Corsair GS800 V2 Overview

GS800 V2 Overview

Corsair GS800 Overview  


Corsair have just released an revamped GS800 watt power supply, but as times are changing, consumers expectations increasing so Corsair are trying to stay one step ahead of the game by raising the aesthetics bar. With these new design touches and some other features making their way down the range like the fan not even spinning up until the unit is under 20% load we break out the camera and see whats what


  • • A dedicated single +12V rail offers maximum compatibility with the latest components
  • • Fanless mode at low loads for quiet operation, with an ultra-quiet 140mm double ball-bearing fan that delivers excellent airflow when needed
  • • Color adjustable LED fan can switch between red, blue, white, and off settings by pressing the button on the back (600W model – blue or off mode only)
  • • 80 PLUS Bronze certified, delivering up to 85% energy efficiency under real-world load conditions
  • • Active Power Factor Correction (PFC) with PF value of 0.99
  • • Universal AC input from 100~240VAV
  • • Over-voltage, under-voltage, over-current, and short circuit protection provide maximum safety for your critical system components
  • • High-quality capacitors provide uncompromised performance and reliability
  • • A three year warranty and lifetime access to Corsair's legendary technical support and customer service
  • • Safety Approvals:  cTUVus, CE, CB, FCC Class B, TÜV, CCC, C-tick



All in all we really like the look of the new GS line, there are a lot of small features we hope may get implemented when other lines get updated too. What do you think about the new look? You can discuss your thoughts in the OC3D Forums.

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20-06-2012, 08:26:18


We take a look at the revamped Corsair GS800 to see what all the fuss is about

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20-06-2012, 08:54:37

I just realised with the psu having 45 degree angle edges this means that when installed in the 600T, you now have an easy way of routing the front panel audio connector and is a big help when cable managing Quote

20-06-2012, 11:41:32

Tom, thank you for pointing out the two pevs i get when using "bi-directional" power supplies.

the first is the cable bundle on both modualr and non-modular are deffo the wrong end. fan

up shortens the terminations by 60-70mm. which in some cases is needed without the use of


second would be please make the scripts, decals or printing ledigable when intalled in a

particular way. a lot of todays rigs have some major cash dropped into them and on a photo

shoot, emblems or signage is in-your-face wrong.

the ability to custom color co-ordinate your components is a great feature. and to have a

straight-laced company like corsair to lead in this area is a big relief, that they are not settling

to just pump-out pieces. hopefully this will move to other areas of the PC market.

motherboard customization would be a great place as some have moved to a neutral color PCB

maybe this will trend to better looking rigs with minimal modding skills.


20-06-2012, 20:26:34

Big WigglyStyle
I agree with the cabling coming out the wrong side I have the 500r which isn't really a tall case and the GS700w (v1) and I could barely reach the CPU power on the motherboard, I had to route it through the back of the motherboard. It would've been nicer if the cables came out the other side. It also would've been nice if the braiding was a little nicer.Quote

21-06-2012, 05:29:32

This psu looks so sleek and sexy!Quote

22-06-2012, 03:09:23

Originally Posted by Cram View Post

I just realised with the psu having 45 degree angle edges this means that when installed in the 600T, you now have an easy way of routing the front panel audio connector and is a big help when cable managing
no bro rout your HD audio cable before you put the PSU in lol.. and that problems non existent you squish all those cables behind the psu..Quote

05-07-2012, 13:51:05

Looking a long time a psu for my old rig, this one seems really good value but cant find at any online shop, only the old version. Anyone knows which retailer is having in stock at the moment? I found at scan but still waiting stock.
Other question: Is This PSU will be ok for my config? (I72600k at 4.6 and 570gtx) thinking to put my 5yo enermax850 to my old rig and the gs in my new one. Just dont like is not modular. Quote

05-07-2012, 21:36:58

it looks brilliant...
would be nice if it was modularQuote

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