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MWave has it for ~$60 shipped

EDIT: And the PSU is based on the 80+ Bronze certified 180w model they have.
Edited by Tator Tot - 5/4/11 at 7:17am
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post #32 of 45
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Zap View Post
IN WIN BM650
9.10" x 4.40" x 10.40" L/W/H
$50 with 160W PSU

Looks like it supports one 2.5", one 3.5" and a 5¼" external bay that can be used for another 3.5" with a slim ODD, or a regular ODD.

Unfortunately OOS.
Nice, and it's not too ugly.




Quote:
Originally Posted by Tator Tot View Post
MWave has it for ~$60 shipped

EDIT: And the PSU is based on the 80+ Bronze certified 180w model they have.
Any idea on the quality of the PSU? 60mm fans scare me.
Edited by DuckieHo - 5/4/11 at 12:14pm
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post #33 of 45
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Originally Posted by LOL_Wut_Axel View Post
You're right on the ripple. On everything else, though, you're wrong. The rails on the Corsair are less stable, and it can output far less power, not to mention it's less efficient. The primary capacitors on the CX430 are Samxon and rated for 85C, while the ones on the NRP-PC402 are Teapo and rated for 105C. The Xigmatek is better.
Samxons are better than Teapos. It's argumentative, but I have yet to see a dead Samxon. Teapos are typically good, but no one really recommends Teapo. Samxon is by far the best Chinese cap brand.

Secondly, only the PFC circuit cap is rated at 85C on the CX430. This is typically a cost saving measure because those caps are already expensive to begin with. ($5+) The rest are 105C.

Also, the Corsair is a CWT design, which is far superior to whatever junk design the Xigmatek has. Looks like a HEC.

Corsair has a Yate fan, while the Xiggy has some BS Young Lin fan, which is alright, but Yates are typically better.

Overal fit and finish on the CX430 is better too. That's judgmental, but even the internals look a lot cleaner to me.

The CX430 is not a bad power supply. I'm not sure why there was ever hatred for it. People are still skeptical of it's real output power, but just because it's a step down from typical Corsair quality, doesn't mean it's bad.
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Any idea on the quality of the PSU?
InWins are typically decent, but since it's lower wattage, they might not throw in the extra goodies they put in their regular PSUs. They're not the best, but the build quality is typically decent.
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I think I'm going with the In Win BM639 then: http://www.in-win.us/US/products_pcc...1&series_id=24


The PSU was what worried me from using In Win.


Unfortunately, I already ordered a CX430!

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Any idea on the quality of the PSU? 60mm fans scare me.
DC quality of it should be fine. InWin in house design; but they do those well.

As far as the noise, I'd email them. InWin used to have noise charts but I can't ifnd them anymore.
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I think I'm going with the In Win BM639 then: http://www.in-win.us/US/products_pcc...1&series_id=24


The PSU was what worried me from using In Win.


Unfortunately, I already ordered a CX430!

Well if you feel like voiding the warranty, you can crack it open when you get it (InWin). If not, then maybe you could find the serial number that might reveal the OEM...though that won't tell you about the build quality.

On lower power PSUs, it's not as much of an issue, typically, since you don't need anything that crazy to achieve 150W-ish.

I'm using a Seasonic SS-250SU in my 1U Optiplex machine. They are OEM only and noone really sells them, but you can find some system-pulls on eBay (where I got mine). Mine cost $30 and it's 250W. It's very small, but you'd have to find a way to make it fit.
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InWin builds most of their low end units and their OEM units.

Their retail lines like Commander are made by CWT though.
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InWin builds most of their low end units and their OEM units.

Their retail lines like Commander are made by CWT though.
Any thoughts on the lower end builds?
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Hmmm... I could just stick a power brick and picoPSU in the space as well.

However, I don't know if the regulation/ripple would be all that much better.
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