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.