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Originally Posted by PCSarge;11775939 
they think cutting costs to compete is how they will sell PSUs, they want to focus on us, we want quality for the price, not a POS psu

I'm pretty sure you know jack **** about what the reasoning was behind making this decision.
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Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129;11776023 
Did you read the thread?

I did, and I'm still not sure. How is this the massive betrayal and transformation of Corsair from force of good to force of satan people such as the person above suggest?

The performance is slightly improved - yes, the build quality is slightly lower but since they're still confident with the 5 year warranty, shouldn't it be ok? (they'll at least replace ones that fail) I'm no PSU genius, but none of the lower quality components you mentioned seemed like the ones that go PIOW!! and send flames spitting if they fail.
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I'm pretty sure you know jack **** about what the reasoning was behind making this decision.



I did, and I'm still not sure. How is this the massive betrayal and transformation of Corsair from force of good to force of satan people such as the person above suggest?

The performance is slightly improved - yes, the build quality is slightly lower but since they're still confident with the 5 year warranty, shouldn't it be ok? (they'll at least replace ones that fail) I'm no PSU genius, but none of the lower quality components you mentioned seemed like the ones that go PIOW!! and send flames spitting if they fail.
The CX430 is a PSU that will go KABOOM when you try to load it at 430W.
Or at least, that's what the general consensus is right now.

All Phaedrus is saying that there should have been an announcement of some sort documenting the swap in parts.
No where did he mention that the lower quality components would explode anytime.

What was being said is the increased number of failure points meaning that the PSU is less reliable at high loads than its predecessor, but I doubt he thinks it will explode.

Also, it seems that you know a lot about why Corsair made this move.
Then why don't you tell us instead of calling bull on other people's posts?
Clear the air, not fart some more in here and make it worse.
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Originally Posted by Volvo View Post
The CX430 is a PSU that will go KABOOM when you try to load it at 430W.
Or at least, that's what the general consensus is right now.

All Phaedrus is saying that there should have been an announcement of some sort documenting the swap in parts.
No where did he mention that the lower quality components would explode anytime.

What was being said is the increased number of failure points meaning that the PSU is less reliable at high loads than its predecessor, but I doubt he thinks it will explode.

Also, it seems that you know a lot about why Corsair made this move.
Then why don't you tell us instead of calling bull on other people's posts?
Clear the air, not fart some more in here and make it worse.
I think you must have misread the OP. It mentions the 'TX' line, not CX.

Regarding the TX line, revisions in products are pretty common - they're usually announced, but not always. Yes, consumers probably should have been informed - but the resulting power supply is supposedly better performing, so there's not so much to worry about, right?

Re failure points - I've usually seen failure points used to describe the probability of failure - ie in this case there are 6 failure points not 2, so if 1 of 6 fails it will break instead of 1 of 2 (regardless of load). So, high load has nothing to do with it, and if it fails surely Corsair will just replace it? I'm sure it would be an inconvenience but they clearly expect few of the new design to actually fail - if many did they'd have serious problems. As such, the lower quality production may not be such a negative thing - sure, it's worse, but it's not perhaps *that* much worse. The TX series is not a premium series for sure.

I never said that I knew tonnes about Corsair's internal policies. I was just pointing out that they probably aren't in general to attempt to sell more by lowering the quality - it's not sound practice in any business. Also, it makes no real sense at all in general and just seems to be an angry post from someone who is, as you so finely put, farting in here.
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No, it's not going to explode. But it's made cheaper and rated at a lower temperature. Oh, and still advertised as being rated at 50C; ouch. I mean, yeah it'll probably still work at 50C, but until now they've always gone by what the OEM says.

The TX series has been made cheaper so it can be sold for cheaper while still making money. As early as early 2009 Corsair was complaining that the TX750 was being sold too close to cost; when the average Newegg price was $120. Now we routinely see it at $90-$100. They don't have any profit margin on it now. Antec, Silverstone, et al are putting too much price pressure on the TX line, and the realization that they're outdated (started by me and others at JG), means that sales are down. They need to make it cheaper while still making more money off it. Thus: PSHII.



I don't want to be an enemy of Corsair. But they're showing no respect for the enthusiast community, and enthusiasts are the reason they have the respect they do. Now they're lying and keeping mum while they cheapen their lineup. It doesn't matter that the new TX750 is still decent; I'm glad that it is. But they're basically flipping us the bird. Disregarding what we've done for them. So long and thanks for all the fish. Sayonara. Piss off. But keep giving us money, k?
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Good thing I got my tx 850 5 months ago. Does this mean Corsair is not a recommended brand anymore? :S
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This is ridiculous.
    
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Good thing I got my tx 850 5 months ago. Does this mean Corsair is not a recommended brand anymore? :S
They're still decent... On the whole. Just pulling some stunts that they should be above pulling.
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By the way, original TX750:
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am i the only one that thinks

"PSH" looks like an abbreviation for "Piece of ****"?
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am i the only one that thinks

"PSH" looks like an abbreviation for "Piece of ****"?
Yeah you are. The proper abbreviation for that is "POS".
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