Corsair AX650 PSU review

 

Corsair might have started off as a RAM manufacturer but today they diversified into several other market areas. One of those areas is the power supply market, with the company today offering tens of products divided into five different product series. Today we are having a look at a product from their best series, the AX650, a 650W 80Plus Gold certified power supply of fully modular design. The AX650 is the least powerful unit of the series, with Corsair pointing out that it was designed for enthusiasts requiring a medium wattage power supply but will settle for nothing less than top performance. Let us see if the AX650 can deliver what Corsair promises. 

Corsair might have started off as a RAM manufacturer but today they diversified into several other market areas. One of those areas is the power supply market, with the company today offering tens of products divided into five different product series. Today we are having a look at a product from their best series, the AX650, a 650W 80Plus Gold certified power supply of fully modular design. The AX650 is the least powerful unit of the series, with Corsair pointing out that it was designed for enthusiasts requiring a medium wattage power supply but will settle for nothing less than top performance. Let us see if the AX650 can deliver what Corsair promises.

 

Manufacturer’s features and specifications

 

·Supports the latest ATX12V v2.31 and EPS 2.92 standards and is backward compatible with ATX12V 2.2 and ATX12V 2.01 systems

·An ultra-quiet 120mm double ball-bearing fan delivers excellent airflow at an exceptionally low noise level by varying fan speed in response to temperature

·80 Plus Gold certified to deliver at least 90% efficiency at 50% load

·Active Power Factor Correction (PFC) with PF value of 0.99

·Universal AC input from 90~264V

·No more hassle of flipping that tiny red switch to select the voltage input!

·A dedicated single +12V rail offers maximum compatibility with the latest components

·Over-voltage and over-current protection, under-voltage protection, and short circuit protection provide maximum safety to your critical system components

·High-quality Japanese capacitors provide uncompromised performance and reliability

·Completely modular cable system allows you to use only the cables you need

·Power supply upgrade and replacement is easy, as the cables only need to be disconnected at the power supply

·Low-profile, flat cable design reduces air friction and helps maximize airflow through your computer's chassis

·A seven year warranty and lifetime access to Corsair's legendary technical support and customer service

·Dimensions: 150mm(W) x 86mm(H) x 160mm(L)

·MTBF: 100,000 hours

·Safety Approvals: UL, CUL, CE, CB, FCC Class B, TÜV, CCC, C-tick

 

Corsair AX650

AC INPUT

90-264V ~ 15A 50/60Hz

DC OUTPUT

+5V

+3.3V

+12V

-12V

+5Vsb

MAX CURRENT

25A

25A

54A

0.5A

3A

MAX COMBINED WATTAGE

125W

648W

6W

15W

 

TOTAL POWER: 650W @ 50°C ambient temperature