Last Friday Corsair introduced a new series of power supplies. The special feature: All models of the CX-F RGB series have a 120 mm fan equipped with eight LEDs. This opens up the company to the growing demand for RGB-ready PC components in the power supply sector, thus celebrating a premiere.
The new power supply series is available in three different watt versions. Modding enthusiasts can also choose between a white and a black power supply housing.
Power supplies that want to be visible
In order for the RGB lighting to come into its own, the position of a CX-F RGB in the case is important. If this is given, the 8 LEDs mounted on the 120 mm power supply fan shine best. These can be controlled in three different ways: via the rear-mounted switch, via the ARGB control of a motherboard or via Corsair’s iCUE software. However, this software requires an additional RGB controller such as the Corsair iCUE Lighting Node PRO or Commander PRO.
While the first option is limited to only nine lighting modes, the other two control options offer more flexibility. In both cases all 8 LEDs can be controlled individually.
Little cable clutter and hardly audible
The CX-F RGB power supplies were designed to meet the needs of the computer in question. A completely modular cable system ensures that only required cables need to be connected.
The 120 mm fan has been tuned for particularly quiet operation. Nevertheless, the power supply units supply the PC with power constantly and efficiently. This is ensured by Japanese primary electrolytic capacitors with a rated output of 105 °C. All models of the CX-F RGB series are also 80 PLUS Bronze certified.
Furthermore, the new Corsair power supplies stand out due to optimal Microsoft Modern Standby Support for fast wake-up from sleep mode. However, a compatible mainboard and a CPU are required for this.
The size of the illuminated power supply units is also particularly efficient: At 150 mm x 86 mm x 140 mm, it is compact enough to fit into smaller cases.
Prices and variants
The power supply units are now available in 550, 650 and 750 watt versions, each in black or white. Corsair also offers a seven-year warranty on each power supply.
The price comes besides likewise in triplicate: The 550er version is to be had for 80,90 euro, the 650er for 87,90 euro and the 750er for 99,90 euro. However, the power supplies are still only pre-ordered.