View Poll Results: Shall I keep doing that low load efficiency test?

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Thread: Corsair HX850 Review

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    Arrow Corsair HX850 Review

    It seems an eternity since the last time Corsair released a modular power supply in their high performance HX line of units, and there has been a good deal of speculation around the net on when Corsair was going to finally release something in the 750W-850W range to better compete with the likes of the Seasonic M12D and Antec Signature units at that level.

    Well, the waiting is over because Corsair is releasing two new units at 750W and 850W to fill the void. Today, I'm looking at the larger of the two units in the HX850.
    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php...Story&reid=153

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    its the power supple to have

    dual gt300s here we come

    awesome efficiency

    excellent job OKW

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    Again it's proved to be awesome. Ripple of minor rails stayed low even in CL1, which is really great.

    I think the low-load efficiency test should include two to three load patterns: 50W/75W/100W.
    50W seems not so pratical since it only happens on MoDT and Nettop platforms where people don't use such expensive and large units, but taking entry-level Desktop platform (and future DT platform with Hybrid mode GPU and C6 mode CPU which consumes much less power at idle) into consideration, 50~100W range should be a good reference.

    Just above the blue capacitor is a series of connector solder points labeled "SR CARD." I can only assume that "SR" stands for Silent Running, which might be a godsend for us Mike + The Mechanics fans. Once they implement this feature, we may never have to shed another tear at not being able to hear Paul Carrack sing again. Thanks, CWT and Corsair!

    Of course, if all it does is play Silent Running over and over, well, then we might have a problem.
    You definitely know what that "SR" stands for.

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    take the children and yourself and hide out in the cellar... I'm about to break out my Mike + the Mechanics collection and I'm not going to be shy with the volume knob
    Didn't get it.
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    poll - yes...the more results the betttttterererererererer

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    Oh boy! What a PSU! And what an enjoyable review.
    Thanks OW, amazing Corsair unit.

    And for low load efficiency test I'm with Travis. A 75/100W should be tested. Usually' who needs a 7-800W PSU I guess that it's not idling at 50W.

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    Impressive ressults. Taking in consideration the estimated retail price around here, which sits around 170€, it beats the Revolution 850 (260€), the SG850 (235€) and the M12D-850 (219€) by a wide margin.

    P.D. - I think the efficiency test at such a low consumption is only a gimmick... it'd be interesting to see the efficiency at a fixed 100W for all PSU tested, which sits around the typical power usage of a mid-level computer during idle status.

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    A 30 to 35W AC Test would be nice and of course a 100W AC Test.
    Taht is exactly the amount of power that my computer is pulling from the PSU.

    And a nice review of the new Corsair unit. You can buy PCIe to EPS12V adaptor by the way, so you only need one PCIe Connector for that second EPS12V and with six PCIe Connectors the PSUs sure has enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Travis View Post
    Didn't get it.
    Try the link in my sig

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    Utube is blocked here :<
    It's been a hard day's night and I've been working like a dog.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Travis View Post
    Utube is blocked here :<
    Well just know this wolf has bad taste in music.

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