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    Default Corsair SF600 Platinum review @ KitGuru

    The SF600 Platinum is currently Corsair’s flagship SFX model offering a notable efficiency increase compared against the plain SF600. The question is whether it is worth paying a premium price tag to get it or if it would make more sense to opt for the more affordable Gold rated SF600.
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    With a 600w unit, even though SFX is mostly for mITX systems, it would be nice to have the option for pigtail PCIe connectors at least.

    I don't really think a second EPS12v connector would be needed. Even with HEDT platforms, I don't think you're going to be pushing a CPU hard enough to require that second power connector. At least not in a system that's size constrained enough to require a SFX unit.


    EDIT: Point in that the ASRock X299E-ITX/AC is the only mITX HEDT board and will be totally thermally / power constrained before the 8pin would become strained.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tator Tot View Post
    With a 600w unit, even though SFX is mostly for mITX systems, it would be nice to have the option for pigtail PCIe connectors at least.

    I don't really think a second EPS12v connector would be needed. Even with HEDT platforms, I don't think you're going to be pushing a CPU hard enough to require that second power connector. At least not in a system that's size constrained enough to require a SFX unit.


    EDIT: Point in that the ASRock X299E-ITX/AC is the only mITX HEDT board and will be totally thermally / power constrained before the 8pin would become strained.
    Totally agree with you.... but you do realize that many of these SFX customers aren't putting the PSUs in SFX/ITX systems.

    Came as a complete surprise to me and most of Corsair. That's why it took so long to release the SF600 and it didn't come with a bracket. We figured "niche market", "only a few thousand units".... Turned out people wanted them left and right for their ATX builds and were very upset that no bracket was included so they could do so!

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    Strange; do you know why they want an SFX in an ATX space?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ashiekh View Post
    Strange; do you know why they want an SFX in an ATX space?
    Maybe just a cleaner look? It does look pretty good in a case w/o PSU shroud to have a smaller PSU.

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    There are quite some small cases where a ATX PSU isn't really handy even if it's build for one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyGURU View Post
    Totally agree with you.... but you do realize that many of these SFX customers aren't putting the PSUs in SFX/ITX systems.

    Came as a complete surprise to me and most of Corsair. That's why it took so long to release the SF600 and it didn't come with a bracket. We figured "niche market", "only a few thousand units".... Turned out people wanted them left and right for their ATX builds and were very upset that no bracket was included so they could do so!
    I understand the ATX bracket as there are plenty of small mATX cases from days gone past that could use an ATX PSU but are much more compact than modern mATX cases.



    I still don't really see a HEDT system that's heavily loading the CPU to be using a SFX class unit. To me, if you're gonna spend a grand on a CPU and a few hundred on a board, you could probably float the 200 for a more robust PSU.

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    We'll see.

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    1. You don't need more than 600W for most systems, so why not an SFX?

    2. If you discover customers are using your product in a way you did not expect, you might ask them why.

    3. If it is a Platinum unit, does that mean it could dispense with the fan? Maybe a 450W fanless?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ehume View Post
    1. You don't need more than 600W for most systems, so why not an SFX?
    Higher cost.

    Quote Originally Posted by ehume View Post
    2. If you discover customers are using your product in a way you did not expect, you might ask them why.
    Because it's a DIY market. Ask a million people, you'll get a million answers. That's why we have a two party election system.

    Quote Originally Posted by ehume View Post
    3. If it is a Platinum unit, does that mean it could dispense with the fan? Maybe a 450W fanless?
    Higher cost. 450W for the price of a 600W minus the cost of the fan ($2?).

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