Unless you are using an X99 system or overclock your CPU to like 5GHz you should be fine. That card can draw 300W easily, so it is close, but if you have something like an i7 (non-"extreme"), an SSD, HDD and not much more extras, it should work out. If I had a GPU that power hungry i'd consider buying the 600W, just in case. Anyway, the 450W unit seems to run 50W over spec so I have no worries it wouldn't work.Would a R9 290 blow up the 450W PSU in Furmark?
Home - sells some good quality connectors. I'm not 100% if they are compatible with the SF series.I'm pretty close to pulling the trigger on one of these to replace the SIlverstone SX500-LG in my NCase m1. From what I've read in this thread, it sounds like the included cables are of adequate length for an m1 build? If I wanted to upgrade to cables that are more flexible/better fit, is there a recommended source? I've searched for such things before, but generally end up at moddiy, which is not only non-US, but very expensive (although I'm sure they're nice cables). EnSourced looks like a US-based option, but again they're very expensive. I'm not looking to spend as much on cables as on the power supply. I also don't mind building my own provided it's not difficult. I have plenty of soldering experience, although I don't know if soldering would even be required.
Its a great psu but I highly recommend investing in round braided cabling when using this psu in a M1 case. The cables are wide and stiff and will block a lot of air flow. Cable management in the M1 is a bear when using this psu. Just food for thought.
That's good to know thanks.I RMAed my SF600 few weeks ago, they shipped me a new one before I shiped the defect one back to them.
At first I thought it has coil whine too, but then I realized it comes from the motherboard. For me the SF600 is loud but it is mainly from the fan.
Does anyone know if we can mod the cables or will that void warranty? I want to make mine shorter.
I tried to order some replacement cables through corsair live chat but they said it's not available. I'm tempted to buy the SF450 for the cables but i'll just hold off.Unless your cable mod is faulty and damages the PSU, I don't see how such a thing could void the warranty (though car companies successfully pull this crap all the time).
Just call up Corsair and order an entire replacement cable set and mod those instead.. problem solved
Got mine as well, the 600w. The included cables yes are a little stiff ( from what i rememeber compared to the Silverstone SFX 600W) but still manageable. When i get the A4 will know for sure.
The PSU itself, a small gem, heavy in hand, quality feel all-around.
i7 4790k @ 4.5 @ 1,221v / 16 gb ddr3 / 1x SSD / 1x GTX 650 (i know i am waiting for pascal, sold my gtx 970)
No coil noise, put my ear on it.
The fan didn't start will try to make it start, considering i have such a low powered gpu.
I really just wish Corsair would release a cheap short cable kit like Silverstone did.