Technology content trusted in North America and globally since 1999
7,674 Reviews & Articles | 56,804 News Posts

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

 

corsair_tx550m_modular_power_supply_review_16

 

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.

 

corsair_tx550m_modular_power_supply_review_17

 

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

 

 

A Look Inside

 

corsair_tx550m_modular_power_supply_review_18

 

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.

 

corsair_tx550m_modular_power_supply_review_19

 

The single primary capacitor is manufactured by Panasonic.

 

corsair_tx550m_modular_power_supply_review_20

 

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

 

corsair_tx550m_modular_power_supply_review_21

 

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

    PRICING: You can find products similar to this one for sale below.


    United States: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon's website.

    United Kingdom: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK's website.

    Canada: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada's website.

    We at TweakTown openly invite the companies who provide us with review samples / who are mentioned or discussed to express their opinion of our content. If any company representative wishes to respond, we will publish the response here.

Related Tags

Got an opinion on this content? Post a comment below!
loading