Packaging


The power supply comes in a large box and is embedded in plastic foam that covers the whole power supply and secures it nicely against damage during transit. There is a big bag shown, lying in front of the power supply, which contains all of the cables that can be attached to the unit. The box itself has a lot of information for potential buyers in retail shops.


Appearance

The power supply comes in black as is usual with Corsairs units. The surface has a rough texture, as if it was sandblasted before painting. The front has a perforated opening, two-thirds of the width of the unit, to exhaust the air and the last third contains the AC jack and a large power switch. On looking closer at the opening, it reveals black plastic foil covering half of the holes, mostly those in the bottom part, which is behind the fan. Corsair does this to direct the airflow through the coils and capacitors located directly in front of the holes. There is a little bit of the side blocked as well behind which the rectifier bridge is located. Not that it would really matter to have the lower parts blocked as the fan is located behind it and the air would not exhaust at this point anyway. Both sides are covered with a thin blue sticker that shows the name of the power supply.


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  • Gholam - Wednesday, April 30, 2008 - link

    I set up a pair of Dell PowerEdge 2950 III servers last week, each one running a pair of Xeon 5410 CPUs (2.33GHz quad-core), 8x2GB FB-DIMMs, and a pair of 15k rpm SAS drives hooked up to a PERC6 - peak power draw registered by BMC has been 293W so far on one box, and 276W on the other. Reply
  • HOOfan 1 - Wednesday, April 30, 2008 - link

    and how many graphics cards are you running? Reply
  • Gholam - Thursday, May 01, 2008 - link

    None, but desktop systems aren't large banks of FB-DIMMs either, nor multiple quad-core CPUs or rows of 15k rpm fans. The most power-hungry graphics card today is well under 200W power draw. You really, really have to work to exceed 500-600W power draw on a modern computer. Reply
  • Powervano - Tuesday, April 29, 2008 - link

    I like most of your reviews very much guys and I have a suggestion/wish for the future reviews.
    Can you test (if possible, of course) Inter-Tech CobaNitrox IT-7750SG PSU?
    I would also like to see the tests of FSP Epsilon series PSU.
    Reply
  • Christoph Katzer - Tuesday, April 29, 2008 - link

    Epsilon has already arrived and will come soon. CobaNitrox might not be interesting for most readers since (I think) they're only available in Germany. Reply
  • Powervano - Tuesday, April 29, 2008 - link

    Nice to hear about Epsilon. I have seen about 87-89% efficiency about Epsilon series on several web-sites and I would like to see professional tests about that PSU.

    Yes, CobaNitrox is only available in germany, but it comes relatively cheap compared to other high quality PSUs and it is very interesting does it offer same functionality as other PSUs in the same class do?
    Reply
  • Christoph Katzer - Tuesday, April 29, 2008 - link

    http://www.planet3dnow.de/artikel/hardware/netztei...">http://www.planet3dnow.de/artikel/hardw...etzteile... Reply
  • HOOfan 1 - Tuesday, April 29, 2008 - link

    Another CWT.... Reply
  • Powervano - Tuesday, April 29, 2008 - link

    Good review, but not the same high quality one as I see here, at AnandTech... Reply
  • JarredWalton - Tuesday, April 29, 2008 - link

    Note the author. ;) But of course, that's about a year and a half old. Reply

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