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Corsair CS450M

The Corsair CS450M has a maximum capacity of 450 Watts.

It has an 80 Plus rating of Gold, is built to be modular, and its dimensions (LxWxH) are 14cm x 15cm x 8.6cm.

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Corsair CS450M

help iconCapacity450Whelp iconLength14cm
help iconRelease Date10 Oct 2013help iconWidth15cm
help iconForm FactorATX12Vhelp iconHeight8.6cm
help icon80 Plus RatingGoldhelp iconFan Size120mm
help iconEfficiency at 100%88.36%help iconModularyes
help iconEfficiency at 50%90.63%help iconSilentno
help iconEfficiency at 20%89.45%help icon24 Pin Mobo Connectoryes
help iconInput Voltage100V - 240Vhelp icon4+4 Pin CPU Connectoryes
help iconInput Frequency Range50Hz - 60Hzhelp icon8 Pin Connectors1
help icon+3.3V Output20Ahelp icon6 Pin Connectors1
help icon+5V Output20Ahelp icon4 Pin Connectors3
help icon+12V Output36Ahelp iconSATA Connector4
help icon+12V Count1

Corsair CS450M compatibility review

The Corsair CS450M power supply has a maximum wattage output of 450W. This is a very low PSU capacity, and should only be used when powering a low power system. Remember that a higher PSU capacity does not necessarily equate to a higher wattage output and a more expensive electricity bill. In fact, you may find that a higher capacity PSU will function more efficiently than a lower capacity PSU because it is dealing with a lower percentage of its maximum load - that is, it is not being stressed to the same extent.

The Corsair CS450M has an 80 Plus rating of Gold. This means the PSU operates at average efficiency levels of at least 87%, 90%, and 87% for loads of 100%, 50%, and 20% respectively. Gold is the second-best 80 Plus certificate available, and as such the Corsair CS450M is extremely efficient and comes highly recommended. The actual efficiencies for this PSU are 88.36%, 90.63%, and 89.45%, for loads of 100%, 50%, and 20%.

The dimensions of the Corsair CS450M (LxWxH) are 14cm x 15cm x 8.6cm. Make sure to compare these measurements against the case you desire if planning on using it in a build.

The Corsair CS450M is modular, meaning that cables can be taken out and connected back in as necessary. This can make cable management much easier, leading to a less chaotic build, and better airflow.

The Corsair CS450M is not designed for low volumes, meaning that its constant drone while your PC is on could potentially be noticeable and irritating, though this may only be a problem for those that require silent environments.

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