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post #11 of 15
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Originally Posted by psyclum View Post

I would stay away from the CX series from corsair. that's their junk line biggrin.gif
maybe something closer to a 650 to 750 if intend to do more in the future.. like heavy liquid cooling or SLi/Xfire etc...
the case you are working on, if it doesn't have a name you can post a pic or 2 so we can at least tell you if it's worth the time to mod or something that isn't worth the effort.

I'll look at some prices, but the GTX 650 (non Ti) is already stretching the budget (could have spent a bit more, but I like having some money laying around, just in case I need something)
I can post some pics, but
1: I wrecked the front panel because it looked terrible, and wasn't really fit for the stuff I'm planning for the case.
2: I'm already so good into the mod that few things (I think) can make me quit now wither way. (Remember that it's mostly for the fun, to have something to do in the summer, and for practice until I can get my hands on some good cases)
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Originally Posted by CorsairGeorge View Post

I think "junk" line is a bit harsh, dude. The CX series is Bronze Certified, available in modular, fairly quiet, and rated at continuous power, which is uncommon among competitors at its price point.
If you're comparing it to TX or HX or AX or something, yeah, they're much better products, but they're also more expensive.
But I'd put the CX up against anything in its price range and it'd come up very favorably. I know because we've done it. smile.gif

Using some (Norwegian) services I found the 430M to be the most suited PSU to a nice price as well (60 dollars, according to google's currency-calculator
Edited by Latrakx - 7/19/13 at 11:19am
post #12 of 15
I'm using the CX500M and so far its been excellent. But only time will tell, lol.
post #13 of 15
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Originally Posted by CorsairGeorge View Post

I think "junk" line is a bit harsh, dude. The CX series is Bronze Certified, available in modular, fairly quiet, and rated at continuous power, which is uncommon among competitors at its price point.

If you're comparing it to TX or HX or AX or something, yeah, they're much better products, but they're also more expensive.

But I'd put the CX up against anything in its price range and it'd come up very favorably. I know because we've done it. smile.gif

well, i suppose alittle perspective is required for my statement biggrin.gif i've seen people dump serious cash into their rig getting near top of the line components, but they end up putting a $60 PSU in there biggrin.gif if they were doing a budget build like $400 for their rig, sure CX will do fine since they are cutting corners already on the components. but when your vid card cost more then $400 by itself... CX is abit lacking. granted the OP doesn't have a great rig yet. HOWEVER anyone putting in the time to mod a server grade chassis will eventually put a nice system in it and likely a full custom liquid solution. on a system like that, you don't want them to start off on the wrong foot because much like a case, a PSU is a LONG term investment (upwards of 7 years+) so it's not unreasonable to point them in the AX direction so they never have to worry. the PSU i'm using in my machine right now is about 4 months shy of 7 years old. and it wasn't even top of the line PSU when i bought it. i can say it's worth every penny i spent on it and i'd buy a even higher quality one if i had known how reliable it is.
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Originally Posted by psyclum View Post

well, i suppose alittle perspective is required for my statement biggrin.gif i've seen people dump serious cash into their rig getting near top of the line components, but they end up putting a $60 PSU in there biggrin.gif if they were doing a budget build like $400 for their rig, sure CX will do fine since they are cutting corners already on the components. but when your vid card cost more then $400 by itself... CX is abit lacking. granted the OP doesn't have a great rig yet. HOWEVER anyone putting in the time to mod a server grade chassis will eventually put a nice system in it and likely a full custom liquid solution. on a system like that, you don't want them to start off on the wrong foot because much like a case, a PSU is a LONG term investment (upwards of 7 years+) so it's not unreasonable to point them in the AX direction so they never have to worry. the PSU i'm using in my machine right now is about 4 months shy of 7 years old. and it wasn't even top of the line PSU when i bought it. i can say it's worth every penny i spent on it and i'd buy a even higher quality one if i had known how reliable it is.

About the GPU, the main reason I am willing to spend a bit more on it is because, I might end up using it as an upgrade in my main comuter, changing out the GT420 that came with it.
post #15 of 15
Ouch. I'm running a cx now, but it was bought for a second pc I'll build later. I see your point, but they are far from "junk". "Budget psu" is more apropos, lol.
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