Diversification seems to be the name of the game for PSU vendors. Corsair has just broadened its power-supply lineup with three Gaming Series units that feature 80 Plus certification, adjustable LED lighting, and prices starting at $99.99.
The Gaming Series comes in 600W, 700W, and 800W variants, all of which have single 12V rails and 140-mm double-ball-bearing fans with transparent blades. Users can switch between blue, red, or white fan lighting—or switch off the LEDs altogether—on the 700W and 800W units. The 600W model only has a blue LED—a downright shocking limitation, I know. Warranty coverage is three years across the board.
The Gaming Series doesn't seem to add a whole lot to the world of gaming PSUs, and I was a little surprised to see Corsair's suggested retail prices: $99.99 for the GS600, $109.99 for the GS700, and $119.99 for the GS800. Yes, you're looking at a $20 spread across the whole lineup. I'm not sure who would be prepared to shell out $100 but not a penny more for a power supply. If it was my money, I'd probably opt for Corsair's modular HX650W, which Newegg offers for $99.99 after a $20 mail-in rebate.
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