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39.99 with a $20 rebate. Offer ends on 3/31/2014
cx430

Edited by Wirerat - 3/26/14 at 6:57am
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post #2 of 36
Wouldn't buy it for $5. It's a problem waiting to happen - a ticking time-bomb.

People should know better than to cheap out on the power supplies of their PCs. Yeah the CX line doesn't blow up (most of the time) but it doesn't exactly last very long and is very cheap because it is very cheap.

Thanks for sharing anyways
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Wouldn't buy it for $5. It's a problem waiting to happen - a ticking time-bomb.

People should know better than to cheap out on the power supplies of their PCs. Yeah the CX line doesn't blow up (most of the time) but it doesn't exactly last very long and is very cheap because it is very cheap.

Thanks for sharing anyways
I know they are not top of the line. I have used them in budget builds for others. A couple of those over a year ago. Not a single issue. I will say I usually only use those when ppl bring me oem tower with a bad psu. That cx is much better than what hp and dell use most of the time.

They just are not as good as the model it replaced. But still. At $20 this is fine for low end builds.
Edited by Wirerat - 3/26/14 at 9:01am
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This is going to be one of the better PSUs you can buy for < $30 , however it only has ~ 380W on +12V.

The biggest reason is Corsair warranty.

Price is only one part of the equation though, for $50-60 you can usually get something much better like the Rosewill Capstone 450 or 550 or XFX XFX TS 550W.
Edited by AlphaC - 3/26/14 at 2:23pm
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post #5 of 36
this psu isnt bad for basic budget builds.
but i do hear that the rebate process for corsair does take quite a bit of time.



Quote:
Originally Posted by AlphaC View Post

This is going to be one of the better PSUs you can buy for < $30 , however it only has ~ 380W on +12V.

The biggest reason is Corsair warranty.

Price is only one part of the equation though, for $50-60 you can usually get something much better like the Rosewill Capstone 450 or 550 or XFX XFX TS 550W.

how do you get this value?

i know that when looking at a PSU, having a high current (Amps) value on the 12v is a good thing, but how do you get " X " W on the 12v rail?
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Teach a man to fish...

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Teach a man to fish...


oh, hmmm, well thats embarrasing lol.


i thought it was determined some other way lolol.

like @12v 32A

and total is 430W

so you have to figure out how it distributes lolol.

didnt realize it outright tells you
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Wouldn't buy it for $5. It's a problem waiting to happen - a ticking time-bomb.

People should know better than to cheap out on the power supplies of their PCs. Yeah the CX line doesn't blow up (most of the time) but it doesn't exactly last very long and is very cheap because it is very cheap.

Thanks for sharing anyways

It's an excellent PSU for the price. My CX400W is still chugging after 5 years on a C2Q/8800GTS rig. No problems whatsoever.
    
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I use them in my home lab and they are great. Quiet, efficient and inexpensive.
    
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post #10 of 36
Cx line sucks that's. What give corsair a bad rep.. And cx430 has many of the ads showing how bad it is and the old cx400 was a good power supply but the new cx430 junkie... Go on eBay and buy a super cheap power supply... Cuz that's what ur getting with cx430
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