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    Looks like a pretty good unit.... clears std 80plus easily, the voltage reg is pretty good (under 3% deviation; spec is 5%), temps are OK, but the ripple is bit high for a Corsair (by CWT) unit, but we're used to seeing fairly exceptional performance from Corsair, even on their mainstream units. I'm not saying the ripple was out of spec- it was just over 60% of spec on the +12v (it maxed at 75.8mV; spec is 120mV), the +5v also hit about 60% of spec (31mV; spec is 50mV), the +3.3v behaved much better at only 10mV. This is nothing to scoff at since the unit isn't marketed as a top-notch enthusiast-grade unit; it's aimed at the gamer market which demands good performance, but not silver/gold performance (and I'm not only referring to 80plus standards). I guess the MSRP is $120 but this is likely to drop soon after they hit retail/e-tail markets.....

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    No problem man.

    Overall, I'm rather pleased with the unit as I saw one forsale in the local Best Buy at $100; so for a well performing 80+ 800w PSU it's nothing to scoff at.

    Though, I wish they would have gone with better caps. We've seen from other PSH II units (at 750w) that Ripple was much more in check with the Chieftec BPS-750 based on that platform.

    Still pretty solid overall, and I don't think Cap choice would have made a HUGE difference.

    Depending on what's in stock, and price. I could definitely suggest these units to people.
    Hopefully Best Buy puts some good sales on them (as $100 was a sale price, they said it was like 15% off I think)

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    but the ripple is bit high for a Corsair (by CWT) unit, but we're used to seeing fairly exceptional performance from Corsair, even on their mainstream units
    Not really, it's better than TX750 and maybe a bit worse than TX850.

    Overall, not a bad unit. Wonder about fan noise though, as some CWT units have high idle RPM.

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    is the GS also rate at 30C like new CX?
    both PFC MOS and PWM MOS not like a 800W unit (K20J60*2/16N50*2)
    even below the famous TX-750 (20N60*2/20N60*2)
    http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/artic...y-Review/505/4
    and far from the TPN-750 (35N60*2/24N60*2)
    http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/artic...y-Review/766/4
    especially the 16N50C3 for double switch is more like a 600W/50C
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    No, the GS series is rated 40C.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rafal_iB_PL View Post
    Not really, it's better than TX750 and maybe a bit worse than TX850.

    Overall, not a bad unit. Wonder about fan noise though, as some CWT units have high idle RPM.
    It's about the same as the TX850 which got around 70-80mv a ripple on the 12v rail (depending on the review.)

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