Excerpt: KitGuru loved the Corsair AX series of power supplies, their class leading efficiency and attention to detail earned them our highest awards. Today we are looking at an update to their more affordable TX series. The TX V2 range is designed for enthusiasts who need a high quality power supply but who don’t need modular cables that can be disconnected from the main unit.
Conclusion: The first words that spring to mind are WOW WOW WOW. The TX850 is really that good. During room temperature testing, the voltage stability was excellent with all rails staying extremely close to their ideal values. Even when placing the unit in some nasty crossloading situations, it just wouldn't flinch and continued to provide rock solid voltages on the most important rails.
Pros: Extremely stable rails even at full load @ 50c., Efficiency bordering on 90% at medium loads., Great looks., Plenty of cables & support for all hardware., Performed really well in our cross load tests., High quality internal components.
Summary: The Corsair TX850 V2 can really deliver its labeled wattage at high temperatures, provides decent efficiency between 82% and 86%, superb voltage regulation, and ultra low noise and ripple levels. In summary, it is a good power supply for the user who is concerned about quality and doesn’t want to spend a lot of money on an 850 W product.
Excerpt: Not too long ago, Corsair set out to freshen up some of their power supply offerings. Older platforms were phased out, and new platforms were introduced. Today, I'm looking at just such a unit - Corsair's updated version 2 TX850. We're going to find out, here and now, what this unit is about. Is it as good as the first version? Worse? The same? These questions and more are about to be answered.
Summary: The The Corsair TX line of power supplies are currently available in three wattages; 650, 750 & 850. I'll be reviewing the Corsair TX850W Power Supply which has more than enough power, even for high-end computer systems. You can't go wrong with any of the Corsair PSUs as long as you select the correct wattage for your application. If you're in the market for a high wattage, affordable non-modular PSU then this should be at the top of your list!
Conclusion: With such a wide selection of power supplies on the market, finding the right unit is often a daunting task for both newcomers and enthusiasts alike. By default, many consumers gravitate towards Corsair’s units due to the fact that they have a reputation of building some of the best products around while offering them for a fair price. If anything, this review has shown us that Corsair’s reputation in this field is well earned.
Excerpt: Corsair Micro continues to expand their PC power supply offering with the addition of an 850W model to the popular TX series. With a combined focus on pricing and performance, Corsair’s TX series is designed to deliver stable voltages, high efficiency and quiet operation for value conscious users who are looking for a PSU in the 650W, 750W or 850W range.
Summary: Installation & Use
Installing the Corsair tx850 was effortless, as usual. I’ve grown accustomed to modular power supplies and prefer them, but the stability of the Corsair tx line trumps the inconvenient lack of modularity.
I connected the PSU to my rig with an ASUS M3A32-MVP motherboard, Athlon X2 6000+, 8 GB of DDR2 RAM, three SATA hard drives, a Creative X-Fi gamer, and a Foxconn-made nVidia 8800 GTX.
I used OCCT Perestroika to perform a stress test.
Pros: 80PLUS certification, 5 year warranty, Incredibly stable
Summary: What we did like:
The Corsair TX850W certainly fulfils its role. It isn't designed to offer much when it comes to aesthetics and it isn't a modular unit, but its electrical performance and quality easily make up for this. It can be very efficient under typical load and the voltage regulation circuit is extremely responsive, especially when it has to regulate a single huge 12V line.