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Corsair's 550VX PSU Reviewed!!!

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    Corsair's 550VX PSU Reviewed!!!

    And now the mainstream model....

    Today, we're taking a close look at a brand new offering from Corsair, the VX550. The VX series showed up on the market not too long ago as a more value oriented option than the modular HX line, and was an immediate hit. Will the VX550 live up to the lofty standards set by the rest of Corsair's lineup? Join me, Oklahoma Wolf and my colleague, madmat, as we toss this puppy on the load tester and see what's shakin.'

    Last edited by Android1; Oct 18, 2007, 06:35 AM.

    Link updated (the above one didn't work):

    Windows XP 32 pro + Windows Vista 32 Ultimate, CCC + ATi Tray Tools
    Club3D HD4890 Superclocked Edition (950/1050·4) with Accelero S1 rev2 + Turbo Module (2 80mm low-profile fans w/o frame)
    LCD Samsung SyncMaster T260 (26", 1920x1200)
    Gigabyte GA-MA790FXT-UD5P (socket AM3, chipset AMD-790FX)
    Phenom II X4 955-BE @ stock
    4x2GB Geil DDR3-1333 7-7-7-24-33 1.5V @ 1333MHz 7-7-7-24-33-1T 1.6V; dual channel enabled; unganged mode
    Sound Blaster Live! 5.1 with gameport, AverMedia AVerTV Hybrid Super007
    2x WD 640GB Caviar Blue (SATA) in RAID 0, DVD reader (IDE), 2 DVD recorders (SATA+IDE), floppy drive, card reader
    Corsair VX-550W, one +12V x 41A rail, 81-85% efficiency

    Windows XP 32 pro, no CCC, ATi Tray Tools
    Sapphire X1950pro 512MB AGP (580/702·2 MHz) with Accelero X2
    CRT Nokia 446Xpro (19", 107 kHz) @ 1600x1200x75Hz (desktop) or 1280x1024x85Hz (games)
    Asrock AM2NF3-VSTA (nForce3 250); HT@804 MHz (motherboard limitation, 3216MB/s up + 3216MB/s down)
    Athlon64 X2 5000+ Brisbane (@13*201=2613MHz)
    2x2GB Buffalo 2.1V + 2x1GB Kingston 2.0V, both DDR2-800 4-4-4-12-2T@ 2*373MHz (2613/7) 4-4-4-12-2T 2.0V; dual channel enabled
    56k modem, drives etc
    Corsair VX-450W, one +12V x 33A rail, 81-85% efficiency
    190W maximum consumption from the wall (monitor apart)