Following an initial unveiling at Computex 2014, Corsair is today making available its range of high-performance HXi Series power supplies.
Boasting an 80 Plus Platinum rating, all three supplies are built using high-quality components such as Japanese electrolytic capacitors and promise an efficiency level of at least 92 per cent at 50 per cent load. As expected at this price point, each HXi Series unit is fully modular to help enthusiasts create neater builds, and Corsair will be bundling an array of flat cabling to further minimise clutter.
Designed to suit high-end gaming PCs with powerful GPUs, the HXi Series can deliver all of its available power via the +12V rail and the modular cable connectors are in plentiful supply. Each unit provisions for six eight-pin connectors for CPU power or PCIe, as well as half-a-dozen six-pin SATA connectors and the customary 24-pin ATX.
Following in the footsteps of the older AXi, the new range retains support for Corsair Link, allowing users to monitor fan speed, current, voltage and other vital statistics via the accompanying software suite.
There's also a small 'Fan Test' button that can be used to check that the fan is indeed working. The reason for this is that the included 'Zero RPM' mode ensures that the fan doesn't spin at all at low loads. When it does, Corsair has selected an NR135P intake touting a fluid dynamic bearing and "less noise than conventional fans." Continuing the theme, we're told that every component has been "carefully selected" to help eliminate vibration or coil whine.
Last but not least, the trio come backed with a seven-year warranty as standard. We'll be bringing you a full review in the near future, but if you're already sold, the 750W, 850W and 1,000W units are now available to purchase from Scan Computers and other specialist etailers.