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Old 05-19-2011, 08:32 AM   #1
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"We were really surprised by the original Corsair CX430, a unit that doesn't have the 80 Plus certification but is able to present a terrific performance for its price point. Corsair updated the CX430 ..."

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Old 05-19-2011, 12:15 PM   #2
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Nice review. I'm glad Corsair notched this one up a little, and you showed exactly how and where. If the Earthwatts goes away or gets overpriced, I'll feel safe about buying this one.
I'm very specifically NOT interested in the new Antec VP-450. The lack of active PFC places it into the "junk" category as far as I'm concerned, and I'm baffled that Antec would issue such a unit.
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Old 05-19-2011, 10:20 PM   #3
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Seems like the CX430v2 is the best value for the budget gamer system. The comparable Antec Earthwatts 430 is more expensive. I really liked Corsairs low end PSUs because they were great PSUs for the money- it's nice to seem them return in ever better form.

I assume this is a special design, not a CWT generic PSU, right?
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Old 05-20-2011, 04:27 AM   #4
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I assume this is a special design, not a CWT generic PSU, right?
I suspect it is a reference design, simply with higher quality components as specified by Corsair.

However I don't own one, nor a standard CWT to compare it to, so perhaps the experts can weigh in.

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Quite the improvement, and it keeps up well in the harsh test environment.
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Old 05-20-2011, 10:53 AM   #6
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I didn't research enough, but it seems that it is a reference CWT design with better components and the Corsair logo on the PCB.

Thanks guys. I will try to review this new Antec unit, thanks for point it out.
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Old 05-20-2011, 08:18 PM   #7
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Wow. My first Corsair PSU was a CX400. I was very satisfied with it! It's really good to know the current version (v2) is giving end-users higher level of performance!

Great review as usual, Gab!
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Old 05-25-2011, 09:19 PM   #8
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Default Corsair CX430 V2 Power Supply Review

Here is the missing spec of LITE-ON GBU806 rectifying bridge . It can deliver only up to 3.5 A at 100 degrees (8A if it was attached to a heatsink).

Here's the datasheet
http://www.diodes.com/datasheets/ds21227.pdf

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How it is better, as it contains twainese capacitors?
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How it is better, as it contains twainese capacitors?
Please tell us what products you are talking about.
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