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post #41 of 65
It's hard for JG's hotbox to push over 30c with such a small PSU to test, it won't make enough heat alone. But it did work fine with 30c intake temps.
With 25a of 12v, and decent ripple suppression, then this unit has just gone back on my recommended list for htpc uses.
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post #42 of 65
It performed better than I expected on the load testing.... but it was still only tested at 30c, it's still not as good as the CX400, and it's still an overrated 380w.

Is it a decent 380w? Yes.

Am I going to recommend it? No.

Why? Because it's rated at 430w and that's bull****.
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post #43 of 65
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I'd say it could probably do 400W if it needed to. So hell, maybe it is an okay replacement for the CX400. The CX400 is still better, but for the price, not bad.
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post #44 of 65
On sale with rebate for $15 (or less) I will continue to buy it for basic builds (I have 2 in use right now in basic rigs replacing a Bestec 300w thing and a 500w Apiva, so it is better than those units).
It is definitely a downgrade from the CX400, but not total garbage.

Full price, no way. I would get the Antec Neo Eco 400w (same as the CX400) instead.

Glad he got the review out (and thanks for the PSU Zap)
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post #45 of 65
Quote:
Originally Posted by allikat View Post
It's hard for JG's hotbox to push over 30c with such a small PSU to test, it won't make enough heat alone.
It could be argued that it also won't push much over 30°C in a typical computer that uses it. Seriously, a single CPU system with a graphics card that needs only one PCIe power plug with a working case fan or two probably isn't pumping out the heat, let alone the popularity of cases with bottom mounted PSUs where the PSU gets cooler air.

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(and thanks for the PSU Zap)
I did it for the community, so you guys are all welcome.



That, plus I'm tired of seeing ill-informed forum lynch mobs.
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post #46 of 65
I'm surprised that the cx430 got such good reviews.
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post #47 of 65
Quote:
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It could be argued that it also won't push much over 30°C in a typical computer that uses it. Seriously, a single CPU system with a graphics card that needs only one PCIe power plug with a working case fan or two probably isn't pumping out the heat, let alone the popularity of cases with bottom mounted PSUs where the PSU gets cooler air.

I did it for the community, so you guys are all welcome.



That, plus I'm tired of seeing ill-informed forum lynch mobs.
The problem is for those of us who live in high temp climates it is not uncommon for the inside of our house to hit 27c+ it would not be that far of a stretch for the internal case temps to exceed 30c
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post #48 of 65
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The problem is for those of us who live in high temp climates it is not uncommon for the inside of our house to hit 27c+ it would not be that far of a stretch for the internal case temps to exceed 30c
My room temps hit over 35C for most of august and sep. I'd still use it for a basic rig tho, something like a HTPC. I wouldn't expect anyone to use a psu marketed at 430W in a gaming pc. Thats where I'd go for something in the 600-800w range based in parts used.
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post #49 of 65
Can't see how he didn't hit 50C. Testing I saw, the guy put a cardboard box over the PSU while it was running full load and walked away, 20 minutes later the digital thermometer taped to the exhaust said 50C. He accidentally left it on too long and it hit 56C.

The higher temperature caused efficiency to take a dive, voltage to drop a few milivolts, and the fan to go into overdrive, really loud.
post #50 of 65
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Can't see how he didn't hit 50C. Testing I saw, the guy put a cardboard box over the PSU while it was running full load and walked away, 20 minutes later the digital thermometer taped to the exhaust said 50C. He accidentally left it on too long and it hit 56C.

The higher temperature caused efficiency to take a dive, voltage to drop a few milivolts, and the fan to go into overdrive, really loud.
Yes. True true...but think about the price and the s#it it's competing against. It wins...to be honest.
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