The Corsair CS550M has a maximum capacity of 550 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.
|Release Date||01 Jan 1970||Width||1cm|
|80 Plus Rating||1||Fan Size||1mm|
|Efficiency at 100%||1%||Modular||yes|
|Efficiency at 50%||1%||Silent||yes|
|Efficiency at 20%||1%||24 Pin Mobo Connector||yes|
|Input Voltage||1||4+4 Pin CPU Connector||yes|
|Input Frequency Range||1||8 Pin Connectors||1|
|+3.3V Output||1A||6 Pin Connectors||1|
|+5V Output||1A||4 Pin Connectors||1|
|+12V Output||1A||SATA Connector||1|
The Corsair CS550M power supply has a maximum wattage output of 550W. This is a mid-range capacity, and should be fine as long as it is part of an equally mid-range system build. Always make sure that a purchased PSU is capable of powering your 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 CS550M 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 CS550M is extremely efficient and comes highly recommended. The actual efficiencies for this PSU are 88.21%, 90.58%, and 89.48%, for loads of 100%, 50%, and 20%.
The dimensions of the Corsair CS550M (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 CS550M 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 CS550M 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.