A Detailed Look
The Corsair SF Series 600W power supply enclosure is painted with a satin black finish and trimmed with white lettering. The power supply measures 100mm x 63mm x 125mm. The back panel includes an On-Off switch, AC receptacle and open honey-comb grill.
The power supply uses a Corsair 92mm fan for cooling. The fan (NR092L) is rated for 0.22A at 12 VDC and features a rifled sleeve bearing for long life and quiet operation. The fan blades have been specially designed to produce a relatively high static pressure to move more air through the power supply with less noise than a conventional fan. Corsair states the fan is also optimized for low RPMs by using an improved motor core and windings.
The front panel on the 600W PSU incorporates seven modular cable connectors.
All of the modular cables are flat ribbon-style to assist with neat cable routing and to help maximize airflow.
Under the Hood
Here are a few pictures showing the layout and components inside SF Series 600W power supply. Corsair is using Great Wall as the OEM for the SF Series. The fact that Corsair actually designs the power supply and carefully specs all the components is evident by the PCBs with the silk-screened Corsair logo. The overall layout, soldering, and build quality all look excellent.
The power supply features a modern circuit design for high efficiency and uses DC-to-DC converters to produce the +3.3V and +5V rails from the +12V output. All of capacitors used inside the PSU are high-quality Japanese made caps with numerous solid polymer caps used throughout. The main primary capacitor is rated for 470uF, 420V and 105°C.
(Courtesy of Corsair)
It can NOT be used in
It can NOT be used in standard ATX cases because the cables are too short!
Number 1. He means cases that
Number 1. He means cases that use “standard” ATX power supplies. Number 2. Obviously you wouldn’t use this in a full sized tower like a Corsair 900D. And why would you? Number 3. You can purchase longer cables and/or extensions if you had to. A small ps like this is more than likely going to be used in a smaller environment. What would be the point of putting this into a mid or full sized ATX environment? None.
Watercooling in a midtower
Watercooling in a midtower maybe? I have one sf600 in a itx environment but i was asking myself the same question. The only answer i found is more room for water pumps/ watercooling tubes in a atx/itx case.
Per example: the fractal
Per example: the fractal design nano S/ phanteks evolv itx cases are on the big size of itx case and they do support normal atx PSU but a SFX psu like the sf600 could make the difference in the watercooling space of somebody
At the moment there’s no
At the moment there’s no longer cables for the sf600, BTW don’t tell people to get longer cables, they are different, in many ways ,and can ruin a system. thanks
The picture supplied by
The picture supplied by Corsair labeling what the parts are matches my SF450 PS. #16 uses blue colored caps versus the red shown for SF600, is all i can see is different.
I’ve got the 450 watt running
I’ve got the 450 watt running in an unRAID server build. Powering 6 drives and I can’t say I’ve ever seen the fan come on. I had to order a separate bracket to fit in the case though. Even though the case will only fit an mITX motherboard and barely anything else, the cut out is for a full size ATX PSU. Case is a Lian-Li Q25B. Awesome little case for a NAS box or anything along those lines.
If these had been around when
If these had been around when I built my HTPC, I’d probably have stuck a 450W in there. Instead, I ended up with the Silverstone SFX-L 500W – not bad at all, but inside of a Fractal Node 304 you take all the extra space you can get. Also, these seem to perform admirably. Good to see Corsair making an effort when they only have a single SFX line (although Platinum or Titanium efficiency would be even better, of course).