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CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 CMPSU-430CX 430W Power Supply Reviews

Totally Dubbed

Solid performance for a cheap price

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Pros: Sleeving, price, look

Cons: Not modular, a small noise can be heard whilst it is switched off

I bought this PSU as I was on a budget. The PSU performs as expected, and is able to provide enough power for my rig - which includes a i3-3225, a Xonar D1 soundcard and a Gigabyte mATX motherboard. My only complaint is relating tot he noise of the PSU when it is OFF. It is extremely hard to hear, however if your ear is pressed upon the PSU, when it is off, from outside of the case, you can hear an electric type of noise (unlike some people who have previously reviewed this PSU on the internet, making wild claims about its noise, it isn't noticeable unless you're batman) The other remark would be the fact that it isn't modular, meaning there are huge amounts of wires that won't ever be...
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Grath

Corsair CX430 v2- Best bang for your buck

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Pros: Lots of cables, high quality finish, LONG cables that are easy to manage, single rail, super quite

Cons: Non modular, you can see all of the cable through the sleeving

When I was looking for a low power, high quality power supply, the Corsair CX430 v2 certainly was a head turner for the price. It is cooled by a ultra quite 120mm fan that I can't even hear over my hard drive. The really long cables come pre-sleeved but the sleeving materials used could be higher quality, these feel like they will rip with the pinch of your fingers. The stickers on this unit are really nice, It has a label on each side and depending on which direction you have the fan pointed intaking air there is a corresponding sticker so you don't end up with an upside down label. But the info label is visible when you have the fan intaking air from the bottom of your case, it really...
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