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Most Corsair PSUs are produced by Seasonic, one of the best power supply manufacturers in the custom computer world.
A lot of people underestimate the significance of having a quality-built power supply until that day some random power surge fries everything inside their chassis. Hence, bros dont let bro use bad psu — I hope this guide could help you avoid the worst of those stormy days, and may it be a protector to your rig in dark places, when all other lights go out.
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This is Corsair’s non-modular, flashy power supplies that are purely made for Gaming PC Builds. It has a RGB LED just to add that fabulous touch to your gaming rig. However, the GS series is only rated 80-Bronze efficiency. Though that is a little less than the CX’s but in return the GS series supports SLI / Crossfire Technology (in which setup requires higher power input on the +12V rail). The new GS line also uses pro-active fan control management. When the PSU itself is under certain load or temperature threshold, the ball-bearing fan stays off, simply to promote quietness, Zen and other highly enlightenment stuffs. According to Corsair, future accessories will be released so you can change the color of the ring around the PSU to match other components.
It’d definitely be a party if you have a window side panel chassis to pair with these PSUs.
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As the gaming industry continue to grow strong for the last few years, gamers are having a hard time to pick out a reliable, high-wattage power supply that doesn’t break the bank.
As you have seen, the the GS series is a great power supply for gaming system but it doesn’t have very good power efficiency and is non-modular. On other hand the TX series coming up next is a professional power supply that runs quiet, modular and labeled 80-Plus Bronze; but of course it’ll come with a price. So Corsair mixes the ingredients and brings forth the CS series — a perfect blend of both world at an affordable cost.
CS-series has 80-Plus Gold power rating, semi-modular cable management, thermally controlled fan that doesn’t pick up much noticeable noise (max at 24 dBA) until system is over 50% load. And to ensure consistent power delivery on such mid-range gaming PC, the CS750M for example, is designed with 62A on the +12V single rail. That is plenty of power for a SLI/Crossfire setup, bro. (he aint ur bro, dude. what? you gonna start on this, pal? stop talking to yourself, mate.)
Last piece of info for those who are interested, the CS-series runs at 90% power-efficient on 50% load, 87% on 100% load (115Vac). It’s very impressive.
All new Corsair TX-M power supply units are semi-modular while its earlier gen TX isn’t.
This was a right direction that Corsair had made because the TX is well loved by custom computer builders. This Series is also a direct step-up from the CX level where the fan is ball-bearing (quieter than sleeved) and larger (140mm). It also has a higher wattage range for system with high-end video cards which inherited from the GS Series.
TX-M Power Efficiency on the other hand, drops to 80 PLUS Bronze but I do not think it is a total deal breaker. The TX/TX-M models are still the best for enthusiasts on a budget.
You do give up a little power efficiency but it is a decent high-wattage modular power supply unit at a good price.
This is the high-end class of Corsair Power Supply Units.
First off, it has a slightly better semi-modular design than the TX-M sisters. Everything is detachable except the essentials: 1 x PCI-E connector, 1 x 24-pin Power Connector, and 1x 4/8-pin EPS Connector.
In its initial release, HX Power Supply Units delivered up to 80 PLUS Silver power efficiency but improved into 80 PLUS Gold Efficiency later. Packing with a good energy-efficient performance, all HX models also use 140mm double ball-bearing fans to cool the internal core. Noise level is moderated by a smart controller that won’t start off the fan until it reaches 40% load, the fans produce roughly 40 dBi at its maximum speed during full load. This means for most of the time you won’t hear a thing from your power supply.
You probably also love HX series for its prettier semi-modular design, high quality component, big wattage on the 12V plus excellent energy efficiency and commendable noise level.
You have come to the flagship model of Corsair PSUs. It is the one of the very high-end Corsair fully-modular power suppliers that gives you full control on the wiring work. In term of energy efficiency, the HX is 80 PLUS Gold certified so it does have better rating at half load while maintaining a stable 87% or above at full load.
HX series is inherited the same fan control technology from the GS series. The fan will not spin unless the it reaches a certain temperature degree or reaches a certain load and again, to ensure quietness. Both AX and HX produce a fairly suppressed noise level that usually fixed at 40 dBi or less, whereas the rest of their siblings; such as CX, GS and TX could generate up to 45 dBi (imagine radio noise in the background).
So for those of us who want full modular capability, solid power delivery without losing the silence you would be better off going with AX Power Supply series, though the cost is steeper. Finally, if you are one of those very enthusiast system builders who need more than what the HX 1050 can offer, your next option would be the AX1200 — only for the fact that you want to stick with Corsair :D
In 2012, Corsair released the new AX Platinum Edition (replacing the old standard AX above) where they practically optimized the power efficiency of the AX line to the 90% Platinum standard. This line-up only houses the two models: the 760 Watts and 860 Watts.
Later in the same year, Corsair managed to introduce the new i-version of the AX Platinum featuring intelligent digital fan and temperature monitor link. This add-on allows you to connect the power supply to one of the motherboard headers and use Corsair proprietary software to take more control of your PSU (monitoring +12V rail and control fan speed). The digital edition of AX Platinum series comes with the same 760 Watts and 860 Watts similar to the non-i edition, plus an addition of the 1200 Watts model.
Keep note that even though they are the same Series, the regular non-i AX Platinum is manufactured by the renowned Seasonic with better fan components, while the digital version is done by Flextronics.
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