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Y'all remember that ____storm I brewed up over the overrating of the CX430? It turned out not to be as bad as I thought it was (they were riding the line of the bridge diode's rating, but they kept on the right side of it), but the bad publicity convinced them to manufacture an improved version, with upgraded internal components that meets the 80PLUS Standard spec.

Introducing the Corsair Builder Series CX500v2:
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=60329&...acture=Corsair

430W and 600W versions presumably coming soon
post #2 of 13
That's great and all, but are the +12v ratings still low on them?
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That's great and all, but are the +12v ratings still low on them?
The 430W was the only one with an offensively low +12V rating. The CX500v2 has a 408W +12V rail, right at the 80% mark, so that's reasonable.
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The 430W was the only one with an offensively low +12V rating. The CX500v2 has a 408W +12V rail, right at the 80% mark, so that's reasonable.
Well the CX600 for example only has 480w on the +12v. Although that's at the 80% mark aswell, it's a little low for a modern 600w unit. I'd have no complaints if it was labeled a CX550.
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Cool. Really liked my CX400 when I had one. Never tried a CX430 although I'm sure they were fine/solid units too. Better units are always appreciated though, as long as prices don't go up too much.
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I have owned both a CX430 and the original CX400, both great PSU's.
I actually ran SLi 8800GT's, a single 8800 Ultra and more off that CX430, along with 4Ghz i3's and i5's.
    
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What was the +12v rating before?
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What was the +12v rating before?
Same.
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So they are just 80plus certified now?
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So they are just 80plus certified now?
Yes. There may be other changes--we don't know yet.
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