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Originally Posted by PapaSmurf View Post
I really liked how he states it has a 3,000 RPM fan with 101CFM and is 38mm thick. Kinda lowers the integrity of the review when you make mistakes like that.
Gabe has the corrected fan spex now. I don't think a mistake on the fan invalidates the quality of Gabe's reviews.

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Yate Loon Fan. D12SH-12. 120mm x25mm. Sleeve Bearing. 2400RPM.
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Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129 View Post
The question is if Corsair should be selling such a product, at least under the Corsair name.
That's easy to answer. According to the huge volume we are selling and the demand for them from our customers, the answer is an overwhelming YES.
post #12 of 56
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Originally Posted by Yellowbeard View Post
Gabe has the corrected fan spex now. I don't think a mistake on the fan invalidates the quality of Gabe's reviews.
Didn't say it invalidates it, only calls it into question. He probably changed it after I brought it to his attention in the forums after the review.

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That's easy to answer. According to the huge volume we are selling and the demand for them from our customers, the answer is an overwhelming YES.
Just because it sells or has a high doesn't mean the answer is yes, only that it's popular. There is a lot of junk out there that sells like hotcakes. Does that mean it should be sold? I don't think so. Not saying anything bad about the CX430, only that it might not belong in Corsair's higher quality line of products.
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post #13 of 56
Exactly, the Thermaltake TR2 430W and the CoolerMaster eXtremePower units are extremely popular, doesn't mean that those companies were in the right to capitalize on their name in that way.

Corsair has built up a reputation for having high quality performance products, and the CX430 goes against that reputation. I'm not saying it's a bad product, just that it capitalizes on your reputation without living up to it. And that's not a good way to go, at least not if the consumer is high on your priority list.
post #14 of 56
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Good link Zap, Gabe is a talented reviewer.

Here's the question that best applies to and defines the CX430. If a person walks into a Best Buy to replace or even upgrade their old PSU, should they buy Corsair or Dynex? This is obviously NOT an enthusiast PSU. It's an entry level, value oriented PSU that makes BB and other places like that very happy.
What peeves me off the most is that the CX400 is discontinued and there will most likely be no more high quality low wattage units. Honestly, why should people have to settle for lower quality just because they don't require loads of watts?

How do the CX500 and CX600 units compare to the CX430, anyway? Are they on the same platform?
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post #15 of 56
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Originally Posted by Yellowbeard View Post
Good link Zap, Gabe is a talented reviewer.

Here's the question that best applies to and defines the CX430. If a person walks into a Best Buy to replace or even upgrade their old PSU, should they buy Corsair or Dynex? This is obviously NOT an enthusiast PSU. It's an entry level, value oriented PSU that makes BB and other places like that very happy.
Either is a pretty mediocre in terms of performance, both are overrated; neither has phenomenal build quality.

RocketFish 500w & Antec Earthwatts are sold around the same price as well. Either would be a better option.

As a consumer, if you go shopping around the web you will notice a lot of low ratings on the CX430 from buyers dealing with DOA units and other faults.
That right there tells me that something is wrong.

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How do the CX500 and CX600 units compare to the CX430, anyway? Are they on the same platform?
Yes, they're all DSA II models.
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post #16 of 56
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What peeves me off the most is that the CX400 is discontinued and there will most likely be no more high quality low wattage units. Honestly, why should people have to settle for lower quality just because they don't require loads of watts?
We still have the NeoECO 400C for now, which if you'll recall is about the same as the CX400 internally.
post #17 of 56
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We still have the NeoECO 400C for now, which if you'll recall is about the same as the CX400 internally.
True, no Neo ECO's in the UK though.
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post #18 of 56
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Didn't say it invalidates it, only calls it into question. He probably changed Not saying anything bad about the CX430, only that it might not belong in Corsair's higher quality line of products.
LOL....I must be missing something. The CX line is not our higher quality line. It's our lowest line and the 430 is the lowest rated unit of that lowest PSU line.

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Originally Posted by GameBoy View Post
What peeves me off the most is that the CX400 is discontinued and there will most likely be no more high quality low wattage units. Honestly, why should people have to settle for lower quality just because they don't require loads of watts?
We've already been down this road. Most people will not pay the price for a lower wattage unit. If it was profitable, of course we'd still be making them along with the HX450.

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I'm not saying it's a bad product,
Oh? Then that is quite a change from a few months back, before these 2 recent reviews came out.

Believe it or not, enthusiasts are not the center of the computing universe. In fact, I have heard numbers starting as high as 3% and going down from there. For every guy that builds and OCs his own system, there's 97 or more people that are perfectly happy to buy a Dell. When their Dell needs a replacement PSU, or when Joe Consumer wants to upgrade his GPU a little bit, there is a huge need for a PSU that meets the CX430 spex.

It's really simple. We have to make products that people will buy. When the retailers come to us and tell us what their customers want, we listen.

In spite of what has been posted by people that have never touched or tested a CX430, the unit meets or exceeds every specification assigned to it. It's a solid unit in its category and sells for a fair price. Our only mistake with the CX430 was not clarifying that it was NOT a direct replacment for CX400.
post #19 of 56
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We have to make products that people will buy. When the retailers come to us and tell us what their customers want, we listen.
Right, so the quality of the product in question doesn't matter, as long as people buy it?
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post #20 of 56
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Right, so the quality of the product in question doesn't matter, as long as people buy it?
Did you read the reviews on the CX430 or do you just want to try to be argumentative?
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