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    Arrow Corsair SF600 Platinum Review

    A couple years ago, Corsair came to us with their then new SF600 80 Plus Gold unit and told us they would like to rule the SFX market. We quickly discovered they had good reason to be optimistic. But times have changed, and things rarely stand still in this business. Corsair's now added to their SFX units and would like us to make sure things are still good. Folks, meet the Platinum version of the SF600: it's promising big things, and it wants your money.
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    Damn, that's impressive, a 9.8/10 only missing out due to its fancy, but fiddly, cables... VReg was fantastic, Ripple was great and Efficiency... Well, it did Titanium in several tests and easily cleared platinum in others...
    Just some nerd from 'Straya

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    The CRT talk reminded me of the ancient Zenith CRT we had at my dad's as a kid. It was a high end model my Grandpa purchased before he passed and had the built in sound system. That thing never died, only had to be repaired once to fix the channel select dial, as the pot was absolutely filthy.



    Oh yeah, and this is a pretty damn impressive unit.

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    This looks great, but can be quite the functionality nightmare. And with SFX form factor cases, you kind of want these to be easy to manage.
    Counterpoint: the heatshrink used to wrap the cables is far more inflexible that individual wiring or ribbons, which makes working in SFF situations (like, say, a Dan A4) a much bigger pain than individual or ribbon cables.

    I mean, I have my AX1600i installed in a massive Caselabs TH10A case, and the damn cables look ugly as sin from having a massive 5cm tall cable sticking right out of my mobo's 24-pin ATX plug. Gonna have to spend well over $100 re-cabling the ATX, EPS and PCIe as a result.

    Because of that, I firmly disagree on nicking points off ribbon or individual cabling, and want to see harsher penalties on in-cable caps: individual cabling is only slightly annoying, wanted by most aesthetics-focused builders, and easily solved with a mesh tube and two strips of velcro. In-cable caps in comparison are a pain in the butt and require expensive re-cabling to fix.

    And before anyone says in-cable caps help ripple, the Antec SG-850 and Corsair AX1500i both did <15mV ripple at full load, 10 and 4 years ago respectively. Manufacturers should not be needing in-cable caps to achieve <15mV of ripple in 2018.

    EDIT/addendum: Ultimately, I feel that sleeved, ribboned and individual cables shouldn't be penalised, merely mentioned, for the benefit of the reader; and in-cable capacitors should be penalised more strongly (the latter being an opinion that's soured after me buying and installing my AX1600i).
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    Room for two more AON6590s you say? Plus the manual images. Hmm, so when can we expect the SF750 review?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ceski1 View Post
    Room for two more AON6590s you say? Plus the manual images. Hmm, so when can we expect the SF750 review?
    This month, see http://www.jonnyguru.com/forums/showthread.php?t=16179

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    Counterpoint: the heatshrink used to wrap the cables is far more inflexible that individual wiring or ribbons, which makes working in SFF situations (like, say, a Dan A4) a much bigger pain than individual or ribbon cables.

    I mean, I have my AX1600i installed in a massive Caselabs TH10A case, and the damn cables look ugly as sin from having a massive 5cm tall cable sticking right out of my mobo's 24-pin ATX plug. Gonna have to spend well over $100 re-cabling the ATX, EPS and PCIe as a result.

    Because of that, I firmly disagree on nicking points off ribbon or individual cabling, and want to see harsher penalties on in-cable caps: individual cabling is only slightly annoying, wanted by most aesthetics-focused builders, and easily solved with a mesh tube and two strips of velcro. In-cable caps in comparison are a pain in the butt and require expensive re-cabling to fix.

    And before anyone says in-cable caps help ripple, the Antec SG-850 and Corsair AX1500i both did <15mV ripple at full load, 10 and 4 years ago respectively. Manufacturers should not be needing in-cable caps to achieve <15mV of ripple in 2018.

    EDIT/addendum: Ultimately, I feel that sleeved, ribboned and individual cables shouldn't be penalised, merely mentioned, for the benefit of the reader; and in-cable capacitors should be penalised more strongly (the latter being an opinion that's soured after me buying and installing my AX1600i).
    I can only agree with this post.
    Last edited by -The_Mask-; 11-05-2018 at 07:55 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by -The_Mask- View Post
    I don't see anything referring to this month, but that would be neat, if true.

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    It would have to be here by the 23rd to have a shot with me before retirement.

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    23rd of November? ;-)

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    Yep - I think I have one slot still open, and still no sign of the other stuff that was supposed to be coming. First one here gets the glory, as long as it's all done by the 28th.

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