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Corsair Announces New Enthusiast Series Modular PSUs

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  1. btarunr

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    Corsair, a worldwide designer and supplier of high-performance components to the PC gaming hardware market, today announced the Enthusiast Series Modular line of power supplies. Enthusiast Series Modular PSUs share a platform with the award-winning Enthusiast Series TX V2 line, with the TX V2's fixed cable set upgraded to a modular cabling system consisting of an attached, fully-sleeved ATX 12V cable and a complete set of flat detachable cables that allow system builders to use only the cables they need. Enthusiast Series Modular PSUs are 80 PLUS Bronze certified, delivering at least 85% efficiency at 50% load. Designed for reliable operation in high-performance PCs where clean, stable power is important, they are rated for full continuous power delivery at 50° C. Ultra-quiet, 140mm double ball-bearing fans deliver excellent airflow with exceptionally low noise levels by automatically adjusting fan speed in response to system temperature.

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    "The Enthusiast Series has long had broad appeal among demanding system builders due to its combination of exacting performance standards and affordability," said Ruben Mookerjee, VP and General Manager for Components at Corsair. "The Enthusiast Series Modular line is a great new choice for hardcore PC gamers, performance enthusiasts, and anybody else who requires stable, reliable power delivery."

    Enthusiast Series Modular power supplies will be available from Corsair-authorized retailers worldwide in July.

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    For more information, browse through this page.
     
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    So they're going to be Seasonic-made?
     
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    Assuming the statement about these being the same platform as the TX V2 is true, yes they will be Seasonic.
     
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    Um I have a hard time accepting those as "modular". They are like an octopus and a modular had a f#&ked up baby.
     
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    Yeah, we really need more info on what cables are attached and which are modular.

    I'm fine with a few permanently attached cables that I'm always going to use anyway. However, with only 4 modular connectors, I have a feeling there is still a lot of attached cables that are going to go unused. Either that, or the TX850M is going to be really limited on what you can attach to it.

    If we assume they are similar to the HX series, then the 24-pin and 8-pin are attached, along with two 8-pin PCI-E connectors. So the modular system on the TX M series leave only enough room for another 2 PCI-E connectors and 2 SATA/Molex connectors. I mean, I guess that is ok for the lower units, but for an 850w I'd want at least another set of PCI-E connectors.
     
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    Wow $170 for a modular Corsair 850 watt PSU that's a stellar price IMO.
     
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    The modular connectors look more what CWT uses, judging by the type and color.

    The TXM650 seems to be competing with the HX650W, tho. They are both Bronze and modular, plus the price is about the same. So maybe the HX650 is going away.
     
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    Ok, let me explain.

    The HX850 is $175 on newegg, but Corsair says the price should be $200. So if Corsair is saying the price on the TX850M is $170 it will likely be cheaper on newegg. I would expect that actual price once it hits newegg to be in the $150 range.
     
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    Ahh crap....Newegg has already listed them on their website. And your right, they are cheaper :eek:
    I thought that the actual price would have been higher when it was available for purchase....I guess it's the other way around
     
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    Indeed MSRP, is different from actual retail in most cases.



    Yeah I mean that's cheaper by a lot .. . .$125 after rebate for 850 watt modular with the Corsair warranty .. . . I just bought 3!
     
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    Yeah, I really wish they would have released these just a few days earlier. I mean I just bought an HX850 and I would have totally gone with the TX850M instead since it is cheaper and pretty much just as good.:banghead:
     
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    IMO when the power draw is roughly 50%, over all quality matters a little less, and 50% is usually the sweet spot for efficiency, which is why I bought 3, for folding rigs.
     
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    they need to be $20-25 cheaper (most web sites sell below MSRP) since antec is coming out with their HCG line in modular form (based on the seasonic platform also)
     
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    So wait you want a 850 watt modular Corsair for $100 .. . . I can't say I wouldn't want the same thing, but . . . keep dreaming.
     
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    I'm hoping you are not a product of the USA school system but $169-$20 = $149, not $100.
     
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    $125 after rebate for a 850 watt modular, I guess you missed the part where I just bought 3 at that price.
     
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    my first post was not about you purchasing the old TX series for $125 (a good price), it was in response to the initial post and the stated MSRP of the corsair modular TX v2 series. they are re-branded seasonic PSU that XFX also sells. XFX sells the 850w for $155 ($140 MIR), the 750w for $130 ($110 MIR), hence the real world price needs to be lower.
     
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    maybe i missed something here, but the link is to the original TX850 and not the TX850M...
     
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    Sorry wrong link but same price for the NEW ones.

    Yeah I linked the wrong one my haste to make my point but the new ones are the same price.
     
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    I can see these being sellers.
    Reputation, price, says modular....can't go wrong.
     
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    But its not modular.
     
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    There's modular connectors on it?

    Although taking a closer look I also see a few more fixed cables than just the propriety ones.
     
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    The TX850M is listed at $150, and will likely have a MIR bringing it down to the $135 range in a few days. CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX850M 850W ATX12V v2.31...

    Though the $10 shipping is kind of odd too, I'm guessing that is an error on neweggs part, because I've never seen that high of shipping from them.

    It is modular, it just isn't fully modular. By your logic the HX series isn't modular either.

    IMO, making the standard connectors modular is stupid, there is almost no reason that I won't be using a 24-pin and a 8-pin CPU, so might as well make them permanant. From what I've seen it looks like on these PSUs, the 24-pin and 8-pin CPU are permanant as well as two 8-pin PCI-E connectors. The rest is modular, I don't have an issue with that since an 750-850w PSU is probably always going to use those connectors(and if you aren't, then you shouldn't be buying an 850w PSU).
     
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    that link goes to the TX v2 non-modular units. The price for the semi-modular are not the same, all we know is the MSRP as posted above in the start of this thread.
     

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