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Yeah, sure, but are three +5V wires (and the grounds of course) not going to be able to handle those parts? Going from five wires to three isn't a problem unless you're actually drawing more power than that off those lines.

Okay, if the board only takes the 20-pin ATX, you're down to two from four.

I mean, it's definitely not a good look for CWT or Corsair, but is it seriously going to be problematic in more than a few incidents?
Oh sure, how about being OTHER companies which even if a FEW are affected by a bug (Seasonic X Gold are unbootable with a few boards) and will even rectify it?
Actually on a motherboard any wire you're missing the designer probably decided a certain wire goes to a certain something and sharing it only within that area so what if it doesn't receive any voltage? BOOM there's your problem
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Most issues aside from pricing that are mentioned in this thread have been addressed by Corsair. Revisions have been made to the 750/850 units and if you have any issue because you have an early unit they are replacing them with newer units. The missing 2 wires have been hooked up. What is not mentioned is that even with just the 3 wires the PSU still meets the specifications for current at that voltage. The capacitor choice is questionable but if you want to know more about component selection they have posted a blog with a lot more information. You may not like the PSU, but Corsair is not hiding anything and addressing the issues brought up by the community.
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So let´s say I bought an early unit without knowing, and it has some of these defects. How would I know that Corsair is going to replace it. Probably I won´t.
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I still havent decided about the PSU for my build, but later of reading this thread maybe discard the corsair rm750 winksmiley02.gif

My alternatives are these (buying in amazon uk):

-Be Quiet! CM BQT E9-CM-680W (£119)
-Be Quiet! BQT E9-700W (£95)
-Corsair AX760 (£122)
-Cooler Master Vanguard V700 (£103)
-Cooler Master 720W Silent Pro M2 (£99)
-Seasonic 750W M12II (£102)
-Seasonic 750W G-750 (£133) edit: too expensive for me
-Seasonic X-750 (£147)edit: too expensive for me

Any advice? my priority is the silent, coil whine free (or lowest probability) and budget.
Edited by Greg28 - 1/18/14 at 6:28am
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^Cooler master v700
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Of those the Cooler Master V700

Post number 18.000 lol
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The RM series seemed to good to be true when it was released, I'm glad I got a HX650.
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^Cooler master v700
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Of those the Cooler Master V700

Post number 18.000 lol

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Thanks thumb.gif

Its based on the same platform as the Seasonic X is the V has just been improved

So you get more for less money
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I took shilka's advice and got a V700 when i RMA'ed my old XFX unit. Its totally silent, feels really well built and theres more cables than you'll ever use. Highly recommend it.
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