Corsair CX550F RGB – In many components that are “lit” to RGB in recent years, it can be said that the power supply is one of the least interested products, only Thermaltake “tries” to be equipped with LED edge lights. RGB for the Toughpower DPS G RGB series power supply, but the result was not as impressive as expected because the lighting was quite poor and difficult to “integrate” with the light show of the system.
Recently, AeroCool introduced Aerocool Lux RGB source models with… integrated RGB LEDs next to it. This design is somewhat too simple, can not show off the beauty of the LED and even this LED can not “catch color” with the PC system in general.
With that in mind, Corsair, one of the leading manufacturers of PC components from the US, has launched an all-new CX-F RGB series power supply unit, bringing in its ambitions to dominate the kit market. ATX sources have controllable RGB LEDs on the market today.
Fortunately, MarkGame.net has borrowed a sample of this series with the name Corsair CX550F RGB to give readers the first impression of the product. We invite you to come to the post “beat the box” and quickly review this unique RGB source set.
CORSAIR CX550F RGB – VISUAL CODE DESIGN
In the current Corsair classification, the category of CX power supply products is often ranked on par with the VS series power supplies in the moderately energy convertible range of power supplies that receive the 80 Plus rating at Bronze or Silver. for high-end mid- to mid-range gaming PC systems.
So it is easy to see that, with the “prefix” CX in the name, Corsair CX550F RGB It’s not the line of power supplies for the company’s top-of-the-line gaming PCs, but in this release, Corsair offers its products a somewhat similar design to its high-end lineup. much more level like AX, HX or RM with a somewhat thick design with crossed edges instead of squarely like the previous generation CX or VS power supplies.
With this design, the company does not hesitate to equip the power supply with an extremely sturdy and sturdy shell, although this is not really necessary because power supplies are often “favored” in a storage compartment. separate inside the chassis, less impact force or impact while moving.
However, it is also successful in giving the first strong impression to users about a product of the type of “sturdy durable wearing”. This is extremely important for Corsair if you want to “erase” the impression of a power supply only for mid-range gaming PCs like the CX series.
The writer’s second impression on this power supply model is the special arrangement of components with the radiator fan pointing upwards, drawing air from the inside and blowing out the back instead of the design of the exhaust fan. of other common power supplies.
This design is on Corsair CX550F RGB It is absolutely necessary to be able to show your “full” RGB-equipped heatsink, but this layout has a slight downside: it is located just below the card area. However, it is very easy to be affected by the hot air emanating from this area when your machine is running at full capacity in heavy games, thereby reducing the cooling efficiency of components inside the power supply.
Therefore, users must use a chassis with high ventilation capacity to ensure that there is always cool air to cool the components inside the power supply.
The back of the product is a familiar power cord socket, in addition, Corsair also equipped with a button to turn on / off the RGB light on the fan.
This detail shows that the Corsair engineers are not … “lazy” that just integrating a cooling fan into a common position on the power supply is done, but the company engineers have separated the lamp circuit and the fan circuit. compared with conventional wired fans.
This design on the Corsair CX550F RGB is absolutely essential to being able to show off your RGB LED-equipped heatsink.
The front of the power supply is wired slot with a full range of “play” ports such as 4 8-pin power ports for CPU or graphics card, 2 ports for motherboard power supply and 3 ports for SATA power supply.
A distinctive (and also unique) feature of the CX-F series power supplies is the RGB In control port power supply that allows users to connect to the CORSAIR iCUE Lighting Node CORE controller (purchased separately), or ARGB Header port on motherboard to be able to control RGB LED color lights.
If you need a new build, you can choose from Corsair’s recently released Corsair 4000X RGB with built-in lighting control circuit, allowing you to connect to the power supply, thereby controlling the whole system. color lights in a simpler way with the iCUE software suite. It is also an open ecosystem with strong compatibility with many component ecosystems on the market today.
The included power cord is also made fairly regular with the motherboard power cord covered with cut-proof mesh, and the rest of the power cord is just ordinary plastic wire.
Due to the shell’s design Corsair CX550F RGB It is quite sturdy and very difficult to remove, so the writer has not had the opportunity to open up to see the layout of the internal components, but through careful observation, it can be seen that the radiator fan of the power supply is probably a customized version. variable of Corsair SP120 Pro 120mm with acceleration to 1400rpm with 8 high quality RGB LEDs.
According to some sources, the “conscience” part of the Corsair CX-F series power supplies released during this batch is outsourced by HEC. This is a company specializing in producing sources for mid-range apparatus systems with stable quality of operation, not too excellent to be able to continuously “pull” over capacity but also enough for daily use. , very suitable for the intended use of its CX series products.
Of course, this power supply is full of modern and new technologies on today’s popular power supplies such as Single Rail 12V technology, Active PFC and LLC resonant converter and is specially made according to Corsair’s requirements for high quality components.
Gentle testing with systems including microprocessor Intel Core i7 8700 and Gigabyte RX 5500 XT Gaming OC 8G graphics card, the power supply is still capable of working well for many hours of continuous Horizon Zero Dawn PC playing. This is a pretty heavy game that needs to “squeeze out” the power of the graphics card, so it always maintains high power consumption.
The LED system on the power supply works quite impressively with high brightness, thanks to its familiar 8-bulb structure. However, due to the unique design, you must choose cases with “hole punching” for the power supply instead of “confined” into a separate area as with most cases on the market today.
General, Corsair CX550F RGB is a power supply with a solid design, possessing an impressive RGB LED heatsink but still capable of stable operation with “heavy” components for a long time, can satisfy the love demand from the “hardcore” fans of the “light-color-flash” chassis show that is very popular in the market today.
Must say Corsair CX550F RGB is a product brought by Corsair to a radical “transformation” compared to the CX series power supply version available on the market from 2017 onwards.
The company has brought a new, sturdier, much stronger design, with the heatsink lights and controllable 8-ball RGB LEDs through the iCUE program, becoming the first power supply line of Corsair in the mid-range segment becomes “smarter” besides the previous line of products RXi, AXi and HXi.
The Corsair CX-F range of power supplies is definitely a good choice for mid-range PC gamers who want to swap out a power supply with RGB LEDs to create a “fancy” system. special for yourself.