Corsair CS450M Power Supply Review

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Testing results (Regulation & Ripple)



CS450MV3 CS450MV5 CS450MV12

The electrical performance of the CS450M is very good, especially considering that this is a power supply designed for system builders and mainstream users. Voltage regulation is at about 2% for all of the voltage lines between 20% and 100% load. Ripple suppression is very good, with the maximum ripple being 46 mV on the 12 V line while the power supply was operating at maximum capacity, which is a figure that even top-performance designs sometimes fail to achieve.

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  • Abbie Hoffman

    WTH? Good job on the worthless pictures with the blurred specs we cannot see! Oh and thanks for the hard info you never gave to us on the amount of amps and watts on the 12v rail! How do you idiots keep your jobs?

    • Carlos

      Wow dude, take a chill pill brah 😉

  • Jason D

    Got this PSU for $29 (using bitcoins to buy it), at tiger-direct. Makes a great single-card setup with any CPU and most GPU’s with a single SSD for the hard-drive. Keeps the PSU at the 50%-75% range, where it is most efficient, when gaming.

  • Kevin Vesga

    Anyone else find it strange that the power supplies are priced in tiny $10 increments? The 750W seems fine but the rest seem overpriced by comparison.