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Corsair Enthusiast Series 750-Watt 80 Plus Bronze Certified Power Supply Compatible with Intel Core i3, i5, i7 and AMD platforms - CMPSU-750TXV2

100% Positive Reviews
Rated #9 in Power Supplies

Posted

Pros: rock solid, no electronic noise, whine, etc

Cons: loud fan

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Corsair-TX750-V2-Power-Supply-Review/1227/1
^Gives technical information, testing, and pictures.

First of all, this is NOT a modular power supply. Many reviewers on newegg and elsewhere don't seem to understand that concept and down vote it for that reason. Personally I used all but a few of the attached cords which were easily tucked away behind my hard drive bays. The sleeving on the cables is nice and they are a good length for my case.

One thing this unit lacks which I expected is a 4-pin motherboard power cable. Even my terrible quality Rosewill unit had one. However if this is necessary for your setup a molex to 4-pin adapter is available for about $1. My motherboard only recommends using it for multi-gpu configurations which I currently do not have.

Initially I thought the fan controller on this unit was defective because the noise level was so high. I even filed an RMA with Corsair but decided against that when I realized I would have to pay shipping. The included cooling solution is a Yate Loon D14-SH 12 140mm high speed fan. The noise it produced at idle was unacceptable, and surprising considering it is a large 140mm fan which generally operate more quietly than smaller fans. Upon further investigation I found that the fan was in fact going at about 30-35% speed. For reference it stopped turning at 25%.

Yate Loon makes a good fan, in fact that's all I am using in my system, and really there is nothing wrong with this 140mm fan. It has very high air flow at 100% speed, 140 CFM advertised, and has the most airflow of any fan I've had. It's just not suited to the application. I think Corsair reasoned that a large fan with really high CFM could run at really low RPM and be really quiet. Obviously this doesn't hold up, perhaps because the high RPM motor stops spinning at too high voltage, above the truly quiet range.

I replaced the 140mm with a low speed (47 CFM) 120mm Yate Loon, and even at full power load the air exhausted out of the unit is cool. The PSU is only bronze rated for efficiency but from what I have seen I think it at least matches other manufacturers' silver spec. When replacing the fan I admired the quality construction inside the unit. This is the first Seasonic made PSU I have owned, and I am a believer. I definitely recommend Seasonic products.

This review may seem overly negative but this is a great power supply. I would trust it to run well above the rated wattage and I think it would be an excellent choice for middle to high end dual gpu systems. This unit was overkill for my current system but I expect it to last for years to come. At an affordable $90, it will be hard to match the TX750 v2 for quality, current, and efficiency.

Posted

Pros: Sturdy build. Cables long enough for full case towers. Sleeved cables. Lots of cables.

Cons: Maybe a few too many cables! Might have some laying around ;)

Great unit with a sturdy build, the 750 comes with a 5 year warranty. A great draw here is the amount of cables, cable features and cable lengths. Those with a full tower unit will be happy to know that the cables are long enough to reach all necesseary inputs on a motherboard. In this scenario, used with an NZXT Phantom case. The bottom mounted PSU feeds through the backboard and re-emerges with enough length to reach the very end of the motherboard. The cables are sleeved and well protected, so to minimize some risk when it comes to damaging the cables. Feel confident that this unit will be efficient for you.
Corsair Enthusiast Series 750-Watt 80 Plus Bronze Certified Power Supply Compatible with Intel Core i3, i5, i7 and AMD platforms - CMPSU-750TXV2
Description:

750W TX750 V2 PSU 80 Plus bronze 5YR warranty

Details:
DetailValue
BindingPersonal Computers
BrandCorsair
EAN0999992362343
FeatureOver-voltage and over-current protection, under-voltage protection, and short circuit protection provide maximum safety
Is Autographed0
Is Memorabilia0
Height3.4 inches
Length6.3 inches
Weight6 pounds
Width5.9 inches
LabelCorsair
List Price$139.99
ManufacturerCorsair
ModelCMPSU-750TXV2
MPNCMPSU-750TXV2
Package Quantity1
Product GroupPC Accessory
Product Type NameSYSTEM_POWER_DEVICE
PublisherCorsair
SKU843591006828-CMPSU-750TXV2
StudioCorsair
TitleCorsair Enthusiast Series 750-Watt 80 Plus Bronze Certified Power Supply Compatible with Intel Core i3, i5, i7 and AMD platforms - CMPSU-750TXV2
UPC843591006828
Number Of Items1
Warranty5 year warranty
Size750 Watt
Models:
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC
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