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I've just purchased a 520W Corsair HX Series


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Hey guys, I've just purchased a 520W Corsair HX Series and I was wondering is there any know issues with the unit cos I've spend five days researching on PSU and every single one had some kind of problem.

 

The reason I went for the Corsair is because of 105C Hitachi capacitor and stable voltage on all rails. However, I am a little worried about reliability of the unit cos couldn’t find any user reviews.

 

Thx for any help.

 

Edit: The 520 has Chemi-Con not Hitachi but it’s still good. Chemi-Con is a Japanese company who are leaders in Aluminum Capacitors. The one in 520 is 400V 105C.

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Hey guys, I've just purchased a 520W Corsair HX Series and I was wondering is there any know issues with the unit cos I've spend five days researching on PSU and every single one had some kind of problem.

 

The reason I went for the Corsair is because of 105C Hitachi capacitor and stable voltage on all rails. However, I am a little worried about reliability of the unit cos couldn’t find any user reviews.

 

Thx for any help.

 

The 520W hasn't been reviewed too much.

 

The only review I know of so far is Here at JonnyGuru.com

 

Jonny does a good job on reviews. We don't know of any issues with the 520W yet, it's been very stable in almost a full year of testing here at our labs, but it does have a 5-year warranty so let us know if you have any problems and we'll fix them for you!

 

Enjoy!

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Thx and I hope it runs smoothly.:):

 

One more question, why does the 620 have Hitachi and 520 has Chemi-Con?

 

It was done because the capacitors were chosen specifically for their uses. The 620W required slightly more upgraded components where cost was no object, while the 520W required industrial-strength components that maintained a great value.

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Sorry, I meant how the PSU can hold the charge. Some has 16ms but others have around 12ms under full load.

 

The reason I ask is because I own an APC UPS.

 

 

Also, what causes the PSU to short circuit or “blow up” as some may like to call it?

 

 

I know I’m asking a little too much but I’m really worried about this cos of the horror stories I heard about other PSUs.

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