Thursday, August 26th 2010

Corsair Announces Retail Availability of Professional Series Gold Power Supplies

Corsair, a worldwide designer and supplier of high-performance components to the PC gaming hardware market, today announced the general retail availability of the Professional Series Gold AX1200, AX850, and AX750 power supply units. These PSUs, which feature 80 PLUS GOLD certification, were announced and shown at Computex in Taipei, and have won numerous accolades since then.

"The response of early users and reviewers to the Professional Series Gold PSUs has been phenomenal," stated Ruben Mookerjee, VP and General Manager of Components at Corsair. "We have been working overtime to meet the demand for this ultra-efficient, fully modular PSU, and are thrilled to announce that these highly anticipated products are now widely available from Corsair’s retailers."

Corsair Professional Series Gold power supplies exceed the requirements for 80 Plus Gold certification, delivering over 90% efficiency at 50% load when using a 115V AC input. This increases to over 92% efficiency when used with the 230V AC voltage input specification in Europe. Built utilizing server-grade power train architectures designed for mission-critical levels of voltage stability and reliability, Professional Series Gold power supplies deliver previously unheard-of levels of performance.

Corsair Professional Series Gold power supplies are provided with a seven year limited warranty, and are backed by Corsair’s legendary customer service and technical support.

For more information on Corsair Professional Series Gold PSUs, please visit this page.
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22 Comments on Corsair Announces Retail Availability of Professional Series Gold Power Supplies

#1
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
MSRPs (US):

AX750W - $179.99
AX850W - $199.99
AX1200W - $299.99

Prices of certain HX series PSUs may have gone down.
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#2
(FIH) The Don
they've been in denmark for like a month or more?

wheres the new in this(no offense) i might not understand it totaly :)
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#3
EastCoasthandle
Hmm..according to 80 Plus the AX1200 is the only one listed as gold in that group. It's been like that for a while. They don't have the other 2.
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#4
JATownes
I like the all black color scheme. This might have to replace my TX850, as the yellow tag gets on my nerves, and ruins my all black color scheme :(.
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#5
(FIH) The Don
they look awesome, but the price tag:shadedshu
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#6
CDdude55
Crazy 4 TPU!!!
To expensive for me.

I'll stick with my good old Corsair TX850.:)
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#7
AlienIsGOD
Nice, but my HX1000 will hold me over a few moar years...
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#8
phanbuey
such great PSU's... i might get a 750W Gold seasonic soon though.
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#9
TIGR
Various sources say these PSUs are excellent overall. But I'll never pay anywhere near the current prices for them. I'd rather use a much cheaper (but still rock solid) PSU like one of the TX series, and put the cost difference into something that will provide a more tangible benefit.

I'd like to see Corsair release a line of PSUs utilizing the CPX form factor [used by Antec in its CP PSUs and P183/P193/Twelve Hundred cases]. Of course, they wouldn't do so without first updating their line of cases to take them. The 700D and 800D seem like prime candidates to update for accepting CPX PSUs, though it'd be a more significant change for the new 600T.

Here's what I want: a line of non-modular, 80 Plus Platinum, CPX form factor PSUs that keep voltage regulation and noise/ripple within 3% (better than the 5% typically called for by ATX spec for component durability and peace of mind, but not completely useless overkill), priced low enough so their higher efficiency can offset the cost over their TX series counterparts within 2 years (assuming 24/7 use at average 50% load). 5-year warranty would be fine if that would allow for a bit of price reduction. Ball bearing YL fans à la the AX1200 are fine. Antec's CP-850 (reviews here and here) and CP-1000 have shown CPX has great potential (note their low prices). At the following prices, I think they'd sell in such numbers as to really pull in some profits for Corsair:

400w: $60
600w: $85
800w: $115
1000w: $150
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#11
freaksavior
To infinity ... and beyond!
Still sticking to my silverstone
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#12
extrasalty
Jumping from 80% efficiency to 90% with 500W AC load will save you 75W, which with 24/7 load over here is worth $75 a year. So if you fold or crunch the price premium will pay itself off during the first year.
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#13
ebolamonkey3
Man, that's so expensive. $180 for a 750w :shadedshu
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#14
DaveNiks
How is it that all 3 of these PSUs take a 15A input? Usually the more powerful the unit, the more Amps it takes in. I was looking to get the 850AX but I'm pretty sure all of the breakers on my wall sockets are 15A.
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#15

Performance PC and Newegg has had them for a while now.
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timta2
How is it that all 3 of these PSUs take a 15A input? Usually the more powerful the unit, the more Amps it takes in. I was looking to get the 850AX but I'm pretty sure all of the breakers on my wall sockets are 15A.
Don't forget that a power supply is basically a big transformer. 15 amps at 110v AC is not the same amperage at 12v DC.
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#17
Lu(ky
They need to make (3) different size cables for these PSU's like Silverstone makes...

Short (HTPC)
Regular (Stock)
Extra Long (Tower Cases)
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#18
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Whew! Very nice and loving the over 90% which kind of takes it into platinum levels right?

Prices are a little high but nothing overwhelming. Enermax is really high too for the Mod 87+ and Pro 87+ series.
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#19
[I.R.A]_FBi
by: timta2
Don't forget that a power supply is basically a big transformer. 15 amps at 110v AC is not the same amperage at 12v DC.
P=IV on either side of the transformer
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#20
SteelSix
A lot of negative comments about price. The series was clearly not designed to win a best bang for the buck award. It's a premium product using premium components. I like my new AX1200. Cheers Corsair.. :toast:
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#21
dr emulator (madmax)
yay i've got one very quiet, cables are a bit stiff, and the pci express cables connectors are oblong, not square like my old hx650w ones (pictured)


meaning i'll have to rma them to be properly crimped (or do it myself:shadedshu)


corsair answer my damned email

edit email answered but i left picture with img tags on which will only work here at tpu:shadedshu

some pics of the offending cable to be put here
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#22
RejZoR
by: ebolamonkey3
Man, that's so expensive. $180 for a 750w :shadedshu
That's pretty much what i payed for HX750... So not all that expensive imo. Besides, Corsair PSU's are one of the best there is, probably the only that are on the same level are Seasonic and certain Silverstone models.
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