Corsair TX850M 80 Plus Gold Power Supply Review
Peter Donnell / 2 weeks ago
A Closer Look
When it comes to aesthetics the TX850M isn’t going to light the world on fire. It’s a pretty standard looking unit and anyone who’s used the mid-range Corsair units like this in the past will find it pretty familiar. That’s not to say it looks bad though, it’s a nice enough looking unit, but it lacks much in the way of thrills.
To make the install process nice and easy the motherboard cables are hard-wired. They’re made with all-black connectors and thick braiding on the 24-pin. Overall, the cables should blend into your build easily enough. There are six modular connectors on the back. The connectors include 2 x PCIe and 4 x peripheral; more than enough for most systems.
Tucked into the top, you’ll find a 140mm Corsair fan. The fan is very nice quality and is almost the size of the entire unit. The actual PSU is relatively compact, and the use of such a massive fan should allow it to run at low RPM even under heavy load.
On the base, you’ll find the specification sticker, nothing too complicated here.
With lots of ventilation around the back, the TX should have an easy time keeping cool and providing good airflow. When you need to power down your system fully, there’s a master switch on the back too.
Overall, a relatively straight forward unit. Of course, a good quality fan and a durable chassis are no bad things, and the semi-modular cables are a welcome bonus too. So how does it perform?
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