Corsair TX750W Review - Updatedpaulktreg - November 23, 2008
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WEEE and RoHS compliance along with high efficiency and good power factor earn the TX750W a few points in this section. What is the point of the black felt draw string bag and is it really necessary? Foam packaging is once again used when alternatives are available. The user manual for the TX750W, in several different languages, contains forty pages that could be printed on recycled paper.
Price Per the Watt:
Power Supply Corsair TX750W at $109.99 = $0.15/Watt (November 2008)
If, like me, you are a regular visitor to the OCC forums you have probably noticed that the Corsair TX750W power supply gets more than its fair share of recommendations. Is this justified? I have tested this power supply just like any other that crosses my doorstep and the answer is a resounding yes.
Best bang for your buck is a term you will see quite regularly and it accurately sums up the Corsair TX750W. The DC voltage load regulation is excellent, measured results justify its 80 Plus certification and DC quality, although not the best I have seen, still meets the requirements of the ATX12V specification.
The single 12V rail design means load balancing isn't needed and makes installation a breeze for the less experienced system builders. It's non modular design does mean lots of cables that will require a little thought and careful cable routing at the installation stage to enable efficient case airflow and give a tidy appearance.
If you are in the market for a 750W power supply then I highly recommend the Corsair TX750W and even if you don't need all the power, it's still worth considering for your next build. The price, at the time of writing this article, makes the Corsair TX750W excellent value for money. The Corsair TX750W is Nvidia SLI certified for dual 8800GTX graphics cards and if you intend to start off with a single graphics card and upgrade to SLI or Crossfire sometime in the future, then consider using the TX750W, you won't regret it.
- Great DC voltage load regulation
- Excellent efficiency
- 80 Plus certification
- Good user manual
- MTBF: 100,000 hours
- SLI certified (2x8800GTX)
- 5 year warranty
- Fan noise at full load maybe a problem for some people
- Cable management will require some thought and planning