Corsair HX850 power supply put to the test: how good is it?
12 June 2009
Conclusion: The Corsair HX850 is a modular power supply that currently etails for around £135, and the pricing is reasonably competitive with other big-name PSUs that also ship with modular connectors, aimed at the enthusiast space. Packaging and build quality are both excellent, thanks to good presentation and a range of connector-runs which should suit most folk. More good is to be found with the warranty on the HX850, now extended to seven years instead of five.
Excerpt: If you're looking for a high-quality PSU with plenty of power and lots of flexibility, then the Corsair HX850 could just be the model that you're looking for. This 850W power supply has an 80 Plus Gold certification, which means that it's at least 88 per cent efficient at all loads. In our tests it beat the certification throughout, managing 88.56 per cent at 100 per cent load, 90.72 per cent at 50 per cent load and 88.6 per cent at 20 per cent load.