Corsair unveiled a new 400W power supply. The Corsair CX400W may not have enough Watt for all the powerhungry hardware some enthusiasts are running in their rig but 400W should be more than plenty for the average desktop computer.
The CX400W has a single +12V rail with a max. current of 30A and is rated up to 400W continuous power output at 40°C. The power supply has a silent 120mm fan and features a power efficiency of over 80 percent. The unit has extra-long cables by the way, to support full-tower cases.
Building on the tremendous success of previous Corsair units such as the award-winning HX1000W, the new Power series was developed using the same extensive engineering knowledge and rigorous testing to produce a best-in-class power supply for mainstream users. The Power series is designed to offer the best performance available at its price point. Initially available in a 400 Watt model, the CX400W, the Corsair Power series delivers clean and reliable power. Additionally, the Power series features a large number of connectors designed for optimum compatibility with today’s PCs, attached to fully-sleeved cables long enough for some of the tallest cases on the market.
“Corsair is very proud to announce an entirely new product line for builders with lower power requirements,” said Jim Carlton, Vice President of Marketing at Corsair. “With the first product in the Power series, the CX400W, system builders who don’t need high-wattage power supplies finally have an inexpensive and high-quality solution.”
Due to its energy-efficient design and Active PFC (Power Factor Correction) circuitry, the CX400W is capable of delivering greater than 80% efficiency ratings, allowing it to run extremely cool and use very little energy, reducing its operating costs significantly. Cooled by a large, thermally-controlled 120mm fan, the CX400W can provide stable, continuous power while remaining whisper quiet.
Corsair Power CX400W should be available for around $60.