Under the Hood
Here are a few pictures showing the layout and components inside the Corsair TX950W power supply. The overall layout looks quite good with components neatly organized and plenty of open space for good airflow. The TX950W uses two DC-to-DC converters to generate the +3.3V and +5V outputs from +12V.
Corsair’s TX series is manufactured by Channel Well Technology (CWT) who was also the OEM for the VX550. CWT has a good reputation in the industry for producing high output power supplies and the TX950 is based on one of their latest designs.
The primary side features a single, large Nippon Chemi-Con KMR electrolytic capacitor rated for 680uF, 400V, and 105°C. The secondary side also uses high-quality Nippon Chemi-Con caps for reliable service. Overall, very good choices for capacitor selection; just what we would expect from Corsair! The heatsinks are a little unusual for a high output PSU as they are simple plates of anodized aluminum without any surface features or fins to increase surface area.
And finally, a close up of the two DC-to-DC converter daughter boards that generate the +3.3V and +5V outputs.