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Ok, thanks Phaedrus2129 for answer...
so CX430watt = 380watt?
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post #62 of 65
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Originally Posted by newbierock;12323101 
Ok, thanks Phaedrus2129 for answer...
so CX430watt = 380watt?
Yeah basically.
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Originally Posted by SniperXX;11880105 
My room temps hit over 35C for most of august and sep.

Holy ****. That's 95°F. I won't even walk into a room that hot, never mind use a PC in one. I'd say you're the exception, not the norm. Most of us have AC. Mine is set to 79°F (26°C) which is much higher than most people.
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Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129;11880122 
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.

Because I don't put a box over the PSU. You put a box over any PSU and walk away from it and the temps are going to climb. The air has to exhaust somewhere, like... umm... I don't know... a real PC?

My hot box intakes the heat from the load, but the air is exhausted from the PSU like it would in any PC. Temps would never hit 50°C with a 430W PSU.
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Originally Posted by newbierock;12323101 
Ok, thanks Phaedrus2129 for answer...
so CX430watt = 380watt?

No... CX430 = 430W. It can do 430W. Problem is, it's not mostly on the +12V rail like a lot of modern PSU's, especially those that use DC to DC for the non-primary rails. The CX430 is a very conventional design. So you can say that there are 380W PSU's out there that can do just as much on the +12V rail, but like Zap said "Wow, a more expensive product is better? Who would'a thunk it!"
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Originally Posted by Alfa_R;11934918 
JonnyGuru sold himself frown.gif

He is rating it on 15$.

No... I'm not. From the review:

"We found the CX430 for under $50 at a number of outlets, and much lower at some that offered mail in rebates and the such. This is an excellent price for a PSU that performs and looks this well. Ordinarily, I wouldn't expect PFC or fully sleeved cables at this price point." This is what the value score was based on. Not $15. If the price was normally $15 without a rebate, the score would have been 10. Hell... it would've been 12 if we were allowed to go higher than 10, but the price isn't $15, it's at or just under $50 which is still an excellent price considering what else is in this same price range.
post #64 of 65
thaks jonnyGURU, how about CX500 its some product cx430 with "Problem is, it's not mostly on the +12V rail like a lot of modern PSU's, especially those that use DC to DC for the non-primary rails".?
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Originally Posted by newbierock;12454105 
thaks jonnyGURU, how about CX500 its some product cx430 with "Problem is, it's not mostly on the +12V rail like a lot of modern PSU's, especially those that use DC to DC for the non-primary rails".?

If they send me one. They should have them back in stock in March, then I'll probably get one of those and the V2 version of the CX430.
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