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post #11 of 32
No need for a 600W.

The CX430 will do, but mind your temps.
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post #12 of 32
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hm... to CX430 or not to CX430

lol
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You could buy my psu that is for sale for 45 bux shipped..... =) I know its ocz but its not bad at all!
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post #14 of 32
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thanks but no thanks lol , ive actually had a modxstream 600w in the past.. it's not BAD, but i got it for $10 after rebate in a combo deal @ newegg lol
post #15 of 32
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Originally Posted by koven;11986404 
hm... to CX430 or not to CX430

lol
Since you can get the 400W StealthXStream for $39.99 shipped (I'm including the shipping), I feel that the choice is already made here.
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post #16 of 32
theres only one 4pin 12v on that model... does that make a difference if i need 8pin?
post #17 of 32
600W OCZ StealthXStream is very cheap.. If im not wrong its around $50-$60. I had one and it was solid. At the same time you will have a 100-200 extra watts for future upgrading and maybe a bigger vid card or another vid card. smile.gif Just a thought.
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post #18 of 32
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Originally Posted by koven;11986404 
hm... to CX430 or not to CX430

lol

CX430 is not a bad choice for sure. How about this ARK ARK500/8 500w ATX 12v Power Supply just for $14.00. Might be the way to go.
post #19 of 32
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Originally Posted by bluesky2012;11989431 
How about this ARK ARK500/8 500w ATX 12v Power Supply just for $14.00. Might be the way to go.

Why would you even suggest that junker? confused.gif
post #20 of 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by TwoCables;11981727 
I just remember that Phaedrus2129 said that the 400W StealthXStream is the best 400W available (I think it's due to the price). So I figure that if it can be found, then it should be purchased. smile.gif

He has also said that due to the usual price of the CX400, he usually recommends the 400W StealthXStream instead. But if the CX400 can be found for a lower price, then it's the other way around.

Regarding the CX430, Phaedrus2129 has discovered that these are overrated by at least 20% (or up to 75% for the CX600). The new CX "Builder" units seem to be below the usual quality everyone has come to expect from Corsair.

I asked him about 400W units a little bit back and he said the Neo Eco 400w was best for my parents build that I got them for christmas.
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