Corsair intros VX-series power supplies

Back at Computex in June, Corsair let us know that it was prepping a new line of power supplies cheaper than its enthusiast-oriented HX-series models. Nearly two months have passed since then, and Corsair has finally introduced two power supplies that are part of a new VX lineup. Where Corsair’s two existing HX models have power ratings of 520W and 620W, Corsair’s new VX-series PSUs are rated for 450W and 550W. Their design also differs from that of their higher-power siblings in that they only have one +12V rail rather than three. However, the VX units do have some of the same perks as the HX models, including 80% or higher rated efficiency, active power factor correction, and cooling via a single 120mm fan.

Corsair has a set a recommended retail price of $85.99 for its 450W VX model and a price of $99.99 for the 550W version. Both models are covered by a five-year warranty, and the 450W unit is already available at Newegg.

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    • blitzy
    • 12 years ago

    my corsair 520HX is great, best PSU I’ve ever had

      • DrCR
      • 12 years ago

      Credit to Seasonic. 🙂

      I love my S12 430W. Disappointed in the new S12 II’s stock fan, but there’s always the fan swap option.

    • rika13
    • 12 years ago

    looks like ocz just won themselves a lawsuit

    vx is the name of ocz’s ultra extreme memory line, they could state that hte power supply is causing dilution of their trademark

    • Mr Bill
    • 12 years ago

    Its getting harder and harder to find PSU’s that have the requisite 35A @ 5V for my MSI K7D master dual MP board.

    Now that power is mostly delivered so efficiently at 12V in these newer PSU’s; I wonder how much heat each motherboard dissipates in its VRM section.

      • seeker010
      • 12 years ago

      turbo cool 510 atx? doubles as a hearing tester.

    • MadManOriginal
    • 12 years ago

    The HX series are really single rail as well, they just spec them as multi-rail for certification.

      • seeker010
      • 12 years ago

      I thought they were multirail with no per rail overload, so each rail can get up to 48A.

      I wonder if they’re still using Seasonic as the OEM.

        • MadManOriginal
        • 12 years ago

        Yes, which means they are effectively single rail as far as the actual power output.

          • seeker010
          • 12 years ago

          well it’s mostly semantics I guess.

    • flip-mode
    • 12 years ago

    Is there really any advantage to having more than one rail? From my ignorant point of view, I’d rather have all the amps on one rail so that I’m less likely to hit the limit.

      • Shinare
      • 12 years ago

      I’m with you on this one. Not sure why 2,3 and even 4 rail PSUs are all the rage these days.

        • Spotpuff
        • 12 years ago

        More = better is the standard rule for everything.

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