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CORSAIR CSM Series CS450M 450W ATX12V v2.4 and EPS 2.92 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

  • ATX12V v2.4 / EPS 2.92
  • Modular
  • 80 PLUS GOLD Certified
  • 4th generation Intel® Core™ processor Ready

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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  • Jared S.
  • 8/31/2015 9:51:19 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsJunk

This review is from: CORSAIR CSM Series CS450M 450W ATX12V v2.4 and EPS 2.92 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

Pros: Inexpensive for a Gold rated supply after rebate, but still not worth a dime since it doesn't work.

Cons: Unstable. First aftermarket power supply I've bought that doesn't work... probably have purchased 30+ over the years.

Other Thoughts: Went through full troubleshoot, and finally switched out this power supply with one that i know works. System works fine now.

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  • Andrew R.
  • 8/15/2015 6:28:14 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks well

This review is from: CORSAIR CSM Series CS450M 450W ATX12V v2.4 and EPS 2.92 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

Pros: Modular cables are a big help. The voltage is right inline, Cables are a good length.

Cons: One con is the the modular connectors into the power supply are a pain to lock in place. You need to put a lot of pressure to get them in and they didn't click. First few times I had them connected they fell out.

Not a con in my case, but some may lack the power connectors they need.

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  • manuel s.
  • 8/12/2015 9:22:14 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: CORSAIR CSM Series CS450M 450W ATX12V v2.4 and EPS 2.92 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

Pros: none

Cons: everything doa quality control none

Other Thoughts: waste of time and money better off buying it from an actual store

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  • Luis D.
  • 7/28/2015 6:06:50 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsEffective & Inexpensive

This review is from: CORSAIR CSM Series CS450M 450W ATX12V v2.4 and EPS 2.92 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

Pros: Quiet Operation
Bundled cables cover all bases (including a floppy type adapter if needed)
Cables are thin (helpful for cases with narrow pass through)
Honored rebate
Fast Shipping (Thanks Newegg)
includes screws, zip ties and a thick power cord
Large 12v Rail

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I'm very impressed with this power supply, it operates quietly and powered the machine I'm using it with immediately. Although I have not tested it's efficiency, other Corsair units I've used do meet the standards they claim. Cables are slightly shorter than some of the more expensive units I've owned, but at this price point I'm thrilled.

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  • Travis B.
  • 7/24/2015 8:02:15 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsDisappointed

This review is from: CORSAIR CSM Series CS450M 450W ATX12V v2.4 and EPS 2.92 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

Pros: Looks nice, appears quality construction, semi-modular construction, cables easy to work with. Fan very quiet and power cord included. Third party reviews are positive.

Cons: Did not work out of the box, potential hassle of rebate. The SATA/PATA/video power cables felt very light weight even when compared to the PS that came in the machine.

Other Thoughts: First off, I have been building computers since the mid 90's and have never had a problem with a power supply. Bought this to install in a Dell Core2Quad machine running Win10 test box I use in the garage. I figured for $25 the swap to a new (Gold cert) power supply would be quick and easy. I messed around with the power supply for over an hour only to find out it was bad out of the box. I even swapped in another know good PS and the Dell worked fine. Swapped in the original PS, requested a refund, and boxed it up this morning.

I know that there is always the potential of stuff not working with Dell machines but swapping the other supply tells me this one is bad.

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  • Jeffrey T.
  • 7/19/2015 5:15:29 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCORSAIR CSM Series CS450M 450W ATX12V v2.4 Power Supply

This review is from: CORSAIR CSM Series CS450M 450W ATX12V v2.4 and EPS 2.92 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

Pros: Solid, Semi-modular.

Cons: Cables are stiff and don't "snap" into some plugs but works fine.

Other Thoughts: I bought this on sale for general purpose budget i3 build using an m-ATX ASROCK Pro4 board and a EVGA GTX 750ti video card. The system has been the most stable system I have ever used. On at least 12 hours a day 7 days a week with no problems. I would use this power supply again for similar builds.

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  • Andrew M.
  • 7/17/2015 12:38:45 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsCrashed & Burned After 11 Months

This review is from: CORSAIR CSM Series CS450M 450W ATX12V v2.4 and EPS 2.92 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

Pros: Cheap on sale.

Good efficiency at low power.

Cons: Failed after a bit less than 11 months. When it crashed it also totally fried the motherboard.
Replacement unit (under warranty) was slow to arrive.

Other Thoughts: This psu was never run hard. It simply powered an 1150 motherboard with a Haswell Core i5 (no O/C), Intel HD Graphics, 8GB RAM and a DVD burner.

In another PC my old Corsair TX750 runs a power hungry Core i7 130-watt cpu, 12GB RAM, a GTX 760, 12GB RAM, 1 x SSD, 3 x HDD and 2 x DVD. It handles all that along with heavy gaming. Conclusion: TX-series is solid, but CS-series is not.

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  • Lloyd L.
  • 7/17/2015 9:26:25 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent PSU on a budget

This review is from: CORSAIR CSM Series CS450M 450W ATX12V v2.4 and EPS 2.92 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

Pros: Great price with rebate. It generates almost no heat and the fan is just about the quietest I have ever heard on any power supply.

Cons: I didn't really need this to be modular since I ended up using all of the cables anyway. it would be great if Corsair would make one just like this that is not modular and sell it even cheaper.

Other Thoughts: I have this in an HTPC and it is powering an overclocked Xeon dual core processor and an EVGA FTW 750 TI video card. The rebate came relatively quickly.

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  • Roy H.
  • 7/7/2015 5:16:51 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice for $23

This review is from: CORSAIR CSM Series CS450M 450W ATX12V v2.4 and EPS 2.92 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

Pros: I got this PS for $23 after rebate. This ATX form factor PSU fit perfectly into my ATX form factor case. It has all plugs necessary to power my ATX form factor motherboard. Makes electrons shoot out of the wall and into my PC. Plenty of SATA connectors. Came with a bunch of zip ties? Is that a PRO? Sure it is. Oh, yeah....it's quiet

Cons: Even with this power supply I cannot bench 450.

Other Thoughts: My mail delivery technician was nice enough to leave the Newegg box sitting on my sidewalk in the rain. Seriously? Seriously! Like, what the heck, mail delivery technician? The power supply box was encased in a nice sheet of plastic, though, so no harm done.

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/5/2015 6:48:09 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPretty Good

This review is from: CORSAIR CSM Series CS450M 450W ATX12V v2.4 and EPS 2.92 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

Pros: • 80 PLUS Gold
• Modular
• One of the quietest PSUs I have ever owned.

Cons: • Only one PCIe connector.
• Smells heavily of that smell associated with brand new PCBs. The PSU fan will blow this around for a little while.

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