Wednesday, February 16th 2011

Corsair Announces TX V2 Enthusiast PSU Series

Corsair, a worldwide designer and supplier of high-performance components to the PC gaming hardware market, today announced the Enthusiast Series TX V2 power supplies. The Enthusiast Series TX V2 is the successor to the award-winning Enthusiast Series TX power supplies, which have won dozens of awards worldwide and received widespread critical and customer acclaim. The TX V2 PSUs offer improved energy efficiency, with 80 PLUS Bronze certification and European Commission Energy-Related Product (ErP) directive compliance.

The improved efficiency results in lower noise levels than the original TX PSUs under typical usage conditions, and a new DC-to-DC converter design provides tighter voltage regulation, with measurably lower ripple and noise. Features carried over from the acclaimed TX PSUs include the use of Japanese capacitors, enthusiast-grade performance, and a comprehensive fixed cable set that accomodates tall PC chassis and multiple-GPU installations.

“For years, the Enthusiast Series TX PSUs have been a favorite of gamers, high-performance PC enthusiasts, and anybody who requires reliable, low-noise power delivery,” said Ruben Mookerjee, VP and General Manager for Components at Corsair. “The new TX V2 power supplies are quieter and even more energy efficient, while providing the same legendary reliability, flexibility, and value that customers have loved about the original TX PSUs.”

Corsair Enthusiast Series TX V2 power supplies are now available from Corsair-authorized retailers in the Americas and Europe, and will be available in Asia in March. The TX850 V2 is available for a US suggested retail price of $139 USD. The TX750 V2 is available for $119 USD, and the TX650 V2 is available for $99 USD. For more information on Corsair Enthusiast Series PSUs, please visit the Corsair website.
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24 Comments on Corsair Announces TX V2 Enthusiast PSU Series

#2
HossHuge
It baffles me as to why Corsair PSU are so dam expensive here in Taiwan....:mad:

1 US dollar is about 30 Taiwan dollars.

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#3
claylomax
Only 80 Plus Bronze? :confused:
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#4
RejZoR
That was my first reaction as well. V2 and Enthusiast with a 80 Plus Bronze only? Something is badly off here...
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#5
KashunatoR
how can this series be aimed at enthusiasts since it is only bronze certified? the ax series from corsair is for enthusiasts. this is just a low cost series
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#6
Jstn7477
Must be using s*** OEMs for everything after their first generation of PSUs. Kind of sad.
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#7
_JP_
I thought the 1st, and current gen, was good. I'll wait to see if JonnyGuru will get a sample to test. Them I'll draw some conclusions.
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#8
nINJAkECIL
jonnyguru website already reviewed this puppy. Seasonic-bulit, like XFX Pro 850W Core Edition.
Good thing though, not like previous TX series which based on CWT PSH unit.

and I believe, the TX is Enthusiast Series, in Corsair language, where the HXs are the Professional Series, and the AXs are the Professional Gold Series.

The rest? CX=Builder Series, GS=Gaming Series, and VX falls into Enthusiast Series too.

Just look at their website.
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#9
_JP_
Lol, I just went to read this review after I posted. I hadn't seen that review before. Good call anyway.
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#10
claylomax
by: Jstn7477
Must be using s*** OEMs for everything after their first generation of PSUs. Kind of sad.
But it says "Corsair" on the box so it will sell.
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#11
newtekie1
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Enthusiast power supplies don't have to be 80+ Gold certified. Remember, the original TX wasn't even 80+ Bronze, and it was definitely a highly recommended enthusiast power supply. Besides, 80+ Gold is only like a 5% efficiency difference, it isn't anything to worry about, or pay extra for, IMO.
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#12
Jstn7477
I'll partially retract my statement about these being made by a crappy OEM (these units are supposedly Seasonic parts), but the Builder series is absolute s*** from what I've heard.
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#13
afw
The previous TX series were 80Plus Silver certified .... werent they ... ??? :confused:
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newtekie1
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by: Jstn7477
I'll partially retract my statement about these being made by a crappy OEM (these units are supposedly Seasonic parts), but the Builder series is absolute s*** from what I've heard.
Actually, they really aren't. Jonnyguru reviewed a CX430 and really liked it. It just wasn't as good as the CX400, which is why they catch a bad rap, but for inexpensive power supplies for basic builder grade computers they are really good.

by: afw
The previous TX series were 80Plus Silver certified .... werent they ... ??? :confused:
Nope, 80+ Standard. http://www.plugloadsolutions.com/80PlusPowerSuppliesDetail.aspx?id=25&type=2

The only 80+ Silver one was the TX950, in fact that was the only 80+ Silver PSU corsair produced. I believe the TX950 was actually based on a different platform from a different OEM than the rest of the TX line as well.

Looking at Jonnyguru's reviews of the old and new TX850s, these new power supplies are definitely more efficient.
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#15
Jstn7477
by: newtekie1
Actually, they really aren't. Jonnyguru reviewed a CX430 and really liked it. It just wasn't as good as the CX400, which is why they catch a bad rap, but for inexpensive power supplies for basic builder grade computers they are really good.
Really? From what I heard, a lot of the units were dying or having problems shortly after installation. Maybe Newegg got a crappy batch or something.
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#16
kirtar
by: afw
The previous TX series were 80Plus Silver certified .... werent they ... ??? :confused:
No, but I believe the HX series was.
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#17
newtekie1
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by: Jstn7477
Really? From what I heard, a lot of the units were dying or having problems shortly after installation. Maybe Newegg got a crappy batch or something.
Well if you are going by newegg reviews, it is probably because people reviewing products on newegg are usually idiots. They probably blew because they put a CX430 in trying to power SLI GTX570s or something...

Overall though, the CX430 is a great PSU for the price point, especially if you get a good deal with the mail in rebates, they take a while, but they do come. I just recieved mine last week from a CX430 I bought the first week of December.

by: kirtar
No, but I believe the HX series was.
The HX750/850 were Gold, the HD450/650 were Bronze, and the HX1000 was 80+ Standard.
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#18
HXL492
by: Jstn7477
I'll partially retract my statement about these being made by a crappy OEM (these units are supposedly Seasonic parts), but the Builder series is absolute s*** from what I've heard.
Actually the OEM for these PSUs are CWT
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newtekie1
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by: HXL492
Actually the OEM for these PSUs are CWT
No, they are Seasonic. CWT did the recent CX PSUs.
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#20
kirtar
by: newtekie1

The HX750/850 were Gold, the HD450/650 were Bronze, and the HX1000 was 80+ Standard.
uhhh... no, the HX 750/850 were definitely (advertised as) silver.
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#22
crazyeyesreaper
Chief Broken Rig
Correct Corsair is known to downrate there PSU because 80+ gold or Silver at 25c wont pass silver or gold etc. at 40c thus they passed the 80% test higher then there rated for, This way theres no way to refute the claim that they are as EFFICENT as stated
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#23
HXL492
by: newtekie1
No, they are Seasonic. CWT did the recent CX PSUs.
Your right. Seems that I have been listening to rumors that these new PSUs are based on the PSHII platform:banghead:
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#24
nINJAkECIL
the old TX series are based on PSH and PSH II platform.
these new TX V2 built by Seasonic.
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