Corsair announced some new 'green' power supplies today which are energy star compliant. Dubbed the VX series, two eco-friendly PSUs have been released, the VX450W and VX550W.
Specs wise, they feature a single 12V rail and operate with around 80% efficiency. The fan is a 120mm double ball-bearing variant with whisper quiet operation, making these PSUs a good option for HTPCs and the like.
The VX series power supplies are also given a 5 year warranty.
Fremont, CA (August 1, 2007) -- Corsair® http://www.corsair.com, a worldwide leader in high performance computer memory and peripheral components, today unveiled the environmentally friendly Corsair VX Series of power supplies. Designed and engineered for mainstream computer users, both the VX450W and VX550W supplies support the Energy Star 2007 Standard and feature the industry's most efficient power-management and ultra-quiet design available.
Unlike most power supplies in the market, the VX Series incorporates a single +12V power rail that delivers continuous power under heavy loads. This conservative design ensures reliable operation in today's most demanding system configurations and adds compatibility for future platforms. The unique combination of rock-solid performance and incredible value puts the Corsair VX family of power supplies in a class of its own. Available in 450Watt and 550Watt models, the VX Series is ideal for home theater PCs and Energy Star systems.