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Corsair SF Series 600W Power Supply Review

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Introduction and Features

Introduction

Corsair continues to expand their extensive power supply lineup with the addition of two new small form factor (SFX) units, the SF450 and SF600. The SF Series power supplies are fully modular and optimized for quiet operation and high efficiency. Both power supplies feature Zero RPM Fan Mode, which means the fan doesn’t start to spin until the power supply is under a moderate to heavy load. The SF450 and SF600 are 80 Plus Gold certified for high efficiency and come with a 5-year warranty.

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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. As you can see in the photo below, the SF Series power supply is much smaller in all three dimensions than a standard ATX power supply. We will be taking a detailed look at the new SF600W power supply in this review.

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SF Series 600W vs. ATX Series 650W

Corsair SF Series 600W PSU Key Features:

•    Small Form Factor (SFX) design
•    Very quiet with Zero RPM Fan Mode
•    92mm cooling fan optimized for low noise
•    80 Plus Gold certified for high efficiency
•    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

Please continue reading our review of the Corsair SF Series 600W PSU!!!

Specifications

The SF Series 600W power supply is rated for a combined, continuous output power of 600 watts at 40°C. The PSU incorporates a single +12V rail that can deliver up to 50A (600W).  The PSU includes universal AC line input (automatically adjusts the AC line voltage) and active PFC, which makes the unit more environmentally friendly to the local power grid.  

Corsair SF600W PSU Specifications:

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(Courtesy of Corsair)

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Packaging and Parts

The Corsair SF Series 600W power supply arrived packed inside a standard retail box showcasing the unit’s features and specifications.  

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In addition to the power supply, the box contains a power cord, mounting screws, a User Manual, Warranty Guide, wire ties, a Corsair case badge, and a bundle of modular cables.

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Six flat ribbon-style modular cables handle the power distribution (see table above for lengths and connector count).


June 8, 2016 | 01:13 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

It can NOT be used in standard ATX cases because the cables are too short!

June 8, 2016 | 08:16 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

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.

June 8, 2016 | 12:04 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

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.

June 8, 2016 | 12:07 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

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

June 27, 2016 | 10:53 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

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

June 8, 2016 | 06:16 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

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.

June 12, 2016 | 05:49 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

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.

June 18, 2016 | 04:34 AM - Posted by Kraaketaer

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).