A while ago, Corsair wowed ThinkComputers with its 750 Watt TX750 power supply unit, one of the most stable units we’ve ever seen. Corsair is most well known for its memory, but its power supplies-among the top in the industry-are often overlooked. This review checks out the 850W version of the same line. Will the 850W perform as stable as its 750W older brother?
Features & Specifications
– Supports ATX12V v2.2 standard and older ATX12V 2.01 spec
– Ultra-quiet 120mm (140mm on TX750W) double ball-bearing fan delivers excellent airflow
– 80%+ energy efficiency at 20%, 50% and 100% load condition for less heat generation and lower energy bill
– 99% Active Power Factor Correction provides clean and reliable power to your system
– Universal AC input 90~264V automatically scans and detects the correct voltage
– Dedicated single +12V rail offers maximum compatibility with latest components
– Over Current/Voltage/Power Protection, Under Voltage Protection, and Short Circuit Protection provide maximum safety to your critical system components.
– High quality Japanese capacitors provide uncompromised performance and reliability.
– Extra long cables support full tower size chassis.
– TX850W Dimension: 5.9″(W) x 3.4″(H) X 6.3″(L);”
– MTBF: 100,000 Hours
– NVIDIA SLIT-ready certified.
– Five year warranty
The tx850 arrives in a standard, multilingual box with primarily yellow and black decor. That the power supply is 80PLUS certified and has a five year warranty is well-marked-these are two of the primarily selling points of the unit. The rear of the box shows the aforementioned specifications.
The box is fairly well-packed with foam and the cables provide some protection against shifting, as well. Included is the unit itself, a bag with ties and screws, a manual, and a power cable. There’s a carrying bag which the enthusiast could easily use for other things.
Colin Dean has been a writer for ThinkComputers since 2006.