Corsair's GS series of power supplies has been around for quite a while, but like all products they can't really maintain customer interest after a while.
In order to prevent a successful product line from becoming outdated in the customers' eyes, whether rightfully or otherwise, IT players can take one of two steps: rebranding or upgrading.
In the case of the former, a product, or product line, is stripped of its name and given a new, more recent, one. Changes to the hardware are not impossible, but they are not likely either.
When the other road is taken, the name is not changed, but the specs are improved.
Corsair has taken the second path and made some adjustments to the GS series of power supply units (PSUs).
The new design has an efficiency of up to 85%, which was enough for the 80Plus Bronze rating to be slapped on them.
While it was at it, Corsair also made the fans quieter and gave them colored LEDs (white, red or blue), although it's also possible to turn them off.
“The Corsair GS Series power supply units are the ideal price-performance solutions for gamers who want stylish, high-performance PSUs for their next PC builds or upgrades and have been for about two years now,” Corsair's Mike Clements wrote
on the company blog.
“We have decided that it was time for a makeover and much more than just a cosmetic makeover. The Gaming Series PSUs have been given esoteric and aesthetic improvements AND they have been improved internally to meet the 80 PLUS® Bronze specification.”
The GS600, GS700 and GS800 have 600W, 700W and 800W power outputs, respectively, and don't need the fan to spin at under 20% load. Their prices are of
$130, $115 and $100
$100, $115 and $130, respectively. Go here
to check them out and order them if they seem good enough.