Corsair launches modular Professional Series PSU

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News Posted: Sat, Nov 29 2008 2:23 PM

Corsair launches modular 'Professional Series' 450W PSU

- HX450W delivers the performance and features that technology enthusiasts demand, including industry-leading 7-year warranty -


Fremont, CA, – Corsair a worldwide leader in high performance computer and flash memory products, today announced the HX450W, part of the newly-established Corsair Professional Series of enthusiast-class, modular power supply units.

The new Corsair Professional Series incorporates the existing HX-series of PSUs, which includes the multi award-winning Corsair Professional Series HX1000W, and the new Corsair Professional Series HX450W is engineered to the same exacting standards.

"The Corsair Professional Series of power supply units have been designed by Corsair and engineered to the highest standards for enthusiasts that demand the very best. They set a new standard by which all premium PSUs must be judged," said Jim Carlton, Vice President of Marketing at Corsair. "The Corsair Professional Series HX450W is ideal for enthusiasts in need of a PSU for PCs with modest power requirements, such as Home Theatre PCs and mid-range gaming PCs, but who don’t want to sacrifice quality, features or performance."



The Corsair Professional Series HX450W uses industrial-grade components, ensuring stable, clean and reliable voltages, and delivers the vast majority of its total power output (88%) on the critical 12V rail, which is essential for reliably powering today’s PCs with multi-core CPUs and DirectX 10 graphics processors. The Professional Series HX450W is also tested and guaranteed to operate at 100% load at an ambient temperature of 50°C, guaranteeing stability and reliability no matter the conditions.

The Corsair Professional Series HX450W features a sophisticated, energy-efficient circuitry design that ensures maximum energy savings and minimal heat generation. This highly efficient design meets 80 PLUS BRONZE certification standards ensuring a minimum efficiency of 82%. High energy-efficiency ratings coupled with a high-quality, temperature-controlled 120mm fan makes the Corsair Professional Series HX450W one of the coolest and quietest PSUs in the world.

The Corsair Professional Series HX450W also boasts an innovative cabling configuration that uses low-profile, flat modular cables that reduce air friction to help maximise airflow through the computer chassis. The modular design also simplifies installation as it allows for unprecedented flexibility in utilizing only those cables that are needed.

The Corsair Professional Series HX450W will be available in Europe and Asia from 26 November 2008 from all good stockists. It is backed by an industry-leading 7-year warranty and comprehensive customer support via telephone, email, forum and the Tech Support Express helpdesk.





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Great to see Corsair thinkng about the lower end market too. Smile

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ice91785 replied on Sun, Nov 30 2008 1:15 AM

 

Forgive me, but I do not see how this is "new"? Corsair has been releasing PSUs for a few years now -- not that its bad....they are AWESOME!

I guess if you want to let me know how its different that'd be cool :)

Either way, I hope Corsair stays in the game

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Here's what sets this PSU apart:

Generally those seeking modular PSUs are enthusiasts and gamers who are looking for tidy cable managment for improved airflow and an all around clean look inside their rigs especially if they're using a windowed case. These users will most likely opt for a PSU rated 550w or higher(probably higher like the 620w you have/had). The fact that this PSU is a 450w model with modular cables makes it attractive to mainstream users who don't require uber power, but are interested in the ease of use that a modular cable system offers. The only other sub-500w PSU that I know of that offers modular cables is made by Ultra and although Ultra puts out decent units, I'd much rather invest my money and faith in a Corsair unit.

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ice91785 replied on Sun, Nov 30 2008 12:18 PM

recoveringknowitall:
(probably higher like the 620w you have/had)

STALKER!!! haha jk jk

I understand what you are getting at -- however I guess I do not see a lot of non-enthusiast users being too worried about cable management in their sub-$500 rigs I guess....that said I could see how PC-builders (mom'n'pop type businesses) could see the beneifit of a cheap but extremely efficiant PSU for sure!

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ice91785:
STALKER!!!
I have a great memory and remember stuff about almost every regular user here. :P

ice91785:
I do not see a lot of non-enthusiast users being too worried about cable management
Ease of use is very appealing to any user with any budget to the point where even the most spend thrifty would be willing to pay a bit more for easier deployment of a solution.

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recoveringknowitall:
I have a great memory and remember stuff about almost every regular user here. :P

Yess! out of the depths of newb-ville and into "regular' status!!

To reply to easiness argument you made, well it just makes sense -- again maybe not a lot of the non-enthusiast crowd would jump onboard as they may be slightly hesitant to install a psu on their own (may feel its a big task) but you cannot argue with > 88% efficiency

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