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Corsair CS Series Modular 850W Power Supply Review

02/17/2015 - 13:25

Our first Corsair power supply up for review in 2015 is the CS Series Modular 850W PSU; the CS850M. Corsair's CS Series Modular PSUs are designed for basic desktop use and light to moderate gaming where low energy use, low noise, simple installation...

SilverStone Strider Gold S ST1500-GS Power Supply Review

02/10/2015 - 16:44

[inline:files/review/2015-01-24/2-ST1500-Banner.jpg] Introduction Last month we took a look at SilverStone’s small form-factor power supply the SFX-600, which delivered 600 watts from a compact SFX enclosure. Today we are looking at SilverStone...

Final Thoughts and Conclusions

01/31/2015 - 13:26

The CS850M power supply is the new king of the hill in Corsair’s CS Modular series, which now ranges from 450W up to 850W. The CS Modular Series is positioned towards the high-side in the middle of Corsair’s numerous power supply offerings,...

Efficiency, Differential Temperature and Noise

01/31/2015 - 13:23

Efficiency

DC Load Regulation and AC Ripple

01/31/2015 - 13:20

DC Output Load Regulation To simulate real-world  and max loading conditions, the Corsair CS850M PSU was connected to the load testers and supplied with a constant 115 VAC.  In this test we are interested in seeing how well a PSU can maintain...

A Detailed Look

01/31/2015 - 13:17

[inline:files/review/2015-01-31/9-Bottom-Fan.jpg] The Corsair CS850M power supply features a scratch-resistant black matte finish and measures 160mm (6.3”) deep. The unit incorporates a large 140mm fan for cooling and the cables are a combination...

Specifications and Packaging

01/31/2015 - 13:12

Specifications The Corsair CS850M power supply is rated for a combined, continuous output power of up to 850 watts @40°C and includes universal AC line input and active PFC.  The power supply incorporates a single +12V rail, which can supply up...

Final Thoughts and Conclusions

01/25/2015 - 15:13

SilverStone’s new ST1500-GS power supply is a welcome upgrade to the Strider Gold S series. The unit comes housed in a compact enclosure that measures only 180mm (7.1”) deep. It also features all-modular cabling, incorporates a quiet cooling...

Efficiency, Differential Temperature and Noise

01/25/2015 - 15:06

Efficiency

DC Load Regulation and AC Ripple

01/25/2015 - 15:02

PSU Testing Methodology Establishing an accurate load is critical to testing and evaluating a PC power supply.  PCPerspective’s power supply test bench can place a precise DC load on the PSU under test.  Each power supply is tested under...