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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 and EPS 2.92
  • Modular
  • 80 PLUS GOLD Certified
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Learn more about the Corsair CS450M

Model

Brand
CORSAIR
Model
CS450M
Series
CSM Series

Spec

Type
ATX12V v2.4 and EPS 2.92
Maximum Power
450W
Fans
1
PFC
Active
Main Connector
20+4Pin
PCI-Express Connector
1 x 6+2-Pin
SATA Power Connector
4
Haswell Support
Yes
Modular
Modular
Efficiency
> 90%
Energy-Efficient
80 PLUS GOLD Certified
Dimensions
5.9" x 3.39" x 5.51"

Features

Features
The latest ATX12V v2.4 and EPS 2.92 standards and it is backward compatible with ATX12V 2.2, 2.31 and ATX12V 2.01 systems.

4th generation IntelCoreprocessor Ready (Intel Haswell and Z87 motherboards)

80PLUS Gold certified, delivering over 92% energy efficiency at real world load conditions.

Modular cables allow you to remove unneeded cables.

The low-profile, flat modular cable design reduces air friction and helps maximize airflow through your computer's chassis.

A three year warranty and lifetime access to Corsair's legendary technical support and customer service.

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

Universal AC input from 100~240V.

Multi-GPU Ready

Over-voltage protection, under-voltage protection, and short circuit protection, over power protection, over temperature protection provide maximum safety to your critical system components.

Safety and Agency Approvals: FCC, ICES, UL, CUL, TUV, CCC, CE, RCM, CB, EAC, KC, BSMI, ROHS, WEEE

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 5 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 5 years


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  • Nathan H.
  • 7/11/2014 12:09:54 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLiterally golden...well not literally...

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: Buy it when you get a rebate. And the value is inarguable.

Cons: Absolutely will not, for any reason, drive my kids to school.

Other Thoughts: If you have a small system. ex: AMD APU, or an Intel i3 with a 750ti(650ti, 550ti, etc. You know, older, low power cards), and only one or two hard drives(or SSDs) this is probably the best option for you. A rebate is usually available(though you will have to wait months for it). The fan is quiet. And it has plenty of power to handle basic computing, and gaming needs.

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  • Nikolai S.
  • 7/7/2014 8:06:28 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 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: -Its modular
-The flat cabling is really nice
-The logo on the side of the pcu chassis is inverted on one side so its always right side up whether the fan is mounted up or down
-Includes plenty of black zip ties and matching black screws

Cons: The spacing of the SATA plugs on the SATA cable are a bit close

Other Thoughts: Cool feature: the cooling fan adjusts based on load so its not always running "full bore". Not a feature you always find on smaller power supplies

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  • Trenton B.
  • 7/5/2014 7:24:30 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsCheap fan on otherwise decent unit

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: $30 after rebate
Works (survived an unbuffered power outage as well)

Cons: Fan rattles intermittently when mounted upside down

Other Thoughts: 2 weeks of use and the fan rattles. Since I only paid $30 for the unit, voiding the warrantly to replace a $3 fan (and avoid an RMA delay) didn't bother me too much.

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  • Rene S.
  • 7/1/2014 6:07:06 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsQuality & Efficiency

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: * PSU is only 5.5 inches deep if you have a small case (or just more airflow for video card if the PSU is bottom mounted).
* Uses 17.6% less wattage than my Rosewill Hive PSU. Depending on the test I ran, it used 10.6% to 26% less power -- the wide range is probably due to the power meter I was using. But in any case it always used fewer watts. When the computer was off, it used 0.0 watts instead of the 3.3 watts that the _____ model used when the computer was off.
* Modular

* Power cable and the 4+4 Pin (CPU) is long enough in my case with a bottom mounted power supply.

* 35.5 Amp on single +12 volt rail

* 3 year warranty

$20 to $30 rebate if you find it when Corair is offering a rebate

Cons: Only 4 SATA connectors, but I am only using 2 right now anyway.

Since it has 3 Molex connectors some of those could be converted if absolutely needed.

Only 1 PCI-Express connector if you have a video card that needs 2 or more.

Other Thoughts: Properly goes to sleep with my Haswell board and CPU. The older PSU would not go into a low power sleep.

Very impressed with the power efficiency

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  • Brett T.
  • 6/29/2014 9:13:49 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsDecent if you don't have a lot of peripherals

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: 450W
Corsair brand
80+ Gold

Cons: Short on SATA connectors (4 ends on two cables)
medium length SATA cables
Hard to use the two connectors on one cable for 2.5" drives in one slot.

Other Thoughts: I had two 2.5" SSDs in a dual-drive bracket that fits in one 3.5" slot and had to use two sata cables because I needed the ones on the end that stick out directly from the drive and dont have cable running perpendicular to the drive taking up space. This used up my two SATA power cables. Now I'm debating whether to buy splitters or just buy a different supply.

Long story short, the quality of the actual supply is good, and it will work for most, but in my case, I wish it had longer sata power cables and more of them.

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  • Scott H.
  • 6/28/2014 1:41:17 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsQuiet, good power

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 fan. Solid power. Seems like good construction. Flat modular cables are easy to hide out of the way.

Cons: Distance between SATA connectors on the cables was too short for my build; with the stiff, flat cables I couldn't twist around them tightly enough to reach everything. Had to buy a SATA adapter to use with a MOLEX plug.

Other Thoughts: I put this into an HTPC build. It was a good choice for that, or for any mid to low power build.

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  • James R.
  • 6/27/2014 2:43:53 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFantastic value for low-power/budget build needs

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: An 80+ Gold rated modular power supply that provides adequate and stable power for an AMD A10-7850K based dual graphics build is nothing to sneeze at. Voltages have been very stable and the unit is quiet, partly due to the cooling Corsair elected to use. The modular nature of the PSU enabled an exceptionally clean build in conjunction with routing cables using provisions in the utilized case.

Cons: 8-pin power connection wire is a bit short. If the cable is being routed and the connector resides at the top of a motherboard, it most likely won't reach. This is a minor quibble as I was still able to cleanly establish the connection without impeding airflow.

Other Thoughts: This was my first Corsair power supply, but it definitely won't be my last! Package, presentation, and performance - all very well designed.

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  • Eric M.
  • 6/27/2014 7:22:46 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBroken

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
-Looks nice

Cons: Dead on arrival

Other Thoughts: Just put together my build but absolutely nothing happens when I turn it on. Still trying to figure out what to do as it is my first build and this is the last thing I needed.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi Eric,

We're deeply sorry to hear that your CS450M is causing troubles for you. Please submit a ticket at corsair.force.com or you may contact us directly at 888-222-4346 and we will be happy to replace the power supply. Also if you have any questions, we are here to help you get your first system up and running.

Thank you,
Corsair Customer Support
Corsair Support Email: support@corsair.com
Corsair Support Phone Number: 888-222-4346

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  • James W.
  • 6/22/2014 3:55:09 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat for what I needed!

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: Gold Certified, Modular, Quiet, Cool.

Cons: None yet!

Other Thoughts: I got this power supply for my Dell Inspiron 570 desktop. The standard dell power supply was still working fine, but I wanted to add a graphics card for better performance. The standard power supply did not have the 6 pin PCI power that I needed. I was concerned at first when I did not see one with this power supply, but it has one. It is a 6+2 PCIx16 8 pin connector that you can separate and use just hte 6 pin portion for regular PCI cards. Have not had any issues with power runs quiet and cool. PC has been running 24/7 for a week now with this power supply and it has not had any issues what so ever. Add in the rebate bringing the final price down to $29.99 and this was a steal in my opinion!

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  • Andrew M.
  • 6/22/2014 2:09:17 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsHigh Efficiency and Low Ripple

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: High efficiency at typical 25% load or less on a home PC.

Very low ripple promotes stability and long life for motherboard, cpu, videocard, etc.

Cons: Fan is somewhat noisy when power supply is running a heavy load, but that's to be expected.

Other Thoughts: CPUs and video cards have become so efficient in their power demands that this 450-watt power supply can easily (and quietly) handle a home theater PC with an SSD and a data drive plus a good midrange video card (such as Geforce GTX 760) for gaming. All this and still some power in reserve.

A lot of the time your computer is idling or otherwise putting only a light load on the psu, say between 10% - 20%. So, you want a psu that retains high efficiency while delivering between 45 watts - 90 watts and this Corsair does that, no problem. Many otherwise good psu's can't manage that level of cool efficiency in that low power range.

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