We would like to thank Corsair for supplying the review sample.
A while ago, Corsair released the "Gaming" series, which addresses mostly the average user/gamer who seeks for reliable and high power, but at the same time worries about his budget.
The Gaming Series currently consists of three PSUs with capacities varying from 600 to 800W. All three are non-modular, have a single +12V rail and are backed by three years warranty. They are also 80PLUS certified, meet the ATX 2.30 specification (the latest is 2.31) and although they are single rail PSUs they are equipped with Over Current Protection (OCP). We usually see OCP only in multi-rail PSUs as it is quite pointless for single-rail designs. One feature that mostly the modders will appreciate is that the cooling fan is equipped with tri-color LEDs that illuminate the transparent fan blades at the user's command. Those LEDs can also be disabled with a button that resides near the main power switch.
Today we will test the biggest member of Corsair's Gaming Series, the GS800. With 65 amps at +12V, GS800 can easily power a double VGA system.