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It wouldn't need to be filtered if you were blowing out the front.

Essentially, the only fans you have are sucking hot air through a hot radiator and the PSU is the only exhaust for the whole case. Honestly, it sounds like ANY PSU you have in there would suffer from the fan having to run faster because it's having to take care of all of the heat in your system.
It's not generating heat. It's moving heat. If the PSU were generating more heat, it wouldn't be as efficient as it is as AC that is not converted to DC in a less efficient PSU is exhausted as heat. So, odds are, the heat you're feeling is the PSU trying to get rid of the heat generated from your other components.

UH Well I have the PSU fan facing UP through the ventilation holes on the coolermaster elite 130 so it should be sucking cool air from the outside of the case and exhausting it, no? therefore, it wouldn't be transferring heat and that heat would be that which the PSU is generating...?
post #42 of 209
If you're pulling in "cool air" and exhausting hot air, that doesn't mean the PSU is producing more heat. It means the PSU is capable of moving the heat out.

If you have two PSUs of the exact same efficiency, one is not producing more heat than the other. But if one is exhausting hotter air than the other, that simply means that the hotter of the two is moving that hot air out of the PSU housing more efficiently than the other.

It may *seem* hotter than a normal sized PSU because your exhaust area is smaller and therefore the hot air is more concentrated, but it shouldn't actually be hotter.

If you really want to know if it's "hot", we should actually use thermistors to measure intake and exhaust temperature. Otherwise, everything is subjective.
post #43 of 209
Are there any available individual sleeved cables for the corsair 600SF powersupply yet?
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Are there any available individual sleeved cables for the corsair 600SF powersupply yet?

Fire an email off to CableMod. I thought they would've had a kit by now.

Corsair probably won't have a kit of their own until September, so CableMod is your best bet.
post #45 of 209
I'm still wondering why there have been so little reviews of this unit? Is it that bad or is it just mediocre?

I'm just of course assuming because if this unit was spectacular a lot of hoopla would have been seen now!
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I'm still wondering why there have been so little reviews of this unit? Is it that bad or is it just mediocre?

I'm just of course assuming because if this unit was spectacular a lot of hoopla would have been seen now!

Your logic intrigues me. How would the quality of the unit change given an increased number of reviews? The reviews that are already out there are already fairly positive:

450W:

http://www.kitguru.net/components/power-supplies/zardon/corsair-sf-450-and-sf-600-psu-review/
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/corsair-sf450-power-supply,4512.html

SF600:

http://www.pcper.com/reviews/Cases-and-Cooling/Corsair-SF-Series-600W-Power-Supply-Review
http://www.kitguru.net/components/power-supplies/zardon/corsair-sf-450-and-sf-600-psu-review/
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/corsair-sf600-power-supply,4537.html
http://hexus.net/tech/reviews/psu/92177-corsair-sf600-sfx-psu/
http://www.eteknix.com/corsair-sf600-80-plus-gold-fully-modular-sfx-power-supply-review/

Both:

http://www.sweclockers.com/test/21895-corsair-sf450-och-sf600
http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/power_supply/corsair_sf450_sf600_sfx_psu_review_testing/1

Now.. That said.. That's not "A LOT" of reviews. SFX PSUs are very niche as is the ability to properly test them. When reviewers put out a review, they're conscientious of how much readership a review is going to bring in. I know that there are still a number of review units out there that still haven't been published. Tony and Jeremy at jonnyGURU.com, for example, are sitting on an SF450 and SF600 and I have no idea when they'll ever actually publish a review.
post #47 of 209
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Your logic intrigues me. How would the quality of the unit change given an increased number of reviews? The reviews that are already out there are already fairly positive:

450W:

http://www.kitguru.net/components/power-supplies/zardon/corsair-sf-450-and-sf-600-psu-review/
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/corsair-sf450-power-supply,4512.html

SF600:

http://www.pcper.com/reviews/Cases-and-Cooling/Corsair-SF-Series-600W-Power-Supply-Review
http://www.kitguru.net/components/power-supplies/zardon/corsair-sf-450-and-sf-600-psu-review/
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/corsair-sf600-power-supply,4537.html
http://hexus.net/tech/reviews/psu/92177-corsair-sf600-sfx-psu/
http://www.eteknix.com/corsair-sf600-80-plus-gold-fully-modular-sfx-power-supply-review/

Both:

http://www.sweclockers.com/test/21895-corsair-sf450-och-sf600
http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/power_supply/corsair_sf450_sf600_sfx_psu_review_testing/1

Now.. That said.. That's not "A LOT" of reviews. SFX PSUs are very niche as is the ability to properly test them. When reviewers put out a review, they're conscientious of how much readership a review is going to bring in. I know that there are still a number of review units out there that still haven't been published. Tony and Jeremy at jonnyGURU.com, for example, are sitting on an SF450 and SF600 and I have no idea when they'll ever actually publish a review.

I've read most of those but I really find the results of eteknic conflict with kitguru and it does not sit well with me (Max Load results and if they tested at 115VAC or 230VAC). Also not a fan of OC3D since he seems to gloss over some things when reviewing specially negative points. PCPer and other reviews gave an interesting read but I feel they are not as stringent as the 2 sites I prefer.

I guess I should have said I'm waiting for your old site to review the unit since I trust how the tests are conducted and also waiting for Anandtechs review since they test at 230VAC (and I trust their methodology) which is applicable to me since where I'm from we use 220V.

I guess I'm so used to marketing tactics by well known brands (hyping a product to no end) when it performs well on its first round of testing that I jumped to that statement I initially made (old and jaded I am - lol). Now it makes sense to me once explained. Thanks!

I'll still wait for the 2 sites I prefer for PSUs before I decide to pull the trigger or not. My newest build is delayed because of this! biggrin.gif
Edited by mark_thaddeus - 6/15/16 at 5:17pm
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What two sites are those?

Jonnyguru.com and.... ??
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What two sites are those?

Jonnyguru.com and.... ??

Anandtech.com
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How about HardOCP?

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2016/06/22/corsair_sf600_600w_sfx_power_supply_review#.V2uUz7h94z4
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