Final Thoughts and Conclusions
Corsair’s expansion into the SFX (small form factor) arena brings two worthy additions to Corsair’s already formidable power supply lineup. The 600W SF600 proved to be an excellent power supply with very good voltage regulation, low AC ripple, and excellent efficiency. The SF600 features Zero RPM Fan mode which results in dead silent operation at low power. The power supply continues to be very quiet through mid-power thanks to the specially designed Corsair fan.
The SF600 is fully modular and comes with flat ribbon-style cables for easy routing and to help maximize airflow. While the SF Series is designed for use in small form factor enclosures, Corsair’s SF Series power supplies can also be used in standard ATX cases to save room via the optional SFX to ATX adapter bracket. Unfortunately the adapter bracket is not included with the power supply – you have to purchase it separately.
The only down side to the SF Series power supply is the relatively high cost because this is a smaller niche market.
The MSRP for the Corsair SF Series power supplies:
• SF450 $89.99 USD
• SF600 $119.99 USD
SFX Power Supply installed in Cooler Master Elite 110 Case
(This build would not have been possible using a full-size ATX power supply.)
• 450W and 600W models available
• Small Form Factor (SFX) design
• Very quiet with Zero RPM Fan Mode
• 92mm cooling fan optimized for low noise
• Excellent efficiency (80 Plus Gold certified)
• Very good voltage regulation with low AC ripple
• All-modular, flat ribbon-style cables
• 100% all Japanese made 105°C capacitors
• ATX12V v2.4 and EPS 2.92 compliant
• 6th Generation Intel Core processor Ready
• Safety Protections: OCP, OVP, UVP, SCP, OTP, and OPP
• 7-Year warranty
• Relatively expensive for a 600W PSU
• SFX to ATX adapter bracket must be purchased separately
Corsair SF Series Fully Modular Power Supply
Our thanks to Corsair for sending us the SF600 PSU to review; good job!