Originally Posted by AcEsSalvation
Yes, this PSU can
do that. No one is arguing that (or no one should be). What I've been trying to say is that since some of the parts inside are cheaper, they can give out a little faster than better parts. Like if you ran that rig for a year the capacitors would start wearing out. You might need to change around your overclock settings, or might notice a freeze when putting load on it.
Or after putting on a large load, say 90% of the unit for a full day, the same could happen. Could
Anytime I drive my car I could
get in an accident. Doesn't mean I don't drive. Of course you do things to mitigate the risk, but it is just not fair to say that this PSU is bad, and not capable of overclocking or lasting its full warranty length. I don't know anywhere else where you can get a 600W semi-modular, Bronze Certified PSU for $35 that comes with the same 3 year warranty that many other PSUs in the same range come with.
You cannot say that small hitches in your computer are a result of the PSU without knowing the true cause. My high end computer hitches occasionally when loading something from my HDD and not my SSD. Oh wait, that must be my SuperNOVA G2 causing the problem!
Who maxes out their system to 90% load for a full day? Games can tax the system hard, but its not going to be a consistent 90% load. Also, a single CPU + GPU, both overclocked with lots of extras in the system like SSDs, LEDs, Fans, etc.. is only going to draw around 450W, and thats being stressed to the absolute freaking max, 100% load on both CPU and GPU. Games don't come close to that.
It's a fine PSU, it worked great for me, and continues to work well in my friend's i5 and R9 290 build. If at any time he encounters a problem and it ends up to be a result of the CX PSU, I will rush to this thread and issue a mea culpa, but for the time being, stop dumping on the CX PSU, its not deserving of all the hate.