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Old 02-11-2011, 01:42 PM   #1
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"The CX series, also known as the Builder series, is the most entry-level power supply series from Corsair, with 400 W, 430 W, 500 W and 600 W models. The 400 W model has been discontinued by the manuf..."

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Old 02-11-2011, 01:59 PM   #2
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Glad to see it reviewed. Not too bad, but I don't see this replacing the EA-380D as my "goto" PSU for basic builds. Regarding the overload test:
"It is important to know that during this test noise levels were way above the maximum allowed (e.g., 600 mV at +12V, 255 mV at +5 V, and 520 mV at -12 V);" does this mean it will hammer your system with spikes and noise if overloaded, rather than shutting down first? Hmmm, I would think that merits a "Ooh, nice try; so close, but no award for this one," except that someone who puts a 548W load on a 430W PSU might deserve what he gets...

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Old 02-12-2011, 08:35 AM   #3
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It's ok value if the MIR comes through I guess. Other than that, the Antec Neo Ecos are my choice recommendation in the cheap category. Also, the CX600 is one of the models I am most interested in seeing a review of as it's sort of like the higher end of the CWT DSA lineup and it would be interesting to see how they hold up at those wattages.
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Old 02-13-2011, 05:14 AM   #4
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I haven't bought any of the Neo Eco models yet myself. Most of the builds I do for people don't need anything more than the EA-380. My i5/GTX460 has a 550W Truepower New. The last rig I expect to build for myself for a LONG time (in a few months) will get either a Seasonic X-560 or a SG-650.

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Old 02-13-2011, 01:26 PM   #5
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i wish they didnt have to put teapo caps
but samxon are good
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Old 02-13-2011, 03:45 PM   #6
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Big screw-up in the review. The120x120x25 Yate Loon D12SH-12 fan in the psu has actual specs of 88cfm and 2,200 rpm, not 3,000 rpm and 101cfm. Those higher specs are for the 120x120x38 Yate Loon D12SH-12D that you linked not to the one in the psu.

The correct page for the Yate Loon D12SH-12 fan is http://www.yateloon.com/style/conten...=8511&id=38837
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Old 02-14-2011, 09:09 AM   #7
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Thats not a big screw up. A big screw up is reading the box and then give it a award.
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Quote:
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Big screw-up in the review. The120x120x25 Yate Loon D12SH-12 fan in the psu has actual specs of 88cfm and 2,200 rpm, not 3,000 rpm and 101cfm. Those higher specs are for the 120x120x38 Yate Loon D12SH-12D that you linked not to the one in the psu.

The correct page for the Yate Loon D12SH-12 fan is http://www.yateloon.com/style/conten...=8511&id=38837
Thanks, fixed.
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What? Come on! This PSU is enough to deserve Golden Award considering its price.
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Any chance of reviewing the new V2 80plus version? Hopefully it's as much of a nice surprise as this model was!
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