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Corsair HX Professional Series 850-Watt 80 Plus Certified Power Supply Compatible with Core i7 and Core i5 - CMPSU-850HX

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Pros: 80+ Gold, very well built, strong cables, good warranty, comes with more than enough extra cables

Cons: Semi-modular, short 8-pin EPS cable, low-quality cable sleeving, expensive

I have had this power supply for the past 6 months. I made the mistake of ordering a PSU way too large for my system, but even though I am only using 600W max, the HX850 (V2) is still very efficient. I ordered the newer version, with the revised logo and 80+ Gold efficiency, versus the earlier 80+ Silver model. Overall, it has been a very good power supply so, far. It is powering an i7 3770k at 4.6gHz, 680 4GB at 1411mHz GPU core, 16GB of 2400mHz CL10 Trident X memory, and various HDDs and SSDs. While my Kill-a-watt reads only 530W being pulled during load, when I am Folding, for example, I feel assured knowing I have the power to fit a massive watercooling loop in the near future. 850W, even then, would be much too large for my system; a mistake I made while planning my current build.

The PSU itself is a Seasonic OEM. The chassis is what appears to be aluminium, with a textured black coat of paint. The 24-pin motherboard, 8-pin EPS, 6-pin PCIe, and 8-pin PCIe are all hard-wired to the unit, but all other cables are modular. The 8-pin EPS is a bit short, but I was able to pull it far enough to reach the top of my full tower case, and through the grommet at the top of my motherboard. I also have a supplementary 4-pin PCIe cable going to my CPU power for additional stability, and the cable is just long enough. The cables all come with a black mesh material, which is rather low quality. I tore mine off, and will be replacing it with MDPC-X sleeving when I can catch his store open.

Overall, this is a fantastic PSU for high-power systems, such as triple 7950s, or dual Titans, but massive overkill for my needs. Were I to do it again, I would have bought a 650W Seasonic Platinum fully-modular PSU, which is about $30 cheaper, and suits my power consumption perfectly. I am not dissatisfied with the product, just dissatisfied with my choice.

Fantastic PSU, not what I need.
Corsair HX Professional Series 850-Watt 80 Plus Certified Power Supply Compatible with Core i7 and Core i5 - CMPSU-850HX
Description:

Enthusiasts looking for the optimal in price performance PSU technology will find the Corsair HX series of PSUs will meet even the most demanding of required specifications. The Corsair HX 850W power supply is engineered using advanced technology and components typically found with high performance power supplies. With design features such as a dedicated, single +12V rail, the HX series offers the maximum compatibility with the latest system components. Energy efficient circuitry capable of delivering greater than 80% efficiency ratings across 20%, 50%, and 100% load conditions make the HX family of PSUs ideal for the value/quality conscious enthusiast. With a large 140mm on HX 850w diameter temperature-controlled fan that is ultra quiet, yet still more than sufficient to cool the internals of the system, reliability and stability are no longer worries for the gamer, overclocker or enthusiast and high-end system builder. Each Corsair TX power supply is backed with an industry-leading 5-year warranty and 24/7 on-demand customer service. Corsair Professional Series power supplies set a new standard by which all premium PSUs must be judged. Designed and engineered using cutting-edge technology, each Corsair Professional Series power supply is built to the highest quality standards, and delivers the features and performance that technology enthusiasts demand.

Details:
DetailValue
BindingPersonal Computers
BrandCorsair
EAN0843591004312
FeatureHigh quality Japanese Capacitors provide Uncompromised Performance and Reliability
FormatCD-ROM
Is Autographed0
Is Memorabilia0
Height0.3 inches
Length7.35 inches
Weight0.08 pounds
Width4.75 inches
LabelCorsair
LanguagesEnglish
List Price$182.99
ManufacturerCorsair
ModelCMPSU-850HX
MPNCMPSU-850HX
Operating SystemN/A
Package Quantity1
Product GroupCE
Product Type NameSYSTEM_POWER_DEVICE
PublisherCorsair
SKUU43658621
StudioCorsair
TitleCorsair HX Professional Series 850-Watt 80 Plus Certified Power Supply Compatible with Core i7 and Core i5 - CMPSU-850HX
UPC843591004312
Number Of Items1
Warranty5 Year Warranty
Size850 Watt
Models:
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC
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