Corsair CMPSU-620HX 620W PSU
Avid readers of HotHardware will certainly recognize the brand Corsair as one of the most respected and reputable companies within the industry. Since 1994, the company has made a name for themselves by offering some of the most stable and overclocker-friendly memory on the market. Backed with exceptional reliability and stellar support, the company has become renowned in the industry as one of the top names in memory.
Over the course of the last few years, Corsair has expanded their product line to address additional markets beyond memory modules. Here, the industry has also seen water-cooling units under the COOL brand as well as flash memory drives launched under the Flash Voyager USB brand name. Today, we find Corsair venturing into yet another enthusiast market segment with the launch of the company's first ever series of power supplies.
For many, the act of overclocking a system appears to be a black art in which luck plays a major role in the overall success of the efforts. To a degree this is true, as it is difficult to obtain components from a particular batch or yield. However, there are some very concrete factors which can significantly improve the chances for a successful overclocking experience. In the most basic form, a few critical keys to overclocking come by way of high quality memory, adequate cooling, and a robust power supply. With this is mind, it is no wonder Corsair has chosen to enter this market. Slowly but surely, the company is providing consumers with the necessary tools for building a rock-solid foundation for an enthusiast platform.
Although overclocking is a highly-publicized topic of discussion, the vast majority of the industry will never venture beyond stock speeds. However, the need for ample power is more important than ever these days as the popularity of dual-GPU configurations is growing. Corsair's new HX series of power supplies are targeted at any enthusiast or professional system where power is of the utmost importance. To those who might doubt the PSU's abilities, Corsair guarantee's flawless operation with dual GPU configurations and is currently in the process of officially securing both SLI and CrossFire certifications.
One glance at the unit's specifications and it is easy to see why they would be so confident. With up to 620W and three 12V rails at your disposal, it would be difficult to tax this PSU to the point of failure. To that end, Corsair goes one step further and also offers an impressive 5 year warranty on the product. Overall, this unit certainly boasts some impressive specifications.