Corsair SF600 Platinum Power Supply

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SUPPLIED BY: Corsair
PRODUCT: Corsair SF600 Platinum
PROD LINK: SF600 Platinum Product Page
PRICE: $139.99
Price is at time of testing!

Corsair SF600 Platinum

Examining the unit itself, we find one of those fanless mode warning stickers over the line input. I don’t care for Corsair’s take on these… often, they leave glue residue behind that annoys the heck out of me.

Corsair SF600 Platinum

Here’s photographic evidence of the fully modular status of this unit. I still find it somewhat amazing that they can do this in a box this size and still get 600 watts out of it.

Corsair SF600 Platinum

Not much can be seen of the guts in this view, so we’ll keep moving on. I’ll take it apart later to find out who the OEM is.

Corsair SF600 Platinum

A closer look at the modular connectors. Nothing jacks in where it’s not supposed to.

Corsair SF600 Platinum

SF600 Platinum – DC Output
DC Output +3.3V +5V +12V -12V +5VSB
20A 20A 50A 0.3A 2.5A
Max Power @ 40°C 120W 600W 3.6W 12.5W
600W

We’ve arrived at the load table, which doesn’t really hold any surprises. Most power supplies worth the money now use DC to DC conversion for the 3.3V and 5V outputs, and the high 12V rating of this one proclaims it to be one of those. It just makes sense these days to keep doing it this way… certifications have only been getting more and more demanding with these, and it’s now to the point when buying a group regulated unit, no matter how good, could cause some issues with modern rigs.

That’s why I changed my scoring methodology recently to be harder on group units. They’re relics of a bygone age.

Corsair SF600 Platinum

See? SEE? What did I tell you about that fanless mode sticker? I am not cleaning that up, Corsair! Amusingly enough, over on the top left, I found a “warranty void” sticker right below the “danger, high voltage” one. Why two stickers if you’re just covering one up? What’s the point?

Corsair SF600 Platinum

We’ll move to the cables now, individually sleeved as mentioned. No capacitors, thankfully.

Corsair SF600 Platinum

Two PCI-e cables come with the unit, one connector each. This puts the SF600 Platinum a bit behind in connector count vs. the EVGA 650GM, but I find it somewhat questionable that the extra connectors would really be necessary for this size of unit. I mean, how many people run more than one video card in an SFX case?

Corsair SF600 Platinum

One CPU cable comes with the unit.

Corsair SF600 Platinum

And finally, all you get for peripherals is one SATA chain and one Molex chain. There are no old 3.5″ floppy connectors at all, not even on an adapter. Good riddance.

SF600 Platinum – Cabling
Type of Cable Length from PSU
Modular Cables
24 pin ATX connector 300 mm
4+4 pin CPU 400 mm
6+2 pin PCI-e 400 mm
6+2 pin PCI-e 400 mm
5.25″+5.25″+5.25″ 100+100+100 mm
SATA+SATA+SATA+SATA 100+110+110+110 mm
Unit Dimensions (L x W x H)
100 mm x 125 mm x 64 mm