Corsair SF750 SFX Platinum Power Supply
Published: 7th January 2019 | Source: Corsair | Price: |
Since the launch of the SF series of power supplies, perhaps the most visible upgrade comes in the form of braided cables, which are available with all SF-series 80+ Platinum units. These are not cheap and nasty cables either; these cables offer a soft paracord feel and have no heat shrink anywhere across all of the PSU's cables, providing a premium feel that plenty of PSUs lack.
On their own these cabled allow PC builders to create a neat and premium looking system, though thanks to the SF750's modular designs, adventurous users can replace their cables with premium Corsair cable kits or custom cables from the likes of CableMod. That said, black works well with almost any system, making replacement cables an option that is almost exclusive to aesthetics junkies.
SFX-to-ATX Bracket - A Modders Perspective
A useful add-on that Corsair ships with all of their SF series PSUs is their SFX-to-ATX mounting plate, which allows their SF series power supplies to be mounted within any ATX chassis.
Yes, we know that you won't be buying an SFX power supply specifically for an ATX chassis, but that doesn't mean that you won't be moving to an ATX system sometime within this PSU's seven-year warranty. Corsair has put in a little extra effort to make sure your PSU is usable in your system, even if you decide to abandon SFX cases.
Putting our modding hats on, we can see this mounting bracket as more than an adapter plate. If you are making a custom chassis this plate will come in handy if you are building a custom SFX PSU mount. You can use this as a stencil or use it as a means to mount your PC to other components, making this piece more versatile that Corsair themselves may have intended. This add-on will be vital to anyone who wants to build a custom PC enclosure, whether it be a PC containing desk or a homemade acrylic showpiece. If you need to mark out PSU mounting holes, Corsair has supplied you with a handy template.
This isn't a review, but if it were, it would pretty much write itself. If you need a 750W SFX power supply there are not many choices to make. There are only a few brands that have invested in the SFX form factor, and fewer still who offer 750 watts of power without compromising the SFX form factor by adding extra length into the mix (SFX-L), breaking compatibility with some small form factor cases in the process.
The SFX form factor has not exploded in popularity in recent years, SFX compliant cases remain rare, but if you need an SFX power supply the Corsair SF series is a great place to start your search for a new PSU. Seven hundred fifty watts of power will be more than enough for almost any PC builder, and the all-black braided cabled provided with the unit will meet the aesthetic needs of all but the pickiest of customers, who undoubtedly would have gone down the custom route regardless of which PSU they bought.
With powerhouse CPUs like the i9-9900K and ray tracing giants like the RTX 2080 Ti on the scene, we can see why 750W SFX power supplies are necessary. The SF750 will be enough to pack both of these high-power products into a MITX system, overclock them, then add an allotment of SSDs, RGB lights and other components while remaining comfortably inside the PSU's 750W rating. On top of that Corsair's 80+ Platinum rating ensures that minimal amounts of power will be converted into heat, which in turn will keep the PSU cool and it's fan quiet.
While our limited time with this power supply has forced us to forgo full-on testing, Corsair's track record in PSU world speaks for itself. Perhaps in time, we will have an opportunity to load up the SF750 on our SunMoon load tester, but with CES fast approaching we simply do not have time to give this unit more than a passing glance. We only had time to fully test one PSU, and we decided that Corsair's new 80+ Titanium AX850 was most deserving of that time.
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