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Originally Posted by Ragsters;11873367 
So now that this review is out would you guys recommend this over the Antec neo eco 400c?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371029

Unless you can find CX430 at a good price, that would be an absolute no. The 400C beats CX430 by a mile (Seasonic built, I owned an OEM variant [SS-400ET] before and it was excellent)
post #12 of 32
Well it appears all the bashing this psu received was uncalled for.I believe it was said this is a 380 watt unit at best.Turns out it pulls 430 just fine.I guess the sleeve bearing and the cheaper caps seem to be the only drawback with this psu.
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I wouldn't say the ECO is better by a mile, but just the fact that it has a ball bearing fan means it will last longer than the cx430. The fan is component with the shortest lifespan in a PSU, especially a sleeve bearing one. Well, that is unless absolutely terrible caps are used. Other than that, the warranty is a year longer and you do get two amps more than the 12V with the Antec. There aren't any huge differences in build quality either, with the exception of the better primary cap which isn't terribly important anyway.

And realistically this is a 380W even though it puts out 430W. If you notice the only way for this unit to hit 430W are ridiculously high 3.3V and 5V loads. The 12V rail says this a 380W, end of story.
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post #14 of 32
It only has 336w on the 12v line so you can't really call it a 430w psu by todays standards, a 350w - 380w maybe.
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Originally Posted by xd_1771;11873380 
Unless you can find CX430 at a good price, that would be an absolute no. The 400C beats CX430 by a mile (Seasonic built, I owned an OEM variant [SS-400ET] before and it was excellent)
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I wouldn't say the ECO is better by a mile, but just the fact that it has a ball bearing fan means it will last longer than the cx430. The fan is component with the shortest lifespan in a PSU, especially a sleeve bearing one. Well, that is unless absolutely terrible caps are used. Other than that, the warranty is a year longer and you do get two amps more than the 12V with the Antec. There aren't any huge differences in build quality either, with the exception of the better primary cap which isn't terribly important anyway.

And realistically this is a 380W even though it puts out 430W. If you notice the only way for this unit to hit 430W are ridiculously high 3.3V and 5V loads. The 12V rail says this a 380W, end of story.

Thanks guys! Antec Eco it is smile.gif
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post #16 of 32
Nice. It's good to see that my gamble paid off. I purchased and used the CX400 model in a couple builds and was impressed by the quality and guarantee. So when I needed an HTPC psu, I didn't think twice but decided to get another corsair unit. I was surprised to see that the CX400 unit was replaced with this CX430 unit. I was hesitant at first after reading the newegg reviews and the 2 yr guarantee instead of the 5 yr but thought for the money ($15, after rebate) it was worth a try.

I'm happy with the 2 units in use right now but was slightly disappointed in the efficiency. I was hoping those number would have been a little higher. But what can I expect when my HTPC is drawing 45-50w biggrin.gif
post #17 of 32
I expected it to do worser, however I'm still not satisfied with the CX430... it's not a 430w.
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post #18 of 32
Cap choice wise, warranty period, and 12v amperage still make this unit a lackluster one at best. Though it does have good performance for most progressive loading.

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post #19 of 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ragsters;11873367 
So now that this review is out would you guys recommend this over the Antec neo eco 400c?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371029

The NeoECO is still better. The CX430 is still a 380W due to the anemic +12V capacity. It's not as bad as we were expecting, but still isn't fantastic and is a CWT DSAII 380W with an extra 50W tacked onto the label for no reason but to get more sales.
post #20 of 32
Meh, picked this PSU up for $5 on boxing day powers my little itx machine fine.
Edited by amder - 1/3/11 at 1:38pm
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