18 Mar, 2020   Rakesh Sharma    Reviews Corsair CV550 550W Power Supply Review

Recently, Corsair launched its new CV Series power supplies which are targeted toward the low-price segment of the PC PSU market.
With CV series of PSU Corsair is trying to give best price to performance value to its customers with 80 PLUS Bronze efficiency and guaranteed to continuously deliver full wattage to the system.
Today we are reviewing a Corsair CV Series power supply with 550 Watts of power and efficiency certification of 80 Plus Bronze, the Corsair CV550 Power supply.

Now let’s see what this Corsair CV550 550W PSU has for us.

Features

ULTRA EFFICIENT
CV series is 80 PLUS Bronze certified, providing up to 88% efficiency for less heat and lower energy costs.

CONTINUOUS, RELIABLE OUTPUT
Like all CORSAIR power supplies, the CV Series does exactly what it says it does: deliver continuous power at full capacity, no matter which wattage variant you choose.

LOW-NOISE OPERATION
A 120mm thermally controlled low-noise cooling fan only spins at high speed when your power supply is under heavy stress, slowing down for quieter operation at lower loads.

COMPACT DESIGN
CV series enclosures are only 125mm long, ensuring an easy fit in almost all modern PC cases.

STEALTH MODE
Black sleeved cables and a black powder-coated casing seamlessly fits your PC's style.

GUARANTEED RELIABILITY
Five-year warranty backed by the CORSAIR global technical support team.

Specifications

CV550 POWER TABLE

CV550 DC CABLE LISTING

TECH SPECS

Package

Corsair CV550 550W PSU comes in a securely packaged box with Corsair graphics, Model name and features highlights on front and the back of the box.

Inside the box

Box includes Corsair CV550 550W power supply, Power cable, PSU mounting screws and Warranty Document

Looks

Corsair CV550 is very compact designed PSU with only 125mm length and features all black cables along with a 120mm low noise cooling fan.

Inside

The Corsair CV550 550W power supply offers very good build quality ensures reliable power delivery with great efficiency .

Main controller chip in this PSU is Champion CM6800TX, EPA/85+ PFC+PWM combo controller design for high efficient power supply.

Another chip used is the Weltrend WT7527 which provides protection circuits, power good output (PGO), fault protection latch (FPOB), Over Voltage Detector (OVD) monitors, Over Current Detector (OCD) and a protection detector function (PSONB) control.

Testing

Test system configuration -

CPUIntel Core i9 9900K
Board MSI Z390 Gaming Plus
RAM2 X 8GB GALAX DDR4 @ 3600MHz
SSDKingston KC2000 NVMe PCIe SSD 500GB
CoolerCorsair H115 RGB
CaseCorsair iCUE 465X RGB
GFXAORUX RX 570
PSU Corsair CV550 550W
DisplayAcer S220HQL
OS Windows 10

Load Test

To test the PSU we manually overclock our i9-9900K CPU up to 5.2GHz (and MAX at 5.6GHz) all cores and memory up to 4400Mhz. We run different benchmarks and stability test and found that the PSU is keeping system very stable during all tests.

For reference we compared the older Corsair VS550 PSU with the new CV550 PSU.

Beside the all black cables the Corsair CV550 PSU looks similar like the older version i.e. Corsair VS550 PSU. But internally the active Power-factor correction (PFC) circuit section is upgraded and tuned to achieve the 80 PLUS Bronze efficiency mark.

Pros

  • Quality Build
  • Compact design
  • All black cables
  • 5 years warranty
  • 80 PLUS Bronze efficiency

Cons

  • Nil

Conclusion

Corsair CV550 550W Power Supply is one of the most price attractive PSU to offer 80 PLUS Bronze efficiency, all black cables and 5 years warranty at a price tag of just Rs.4300. In our testing with high manual overclocking of i9-9900k CPU the Corsair CV550 Power Supply kept system very stable and running smoothly.

Finally, considering the price and product quality of Corsair CV550 550W Power Supply with 5 years warranty, makes this power supply unit worthy of PC TeK REVIEWS Choice award for entry level PSU segment.

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