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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

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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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  • Anonymous
  • 7/28/2014 5:24:01 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCheap and quiet

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
Efficient
Cheap
short and lightweight
Somewhat modular

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: I got this on sale for $30. It replaced a Seasonic 360GP, which was lower wattage and had an electric whine, although you couldn't heart it unless you were close by. This Corsair unit is superior in several ways. First, it is lightweight and short, which makes installation easy in a small ITX case. The Seasonic was almost as heavy as the case it was being installed in, and the length pushed up against the drive cages. The Corsair is a vast improvement in this regard. You also get 450w versus 360w, which gives a bit more headroom. Technically it is better to get the lower watt power supply for better efficiency, but they are close enough to where the difference isn't really worth it. The Corsair fan is extremely quiet and spins slowly while keeping cool. The cables are thinner and have no braiding, but they are much easier to maneuver in a small case. The cables are modular and there are six plugs and six sets of cables, but even in a conservative build you will be using 5 of them already so being modular wasn't really necessary, and there's not enough power or cables if you plan on building a fuller system anyway. But for a small quiet power supply on the cheap for a small quiet computer, this works great.

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/28/2014 4:57:54 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsnot a great experience

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.

Cons: I had this for only a few weeks and it crapped out on me. waste of time and effort.

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  • FLY C.
  • 7/21/2014 5:42:58 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsvery efficient

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 bought this power supply for a home nas server and its very efficient and silent, i bought it from newegg with a good discount.

Cons: i wish it had more SATA conectors (4).

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/21/2014 9:46:39 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsDoesn't come with advertised cables!

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: 1) Cheap when purchased with a rebate.
2) Semi-modular
3) Corsair customer service (see other thoughts)

Cons: 1) Did not come with advertised cables! Upon receiving this psu, I noticed that although it clearly states that it supports 4 sata connections, the 2 sata cables that it ships with only has 2 connectors per cable, which means you either have to A) Buy molex to sata adapters, B) Only connect 2 sata powered devices, C) Connect both sata cables, but not the molex cables. I guess if you only have an hdd and an optical drive this isn't a problem, but anything beyond that, and you have to buy something else to make it work.

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  • David S.
  • 7/16/2014 11:28:12 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsClean and Quiet

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, clean cables

Cons: the sata power cords are relatively short. i had to buy an extender cord for 1 component.

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  • Coty H.
  • 7/15/2014 7:58:09 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice but with concerns

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
Modular
Efficient
Good brand

Cons: Limited cable arrangement. Be sure to check the connectors to know if it will suit your needs.

Other Thoughts: Good PSU but be sure to read the connector types so you don't end up with not enough connections for your needs.

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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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