Corsair HX620 620w Modular PSU

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As expected for a ~600w power supply, the HX620 is of standard ATX size. This means that there should be no problems for those of us planning on using the unit inside a case with little space around the PSU area. The HX620 also features an extremely rugged black powder coated finish that I found very resistant to minor knocks and scratches.

Corsair HX620 Bottom Corsair HX620 Back

The bottom of the unit features a 120mm fan placed slightly off-centre to better cool the components contained within. The fan (and your fingers) is protected by a black wire fan grill that sits flush with the casing.

Around the back of the unit we can see that Corsair have gone for the standard honeycomb mesh grill as seen on most other power supplies that utilise a 120mm fan. You may also notice the abundance of a voltage selection switch. This is because the HX620 is able to detect the input voltage (110/240v) and switch accordingly.

Corsair HX620 Top Corsair HX620 Side

They may only be stickers, but the design of the red and black labels placed on the top and sides of the HX620 make it look pretty beastly and certainly a great candidate for my latest case mod project. However, the specification sticker at the top of the unit serves a slightly more important purpose than just aesthetics - detailing the amperage output of the HX620's rails along with the usual warnings about opening the PSU cover.

Corsair HX620 Front

The front of the unit sports 7 modular power connectors, 2 of which are dedicated to providing power to PCI-Express cards. The modular connector type and layout did look very similar to the ones used on the recently reviewed Seasonic M12 unit - lets hope it doesn't suffer from the same issues.

In their wisdom, Corsair have decided not to make the ATX and P4/EPS power cables modular. This is most likely due to problems that can arise if there is poor contact between the ATX/EPS connectors on the motherboard and power supply.

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27-11-2006, 10:05:17

Ham
Had a quick flick though. Another good job Mr XMS.

Seems very pricy to me though.Quote

27-11-2006, 10:19:56

Mr. Popo
oO0o... very nice!

Price?Quote

27-11-2006, 11:10:28

Ham
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Originally Posted by name='Mr. Popo'
Price?
Read the review, its in there.Quote

27-11-2006, 11:24:35

Mr. Popo
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Originally Posted by name='Ham'
Read the review, its in there.
I've read it twice, nothing...

Can I see a quote?Quote

27-11-2006, 11:28:06

JN
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I've read it twice, nothing...

Can I see a quote?
"For a ~600w unit the sum of £96 (over at Scan.co.uk) may seem a little higher than most other competing products, however as the saying goes - "You get what you pay for", and this is certainly true for the HX620."

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