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Corsair VX550W - power supply - 550 Watt

Corsair VX550W - power supply - 550 Watt
alaScore 81

237 reviews

Sep, 2016

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 237 reviews of Corsair VX550W - power supply - 550 Watt. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Corsair VX550W - power supply - 550 Watt is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: (circuitremix.com)

Corsair VX550 550w Power Supply

 

Corsair has a great reputation for being one the leading performance memory module companies in the industry. They are the providers of some of the fastest memory around, and it is no surprise that when they made the foray into the power supply market,...

Jan, 2008

Expert review by: (cdrinfo.com)

Corsair VX550 PSU

 

Today's need for extra power supply energy keeps increasing. We all want to have a stable and at the same time efficient PSU that can handle with ease our energy hungry hardware setup. With so many products on the market, Corsair's proposal for 550...

We feel that Corsair's VX550 Watt power supply is a great product with a very good price. At the retail price of $96, you get a powerful and at the same time stable power supply with several futureproof features.

Oct, 2007

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Expert review by: Oklahoma Wolf - madmat (jonnyguru.com)

Corsair VX550W Power Supply Review

 

Stability, efficiency, and reliability are the main things we look for in a computer power supply. Today we'll take a close look at a brand new offering from Corsair that promises all of these: the VX550. Will our expectations be met? Join us and see.

Stable rails ; Ripple or lack thereof. They don't come much cleaner ; Value! $100? Madness, it's madness I tell you ; Strong good looks ; Fully sleeved (well, 99%) on a budget? Sweet ; Japanese caps FTW

Loose screws? Not good

Thank you good sir.

Sep, 2007

Consumer review by: splatt (newegg.com)

Great Power Supply

 

As much as I like Corsair products, I probably will not buy another of their products that has a mail in rebate.

Power supply works good, and as usual Newegg is the best

Mail In Rebate is bogus

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: sastech (newegg.com)

Top of the line quality

 

It works great. I have had this psu for 2+ years with no problems. Corsair is always my top choice for PSUs for their quality and dependability

none

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W ATX12V V2.2 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

 

works as advertised

none

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: howler (newegg.com)

Failed at low power loads

 

This PSU caused me a very frustrating week of troubleshooting! I really wanted to like this seemingly well-built unit from a reputable manufacturer. I explicitly bought from Corsair because I hate dealing with PSU issues. After all that frustration, I...

Seemed very solidly built - heavy steel, solid & long cables with nice sleeving. Quiet fan

The unit I got failed oddly at low power draws. It worked fine while playing games, encoding video, etc. However, when I switched to light web surfing, my entire system would randomly hard reboot ; Because this was in a brand new build, it took me a...

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: Dom (newegg.com)

Great

 

Really great keyboard, Looks good, functions very well, The next step up is mechanical from this thing, great keyboard all around.

Really good feel ; Good tactile feedback ; REALLY slim ; Looks Ok ; WAAAAY quieter than the keyboard i was using before, No more CLACK CLACK CLACK

It got a little clicky after about a month, but it hasnt got any worse ; Sorta hard to clean, because of the scissor switches

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: JK (newegg.com)

solid power supply... a bit loud though

 

everything works perfectly, the fan noise was my only issue but nothing to deduct for as i'd rather have a loud systems than an unstable system

Has all the connectors for all your needs and the quality is great. easy to install

a bit loud but not to the point where its annoying

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: CandyCat (newegg.com)

Quiet, Excellent PSU

 

It is compatible with consumer UPSes (like, APC). I bought this PSU to replace another brand PSU, because that one kept shutting off when the UPS kicked in. This Corsair PSU has no problems with the UPS and stays on, uninterrupted. This PSU is good...

This PSU is very quiet. It installed fine and has never given any problems. Nothing more to really say here

None at all. It is not modular (so theres gonna be a little mess of extra wires), if that matters to you. Nothing a few ties (which are included) fix, anyhow

Feb, 2011

Product Specifications

Extending Corsair's legendary reputation in performance and quality, the Corsair VX family of power supplies features the industry's most efficient power management and ultra-quiet design for mainstream users. Unlike most power supplies in the market, the Corsair VX incorporates a single +12V power rail that delivers continuous power under heavy loads. This conservative design ensures reliable operation in today's most demanding system configurations and adds compatibility for future platforms. The unique combination of rock solid performance and incredible value puts the Corsair VX family of power supplies in a class of its own. Ideal for home theater PCs and ENERGY STAR PCs, the VX line maximizes energy savings and minimum noise generation thanks to double-forward switching circuitry design.

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:5.5in
Height:3.4in
Width:5.9in

General

Product Type:Power supply
Subcategory (AG):Power supplies

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:United States
Manufacturer:Corsair Microsystems
Model:VX550W
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Corsair

Power Device

Form Factor (AG):Internal
Power Provided:550Watt
Power Supply Compatibility:PC/Server
Voltage Required:AC 90-264V

Service & Support

Type:5 years warranty