As far as aesthetics are concerned, the CS450M is remarkably ordinary. Corsair usually takes some steps to improve the appearance of their power supplies; this time however, it appears that they were content with an all-black theme and narrow side stickers. The chassis and fan guard are entirely ordinary, no different from those of a basic OEM unit. The logo of the company can be seen on the center of the fan’s guard.
Two narrow decorative stickers can be seen on the sides of the CS450M. The stickers blend with the color of the chassis, leaving only the company and model logos clearly visible.
The sticker with the electrical specifications of the CS450M has been placed on the top side of the chassis, where it will be visible through a windowed side panel only if the case has the PSU mounting area towards its bottom and the unit’s fan is still facing downwards.
The rear side of the CS450M is quite plain as well, with only a hole for the hardwired cables and four modular cable connectors. The printed legend is a little misleading, as there are three connectors for the peripheral/SATA cables and one for the PCI Express cable.
The front side of the CS450M is the standard perforated honeycomb mesh design, with only the standard on/off switch and power plug receptacle to be seen.