Reviews

Date: Jul 9th 2012
Author: crmaris
In: Power Supplies
Corsair GS800 V2 800 W

According to Corsair their Game Series PSUs are ideal price-performance solutions for gamers that want style along with high performance. The updated GS units, which keep the same naming scheme, feature a renovated design and upgraded efficiency. Today we will test the strongest member of the series, the GS800 and see how it performs and if it is worth your money.

9.8
Date: Jun 28th 2012
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
Corsair Vengeance C70

Corsair has successfully entered the gaming arena with their Vengeance brand, be it memory or gaming gear. Their first case offering geared towards this market goes by the name Vengeance C70 and is available in three colors right out of the gate: black, white or military green. Did Corsair manage to throw a grenade into the fray or will it turn out to be nothing but a dud?

9.1
Date: May 18th 2012
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
Corsair Obsidian 550D

With every major case manufacturer trying to offer a silent case option, it was just a matter of time before Corsair did the same. Somewhat late to the party, the Obsidian 550D costs a bit more than the competition, but manages to offer an extremely well rounded package giving the user the flexibility between silence and viable compromise for performance.

7.9
Date: Mar 19th 2012
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
Corsair Carbide 300R

Corsair is extending their case line, further pushing the price down to jump on the bandwagon with the 300R. We take the smallest brother of the Carbide series for a spin to see if it packs the punch of the 400 and 500R, or if other cases offer more performance for your money in this market segment.

9.7
Date: Jan 17th 2012
Author: W1zzard
In: SSD
Corsair Performance Pro 256 GB SSD

Corsair's Performance Pro 256 GB SSD is based on Marvell's 88SS9174 controller which promises great performance at affordable price levels. In our testing we see the drive claim a leading performance spot thanks to some clever firmware tuning by Corsair.

9.2
Date: Jan 4th 2012
Author: crmaris
In: Power Supplies
Corsair Professional Series Gold AX 650 W

Corsair's Professional Gold series consists of four PSUs with the most recent addition being the AX650, which as its name implies has 650W capacity. Since more and more users finally find out that they actually need a mid-wattage unit to power their systems, Corsair decided to offer a high quality PSU which addresses all the enthusiasts who defy cost and seek the best possible performance along with top efficiency.

9.4
Date: Nov 10th 2011
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
Corsair Carbide 500R

The Carbide 500R is the high-performance version of the 400R with additional cooling and an edgier design. Will these be enough to justify the higher price tag and will it leave us as impressed as with the more affordable brethren?

8.8
Date: Sep 5th 2011
Author: crmaris
In: Power Supplies
Corsair TX750M 750 W

The new Corsair TX M lineup is an evolutionary step forward from the Corsair TX V2 Series. It introduces modular connectors and a new fan grill design. Internally, the platform provider has been changed from Seasonic to Channel Well Technology. Overall the TX750M is a rock solid performer that comes at only a moderate price increase.

9.6
Date: Aug 30th 2011
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
Corsair Carbide 400R

After the huge success of the Obsidian and Graphite cases, Corsair is entering the sub $100 market with the Carbide 400R. We show no mercy and review it just like its bigger brethren and are happy to report, that it holds up in an impressive manner.

9.7
Date: Jul 12th 2011
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
Corsair Obsidian 650D

Corsair presents the love child of the Obsidian 800D and the Graphite 600T series. The result is certainly stunning, as the Obsidian 650D offers the best of both worlds, with excellent interior design and great exterior looks & functionality

8.9
Date: Jun 24th 2011
Author: crmaris
In: Power Supplies
Corsair Professional Series HX1050

At Computex 2011 Corsair revealed a new model for the Professional HX series, the HX1050 which will replace the successful HX1000. The OEM remained the same, Channel Well Technology, the capacity increased by 50 W and efficiency remained at 80 Plus Silver. It seems like this PSU has what it takes to be a cost-effective alternative to the Corsair AX1200.

8.8
Date: May 20th 2011
Author: crmaris
In: Power Supplies
Corsair Builder CX430 V2 430 W

Corsair has a wide range of products that address enthusiasts. However the company does not forget Average Joe who just wants to power his low end system. For these users Corsair offers the Builder Series which promises great price/performance ratio. The new Corsair Builder CX430 V2 will be the test subject of today's review.

9.2
Date: May 9th 2011
Author: crmaris
In: Power Supplies
Corsair AX850 850 W

Corsair's AX850 is an 80Plus Gold certified 850 watt power supply that aims to be the highest-quality model in its segment. It is fully modular and shows excellent performance characteristics in our demanding test suite. With a price of $180 it is not cheap but quality has its price.

8.5
Date: Apr 25th 2011
Author: crmaris
In: Power Supplies
Corsair Gaming Series GS800 800 W

Corsair's Gaming Series consists of three single rail PSUs that are made for gamers. Even more average users with a mid-range system will appreciate the reliable and cheap PSU from a company with a very good reputation. We test the 800 W model, which is the most powerful of the series and are impressed by its voltage regulation and efficiency.

8.7
Date: Apr 20th 2011
Author: crmaris
In: Power Supplies
Corsair TX750 V2 750 W

Corsair recently updated their modular enthusiast TX PSU series and presented the TX V2. With a quick look at the specifications the most noticeable difference between the old and the updated models is the efficiency upgrade, from plain 80Plus to 80Plus Bronze. Under the hood, we spotted an OEM change from CWT to Seasonic.

8.9
Date: Jan 28th 2011
Author: Darksaber
In: Memory
Corsair Vengeance 1600 MHz CL9 12 GB DDR3

Corsair has introduced their new line of memory called Vengeance. Available in high capacity kits up to 16 GB we got a hold of the triple-channel one with 4x 3 GB modules. That said we push the trio to the max and see if it comes back with a vengeance or fizzles into thin air quietly.

9.6
Date: Nov 24th 2010
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
Corsair Graphite 600T

Corsair has put a lot of engineering into their Obsidian case line-up and everyone had eagerly been awaiting their first mid-tower case offering. Enter stage left: Corsair Graphite 600T, which takes a lot of the features of the Obsidian and packs it into a uniqe looking case at a much lower price point. We tear it apart and put it back together, to see if it can impress as much as the Obsidian series.

8.0
Date: Oct 8th 2010
Author: W1zzard
In: SSD
Corsair Force F40 40 GB

Corsair's Force F40 is the smallest Sandforce based drive the company offers with just 40 GB capacity. It is also the most affordable at $120. Thanks to a 7-channel design and the SF-1222 controller the drive delivers great performance for users who want to get on the SSD bandwagon without breaking the bank.

8.1
Date: Mar 24th 2010
Author: Darksaber
In: USB Sticks
Corsair Padlock 2 8 GB

Corsair's latest Padlock revision brings about more changes than just a new look. Data is now secured with a 256-bit AES encryption, unlike the original Padlock 1, which just cut off power to the flash drive unless the correct PIN was entered. We drill the Padlock 2 to see if it holds up or snitches under pressure.

9.2
Date: Nov 6th 2009
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
Corsair Obsidian 800D

Corsair takes their game to a new high with the Obsidian 800D, offering a full tower chassis with the company's unique device. The case does not only look massive, but also houses four hot-swappable hard drive bays along with an excellent cable management system and a window to show off the guts of the system.

9.5
Date: Oct 24th 2008
Author: nflesher87
In: Memory
Corsair Dominator Series 4 GB DDR2 Kit 1066 MHz CL5

The Corsair Dominator Series of 4 GB kits does not only manage to deliver a great overclock but also offers exceptional performance at lower speed settings, making this a kit for almost every scenario. Its attractive price of $125 is a very affordable way to get into the 4 GB club while still being able to run serious overclocks.

Date: Mar 18th 2008
Author: Darksaber
In: Tradeshows
CeBIT 2008: Corsair

Corsair is showing off their 1000W power supply as well as XMP and EMP2 based memory modules. You will also find their newest 32GB Survivor and Voyager USB flash drives as well as an nForce 790 based PC up and running.

9.8
Date: Sep 8th 2007
Author: W1zzard
In: Power Supplies
Corsair VX450W

Corsair's brand new VX450W power supply comes with a maximum load of 450W. While this may not sound much it is absolutely sufficient to power most of today's systems. The PSU has a very high efficiency of over 83% which allows the fan to run slower because there is not so much excess heat to get rid of. In our fan noise testing this extremely silent unit leads by a large margin over all other PSUs tested so far.

Date: Jun 13th 2007
Author: W1zzard
In: Tradeshows
Computex 2007: Corsair

At Corsair you could see the world's fastest DDR3 memory running at 2000 MHz, that's 1000 MHz real clock. Also several shipping DDR3 products were on display in addition to a static demo of ATI's new RD790 chipset motherboard.

Date: Mar 23rd 2007
Author: W1zzard
In: Tradeshows
CeBIT 2007: Corsair

The new Corsair Survivor USB sticks are built to last. They come with a thick aluminum casing that is waterproof to up to 100m. If you are more concerned about your privacy, the Corsair Padlock Flash Drive adds a keypad to the USB stick. The stick will only power up after the right code is entered.