Legit Power Supply Reviews
Corsair Professional Series HX850 Power Supply Review
|Date:||Wed, Sep 19, 2012 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Emmanouil Filladitakis -|
Corsair HX850 External Design
The HX850 is built inside the same large chassis Corsair has been using for the majority of their high performance units, which is virtually required to fit a powerful design and a modular PCB. The downside is that this chassis is significantly longer than a common ATX product, measuring a full 20cm (7.9") deep, not including the space required by the cables and the modular connectors. The entire chassis is black, with the bottom part forming a ribbed design aligned with the fan's grill.
It is common practice for Corsair to be installing stickers with the company logo and series model printed on them onto the sides of their units, high performance or not. The HX series sticker is black with blue accent, as is the series theme color. The company placed the stickers inside an embossed area between two sets of twin raised stripes.
Not as grandly displayed as the side stickers, the sticker with the electrical specifications of the HX850 can be found covering less than half of the top side of the chassis.
Unlike the AX series, the HX series units are only partially modular, meaning that major cables are still hardwired to the unit. In the case of the HX850, these cables are the 24-pin ATX connector, two PCIe connectors and one 4+4pin CPU connector. Ten plugs allow for up to four more PCIe connectors, one 4+4 CPU connector, 12 Molex connectors and 12 SATA connectors. Note that there are only four blue connectors for PCIe and CPU cables; you can either go with up to six PCIe connectors and one 4+4 CPU connector or with two 4+4 CPU connectors and up to five PCIe connectors.
The front side of the HX850 is pretty standard for any performance power supply, with a typical A/C power plug and a small on/off switch. Only the small model logo sets this unit apart from the rest.
Next Page - A look inside the Corsair HX850 PSU
Page 1 - Corsair HX850 Power Supply Review
Page 2 - Unboxing the HX850 power supply
Page 3 - Corsair HX850 External Design
Page 4 - A look inside the Corsair HX850 PSU
Page 5 - PSU Test Setup
Page 6 - HX850 Testing results (Regulation & Ripple)
Page 7 - HX850 Testing results (Efficiency, Noise & Thermal)
Page 8 - Corsair HX850 Final Thoughts & Conclusion