Corsair has just recently announced two of their first SFX PSUs and they are the SF600 and the SF450. They are rated 600-watts and 450-watts respectively. They are fully modular, and use 105-degree Celsius-rated Japanese capacitors. They are also 80 Plus Gold certified and both PSUs use 90-millimeter cooling fans. The new cooling fans are 10-millimeters larger than what is found in most other SFX PSUs. This could be mean that it has lower noise than what you would normally hear from 80-millimeter fans.
Corsair Brings Larger Fans to the SF600 and SF450 SFX PSUs
Another feature from the newly announced Corsair PSUs is that they include a zero RPM mode tool. It is also found in its premium full-sized PSUs like the RMI line. What this feature does is it switches the fan off at low and medium loads, thereby reducing noise levels and even lowering down power consumption.
With these two new PSUs, the company has joined the likes of SilverStone, as well as BeQuiet, as they all now offer a more Fractal Design. This is due to the Corsair SF600 and SF450 having a Bulldog case, which is similar to SilverStone’s Node 202 small form factor case.
With this new SFX form factor, the PSUs are designed to have high-performance ratings but still maintain a compact architecture. They are 80 PLUS Gold certified, which means that they operate well while producing less excess heat and at lower operating costs. The modular cable set, included in the standard packaging, are detachable DC cables which allows for upgrades and builds to become an easier task to manage. Furthermore, these detachable cables offer cleaner and more great-looking results.
Corsair claims that they are using 100-percent all Japanese 105-degree capacitors for these two units. These premium internal elements will assure them to have solid power delivery while maintain good operational standards for a good long while. Once again, there’s that Zero RPM Fan Mode in which it will produce virtually silent operations while at low and medium loads.
The Corsair SF450 is already available for purchase while the SF600 is already out for pre-order. The latter PSU is said to be available just shortly after the former’s release. In a recent report, the company has already been looking at moving towards bringing newer technologies to their line of products. These include custom liquid-cooling systems, and even modular A/O coolers. For now, they state that there are too many variables to consider and they are studying the market greatly to offer the right type of devices.