The new Gaming Series (GS) from Corsair is an entry-level power supply series, with 600 W, 700 W, and 800 W models, featuring a fan with three different color choices, single +12 V rail, and standard 80 Plus certification. Let’s see if the 800 W model is a good pick for the average user.
Corsair GS series power supplies are manufactured by CWT ( “PSH II xy-ZZ REV: 05” printed circuit board and a sticker saying “II 800,” probably meaning that the GS800 is actually a rebranded CWT PSH II 800 power supply).
The Corsair GS800 is 6.3” (160 mm) deep and comes with a 140 mm dual ball-bearing fan on its bottom (Yate Loon D14BH-12, 2,800 rpm, 140 cfm, 48.5 dB). This fan comes with three different sets of LEDs, red, white, and blue, and you can choose the color the fan will glow through a button located at the rear side of the power supply, next to the on/off switch.
The reviewed product doesn’t have a modular cabling system, and it comes with the following cables:
- Main motherboard cable with a 20/24-pin connector, 23.6” (60 cm) long
- One cable with two ATX12V connectors each that together form an EPS12V connector, 24” (61 cm) long
- Four cables with one six/eight-pin connector for video cards each, 24” (61 cm) long
- Two cables with four SATA power connectors each, 15.3” (39 cm) to the first connector, 5.9” (15 cm) between connectors
- Two cables with four standard peripheral power connectors and one floppy disk drive power connector each, 15” (38 cm) to the first connector, 5.9” (15 cm) between connectors
All wires are 18 AWG, which is the minimum recommended gauge, except the wires on the main motherboard cable, which are thicker (16 AWG).
The cable configuration is very good for a 800 W product, allowing you to have up to two high-end video cards without the need of adapters.
Let’s now take an in-depth look inside this power supply.
- 1. Introduction
- 2. A Look Inside The Corsair GS800
- 3. Transient Filtering Stage
- 4. Primary Analysis
- 5. Secondary Analysis
- 6. Power Distribution
- 7. Load Tests
- 8. Overload Tests
- 9. Main Specifications
- 10. Conclusions