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Corsair TX650V2 Enthusiast Series 650W TX ATX/EPS 80 PLUS Bronze PSU

by Corsair
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)

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  • The latest ATX12V v2.31 and EPS 2.92 standards and it is backward compatible with ATX12V 2.2 and ATX12V 2.01 systems
  • An ultra-quiet double ball-bearing fan delivers excellent airflow at an exceptionally low noise level by varying fan speed in response to temperature.
  • 80PLUS Bronze certified, delivering up to 85% energy efficiency at real world load conditions
  • Active Power Factor Correction (PFC) with PF value of 0.99
  • 5 Year Warranty
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Technical Details
BrandCorsair
Item Weight4.5 Kg
Product Dimensions16 x 15 x 8.6 cm
Item model numberCP-9020038-UK
Wattage650 watts
  
Additional Information
ASINB004O0P9TO
Best Sellers Rank 30,749 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight3.1 Kg
Date First Available16 Feb 2011
  
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Product Description

The Enthusiast Series TX V2 is part of Corsair’s best price-performance range of power supplies, designed to meet the exacting standards and performance needs of demanding enthusiasts. TX Series power supplies are ideal for performance enthusiasts who require an affordable, high-wattage, reliable and highly efficient PSU. Corsair TX V2 Series PSUs are compatible with the latest Intel and AMD platforms and NVIDIA and AMD multi-graphics configurations.

The Corsair Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 power supply is designed for high-performance, multi-core, multi-graphics PCs. It features a 53A single +12V rail essential for reliably powering multiple graphics cards. Extra-long cables support full tower chassis, and 80Plus Bronze certified efficiency guarantees cool, quiet operation with minimal wasted energy.

The Corsair Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 is ideal for performance enthusiasts who require an affordable, high-wattage, reliable and highly efficient PSU. Compatible with 4th generation Intel® Core™ series processors

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CORSAIR 650W TX PSU CP9020038UK Components Power Supplies PSU


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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Quiet and works well! 16 July 2011
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First, my setup -

Intel i7 2600K
Asus P67 Sabertooth motherboard
GSkill 8GB RAM
Corsair Hydro H60 water cooler
NVidia GTX 580

I bought this PSU with a little consternation, not knowing full well whether it would support the above setup. Having looked at a few PSU calculators online, I was told that my power requirements would come to 600W, so surely I should get a 750W PSU? But I went for this anyway because I'm a miser, and to my relief, it works! The PSU is very quiet and has the clean, black Corsair look.

Although this should be good for a new system, I don't believe it will be enough if you have an SLI/Crossfire setup, so if you plan to upgrade, just get a higher PSU. I, of course, will need to buy a new one when I do upgrade later, lending credence to the phrase "The poor man buys twice."

Something odd - the packaging came with a pouch for the PSU. In fact, the PSU was in a pouch when I unboxed it. I can understand smartphones coming in pouches, but a PSU? I certainly don't plan on carrying it around with me in public view on a regular basis, so it's not like I can even impress members of the female persuasion.

Also, it's not modular, so there are plenty of cables snaking out from it.

Overall, it's good, it's quiet.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Reliable power supply, but not silent 23 Jun 2012
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If you've had previous experiences with non-modular power supplies, you'll be familiar with having to stow away any unused cables. The sleeving makes exposed cables look neater, but hiding them behind the motherboard can be difficult as there are so many of them, and they are slightly more difficult to bend. For a 650w PSU, I'd say 8 molex connectors is a little excessive, but in a big case there's usually enough room to accommodate them.

The fan noise is another negative. It's lounder than both my graphics cards at idle temperature and two 200mm case fans on medium, although I wouldn't consider it "loud" (It's about as loud as a reference HD 6870 at 30% speed, or a Twin Frozr III at 45% speed).

These points are relatively minor however, and are outweighed by the reliability and quality of the power supply. I'm currently running 3 hard drives, a DVD drive, 3 case fans, a dual fan CPU cooler, an ATX motherboard, i5 2500k cpu, and most importantly dual AMD 6870s. While there are only 2 8+2 pin connectors, it has no problems running the second card with molex to 6 pin adapters, so overall, I'm pretty pleased with the unit!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good PSU, from a decent brand 14 Nov 2011
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I bought this PSU to replace my unstable PSU that came with a computer that I bought about 5 months ago. (But that's a different story)

This PSU has a very sleek finish and it fairly compact. It fit in my case nicely with minimal fuss. The cables are nice and long and they have all the lovely connectors that I needed.
The power supply seems to supply to wattage it advertises, which makes it good.

However the fan is slightly louder than my older PSU but I'm willing to put up with that for a PSU that actually supplies the advertised wattage, and not 200w less.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Ticking / Tapping noise 19 Nov 2013
By Ash
I have this PSU at the moment, it sometimes produces a noise that sounds like a wire is being hit by the fan, I've found videos that show the same noise,
its not very loud but it is noticable, it seems to happen when the fan is spinning down to a stop ( a design feature, supposed to save energy or something I suppose ). I recommend that you get the CX series from Corsair over this psu.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible. 17 Jun 2013
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Fan refused to spin up due to a very common fault with these units.

In short: Whenever my system was under enough load to generate a lot of heat, the fan on this PSU refused to start, resulting in a horrible grinding and buzzing.

You only need to check the Corsair forums to see how many complaints there are for their power supplies, mainly associated with a poor fan controller.

Was given the choice between a refund or RMA, at my expense, to Corsair. Easy decision. Refunded and bought a Seasonic G series. Not as quiet, but no horrible sounds.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Need for more power 3 Oct 2011
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I purchased this power supply to replace the one that came with my Dell desktop and while it was slightly larger than the one that came with the Studio XPS 435mt it installed fine.

It supplies a lot more power points than the standard one for my machine and while there is not much spare room in the case, I have installed a 4 bay 2.5 cradle in the machine as well as an improved graphics card without any issues.

After performing some research I discovered Corsair were one of the best manufacturers of power supplies for PC's and this is a quality product, I have built PC's in the past which had bigger power supplies that failed without reaching the advertised power rating, so I would recommend using a brand with a good reputation like Corsair as over the years I have found them to be better in the long run. This power supply is a good quality, efficient unit for general pc's, so if you need a new PSU or are building a pc then you could do a lot worse than choosing this unit.
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4.0 out of 5 stars does the job 3 April 2014
By ollie
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It powers all of the components in your case.

If you're wondering how much power you'll need I have an Asus z87 plus, 770 lightning, ssd, blue ray, 4 fans, 8gig ram, network card and I'm going to get a sound card and another ssd and this little Beastie copes perfectly fine. Spend the money on a decent PSU, don't think its a thing to cut on budget, you'll regret it. Spend the money on quality not a massive capacity as you just don't need that much.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Epic fail
Bought this unit as recommended by a friend who helped me build my gaming PC.
Wish I hadn't...... Read more
Published 2 months ago by James McGregor
5.0 out of 5 stars Bleep Bloop
It works... there are some nice reviews on youtube, it recommended me this one and I support it. Buy it.
Published 3 months ago by Fernando
4.0 out of 5 stars Great PSU
Great PSU doesnt overheat. some what silent/not loud does not hear through headset like my last one did But then again that one was over 3 years old. Some sata cable broke. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Gustav
5.0 out of 5 stars Every thing was ok
Item was on time and it was as exactly expected.
I recommended this item in anyone.
I am very satisfied.
Published 10 months ago by K. Perentidis
5.0 out of 5 stars good psu, happy customer here.
Had this psu now for over a month. its working good for me so far.

its not completely silent you can hear it a little bit when on computer when not gaming or listening... Read more
Published 10 months ago by happy gamer here! :)
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb quality
Quality in every respect; device itself, supporting cabling, range of cabling and packaging. All with a comprehensive warranty to match.
Published 12 months ago by Walbert
4.0 out of 5 stars Good starting PSU
Bought this for my new PC Build, being a complete novice. seems to be a good solid PSU, its not modular so the internal of the case can get a bit cramped but nothing that a few... Read more
Published 13 months ago by R. E
5.0 out of 5 stars simple ...
really happy with this item worked a treat with my new build well put together silent and comes with everything you need great item, and great price cheers
Published 13 months ago by Daniel Clark
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic product
I did buy a 700W PSU (different make and model) that didn't really work,I kept getting power surges with it. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Richard Hodgson
1.0 out of 5 stars Great Product.. Except
I would have given this five stars however there are a couple of major design limitations.

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Published 13 months ago by Dullname
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