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Old July 21, 2009, 05:19 PM
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As power supply reviews continue here at Hardware Canucks, we have come to the point where we needed to take another look at one company that has been leading the field for some time now: Corsair. Their TX850 may not be the newest unit on the market but its price point is low enough that it is a serious consideration for everyone from enthusiasts t... [ Read full article ]


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Old July 21, 2009, 05:41 PM
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that is a good PSU for the price I price checked it and it is $124.99 which I can remember just last year that the corsair ( I think it was the 620) was going for about 130 -140 If I needed a new PSU I would probably pick this one up
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Old July 22, 2009, 04:48 AM
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It's basically a TX750W with higher ratings. The 850's primary cap is different -- beefier --, but that's only to regulate voltages under higher loads. I bet that the 750W could handle these no problem. What I'm saying is, if I did want to test this out at max load, I could probably manage to run at 850W for a while. Correct me on this SKY if I'm wrong, but they are almost the exact same design, right? Just more "quality" components in the 850W? The diodes definitely have to be rated higher for all of that juice. I just don't see how much higher quality you can get than the TX750W
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Old July 22, 2009, 05:38 AM
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You are pretty much correct but remember that just because the component locations are the same, it isn't necesarily the "same PSU". It is based on the same PLATFORM but significantly upgraded.
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So that 10A really does make a difference eh? Well, 120W is a lot for a rectifier, but I didn't think the components would change that much. See I thought all components were always rated much higher than actual requirements of the PSU.
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Old July 22, 2009, 06:41 AM
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In some cases that is what happens. There are plenty of PSUs out there that are nothing more than an overloaded version of a lower-wattage product without any component changes.
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In some cases that is what happens. There are plenty of PSUs out there that are nothing more than an overloaded version of a lower-wattage product without any component changes.
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Old July 22, 2009, 09:01 AM
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If I had to buy another PSU ,which I just might have to if I go SLI with two 260 216 cores, I would pick this one up , but right now I am happy with my cooler master RS-750-ACAA-A1 that I bought from the review units here last year. :)
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Well pretty descent PSU, really like the looks of it, only thing that lacks is the proper cooling, as we can see in SKY's review it get's toasty.. I would be concerned about that..

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I'm considering picking up one of these (unless I win the NCIX shopping spree contest...).
I'd like to get the modular one though.
Any reviews on that version?
From what I've read it's pretty much the same PSU except that it's modular and has the 7-year warranty.
Is it really worth the extra money?
Would be nice to have less cables in the case.
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