Corsair TX750 V2: New and Improvedby Martin Kaffei on May 16, 2011 6:55 PM EST
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- 80Plus Bronze
- TX V2
Appearance, Cables and Connectors
Like the Corsair AX 750W, this model has a simple black finish. On both sides of the PSU there are Corsair logos with the product name. With a usual fan grille and a small power switch it looks "boringly normal" in contrast to Antec's HCG series. The surface is scratch-resistant and those honeycombed ventilation holes at the back are relatively small, which is good for EMI shielding but may hinder airflow slightly.
Corsair has a nicely fashioned hole for the cables exiting the casing, which will protect the black sleeving and cables against damages from rubbing against the case. Cheap power supplies often have sharp-edged outputs that can destroy the sleeving or in some cases even damage the wires, so the protective cover around the edge is appreciated.
The TX750 comes with a large number of fixed cables. You'll want to make sure that your case has enough space to store unused cables, so you don't obstruct the airflow. If your case has a window, the fixed cabling can also look untidy, which is why most users with windows cases prefer modular cables.
|Cables and Connectors|
|PCIe||4x 6/8-pin 60cm|
|Peripheral||4x SATA 40-85cm / 4x SATA 40-85cm|
|4x Molex 40-85cm / 4x Molex 40-85cm (+ FDD adapter 15cm)|
The Corsair TX750 V2 has fewer SATA connectors than the Antec HCG 750W, though the length of both mainboard cables (24-pin and 4+4-pin) are equal. Like Seasonic, Corsair offers an FDD adapter in case you need it. In total, the TX750 supports eight SATA and eight Molex connectors, which is more than enough to support most PC configurations. This PSU is also SLI and CrossFire certified.
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Patrick Wolf - Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - linkAgreed on power savings not being worth it. But if Platinum gives you a cooler running (less heat inside the case) and mostly silent (cause the fan stays off most of the time) power supply, then to some those are very compelling reasons to pay the premium.
Makaveli - Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - linkAgree Patrick,
This is the same reason I chose the 750AX over this model the fan being off at low load makes the system so quiet it was worth it.
erple2 - Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - linkI don't know if Platinum could give you all that much in the way of a cooler case - it would, however, give you a cooler power supply. Modern PSU design has air from the case passing through the PSU and out the back of the PC.
it doesn't matter (at least not at the differences between Platinum through 80+) whether the PSU really gets any warmer to the temps in the rest of the case, as it's all downstream of the airflow in the case, unless you reverse the fan direction to blow air into the case.
MeanBruce - Friday, May 20, 2011 - linkI have heard the Platinum rating would be 92% efficiency at 50%load. Also heard that it would be 90% at 20, 50 and 80% loads, so not sure which standard was decided upon. I have the Corsair AX850 Gold and the fan never spins up during idle and running office apps, even if you put a game on the Sanyo Denki fan is so quiet it must be 10 or 12db in the silent mode. Above 50% load only then does the fan speed increase to an audible level. Another great feature of both the AX750 and AX850 is that the internal heat sinks are bonded to the exterior housing, allowing the metal psu chassis to also dissipate the heat produced and allowing the fan to remain off. And going a bit further, when I mounted the AX850 in my new Corsair 650D the metal rear and side panels surrounding the PSU become warm over extended use, so the 650D chassis also acts as a heat sink, Corsair is Brilliant!;)
casteve - Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - linkThanks for the review, Martin.
What was the ambient SPL at the time of the test (and could you please include it with future PSU testing)? As is, we don't have a point of reference. The room could be 25dBA ambient and the PSU is lost in the background...the room could be an anechoic chamber with 11dBA ambient, making the PSU a vacuum cleaner.
Martin Kaffei - Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - linkYour request will be taken into account. I can't say how much dB, but we are starting from 16 dBA when a PSU is turned off. The dB(A) measurements are an instrument to show the difference to the competitors and of course to underline the subjective results. Latter one depends on the frequency, side noises (usually at a low frequency which is why db(A) is not always the best solution here) and the guy who is testing. :)
When I write the PSU is "relatively loud" e.g. it's a subjective opionen that the PSU is audible for me. So you can be shure it's louder than other sources of noise in the room.
Lithium466 - Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - link"Corsair uses a 140mm fan from Young Lin with a ball bearing. The product number is D14BH-12 and it takes 0.70A."
=> Yate loon fan, not Young lin.
Martin Kaffei - Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - linkthanks
mepenete - Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - linkI've had excellent luck with Corsair powersupplies, even the lower end budget ones. I was really surprised after only knowing Corsair for memory but they make good products. Glad to see they're staying up that high standard
celestialgrave - Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - linkWhat ever happened to measure the exhaust heat like a couple of years ago?