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Corsair CS650M 650-Watt 80 PLUS Gold Power Supply Review - Cabling Arrangement and A Look Inside


By: | 80 PLUS Gold PSUs in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jan 14, 2014 2:02 am
TweakTown Rating: 89%Manufacturer: Corsair

Cabling Arrangement

 

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The Corsair CS650M does a great job at making sure that there are enough cables and connectors to get the job done. The obligatory 24 pin Main, and ATX 4 + 4 connectors are present, alongside a pair of dual PCI-E cables. Peripherals are handled via three more cables, for a total of six SATA, and four Molex. There is also a Molex to FDD adapter included, in case you still need it. All cables are modular except for the Main and ATX 4 + 4.

 

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Rail distribution is as simple as it gets with a single 12V rail. There is no need to worry about load balancing here.

 

 

A Look Inside

 

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A pair of passive heat sinks takes care of most of the passive cooling for the unit. Coupled with the open air design of the unit, it should be more than enough for a power supply of this wattage.

 

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Two Nippon Chemi-Con capacitors reside on the primary side of the power supply.

 

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The secondary side is filled with Taiwanese capacitors. In the picture above, you can see both Teapo and Elite caps. Our readers are sure to be familiar with Teapo by now, but this is the first Elite capacitor that we have ever seen in a power supply on our bench.

 

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Corsair uses the Ong Hua HA1224l12S-Z 120mm fan to actively cool the CS650M.

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