (I can't see how that amount of wattage would ever be needed)
E.E.L. Ambiense 18th October 2007, 02:32 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by MalazanEmpire
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/484


Modular fans dream PSU?

I'm not entirely sure. The two true independent rails is very nice. Looks like Channel Well handled this one too. I dunno. Nothing against them at all, but... Well, 1,000 watts is a lot of juice and really not needed (at least for me ATM). I love my Seasoni--I mean, my Corsair 620HX though.
MalazanEmpire 18th October 2007, 10:33 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by E.E.L. Ambiense
I'm not entirely sure. The two true independent rails is very nice. Looks like Channel Well handled this one too. I dunno. Nothing against them at all, but... Well, 1,000 watts is a lot of juice and really not needed (at least for me ATM). I love my Seasoni--I mean, my Corsair 620HX though.


It isn't needed for 95% of peoples systems, but 1000W sounds good right? :D

You'd be building a monster, plus giving yourself a 200W headroom to need a PSU that big. I like headroom though, i think it's good idea for extending the longevity of your PSU by not having it run flat out.


I'm without a PSU at the moment as the Post Office kindly lost mine for me en route to SCAN for RMA.....


I'm buying one next week though, either the Corsair 620W or PC P and C 610W Silencer, they are virtually the same thing anyway, but i can get the Silencer delivered for £70, while the Corsair is going to cost me around £90. Modular is not a big deal for me.
MalazanEmpire 18th October 2007, 10:50 Quote
"I don't have those numbers in my head, but if you’re interested I can check with him,(think he saved the findings) and then get back to you. That aside, please note that his system is not overclocked nor have he tried to overclock it as far as I know. (failed to mentioned that in my prior post). That said, would actually be interesting to see how the PSU would handle overklocking the system."

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Yeah, the system i refered to earlier in the thread had a OC'ed Quad, (3.2G) and 4 GIG of RAM, and he had the idea of running XFIRE 2900XTS too. There was no way i was going to tell him the Corsair would handle that, as i have my doubts.

Also, if he's a heavy gamer, who plays for long sessions, and often, i don't think even the Corsair would last long powering that system.

Yeah, i'd be interested to know, i don't believe that measuring draw is an exact science, But still.

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Not for me, I'm not an avid overklocker with a rig looking like a christmas tree in need of a big e-penis (I can't see how that amount of wattage would ever be needed)


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Me neither, there's no such thing as too much power though, and if i got a real bargain i would buy something that large. You are much better off buying QUALITY built PSU's with less wattage......It's all about stability, and the 12V rail(s) anyway.
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