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    Corsair TX750W Power Supply Unit
    Author: Alan
    Date Posted:03/04/2008 07:29.43
    SLRating: SLRating: 8/10
    Bottom Line: For those who intend on running high-demanding graphics card(s), overclocking their GPUs and/or CPUs, and/or running a ton of optical and hard drives, this unit looks like it has more than enough for the enthusiast gamer. Let us see if it can handle what it was built to do

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    Performance

    Test Setup

    Processor AMD Athlon XP 3200+ (Barton Core)
    Motherboard Gigabyte GA-7N400 Pro2 (nForce2 Ultra 400)
    Graphics Card XFX GeForce FX5950 Ultra
    Memory Corsair TwinX1024-3200LLPro (2x512MB)
    Hard Disk Drive Western Digital 200GB WD2000JB
    Optical Drive Lite-On 20x DVD Burner DH-20A4P-04
    CPU Heatsink Thermaltake Volcano 12
    System Case Lian Li PC-A05B
    Operating System Windows Vista Home Premium

    Noise
    A feature the Corsair TX Power Supply line touts is the ability to supply ample, efficient power to your PC rig while doing so quietly. So whats our verdict on this claim? Comparing it to my relatively quiet Allied AL-A400ATX 400W unit, the Corsair was more or less on par. With a low hum, I wouldn't say that the TX750W was silent but it certainly wasn't loud either. If you were to place your case under your table or store it under a cabinet I would say you probably wouldn't notice the presence of the PSU fan.

    Impact on Temperature/Air Flow

    After installing the TX750W I noticed via Speedfan lower temperature readings across the board (relative to my old Allied 400W PSU). This can be attributed to several features of the PSU: its organized cable management in conjunction to its ability to provide stable current consistently over a long period of time to the whole system. Although the number of connectors had me nervous as to its impact on airflow in the case, the supplied neckties took care of that. Overall a boost in airflow also led to a decrease in temperature in the case.

    Idle Temps:

    Load Temps:
    Allied 400W Load Corsair 750W Load


    Torture Test

    In testing the stability of the power supply unit and its ability to provide ample current over a long duration, the following programs were run simultaneously for 6 hours to maximize power consumption and CPU, GPU, and RAM use:

    Program Purpose (Utilizes...)
    Prime95 24.14 - Self-test CPU
    Windows Media Player 11 HD Video Playback CPU, GPU
    Windows Media Center DVD Playback CPU, GPU, Optical Drive Spinning
    iTunes 7.6.1.9 CPU
    Speedfan 4.33 Monitoring Purposes
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