Corsair TX850w ATX PSU

Packaging & Appearance

Packaging & Appearance

Corsair have never been a company to cut corners where the packaging of PSU's is concerned, and as we can see from the images below, the TX series is certainly no exception. Packaged inside a double-walled cardboard box similar in design to that of the HX620, the TX850 is protected by two large styrofoam inserts that completely encompass the unit, protecting it on all sides from damage. Furthermore, Corsair have also gone to the trouble of placing the PSU in a plastic bag along with a black felt bag on top. I'll eat my pants if they've had so much as one unit returned 'damaged in transit'.

Corsair TX 850w Box Corsair TX 850w Box
Contained inside the box is all the usual bits you expect to receive with a new PSU (mains lead, screws, manual) along with a few little extras in the form of some cable ties and a Corsair sticker. The included screws are also painted black, which is certainly a nice change from the usual silver ones.

Corsair TX 850w Box Open Corsair TX 850w Contents
Removing the unit from its elaborate packaging, we are presented with the TX850 in all its glory. Corsair have stuck with the rugged powdercoat finish used on their HX series that feels quite resistant to scratching and almost like the unit is coated in some kind of rock polymer. Yellow and black stickers adorn all sides of unit, giving it a refreshing appearance that helps it stand out in a market filled with drab black boxes.

Corsair TX 850w Underneath Corsair TX 850w Top

Quite unique to the TX850 is the use of a 140mm fan that comes close to touching the edges of the casing and almost looks like Corsair had to use a shoehorn to get it into place. The advantage of such a large fan is primarily to reduce cooling dead spots inside the unit where a traditional 120mm fan cant quite reach, while also shifting more air at lower speeds/noise levels. Interestingly, the TX650 doesn't share the same fans as the 750w and 850w models, quite possibly due to its smaller dimensions and lower output.

Corsair TX 850w Back Corsair TX 850w Specs

Now let's move on to some of the more interesting stuff...the PSU internals...
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Most Recent Comments

18-02-2009, 04:30:09

Very nice, makes me want to buy one now.Quote

18-02-2009, 04:32:16

Originally Posted by name='TonyG'
Very nice, makes me want to buy one now.
If they did it in modular format I'd be using one in my new build no question Quote

18-02-2009, 04:32:53

Totally agree with you Jim.Quote

18-02-2009, 04:33:06

Nice review. Just like you, I think it needs to come in a modular version too. Quote

18-02-2009, 06:27:27

I was gonna get the 1100W version but I settled for the Silverstone NV1000, maybe in my next build

Great review mate! Quote

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