Corsair HX850 V2 Power Supply Review
Up Close & Cables
Other than the fan grill there really isnt much to tell the V1 and the V2 apart other than some subtle sticker design differences.
The braiding on the fixed cables isnt that bad but it's also not that great either, it feels like a standard braid though and we have seem much worse on power supplies even recently. The coloured wires beneath is what makes things look rather dated.
The modular cables come in the standard Corsair cable bag, if you have never owned a PSU that comes with one of these they really are handy for keeping all your cables together for that moment when you want to add something to your rig they are all in once place safe and it makes them much easier to find should under your bed look like the inside of a bin bag!
When we actually get a good up close look at the modular cables they look much cleaner than the fixed cables. The main reason is the wires used are actually black, even thought the braid is the same you can easily see how much cleaner and modern these look. The trouble is when in assembling the units in the factory its much easier to solder cables to the right place when they are colour coded, making them all black makes things much harder. There are many ways around this but would add assembly time and there for most cost.