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Corsair launches 850 watt power supply for gamers and PC enthusiasts

Corsair TX850W offers dedicated 70A +12V rail and SLI/CrossFire support, setting a new standard for high-quality, affordable power supplies

Corsair®, a worldwide leader in high-performance computer and flash memory products, today announced the launch of the Corsair TX850W power supply unit (PSU), the latest addition to the award-winning TX-series of high-quality PSUs.

The TX850W has been designed by Corsair and engineered to meet the demanding requirements of PC enthusiasts, creative professionals and gamers. The TX850W is built using Industrial Grade components to ensure clean and stable voltages, and has been qualified to operate at 100% load at an ambient temperature of 50ºC for unmatched reliability.

The Corsair TX850W boasts a dedicated +12V rail capable of delivering 70A (840W), which equates to 98.8% of the PSU’s total power output. This makes it ideal for high-end graphics cards and multi-core CPUs, such as the latest Intel Core i7-series, all of which require high amounts of stable power at 12V.


“Corsair’s TX650W and TX750W PSUs have led the market in terms of offering superior quality at affordable prices,” said Jim Carlton, VP of Marketing at Corsair. “The TX850W raises the bar even further by offering even more power while retaining the unmatched standards of quality that has led to Corsair recently being voted ‘Best PSU Manufacturer’ for the second consecutive year.”

In addition to high power output, the TX850W offers greater than 80% energy efficiency, resulting in less heat, less noise and lower electricity bills. The high-quality, temperature-controlled 140mm fan provides effective cooling at whisper-quiet noise levels under typical conditions.

Four 6+2-pin PCI-E cables are provided and the TX850W has been thoroughly tested for compatibility with NVIDIA® SLI® and ATI® Crossfire® solutions. The TX850W also boasts extra-long cables to support full tower chassis.

The Corsair TX850W is available immediately from all good stockists, and is backed by a 5-year warranty and comprehensive customer support via telephone, email, forum and the Tech Support Express helpdesk.

More information about the Corsair TX850W power supply can be found here.

Source: HotHardware

(lol I feel like their advertiser, nonetheless, looks like a good psu. =])

Edit to add: Here's a nice review @ JohnnyGuru
Edited by Miki - 12/19/08 at 9:33am
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Nice, there was a gap in there between 750 and 1000, this seems to be a nice filler
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f****** dammit, I just bought a 750TX
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Yea there was a gap. Someone who needed more than 750w and less than 1000w couldnt find a corsair and moved on to other PSUs. Now that there's this it will fill the gap nicely.
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f****** dammit, I just bought a 750TX
Lol, I just did the same thing. I only need 750 to run CrossFireX, but when I upgrade to water cooling, this would add some nice room for improvement rather than just adding my Corsair 520W psu back into the system along with a 750W.
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how much is this thing?
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how much is this thing?
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A projected MSRP of $149.99
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Weird, I just bought the TX650W tonight. I won't be needing 850W, but good for people with high end rigs.
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