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And yes there is very few reported failures with these units that I have seen, as you said it was the older units that have the failures.
From what I've seen the new revisions simply shut off if they go beyond their rated capacity, so there is no reason to worry about hardware damage with these units.
Edit: To add to this. I am in no way shape or form defending Corsair or it's products. The only reason I ended up with the CX500 is because the fan bearing in my OCZ 700 watt GameXetreme went out and I needed a new PSU ASAP for work. So I looked around Microcente'rs site for my local store and looked for the best 500 watt PSU for $40-80. So I got in contact with Tator Tot and we both looked around the site and both came to the conclusion that the CX500 was the best of the lot that would handle my hardware (and any future upgrades) just fine. About the only other options I had were some refurbished OCZ units with 90 day warranties, CoolerMaster, Thermaltake, or their in house brand Inland. So I went and picked it up for $49.99 with a $10 MIR.
To be honest I was a little worried for about the first two months I had it due to reviews saying it was lacking watts on the 12 volt rail but then I just went with it and it's been rock solid for me ever since. Before I would always get Rosewill units due to my previous experience with them, but I just didn't have time to wait for it to arrive.
So in short I only recommend specific products that have stood the test of time with me and have given me no issues. Just as I no longer buy or recommend Asus video cards after my 4 month RMA fiasco with them to finally get me a working 4850 which ironically died about 6 months later.Edited by XAslanX - 10/5/13 at 12:35am