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Corsair HX520W Review

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Closer Look:

The HX520W is solidly built with a matte black, slightly textured finish to the paint. The label on top includes the specification table, a warning not to remove the top cover, the logo of the various testing houses for which the HX520W has received approval and a HI-POT/Grounding OK label. The front panel as the necessary honeycomb grill for the warm air exhaust, the IEC mains input socket and a mains on/off switch.



















The rear of the HX520W includes the outlet port for the hardwired cables and modular cable sockets. Both sides of the unit sport a yellow and black Corsair HX520W label with the sail logo.



The black canvas bag contains all of the modular cables. No colors or sleeves used here, they are all made up with flat black cables, which could help with cable management and give a neater appearance once installed. The fan is of 120mm 12V DC brushless design by ADDA.



The printed circuit board is well laid out with finned heatsinks widely spread to aid heat dissipation. The main electrolytic capacitor is a quality component by Rubycon.


Let's move on.

  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look (The Power Supply)
  3. Specification & Features
  4. Testing: DC Voltage Load Regulation At 110VAC & 230VAC
  5. Testing: Efficiency, Power Factor & DC Quality
  6. Temperature, Noise Level & Fan Speed
  7. Conclusion
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