Corsair adds three ‘gaming’ power supplies

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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    • ShadowEyez
    • 10 years ago

    Why not modular? Don’t they think most gamers would go for the modular over the bling/lights?

    • anotherengineer
    • 10 years ago

    Hmmm Corsair does rebrand good stuff, however this seems like marketing fail. I mean most gamers would kick in the extra little bit for bronze or gold 80+, modular cabling and 5yr warranty.

    Strange indeed.

    • cegras
    • 10 years ago

    GS … GS …

    Kind of like OCZ’s GameXStream or something like that?

    • Forge
    • 10 years ago

    My TX750 is still doing the job pretty nicely.

    • sweatshopking
    • 10 years ago

    who actually cares about what psu they buy? i get whatever is cheap and has the connections i need.

      • mesyn191
      • 10 years ago

      I’ve seen too many of the “free” and cheap ones blow up, and take the mobo or RAM with them.

      I don’t know if I’d ever buy one of these (unless at a deep discount) but I always try to buy a quality PSU.

      Personally I find Corsair’s other PSU’s to be pretty good and have a flawless experience with them so far. They’re a little pricey but seem to be worth it.

        • KikassAssassin
        • 10 years ago

        Yeah, I used to just use whatever cheap PSU I could get my hands on and didn’t think anything of it. I also used to think it was normal to replace my PSU on a yearly basis, and I was all “lol computers” when my PC was unstable and crashed all the time.

        I changed my tune when I had a PSU explode and send sparks out the back of my case. Ever since then I started doing my research and spending money on quality PSUs, and I’ve been using the same PSUs in my systems for years and they’re rock solid stable. A quality PSU is one of the most important things you can spend your money on when building a PC.

      • anotherengineer
      • 10 years ago

      I thought you were so poor you couldnt afford an 80mm fan with free shipping????

      Are you charging your wife for your services?? 😉

      • bcronce
      • 10 years ago

      I won’t touch a PSU unless it has low voltage jitter under load while maintaining low heat and using Jap solid caps

      • sigher
      • 10 years ago

      You need silent, enough amps on the 12v and long lasting, and high efficiency is nice because it saves money and makes things run cooler.
      And yes corsair actually makes PSU’s that fit that bill, and the last PSU I bought was a corsair after reading some reviews and seeing some tests done.
      And some people claim that the ‘gaming’ thing is a name gimmick, but actually it makes sense, gaming PC’s are ones that run low power large parts of the time then while gaming go really wild by using both the CPU and GPU at high settings, so it makes sense that you can design a PSU around that pattern, although the question is if they really did that or just name a modern powerful one ‘gaming’

    • Farting Bob
    • 10 years ago

    This is just what my gaming rig needed to get those few extra FPS!

      • sigher
      • 10 years ago

      I assume that’s meant sarcastic, but when you have a good and stable and powerful PSU you can OC both your CPU and GPU, so yes actually you would get more FPS.

    • Decelerate
    • 10 years ago

    If it’s not modular I won’t touch it.

      • derFunkenstein
      • 10 years ago

      THATS WHAT SHE SAID

    • jalex3
    • 10 years ago

    i hope they get rid of the old models

      • KorruptioN
      • 10 years ago

      Why’s that? They’re pretty solid, even today.

        • jalex3
        • 10 years ago

        they have to many, just make the AX abit cheap and drop the HX, some goes for the others

          • Flying Fox
          • 10 years ago

          Drop the modular HX? What are you smoking?

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