Originally Posted by Butter Chicken
...yeah I been doing some serious reading, I'll more than likely be going with a CM psu unit, and I am losing faith quickly in the other Corsair products I purchased (16GB Vengeance Pro 2133 and the H100i) they may be going back to Microcenter and I've never even run them yet?
you think I'll be good with the memory and cooler?
corsair products aren't "bad"per se. they don't actually build the units themselves, but they tend to be careful about which OEM they use as their re-labeled source. the primary "problem" they have is that they are essentially a "NAME". their brand is the only thing they actually created. so they have to be careful in protecting that name.
that being said. by creating a premium "brand" they are also charging premium pricing for them... if you've followed up with other corsair products, you'll notice they are trying to get into software side of things to "enhance" the hardware products they sell. unfortunately they are NOT blessed with the best programmers in the industry and are wrecking their reputations quite abit. if you look into their firmware history behind their SSD's. or their gaming keyboard/mouse software problems, and the latest issues with their link software... you will see that they have a long way in using software to "sell" their product, especially if they want to charge a premium for them
hardware wise like cases, they are aesthetically pleasing and have good thermal design. so corsair has a solid footing in cases. other products really have to be evaluated on a item by item basis. some are REALLY good, some are REALLY bad, but almost all of them are "expensive". i wanted to buy the corsair M90 mouse REALLY bad because i loved the design of the mouse. i even waited 5 months just for the mouse to be released... but review after review of horrendously BAD
drivers/software finally drove me to a logitech G600 instead. i'm not saying the G600 has good software, i'm just saying people are having far less problem with it then they did with corsair software. maybe i'll give the M95 another look but i'm fairly ok with the performance of the G600 atm and till i feel a need for another mouse, it'll just be something in the back of my head.
the moral of the story is corsair always try to put out good products because they MUST protect their reputation, however they do not always succeed in putting out good products especially if they try to cater to the budget end of the market. their budget products may eventually become their downfall since people will eventually associate bad products with their brand... and for a "premium brand" company like corsair, it's plain suicide...