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Corsair Gaming Series GS 800w

Corsair GS800

Introduction

Another day, another PSU. This time around it’s the Corsair Gaming Series (GS) 800w unit, featuring four PCIexpress connectors, a clear bladed, quiet fan, 80 PLUS certified and braided cable sleeves. All in all, a pretty bog standard unit with a reasonable ammount of power. While we can’t offer a full test suite here at XSR, we can check that it passes noise/ripple safety tests, so let’s get to it.

Specifications

  • Warranty: Three years
  • Dimension: 150mm(W) x 86mm(H) x 160mm(L)
  • Modular: No
  • Power: 800 Watts
  • 80 Plus: Certified
  • ATX Connector: 1
  • EPS Connector: 1
  • PCI-E Connector: 4
  • 4 Pin Peripheral Connector: 8
  • SATA Connector: 8
  • Floppy Connector: 2
  • MTBF: 100,000 hours

Features

  • It supports the latest ATX12V v2.3 standard and is backward compatible with ATX12V 2.2 and ATX12V 2.01 systems
  • An ultra-quiet 140mm double ball-bearing fan delivers excellent airflow at an exceptionally low noise level by varying fan speed in response to temperature
  • 80Plus certified to deliver 80% efficiency or higher at normal load conditions (20% to 100% load)
  • 0.99 Active Power Factor Correction provides clean and reliable power
  • Universal AC input from 90~264V — no more hassle of flipping that tiny red switch to select the voltage input!
  • Extra long fully-sleeved cables support full tower chassis
  • A three year warranty and lifetime access to Corsair’s legendary technical support and customer service
  • Over Current/Voltage/Power Protection, Under Voltage Protection and Short Circuit Protection provide complete component safety
  • 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

Unboxing

Quite fancy packaging for this unit. Part of the gamer series, it has the lighting effects showcased on the front.

Corsair GS800

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Corsair GS800

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No bundled cables as this isn’t modular, but you do get a little pen drive, some added screws and cable ties along with the manual and warranty information.

Corsair GS800

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