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post #7921 of 7933
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Originally Posted by DonutDeflector View Post

While taking about PSUs, I have a CX430 in my rig. tongue.gif I know @bowei006 really doesn't like them but at least it didn't explode! I should probably go with some Seasonic deals and get a different PSU. While tapping the PSU it sounds really unassuring with its cheap-ish "dink, dink" sound.

EDIT: My rig barely used power. (FX-6300 and GTX 750)

The question is which CX430 do you have?

 

The new ones use another OEM. The old ones were rebranded SeaSonics and were amazing. New ones are awful.

post #7922 of 7933
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Originally Posted by HybridCore View Post
 

The question is which CX430 do you have?

 

The new ones use another OEM. The old ones were rebranded SeaSonics and were amazing. New ones are awful.

Noting that 'old' meaning REALLY long time ago. 

 

They've been using the crap CXs for a while now. 

 

I don't use CX in any $600+ build as you can fit some decent hardware in that range.

 

Not to mention there is no excuse. 500W XFX Pro Seasonic based PSUs go on sale for $19 often. I've already bought two of them for different builds

post #7923 of 7933
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Originally Posted by HybridCore View Post

The question is which CX430 do you have?

The new ones use another OEM. The old ones were rebranded SeaSonics and were amazing. New ones are awful.

I have the new one. frown.gif
post #7924 of 7933
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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post

Noting that 'old' meaning REALLY long time ago. 

They've been using the crap CXs for a while now. 

I don't use CX in any $600+ build as you can fit some decent hardware in that range.

Not to mention there is no excuse. 500W XFX Pro Seasonic based PSUs go on sale for $19 often. I've already bought two of them for different builds

Thanks for the heads up. I really am under a rock when it comes to PSUs.
post #7925 of 7933
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Originally Posted by DonutDeflector View Post


I have the new one. frown.gif

There is no such thing as a new ONE if you bought it in the last two years-3 years.

 

It's best to call it...that 'one' with the Seasonic parts from long ago and the version out there. As New one makes it sound like a 'new' one came out and will make people 'check'.

 

There is no checking really. 

post #7926 of 7933
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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post
 

There is no such thing as a new ONE if you bought it in the last two years-3 years.

 

It's best to call it...that 'one' with the Seasonic parts from long ago and the version out there. As New one makes it sound like a 'new' one came out and will make people 'check'.

 

There is no checking really. 

Alright, we'll denote it as "The Big One" then.

post #7927 of 7933
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Originally Posted by HybridCore View Post
 

Alright, we'll denote it as "The Big One" then.

You would think you wouldn't need a name for such a thing but you do.

 

I see way too many people with $800+ rigs using CX power supplies and I want to facepalm. 

post #7928 of 7933

Man, the old 400CX PSU. That was amazing for the price back then. Best value PSU I ever bought.

post #7929 of 7933
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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post
 

You would think you wouldn't need a name for such a thing but you do.

 

I see way too many people with $800+ rigs using CX power supplies and I want to facepalm. 

A rig in that price range with a CX PSU is acceptable in Europe imo, especially since $800 gets you significantly less here. Those XFX PSU deal aren't a thing sadly. That said, you can find a much better BeQuiet, Antec, Silverstone or Coolermaster PSU in the same price range.

post #7930 of 7933
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Originally Posted by Tangster View Post
 

A rig in that price range with a CX PSU is acceptable in Europe imo, especially since $800 gets you significantly less here. Those XFX PSU deal aren't a thing sadly. That said, you can find a much better BeQuiet, Antec, Silverstone or Coolermaster PSU in the same price range.

Wait, so it's acceptable, but it really isn't? Make up your mind, Tang. :p

post #7931 of 7933
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Originally Posted by Tangster View Post
 

A rig in that price range with a CX PSU is acceptable in Europe imo, especially since $800 gets you significantly less here. Those XFX PSU deal aren't a thing sadly. That said, you can find a much better BeQuiet, Antec, Silverstone or Coolermaster PSU in the same price range.

My metric was $800 USD so of course I am going to go off of what the purchasing power gets here :popcorn:

 

$800 here can get you an i5 4590 + B or even an on sale Z97 motherboard + 8GB RAM + R9 280X or 290 + AIO Liquid or a BeQuiet/your choice rig 

 

and some nice stuff throughout

post #7932 of 7933
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Originally Posted by HybridCore View Post
 

Wait, so it's acceptable, but it really isn't? Make up your mind, Tang. :p

I wouldn't consider it a failure. Just, less than optimal. 

post #7933 of 7933

I recommend reading this thread/post re CX PSU

http://www.overclock.net/t/1431436/why-you-should-not-buy-a-corsair-cx

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