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Corsair TX850V2 850 Watt Power Supply Review

By: Chris Ramseyer | Other PSUs in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Apr 1, 2011 9:07 am
TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: Corsair

Cabling Arrangement




Taking a look at the connector availability reveals that nothing has changed between the TX850V2 and its predecessor. There is the mandatory 20+4 Main connector and a single ATX 4+4 connector. To power graphics cards, there are a total of four PCI-E 6+2 connectors. Powering the rest of the devices are eight Molex connectors, six SATA connectors, and two FDD connectors. All of the peripheral cables have great length to them, should it be needed.


Since the TX850V2 just got a refresh, it would have been nice to see a few changes here. It is rare that you will find a use for a single FDD connector these days, let alone two. It is also just as rare that you will need more Molex connectors than you will SATA. Finally, we only have a single ATX 4+4 cable. While this is sufficient for many applications, we strongly feel that any power supply meant for enthusiasts should have two ATX 4+4 connectors. These are of course minor issues and most won't utilize half of the connectors available, let alone run into the issue of being short a few.




Rail distribution is kept simple with a single 12V rail.


A Look Inside




Opening up the power supply reveals a very clean layout with several heatsinks to allow for excellent cooling of the TX850V2. One thing that is very nice to see is that the cable sleeving now extends inside the power supply. Previously, it stopped about an inch short of power supply.




Primary capacitors are Japanese manufactured Rubycon caps.




Over on the secondary side, Corsair favors the Japanese made Nippon Chemi-con capacitors. There are also a handful of Rubycon capacitors in here as well.




The ever popular Yate Loon D14BH-12 is back again with the TX850V2 providing the cooling for the unit.


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