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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.
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How does this differ from the AX850 (aside from modular cabling)? It even looks the same as mine with minor variations on the sticker.
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How does this differ from the AX850 (aside from modular cabling)? It even looks the same as mine with minor variations on the sticker.


The insides are completely different.
The topologies are completely different (double forward for this, LLC resonant for the AX850.)

Everything about about this unit is different than the AX Series.
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And only one 8 pin cpu cable vs two on the AX 850
    
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The only thing that looks the same as on the AX is the casing
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That looks like good stuff! They better fix the price soon... for $149.99 I'd be grabbing an XFX 850W Black Edition.
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That looks like good stuff! They better fix the price soon... for $149.99 I'd be grabbing an XFX 850W Black Edition.
I think the $150 price tag is because it's a Seasonic unit.

I believe the XFX units are also Seasonic units, iirc.
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That looks like good stuff! They better fix the price soon... for $149.99 I'd be grabbing an XFX 850W Black Edition.
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I think the $150 price tag is because it's a Seasonic unit.
The price is a Newegg markup because these units are new. It's higher than MSRP.

In 2 months you should see the XFX Core Series & Corsair TX v2 Series units settle into a nice price bracket of about $5-10 of one another (Depending on discounts or rebates.)

You should also see the TX850v2 closer to $130 (like the XFX) soon.
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Tator, you beat me to it by an hour.. you JG addict Great looking review.

Edit: Oklahoma wolf, I am blaming you for this...


Edited by allikat - 2/16/11 at 8:02am
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Edit: Oklahoma wolf, I am blaming you for this...
I like it.
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