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    Default Corsair Power Supply Survey

    Corsair has put together a small survey of 10 questions relating to what users want and demand in a quality power supply. Please take just a moment to complete the survey. We appreciate your time and value your input as the PSUs are built for you.

    www.corsair.com/PSUSurvey
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    Its pretty short didn't take longer then 4 mins for anyone whos wondering

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    Done.
    Took me around 2 minutes, I know exactly what I want in a power supply
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    OK, I put this survey in some of our forums and I receive a question: why not under 500W for next PSU?
    In fact some 300W PSU's would be interesting for HT style PC's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by burebista View Post
    OK, I put this survey in some of our forums and I receive a question: why not under 500W for next PSU?
    In fact some 300W PSU's would be interesting for HT style PC's.
    Sales of branded high quality <400W PSUs are almost non-existent. The vast majority of system builders believe they need more power than that, and you can build a 400W for almost the same cost of a 300W or a 250W.

    Also, most people buying 250-300W units are buying the cheapest thing possible - some $10 PSU from VagueName Tech.


    For example, our CX400 was originally going to be a CX350.

    But upon looking into it, we found that making a good quality 350W product costs just about the same as making a good quality 400W product. (the price ramps up noticeably when going to 450 or 500 though).

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    I doubt it's economically sound, but I'd like to see a decent microATX unit, exactly for the same reason, the HTPC crowd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silk_the_Absent1 View Post
    I doubt it's economically sound, but I'd like to see a decent microATX unit, exactly for the same reason, the HTPC crowd.

    -Adam
    Same here. I have a PC that is currently housed in a case made of LEGOs because I don't have a PSU that would fit in the original case, and the ones that are out there I wouldn't trust.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redbeard View Post
    For example, our CX400 was originally going to be a CX350.

    But upon looking into it, we found that making a good quality 350W product costs just about the same as making a good quality 400W product. (the price ramps up noticeably when going to 450 or 500 though).
    I just want to add i think the CX400 was a good idea, even the novice builders now are beginning to place more value on the PSU nowdays but i felt that the VX450 was still not cheap enough to be in an entry level gaming build.

    Though as you mention, branding quality PSUs with low wattage (such as 400W even though it is) seems to hurt it as less knowledgeable buyers look for wattage ratings since product box specifications for hardware is still asking for "xxx watts PSU").

    I think that if you could certify a PSU to say "HD4870" ready (or show a typical system spec the PSU can handle on the back of the box) for example it would take emphasis away from the wattage rating. But obviously i dont know the legal issues of doing such a thing.
    Last edited by Ninja7; 12-03-2008 at 03:50 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by burebista View Post
    OK, I put this survey in some of our forums and I receive a question: why not under 500W for next PSU?
    In fact some 300W PSU's would be interesting for HT style PC's.
    They already have 3 units under 500W..and under $90. The market segment hole in Corsair's lineup is between 750W-1000W. Also between 650W and 1000W for modular.

    I think I would also like to see some staid cases desgined around these power supplies.
    Last edited by HOOfan_1; 12-03-2008 at 12:18 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HOOfan_1 View Post
    They already have 3 units under 500W..and under $90. The market segment hole in Corsair's lineup is between 750W-1000W. Also between 650W and 1000W for modular.

    I think I would also like to see some staid cases desgined around these power supplies.
    Keep your eyes peeled on the first, as to the second, I think that'd be fun to design, for sure.

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