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Corsair CMPSU-600CX V2

This PSU comes from Corsair’s affordable Builder series. As its name suggests, the series is meant for computer integrators in the first place.

The plain packaging made of unpainted cardboard is not designed to attract a shopper’s eye.

It contains Corsair’s standard accessories set, though. Besides documentation, a mains cord and screws, the accessories include single-use cable straps.

Exterior Design

The CMPSU-600CX V2 looks neat and nice, even though without any extravaganza.

The nonstandard cover design can be noted. When you remove the cover, the PSU is only left with one side panel. There are a mains connector and an On/Off switch on the back panel.

Circuit Design

It’s easy to identify Channel Well’s DSAII platform with common voltage regulation.

The three massive heatsinks and the basic 80 PLUS certification imply that this model is no record-breaker in terms of efficiency.

There’s a Sitronix ST9S429 chip near the mains connector. It’s responsible for monitoring and protection.

The PWM/PFC controller is located on a small daughter card squeezed in between the A-PFC choke and the heatsink. The photo doesn’t permit to read its marking but we can tell you it’s a good old CM6800.

The PSU has electrolytic SAMXON capacitors at the output.

Cables and Connectors

The Corsair CMPSU-600CX V2 is equipped with the following cables and connectors:

  • One mainboard cable with a 20+4-pin connector (62 cm)
  • One CPU cable with a 4+4-pin connector (62 cm)
  • Two graphics card cables with one 6+2-pin connector on each (50 cm)
  • One cable with four PATA power connectors and a floppy-drive plug (41+11+11+11+11 cm)
  • Two cables with three SATA power connectors on each (41+12+12 cm)

In fact, the selection of connectors is quite sufficient for PC configurations the PSU can power. The cables are long enough, too. The only problem you may encounter is that the spacing between the connectors on the SATA and PATA power cables is too small.

 
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