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Wouldn't buy it for $5. It's a problem waiting to happen - a ticking time-bomb.

People should know better than to cheap out on the power supplies of their PCs. Yeah the CX line doesn't blow up (most of the time) but it doesn't exactly last very long and is very cheap because it is very cheap.

Thanks for sharing anyways
 

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Wouldn't buy it for $5. It's a problem waiting to happen - a ticking time-bomb.

People should know better than to cheap out on the power supplies of their PCs. Yeah the CX line doesn't blow up (most of the time) but it doesn't exactly last very long and is very cheap because it is very cheap.

Thanks for sharing anyways
I know they are not top of the line. I have used them in budget builds for others. A couple of those over a year ago. Not a single issue. I will say I usually only use those when ppl bring me oem tower with a bad psu. That cx is much better than what hp and dell use most of the time.

They just are not as good as the model it replaced. But still. At $20 this is fine for low end builds.
 

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This is going to be one of the better PSUs you can buy for < $30 , however it only has ~ 380W on +12V.

The biggest reason is Corsair warranty.

Price is only one part of the equation though, for $50-60 you can usually get something much better like the Rosewill Capstone 450 or 550 or XFX XFX TS 550W.
 

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this psu isnt bad for basic budget builds.
but i do hear that the rebate process for corsair does take quite a bit of time.

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This is going to be one of the better PSUs you can buy for < $30 , however it only has ~ 380W on +12V.

The biggest reason is Corsair warranty.

Price is only one part of the equation though, for $50-60 you can usually get something much better like the Rosewill Capstone 450 or 550 or XFX XFX TS 550W.
how do you get this value?

i know that when looking at a PSU, having a high current (Amps) value on the 12v is a good thing, but how do you get " X " W on the 12v rail?
 

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Teach a man to fish...


oh, hmmm, well thats embarrasing lol.

i thought it was determined some other way lolol.

like @12v 32A

and total is 430W

so you have to figure out how it distributes lolol.

didnt realize it outright tells you
 

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Wouldn't buy it for $5. It's a problem waiting to happen - a ticking time-bomb.

People should know better than to cheap out on the power supplies of their PCs. Yeah the CX line doesn't blow up (most of the time) but it doesn't exactly last very long and is very cheap because it is very cheap.

Thanks for sharing anyways
It's an excellent PSU for the price. My CX400W is still chugging after 5 years on a C2Q/8800GTS rig. No problems whatsoever.
 

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Cx line sucks that's. What give corsair a bad rep.. And cx430 has many of the ads showing how bad it is and the old cx400 was a good power supply but the new cx430 junkie... Go on eBay and buy a super cheap power supply... Cuz that's what ur getting with cx430
 

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Really u should try a really good overclock on them and one better overclock. Ur gpu and run bf4 bf3 for a few hrs.. Ps I've replaced. Many many of them where I work
again, the CX series is a good (great actually) PSU for a BASIC BUDGET build.

one that doesnt have anything fancy done to it. (no OC, no mods, no extra fans, no highend parts, etc etc)
 

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again, the CX series is a good (great actually) PSU for a BASIC BUDGET build.

one that doesnt have anything fancy done to it. (no OC, no mods, no extra fans, no highend parts, etc etc)
Yap, it's designed for a family budget PC or HTPC. And it is a lot better than the "Fire hazards" that come free with the case (which most budget builds consist of).

Just because it has Corsair on it doesn't mean it's designed for enthusiasts. And for 20$ it is even cheaper than Diablotek or Raidmax which are truly garbage.
 

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Jeez, not sure what is up with the thread crapping. These did pretty well at credible review sites.

This deal comes around pretty frequently, although I could pick up a spare. Thanks OP.
 

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Jeez, not sure what is up with the thread crapping. These did pretty well at credible review sites.

This deal comes around pretty frequently, although I could pick up a spare. Thanks OP.
np. At $20. I grabbed one for a backup. I do builds for ppl at work and many of them want htpc type setups. These have worked great fo me in 4-5 installs. I never had one crap out. Then again I never tried overvolting gpus or bios moding cpus on such a unit and I dnt suggest it.
 

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8 know I sound like im being a hater. But im not trying be guys. I just dont want to see anyone here have somthing go bad for them.. I will amite that the cx400 is a good psu.. and for 20$ for the cx430 thats a good deal.. if it was me I would get the cx400.
 

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Jeez, not sure what is up with the thread crapping. These did pretty well at credible review sites.

This deal comes around pretty frequently, although I could pick up a spare. Thanks OP.
Aye, it may not be the best PSU in the world but this cannot be beaten for the price. Most stuff that costs $20 is just a hazard, this isn't.

Obviously I would recommend you spend extra if you a building a gaming/overclocking rig and pick up something better but this is perfect for a cheap, low power office rig.
 
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