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Originally Posted by CSCoder4ever View Post

well it's good to know that my CX 430 isn't major overkill for what I'm using it for. (which is just powering up a low low-end APU build)

Lol an off brand Diabloteck would have ran that fine. You could probobly pop something like a 7770 or a 650 TI in and still be good.
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This thread is just silly, I bought my CX 500 on 9/27/2012 for $40 and it has been through 2 systems in the past year.

Never once have I had it shut down, restart or any issues with it. It see's roughly 20-30 hours a week worth of gaming.

Sorry but charts and general testing just can't compete with personal experience and owner ship.
Getting real tired of being it being bashed as multiple reviews show that they are reliable units.
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Originally Posted by pyra View Post

Do I have any reason to worry about my PSU? Currently using a CX750M in my sig rig, it will eventually go into a new build with an overclocked intel haswell and a couple of GTX760s or AMD equivalent. not fussed if I cant get world record overclocks, just want to know its safe.

No not really, that PSU is more than capable of handling your hardware just fine.
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Originally Posted by Capwn View Post

See that 6.87ghz submission in my sig? Was done on a CX600m..
Tho it was only running the board, a onboard SSD, and a single stick of ram, oh and a bunch of fans.. So you are telling me I was in danger worriedsmiley.gif

No not really, I would take it with a grain of salt.
Edited by XAslanX - 11/12/13 at 10:51am
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With respect to reliability, there are a whole bunch of these out in the wild and seemingly not that many failures yet. Actually, a small percentage of the older models with the Samxon main cap did have issues, so that's why that part was upgraded to the Panasonic. Anyway, these shouldn't be popping all over the place in a few years or else that 3-year warranty would be pretty costly for Corsair. Just don't expect them to truck 8+ years with no problems like some of the others maybe. If you can buy better, go for it, but these aren't exactly bad. There is much worse out there.

I thought the biggest complaint people had was a high incidence of coil whine on the +5V standby circuit, but I don't know if that is fixed in later revisions.

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Originally Posted by pyra View Post

Do I have any reason to worry about my PSU? Currently using a CX750M in my sig rig, it will eventually go into a new build with an overclocked intel haswell and a couple of GTX760s or AMD equivalent. not fussed if I cant get world record overclocks, just want to know its safe.
CX750 and CX750M are a different design, pretty much a cost-cut version of current GS and HX series. It's better than the lower-wattage models that people are talking about, but because of the price point and being in the CX series, it is not built to an extremely stringent spec.
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Originally Posted by BigDaddyBleeder View Post

How does one find out what the OEM is of a brand name PSU?
You can also try looking up the UL number, but some brands pay for their own so that obfuscates who the real OEM was.
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I was waiting for your reply wink.gif

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
post #55 of 230
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To everyone in this thread that cant read

I said nothing about it was crap or would blow up i said its not very well made which is why you sould not buy it

Not for a gaming and/overclocking machine

Go back and read again

Also yes i know the CX750M is not the same PSU as the CX430M/CX500M/CX600M thats why you dont see that one on the first page
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With respect to reliability, there are a whole bunch of these out in the wild and seemingly not that many failures yet. Actually, a small percentage of the older models with the Samxon main cap did have issues, so that's why that part was upgraded to the Panasonic. Anyway, these shouldn't be popping all over the place in a few years or else that 3-year warranty would be pretty costly for Corsair. Just don't expect them to truck 8+ years with no problems like some of the others maybe. If you can buy better, go for it, but these aren't exactly bad. There is much worse out there.

I thought the biggest complaint people had was a high incidence of coil whine on the +5V standby circuit, but I don't know if that is fixed in later revisions.
CX750 and CX750M are a different design, pretty much a cost-cut version of current GS and HX series. It's better than the lower-wattage models that people are talking about, but because of the price point and being in the CX series, it is not built to an extremely stringent spec.
You can also try looking up the UL number, but some brands pay for their own so that obfuscates who the real OEM was.

No problems yet because they are less then 2 years old

When they hit more 3 years then its when the problems will start

And the older CX is even worse then the new CX units which are just mediocre
Edited by shilka - 10/5/13 at 4:53am
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post #56 of 230
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To everyone in this thread that cant read

I said nothing about it was crap or would blow up i said its not very well made which is why you sould not buy it

Not for a gaming and/overclocking machine

This statement is irrelevant to me as I have been running my CX500 in an overclocked gaming machine for the past year without any shutdowns, restarts or power issues.
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It seems OK to use capacitors rated for just 85 Celcius in the high voltage section, even if they're fairly crappy brands, because they work at low frequency and aren't abruptly turned on and off like the caps in the low voltage section.

The only CX PSUs I've used are the 430W models bought since 2012, and it tested well in reviews. The capacitors are Samxon, and while I'd muich rather have Japanese caps, this isn't the worst brand and is considered better than CapXon.

The only things I dislike about the CX430 are the very stiff cables caused by the heatshrink being too close to the connectors, and the SATA connectors are a bit short to make good contact with drives inside certain swappable enclosures. The modular CX430M doesn't have these problems.
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Oh hey shilka, your thread title is Why you sould not buy a Corsair CX. I dont think I need to tell you whats wrong lol
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I never said its crap nor did i say dont buy this

I said here are the reasons why you sould noy but it

No matter how i would say it someone would misunderstand
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What's a better alternative to the CX430M at the $25 pricepoint?

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