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Corsair Launches Modular CS Series PSUs

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Corsair has revealed a new line of modular energy efficient power supplies that combine reliability with affordability.

The new CS series will be the most affordable modular power supply with an 80 PLUS Gold certification available from Corsair. The power supplies are semi-modular, since the 24 pin and 8 pin motherboard power cables cannot be removed. The other cables are flat and sleeved as well as clearly labeled to help expedite installation.

Although designed primarily for low and mid-range PCs, the CS series claims to be "multi-GPU ready" and is available in 750 W ($119.99), 650 W ($109.99), 550 W ($99.99), and 450 W ($89.99) options. Each model is backed by a 3 year warranty.

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    anort3 , November 15, 2013 6:04 PM
    Corsair is using Great Wall for the OEM on these. Lets hope they are better than the RM series has been so far. I would hate to stop recommending Corsair power supplies.
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    anonymous_user , November 15, 2013 6:04 PM
    I don't see these CS as particularly competitive. Rosewill's Capstone-M (Gold-rated and modular) power supplies are either equal or lower in price and come with a 7-year warranty.
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    pastydavid , November 15, 2013 6:37 PM
    Too expensive.
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    lp231 , November 15, 2013 8:58 PM
    They need to change that color of that Green Font as users may get confused their the CX builder series.
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    VolvoDoto , November 16, 2013 3:37 AM
    I hope it's value justify its pricetag. It should be able to tackle Seasonic G, Rosewill Capstone and Cooler Master VS to prove its worth.
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    rolli59 , November 16, 2013 9:33 PM
    Well replacing both CX and GS I presume like the RM is doing with TX and HX.
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    amk-aka-Phantom , November 17, 2013 7:53 AM
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    Corsair is using Great Wall for the OEM on these. Lets hope they are better than the RM series has been so far. I would hate to stop recommending Corsair power supplies.


    Wait-wait-wait... what's wrong with RM series? I've a read a couple reviews and they seemed decent. In fact I was going to order one the day they appeared on the Indian market! If you have any info about something wrong with them, please link it here!
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    anort3 , November 17, 2013 8:38 AM
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    Wait-wait-wait... what's wrong with RM series? I've a read a couple reviews and they seemed decent. In fact I was going to order one the day they appeared on the Indian market! If you have any info about something wrong with them, please link it here!


    There are 2 OEMs for the RM series. Both have issues it seems. The CWT made RM 650 had some issues in testing from jonnyguru including two dead 5V wires at the ATX connector and substandard capacitors. The Chicony made RM 750 flat out failed in testing by HardOCP.

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    amk-aka-Phantom , November 17, 2013 8:12 PM
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    There are 2 OEMs for the RM series. Both have issues it seems. The CWT made RM 650 had some issues in testing from jonnyguru including two dead 5V wires at the ATX connector and substandard capacitors. The Chicony made RM 750 flat out failed in testing by HardOCP.


    Oh, thanks for your reply. CWT is decent, they made my TX750 which I have no complaints about, but Chicony... are they the same Asian brand who made my old membrane keyboard? :D  Either way, I had no idea there's a PSU OEM named that. All I know is that there's Seasonic, there's a less awesome CWT, there's Delta and then there's the rest which no one cares about.

    I was aiming to buy the RM450 for a workstation build (i7-4770, 2x4 GB Corsair XMS3 1600 MHz, Intel DB85FL, Samsung 840 Pro, two WD Black 1 TB in RAID 1) - I now wonder whether it's a good choice. I've been tempted by a good price, 5-year warranty and a Gold rating, but if the OEM is bad... I'll scour the net for more reviews - if you have any more info about the RM series, please do share!

    To be honest, I don't like where Corsair is going with all this. This new CS series, I hope it doesn't replace CX - I've come to rely upon CX430v2 in all the office builds I do and buy one at least every two weeks. Rock solid unit despite being CWT-built, and a great bargain too. CS is a dark horse, and right now I cannot afford experimenting. What happened to using Seasonic as an OEM, have they somehow pissed everyone off at once?!
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    rolli59 , November 17, 2013 8:22 PM
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    There are 2 OEMs for the RM series. Both have issues it seems. The CWT made RM 650 had some issues in testing from jonnyguru including two dead 5V wires at the ATX connector and substandard capacitors. The Chicony made RM 750 flat out failed in testing by HardOCP.


    Oh, thanks for your reply. CWT is decent, they made my TX750 which I have no complaints about, but Chicony... are they the same Asian brand who made my old membrane keyboard? :D  Either way, I had no idea there's a PSU OEM named that. All I know is that there's Seasonic, there's a less awesome CWT, there's Delta and then there's the rest which no one cares about.

    I was aiming to buy the RM450 for a workstation build (i7-4770, 2x4 GB Corsair XMS3 1600 MHz, Intel DB85FL, Samsung 840 Pro, two WD Black 1 TB in RAID 1) - I now wonder whether it's a good choice. I've been tempted by a good price, 5-year warranty and a Gold rating, but if the OEM is bad... I'll scour the net for more reviews - if you have any more info about the RM series, please do share!

    To be honest, I don't like where Corsair is going with all this. This new CS series, I hope it doesn't replace CX - I've come to rely upon CX430v2 in all the office builds I do and buy one at least every two weeks. Rock solid unit despite being CWT-built, and a great bargain too. CS is a dark horse, and right now I cannot afford experimenting. What happened to using Seasonic as an OEM, have they somehow pissed everyone off at once?!


    There are more good OEM's! Sirtec, FSP for example.
    Seasonic is an competition to brands like Corsair.
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    jimthenagual , November 17, 2013 8:28 PM
    Seasonic still makes the AX series for Corsair.
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    rolli59 , November 17, 2013 8:32 PM
    It is fully understandable for Corsair to stray away from Seasonic giving the fact that they do not have to compete with Sirtec or CWT on the consumer market.