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Corsair HX850 Gold Professional Series Power Supply review

Rating: 8.5.

If you ask an enthusiast user to recommend a high grade power supply you can be sure that Corsair will normally get a mention in the shortlist. The company have worked diligently with several leading partners in the production of their power supplies and today we tear apart their latest HX850 Gold Professional – a semi modular design which boasts 80 Plus Gold Certification.

The Corsair HX850 power supply is based around a Channel Well technology (CWT) design featuring a large slow spinning fan, high grade Japanese capacitors and a class leading 7 year warranty. Corsair are keen to point out that their power supplies are not simple ‘off the shelf rebadging’, as they have important engineering input on the designs.

I believe an 850W power supply is the high end ‘sweet spot’, capable of handling the most demanding multi GPU systems without potentially breaking the bank. The Corsair HX850 is due for release today at a price point around £139.99 inc vat, placing it firmly in the upper cost bracket of 850W models currently available.

Key Specifications:

  • Quiet Operation at low loads.
  • Modular cables for easy installation.
  • 80 Plus Gold: High Efficiency, low heat.
  • Reliable 105c capacitors.
  • 7 year warranty.

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