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This is true. An 430W S12II costs around $60, while the CX430 costs around $40.

In all honesty, I think there were definitley some things Corsair could have done to improve the CX430, but I don't think it's that much of a failure.

The CX400 was easily a $60 unit, but people bought it at such reduced prices, like $30-40. So when the CX430 comes along and retails at $40, people will compare it to the CX400 which was constantly on sale for around $40 or less.

However, $20 is a lot when you refer to power supplies. They could have packed that thing with goodies and marketed it at $60...But, the CX400 was known for its lower prices and thus Corsair wanted to make it an affordable unit...and be able to make money of it.

I doubt Corsair made much money off the CX400, atleast at the end. So, it makes sense. If you compare it to other 400-450W power supplies within the same price range, you won't find too much better. Antec Basiq, Thermaltake TR2, Rosewill Green Series. The CX430 is better than some of them and maybe not quite as good as others. But you can see, there really isn't a super duper $40 400W supply on the market. And if Corsair would like to stay in business, they'll have to make money.
The thing is, nobody buys $60 400W PSUs. They don't even buy $50 400W PSUs.

People were stoked about CX400 when the mail-in rebates and instant rebates brought it to $40 or less.

And at that point, we might as well have not been selling anything.
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Interesting. I've personally never had any problem with my Corsair PSU(s), although my HX650 is running very hot at the moment and over the last few weeks, no idea why, very hot to touch. Partly why I'm upgrading to the AX850 in a few days, that and to sleeve it.

Other than that, I can see why people are confused over this, people are generally taught that change is a bad thing, when, in fact, sometimes it is the complete opposite. Partly because it was not accounced makes people think they don't want them to know, even if the intentions were good.

I'm no PSU guru, so there is nothing I can really contribute in the way of specs, changes and the such, just my .
    
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Excellent explanation from George on this topic. Restored any faith in Corsair I may have lost. +1
     
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I just bought an AX750 gold and for one its very quiet but i am a little worried about the heat from back.... now dont get me wrong its not blazing hot but the fan never rpms up ever.......just wondering.
 
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Props to CG, good to see a unofficial Corsair spokesman here.

I built my first computer, sig rig, last march. I spent 4+ months researching what was rated best in every catagory of my build that fit my budget.

I have your memory, your psu and your H50. (love the H50) Next purchase will be your SSD

One other thing, the black draw string bag... excellent touch, the best Scotch comes in a sweet bag too.

(George, do yourself a favor and be very VERY careful reading any H50 threads... People that have them love em, people that are thinking about getting one or the new H70 and post a question / comparison... well... let me just say some of the full custom w/c loop guys attack and it aint pretty....)
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Props to CG, good to see a unofficial Corsair spokesman here.

I built my first computer, sig rig, last march. I spent 4+ months researching what was rated best in every catagory of my build that fit my budget.

I have your memory, your psu and your H50. (love the H50) Next purchase will be your SSD

One other thing, the black draw string bag... excellent touch, the best Scotch comes in a sweet bag too.

(George, do yourself a favor and be very VERY careful reading any H50 threads... People that have them love em, people that are thinking about getting one or the new H70 and post a question / comparison... well... let me just say some of the full custom w/c loop guys attack and it aint pretty....)
AHhahahahahahahh sooooo true haters...
 
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AHhahahahahahahh sooooo true haters...
You have to look at it from both sides of the argument. There a valid reasons for getting a custom loop, as there is for getting a H70.

    
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There are tons of reasons to do a full custom loop. One of those reasons is that it's a lot more fun to put together a cool custom watercooling rig with all the components chosen by hand than to install an H50/H70. Also, the full custom rigs are a lot more flexible (add-on reservoirs, radiators, pumps as needed).

But full custom rigs are a lot more expensive than the H50/H70 are. Full custom watercooling rigs aren't the competition for the H50/H70. Aircoolers are.
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I did not mean to hijack this thread... I want to go full loop someday, I think it would be fun to collect parts and build it myself.

Today, just as when I build my rig, the H50 just seemed like the best option.

CGeorge, check out this thread, looks like the Egg is maken mistakes in shipping... or you guys in packaging...

http://www.overclock.net/power-suppl...l#post11846318
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I still think Corsair can resolve this by putting the PSU(s) in question out for reviews.

When internals change after reviews people are right to wonder if the new parts are of the same quality.

Corsair, are you selling your power supplies on value or as a commodity? If it is on value prove it. If your power supply is just a commodity then there is no problem here.
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