|by Michael "SKYMTL" Hoenig | December 13, 2007|
Packaging & Accessories / Exterior Impressions
Packaging and Accessories
The packaging of the Corsair TX750W looks pretty much the same as the HX620W we reviewed but this time it is decked out in orange accent colors. Corsair has chosen a different accent color for every one of their power supplies and this one is no different with its muted orange. The front of the box shows some minor selling points Corsair wants us to know about as well as the usual 5-year warranty logo.
The back of the box has more technical information such as the efficiency and the fan speed characteristics. There are also a few small pictures detailing some of the more interesting features of the TX750W.
Once the box is opened we get the typically well-packaged Corsair presentation with the power supply nestled in a cocoon of Styrofoam and the cables spilling out to the side. After removing the top piece of padding is removed it is good to see that the TX750W is well protected against scratches by a black fabric bag with the Corsair logo imprinted on it.
The accessories included with this power supply don’t stand out as unique considering you get the bare basics with a power cord (which I will get to in a second) mounting screws a Corsair badge and a quick reference manual.
It seems like more and more manufacturers are going with an anaconda-like 14AWG power cable for their high-wattage power supplies. Corsair has gone the same route here by providing one of these massively thick cords with the TX750W. You will know the second you have it in your hands that this is not your regular power cord.
There is nothing new or particularly unique about the exterior of the TX750W other than the large 140mm exhaust fan and the extremely rugged paint job. In the past I have been critical of quite a few manufacturers since they insist on finishing the exteriors of their power supplies so every scratch and fingerprint will show in horrible detail. Corsair bucks that trend by deciding to go with a particularly utilitarian and scratch-resistant black powder coat that is extremely durable. You should also note that the 140mm fan does cause this power supply to be about ˝” longer than a standard ATX power supply with a 120mm fan.
Personally, I happen to like the contrasting orange and black color scheme chosen by Corsair and it goes particularly well with some upcoming DFI motherboards. On the other hand, some people may prefer to go for a plain-looking power supply without the loud orange accent color.
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