I spoke with Corsair customer service personally. Twice, on separate occasions just because I didn't want to believe them and every source I could find on the web stated end of Feb. Both times the rep stated April/May as an ETA. I really hope JohnnyGuru knows something we don't but until there's solid proof from Corsair, I wouldn't hold off a pc build in hopes of an SFX PSU being released by Corsair any time soon especially seeing as this particular unit had been hinted of being released months ago. The rep I spoke with at Corsair says their tech team would be the first to receive the SF600 so they could understand the unit before it is released to the public and they don't expect that to happen until some time in March or April. Hence, an ETA of April/May.
If Bulldog is delayed, then the SF600 is delayed... That's how it has been so far. Unless they came to their senses and figured out that releasing the SF600 is good, Bulldog or not.
I still haven't seen anything official stating delays for either product, so I made a post over at Corsair asking for some clarification. Here is the relevant thread. Unfortunately, without a timetable from Corsair hub to retail, we can't really make any assumptions based on JGuru's reply as to full product retail availability. My mobo and CPU are arriving this week, I can wait 2-3 weeks for the Corsair to be avail, but beyond that, I'm looking at one of the Silverstone offerings.
Small update! I asked this on the Corsair Forums
"What is the typical lead time between being shipped to a Corsair hub and retail availability?"
Response from Jonny Guru:
"Depends on the hub and method of shipping. Worst case is three weeks on the water."
If we figure three weeks from the time Jonny posted (Feb 6th) his first message that the 450s were already shipped to hubs, we should see them within about three weeks, with the 600s shortly afterwards. Obviously, things can happen, but I think I'll wait and see rather than go with the Silverstone.
For me, it's a race to a high quality, no strange noise SFX/SFX-L
I don't see it widely available until end of March at the earliest, maybe into April... No trace whatever still... PSU SFX need competition... I've lost the faith to await... I truly wish that it'll not a let down with noise and subpar performance... after 1 year of await.... nearlyJust checked the thread on Corsair forum. It's still "soon", and at least "a few weeks" just for it to reach the retailers. So I guess it won't get released on March. Very disappointing for a product that was supposed to be launched *last year*.
So, the SKU sheets went out this past week. What that means is the resellers have the information in their hands that allow them to accurately list the product on their website.
The 450W is in U.S. and E.U. warehouses no later than Monday. The 600W should be there on 3/11.