|by MAC | January 6, 2017|
CES 2017: CORSAIR Launches New PSUs & Kaby Lake-based Bulldog 2.0
Whether you're looking for a new high-quality power supply or a sharp-edged living room computer, CORSAIR have got you covered.
CORSAIR have just announced their new enthusiast-oriented HX series and TX-M series power supplies, as well as a Kaby Lake-infused version of their sleek-looking Bulldog barebones small form factor kit. Unlike most of the announcements, all these products are available immediately.
The new HX series has been designed to deliver superb electrical, as evidenced by the fact that it is 80 Plus Platinum certified for up to 94% efficiency. We love the addition of a toggle that allows user to choose a between a single +12V rail or multiple +12V rails. While it features 100% Japanese 105°C capacitors, the ambient temperature is never going reach that level since a large 135mm cooling fan is in charge thermal dissipation. Speaking of which, the HX series has been rated for operating temperatures up to 50°C, which is what we would expect from a quality power supply. When there is little heat to dissipate, the Zero RPM mode allows for virtually silent operation.
As we have come to expect from the HX series, it features fully modular cabling which should ensure a clutter-free build. Power ranges from 750 to 1200 watts, while prices range from $130 to $230 USD. Last, but not least, this model is backed by an ultra-long 10-year warranty.
The new TX-M series sits a little bit lower on the totem pole, and as such features a semi-modular design and as well as a smaller 120mm fan. This model has been certified for 80 Plus Gold efficiency, which means that it is up to 90% efficient. Still pretty good! Corsair don’t tend to skimp on components, so the TX-M series is also manufactured with high-quality 100% Japanese 105°C capacitors. The power range for this model is between 550 to 850 watts, while the pricing comes in at as low as $80 and goes up to $130 USD. This series is backed by a still very lengthy seven-year warranty.
We first saw the Corsair Bulldog back in June 2015. It was barebones PC with an sleek and edgy design, cooled with a unique water cooling setup, and powered by a high quality PSU. While it remains as alluring as ever aesthetically and conceptually, the Skylake-based insides have started to grow a little long in the tooth. With this in mind, Corsair have introduced the Bulldog 2.0.
While it might look the same, it has been completely upgraded internally. Benefitting from the recent launch of Intel’s 7th generation Core processors, the Bulldog 2.0 comes packed with an overclockable MSI Z270 Mini-ITX motherboard, an all-new low-profile H6 SF liquid CPU cooler, and the proven SF600 SFX PSU. While two small for 120mm or 120mm fans, there are two low-noise CORSAIR ML Series 92mm PWM-controlled cooling fans. The whole kit is backed by a two-year warranty.
The Bulldog 2.0 should be available imminently and it will retail for $399 USD, same as the previous version.
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