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Hardware Corsair CX400W PSU

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 27 Apr 2009.

  1. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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  2. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    If I were building a medium specced rig I would go for this PSU, or one of the modular Corsair ones, really depends on the case I use.
     
  3. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    Well, that's quite a decent PSU for 40 quid.
     
  4. HenriPro

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    On page two
    "Likewise the wires used are relatively this, particularly on the SATA and Molex connectors"
    I think you mean thin.
     
  5. Abhorsen

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    At the price this is available at, there really is no need to ever take the gamble with a cheap unbranded PSU.
     
  6. The Bodger

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    I bought two of these for some computers at work. Works really well for the price - quiet and gets the job done. Only quibble is that one of the PSUs got bent by Citylink in the post, and had to be replaced. :( Not a psu fault, though I do wonder whether the packaging materials were too rigid and allowed the knock to damage the psu in the box. As others have said, for a 'normal' PC, you can't really go wrong with a decently built, understated, branded PSU at a comparable price to the cheap bling PSUs with poor components in them that have proliferated in many computer stores in recent years.
     
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  7. Aterius Gmork

    Aterius Gmork smell the ashes

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    Awesome. Just what I needed to put together a low power presentation machine for work. :)
     
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    Fixed Thanks! :)
     
  9. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    I've used this PSU on a couple of normal builds (i.e. non-enthusiast PC's, but still with some graphics abilities etc), and it's performed flawlessly. Glad a proper review has proved it's a decent supply for seriously little money.

    QFT.
     
  10. vallas

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    I have this PSU for 2 months now, i was replacing a 450w Chieftec, it's much more guiet than the 450.
    C2D e4400@3000MHZ 4*1gig 1066 650GB +700 GB HDD 8800GT two ODD runs perfect!

    It was a good buy !
     
  11. trig

    trig god's little mistake

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    good review. for the money it's a hard to beat unit. there is a tendancy to look at "budget" components and compare to other units that offer a missing feature for a "slight" amount more. but all those slight amounts add up. and when it gets right down to it, the people that need to look at a unit like this don't need them. good fit for corsair. got a couple of office builds coming up (i hope) so these will fit the bill.
     
  12. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    so Cx400, Hx520, Hx620 are the only Seasonic built Corsair PSU right?

    this PSU looks very good for its pricing. very good for midrange system.
     
  13. themcman1

    themcman1 is now 110% win

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    I have one of these on my E8500 system.

    My only fault I can find with it is the cheapness of the sleeving on it.
     
  14. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    Beautiful! F* the crappy PSUs, now even the price shouldn't be an obstacle for anyone.

    As long as these don't go up in smoke after a year of use or something :) But that's highly unlikely.,
     
  15. DeSean

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    I use one of these in my media centre. Although the load is very low (less than 100W), the whole system is extremely quiet. Having said that, I'm still considering a fanless PSU as an upgrade...

    On the appearance of the PSU:

    For a powersupply, boring is good. Boring is no surprises, no weird behaviour, just constant reliable dullness. My Silverstone Zeus 750 is *extremely* boring, because it does its job, and has done for years, without any excitement beyond its fan noise.
     
  16. E.E.L. Ambiense

    E.E.L. Ambiense Acrylic Heretic

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    Very impressive numbers, especially considering the market stance for the unit. I'm impressed again by Corsair!
     
  17. Natima

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    Probably an incredibly stupid question... but could this handle an i7 @ roughly 3.8 , 4 hard drives, and a Radeon 4670?
     
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    I would not, no.

    500-600, yes.
     
  19. LuckyNV

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    VX450 and TX650 are Seasonic OEM too
     
  20. ch424

    ch424 Design Warrior

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    Looks good!
     
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