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post #11 of 29 (permalink) Old 11-13-2019, 02:35 AM
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Seasonic has been my go to for decades, they have always has some of the best reliability in my opinion. Nice to see a push to have understandable product names across all their product lines.

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I don't think I've ever owned a PSU that is not Corsair, and I honestly see no reason to ever change that. "It just works."
Corsair are newcomers to the power supply market, they are a memory brand aren't they?
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Quote: Originally Posted by Asmodian View Post
Corsair are newcomers to the power supply market, they are a memory brand aren't they?
Thank God their power supplies are nowhere near as bad as their memory.

In any case, Corsair's OEM is Seasonic, at least for their high-end models. The only difference is Corsair tends to be better than Seasonic in regard to pricing and availability where I live, so the choice is pretty clear to me.

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Corsair has been selling power supplies for a while.

My old 850HX(first version from CWT that is over 9 years old now) is still working well, but it has NEVER been pushed. I mean look at my system. Not exactly a power hog(power consumption dropped with the GTX1070 and when the system went from hard drives to SSDs).

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Does Corsair manufacture their own power supplies these days or do they still rely on OEM's?
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Quote: Originally Posted by TheBDK View Post
Does Corsair manufacture their own power supplies these days or do they still rely on OEM's?
all oems, you can check here:

http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page447.htm

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I must say I'm surprised the SF series was GW.

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Quote: Originally Posted by ToTheSun! View Post
I must say I'm surprised the SF series was GW.
then CWT being the oem for the HXi series, all plats, might be shocking.

GW, cwt, delta and even andy has a few good platforms for some solid psus; nothing special, ripple/regulation will be fine, protections working and the warranty will (more than) be covered.

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unless you mean the form factor . .if so, nevermind.

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Quote: Originally Posted by ToTheSun! View Post
Thank God their power supplies are nowhere near as bad as their memory.

In any case, Corsair's OEM is Seasonic, at least for their high-end models. The only difference is Corsair tends to be better than Seasonic in regard to pricing and availability where I live, so the choice is pretty clear to me.
If I remember right AXi is still or was Flextronics and lower end models like CX and even higher ones like the HX is or was by CWT.

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oops missed this post.
Thanks for the useful link BTW.

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Quote: Originally Posted by HybridCore View Post
It's not like the SilverStone, EVGA, or FSP units are poor performers. The competition isn't THAT sparse. It's just not as plentiful as the ATX market for obvious reasons.

Add in SFX-L (most of the popular SFF cases I can think of can take SFX-L; NCase M1, Dancase A4, Zaber Sentry, TU150, etc.) and you also add on Seasonic, Fractal (rebadged Seasonic SGX), Be Quiet, and probably a few others I'm not aware of.
Well, nobody said that SilverStone, EVGA or FSP are poor performers but there is a reason why most SFF enthusiasts swear by Corsair's SF PSUs. Personally, I have not had a good experience with SilverStone's and EVGA's PSUs.

While SFX-L PSUs do fit in most popular SFF cases, at the same using one will leave you with very little room for things such as more storage options, extra fans, bigger cooler etc. Most of the time, you are better off using an SFX PSU in a SFF case than a SFX-L PSU.
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Well, nobody said that SilverStone, EVGA or FSP are poor performers but there is a reason why most SFF enthusiasts swear by Corsair's SF PSUs. Personally, I have not had a good experience with SilverStone's and EVGA's PSUs.

While SFX-L PSUs do fit in most popular SFF cases, at the same using one will leave you with very little room for things such as more storage options, extra fans, bigger cooler etc. Most of the time, you are better off using an SFX PSU in a SFF case than a SFX-L PSU.
Just out of curiosity, are there many cases that do cause you to lose out on cooling or storage capacity for choosing SFX-L over SFX? Only one I can think of is the A4 since you can fit a radiator underneath the PSU if you do go with SFX over SFX-L.

I'm pretty sure the ones I listed are pretty agnostic to that. Stuff like the M1, Sentry, etc. mostly seem to just have the PSU alongside the mITX board, allowing for PSUs up to 145-150mm long (remaining 25-20mm for the GPU and some cable routing if it's not using the Steam Box or back-to-back layout, more if it is) which is still longer than SFX-L (125mm in Seasonic/Fractal's case, 130mm for Silverstone). SFX-L might even be preferred just due to the larger fan size and or lower power density.

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