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Corsair TX850W Power Supply


by Grace - 27th January 2009
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Introduction

Throughout 2008 Corsair released a great range of power supplies which quickly earned them a strong reputation as a quality provider in the market. Today we will take a look at Corsair's tenth power supply product, the TX850 850W PSU. The TX850 is a newer, upgraded version of the very popular TX750 which we reviewed a few months ago. The TX series units are designed to offer great electrical performance at the best possible price to performance ratio. We will see how well the most powerful TX series unit can perform in this review.

Manufacturer's features and 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);”
  • TX750W Dimension: 5.9"(W) x 3.4"(H) X 6.3"(L);
  • TX650W Dimension: 5.9"(W) x 3.4"(H) X 5.9"(L);
  • MTBF: 100,000 Hours
  • NVIDIA SLI™-ready certified.
AC INPUT
1000-240V ~ 12A 50/60Hz
DC OUTPUT
+5v
+3.3v
+12v
-12v
+5Vsb
30A
30A
30A
70A
0.8A
3A
MAX COMBINED WATTAGE
180w
840w
96w
15w
 
Total Power: 850W

Packaging and Bundle



The packaging of the TX850W is large and very sturdy. It is also well designed, not flooded with artwork but with a wealth of information about the unit. The PSU is secured very well inside the package which is held between two thick and soft Styrofoam pieces. Noteworthy enough, the product is not protected by a bubble bag but a black pouch. After you get the PSU out you can re-use the pouch for any given purpose. As well as the pouch you will also find several black cables ties, black screws and a well written manual inside the package.

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