Thursday, November 7th 2013

Corsair Announces CS Series Modular PC Power Supplies

Corsair, the most awarded PC power supply brand in the world1, today announced the new line of CS Series Modular power supplies (PSUs) in 450, 550, 650 and 750 watt models. Designed to be exceptionally energy efficient and simple to install, the new CS Series are the most affordable 80 PLUS Gold certified PSUs in Corsair's line of high-performance PC components.

The CS Series Modular PSUs are designed to deliver stable, continuous power with 80 PLUS Gold certified power efficiency to minimize energy waste and lower electrical bills. The new PSUs are cooled with a 120 mm sleeve bearing fan that runs at low speeds during typical loads, keeping the PSU nearly silent during everyday tasks. The CS Series meet the latest ATX power specifications and are compatible with the latest AMD and Intel processors, with full support for the low-power modes of the latest 4th Generation Intel Core processors.

The CS Series PSUs feature a semi-modular cable system with the core motherboard power cables (24 pin and 8 pin EPS12V) permanently attached and include modular flat cables that can be attached for powering other devices such as graphics cards, SSDs, hard drives, and fans. The modular design enables users to add just the cables required for their PC, which combined with the black flat cables, creates PCs with reduced cable clutter, a cleaner look, and better airflow.

"The CS Series Modular PSUs deliver 80 Plus Gold efficiency and Corsair quality at Bronze level prices," said Aaron Neal, Corsair's product manager of PC Power Supplies. "They are perfect for users that want reliable, energy efficient power for their PCs at a price that won't break their budget."

Pricing, Availability, and Warranty
The CS Series Modular PSUs are available immediately from Corsair's worldwide network of authorized distributors and resellers. They are backed with a limited 3-year warranty and Corsair's excellent customer service and technical support.

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13 Comments on Corsair Announces CS Series Modular PC Power Supplies

#1
Dj-ElectriC
Corsair, the most awarded PC power supply brand in the world1
I guess that in world2 they are somewhere in the middle.

TBH, i really don't like all the budget PSUs from Corsair. It is now suitable for a premium brand
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#2
xvi
Corsair's power supply lineup is rather confusing. It seems like they're often competing with themselves.
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#3
arterius2
yes their different series seem to overlap with each other quite often.
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#4
MxPhenom 216
Corsair Fanboy
Jesus how many different power supply series does Corsair need!? :wtf:
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#5
Sasqui
by: dj-electric
i guess that in world2 they are somewhere in the middle.
lol
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#6
jonnyGURU
It's not hard.

CX-M is Bronze. Doesn't use DC to DC except for the 750W.

RM is Gold, but is fully modular and has a rifled bearing fan. Also has some Link compatibility.

CS-M is in the middle. 80 Plus Gold and uses DC to DC for the non-primary rails like RM, but sleeve bearing and semi-modular like CX-M.

Therefore, CS-M is about $10 more than CX-M and $10 less than RM.

If you think there are overlaps, you're not looking too hard. ;)
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Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
by: jonnyGURU
It's not hard.

CX-M is Bronze. Doesn't use DC to DC except for the 750W.

RM is Gold, but is fully modular and has a rifled bearing fan. Also has some Link compatibility.

CS-M is in the middle. 80 Plus Gold and uses DC to DC for the non-primary rails like RM, but sleeve bearing and semi-modular like CX-M.

Therefore, CS-M is about $10 more than CX-M and $10 less than RM.

If you think there are overlaps, you're not looking too hard. ;)
If you look at modular as one group and non modular as another group it becomes clearer.. But it can be sort of confusing, especially since there are plenty of older units still floating in retail space (VX and TX). From a single retailer you can get CX, VS, VX, TX, CXM, CSM, HX, GS, RM, AX PSU's, all from Corsair. :laugh:
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#8
xhawn11
please dont compromise in components selections (chinese caps)
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#9
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
by: xhawn11
please dont compromise in components selections (chinese caps)
There are good chinese caps.
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#10
xhawn11
by: Frick
There are good chinese caps.
And the good chinese caps are just on par with Teapo, the minimum brand of capacitor you want to see inside your psu.
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#11
Fourstaff
by: xhawn11
And the good chinese caps are just on par with Teapo, the minimum brand of capacitor you want to see inside your psu.
And so they meet the minimum requirements ;)
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#12
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
by: xhawn11
And the good chinese caps are just on par with Teapo, the minimum brand of capacitor you want to see inside your psu.
If they are rated correctly and don't explode they could be made under a bridge in Brooklyn for all I care. Best product for the price is what I want. For me that has never been corsair for psu's but hey you win some and lose some.
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#13
xhawn11
by: Fourstaff
And so they meet the minimum requirements ;)
Yaah but what would you recommend to buyers?

A psu that is uses higher quality japanese capacitors all throughout
or a psu that uses just "ok" capacitors?

assuming their are on same price point, ahm like

Seasonic G series/ Rosewill Capstone vs this corsair RM/CS series

get the point?
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