So like I said in the disclaimer at the start of the article. Officially this isn’t a review because a review would need proper PSU testing which we aren’t equipped to do up to our standards. So today I’m just giving an overview. Not being a review there isn’t a final verdict or pros and cons as well. But that doesn’t stop me from mentioning what I’m digging about the SF750 so far. Just from an aesthetic point fo view, Corsair has really hit the nail on the head for looks. It is simple and all black, but I like the texture that you don’t see on a lot of SFX PSUs and that they went out of their way to hide all of the stuff on the one sticker on the backside. Beyond that the SF750 is extremely impressive just by its wattage alone given the standard SFX form factor. This IS the highest capacity SFX drive and with that it has to be one of the densest as far as wattage per liter out there even with the 2k ATX watt PSUs.
That wattage opens up possibilities when it comes to packing high power systems into small form factor builds. But honestly power hasn’t been the main limitation lately, it is cooling. But with two CPU power cables and the cables (and power) to support dual GPUs or overclocked high-end CPUs with a high-end GPU the SF750 has you covered. I haven’t mentioned it much, but with a platinum 80 Plus rating you are also getting really good efficiency. Of you can look at this as an option for a lower powered quiet build where you maybe keep below the 300-watt fan turnon or take advantage of the low fan speeds at that wattage.
Like the SX700-G, getting up to this capacity in SFX is both impressive and also targeting a relatively small market. I hope Corsair continues to make more SFX compatible cases, especially now that the power is there. But honestly, a lot of people going SFF that actually need this power can also fit SFX=L which have even higher capacities and larger fans. The real SFF builds that need true SFX PSUs are limited more on cooling capacity and I think the SF750 may be overkill for a lot of those. But I welcome the option to go with an overkill anything.
Small market or not though, it still comes down to pricing. Especially with the SX700-G also coming in just behind in power and in efficiency. So how do they compare right now? Well the SF750 has an MSRP of $179 but can be picked up on Amazon for $161. The SX700-G, on the other hand, is $179 or $204 depending on where you look. Remember it is also 50 watts less, 80 Plus Gold not 80 Plus Platinum like the SF750, and the SF750 has those good looks. If you are deciding between these two, it’s a no brainer at these prices, you would be paying more for less. You also get that impressive 7-year warranty as well to top things off.
As for actual performance testing, before buying you should still check into that as well. With my top two recommendations gone, I can at least recommend THIS review from eTeknix.
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