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Corsair TX550M Modular Power Supply Review

By: Chris Ramseyer | Other PSUs in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Oct 24, 2011 4:29 am
TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: Corsair

Cabling Arrangement




For a 550W power supply, Corsair manages to get in a pretty decent list of cables and connectors to make sure that you are able to make full use of the 550 watts that are available. The obligatory 20+4 and ATX 4+4 pin connectors are present as you would expect. Both PCI-E cables features 6+2 pin connectors, are modular, and are of ample length.


There is one Molex and one SATA cable natively wired to the power supply and then one more of each. This gives you a total of six SATA and six Molex connectors. Furthermore, Corsair includes two Molex to FDD connectors for those still requiring the connector.




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



A Look Inside




Opening up the TX550M, we see a unit that is almost identical to what we saw in that of the TX750M. It is very obvious that the cooling isn't the most spectacular that we've ever seen, but so long as it gets the job done and the unit doesn't fail under full load, we won't complain.




The single primary capacitor is manufactured by Panasonic.




Over on the secondary side, Corsair utilizes the Japanese made Nippon Chemi-con capacitors.




The very popular Yate Loon D14BH-12 is back yet again, providing the cooling for the TX550M.

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