Wednesday, May 6th 2009

Corsair HX850W Pops Up

Following a recent exposé of the modular HX750W, another PSU from Corsair caught us by surprise: the HX850W. This one comes near-identical to the HX750W, in terms of its built, and the cable connectivity on offer, except for that it offers a higher DC output at 850W continuous. Its standard features include compliance with ATX12V v2.3 and EPS12V 2.91 standards, double forward switching circuitry that offers stellar efficiency of up to 90%, 105 °C industrial-grade capacitors, and flat-modular cables. This model also fills that little gap that existed between the HX750W and HX1000W, by offering nearly the same features as its cousin from the TX series (TX850W), with the advantage of modularity. TechConnect Magazine also disclosed its price to be £140 (around US $210) in the UK.

Source: TechConnect Magazine
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21 Comments on Corsair HX850W Pops Up

#1
InnocentCriminal
Resident Grammar Amender
Excellent!

XD

I was hoping they would release something in between the 620W and the 1000W.
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#2
razaron
woot. my next psu (up from a tx)
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#3
cyriene
I have the TX, great PSU. Would like the modular cables though...
Although I liked the sleeved cables of the TX better than the plastic cables on my HX620
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#4
Melvis
I see a trend of Corsair PSU uses here ;)

Love the range of HX Corsair PSU's there pure awesomeness :D

Welcome to the club HX-850
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#5
ShogoXT
90% is blasphemy and madness, sir.
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#6
ASharp
Oh nice. I was thinking they should have released a HX850 instead of a 750 when I saw that last post on May 2nd. Makes more sense putting a unit somewhere higher up between the HX620 and a HX1000 at 850 instead of lower at 750.
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#9
BumbleBee
it's all about quality. Xigmatek is manufactured by Channel Well but uses much lesser quality components so it's sold cheaper. Thermaltake is manufactured by Channel Well but uses little lesser quality components but sells much higher, Corsair has excellent quality and price to performance ratio you can run a e8400 and 8800GT on a 450VX cost you a whole $44 USD after rebate.
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#10

Little bit too much for me, but none the less, love the HX series.
#11
HolyCow02
BALLS! This would have been a perfect fit for my new system, but I just bought the HX1000... oh well... can't go wrong with the extra power and I saved $60 on the 1000 anyways.
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#12
AsphyxiA
when is this going to be released? I'm building a new system and something that can run 2 4870 x2's, overclocked PII, 3 sata drives, dvdr, and an XFI-Forte. Plus 90% efficencey is mad awsome!
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#13
_jM
I personally think this was a great addition to the HX lineup.. I have the HX1000W and I love it.. but as others have mention before me, it would have been nice to get this baby and save some cash. But its beater to have more power than not enough. Cheers CORSAIR :D
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#14
mep916
by: ShadowFold
It's all Channel Well anyway...
by: BumbleBee
Xigmatek is manufactured by Channel Well ...Thermaltake is manufactured by Channel Well
Just curious... where do you guys get this information? Is this just common knowledge, or is there some database where you can find which OEM produces every PSU for the big brand names? I've always used either Corsair or PC Power & Cooling (which I understand are Seasonic units) due to their reputation.
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#15
Wile E
Power User
by: mep916
Just curious... where do you guys get this information? Is this just common knowledge, or is there some database where you can find which OEM produces every PSU for the big brand names? I've always used either Corsair or PC Power & Cooling (which I understand are Seasonic units) due to their reputation.
Either by looking at the UL number on the unit's sticker, or by reading reviews where the unit is dissected. (Usually Jonny Guru. lol)



And BunbleBee is correct, while the same OEM makes the Xigmas and TKs, they are still only manufactured to the rebranding company's specs. Corsair's demands are much more rigorous than the other 2, therefore, are generally better units.

As an example, a 750w Corsair might be equivalent to a 850W Thermaltake, or something along those lines. (Not sure if that's the actual case here, just using it as an example to make the point)

All they need now is a 1200w HX unit, and the lineup should be perfect. I always felt their modular lineup was lacking. If they release a 1200W model, it's mine. lol. (Or maybe a 1240W model? Just bolt 2 HX620's together. :D)
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#16
n-ster
I thought HX was Seasonic and TX was CW?
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#17
BumbleBee
by: Wile E
All they need now is a 1200w HX unit, and the lineup should be perfect. I always felt their modular lineup was lacking. If they release a 1200W model, it's mine. lol. (Or maybe a 1240W model? Just bolt 2 HX620's together. :D)
here you go my friend.

by: n-ster
I thought HX was Seasonic and TX was CW?
no Seasonic stopped manufacturing for Corsair, CWT took over for the 1000HX.
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#18
icon1
by: Wile E

All they need now is a 1200w HX unit, and the lineup should be perfect. I always felt their modular lineup was lacking. If they release a 1200W model, it's mine. lol. (Or maybe a 1240W model? Just bolt 2 HX620's together. :D)
Very true if only the HX1200W was available by the time i bought my HX1000W I'll definitely go with the 1.2k watts. Still no regret my HX1000W does the job for me, been using this for months and was pretty stable. Can't wait for some HX1200W goodness from Corsair :D
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#20
icon1
^^

yea saw that HX 1.2K thing from corsair :)
hope they release it soon..
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#21
BumbleBee
not sure it's been on the ULOD since late 2008. weird thing is the 850 or 750 HX is not listed.
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