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Hello guys need help
When i got home .My psu corsair cx600m is not working maybe its burn.smelly like burn ic or something with yellowish kind of liquid leak..i bring it back for warrantly.but not for replacement only for repair..i just want to ask if my psu is safe to use even is repaired only or do i need change it with better psu?pls help ..
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  1. Well Corsair is a top notch PSU brand, but the CX is their cheapest model. Still quite reliable, but these things happen.

    However, if it was leaking a liquid chances are they will just replace it anyways. But if it passes their repair inspection it should be good go. However I would suggest upgrading to a TX (Enthusiast Series) which is the next tier up and a phenomenal PSU.

    What is your system specs? You may just have pushed the CX's 600W limit too far.
  2. If they repair it then it's fine.
  3. No CX line from corsair are junk.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($44.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $44.99
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-03 09:14 EDT-0400)

    Reference (for future guide):

    http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1804779/tomshardware-power-supply-unit-tier-list.html

    I hope this helps at least a little bit. Please feel free to contact me about any other questions/concerns you may have in the future. Also please remember to pick your best solution so other people may learn from your thread. Thank you for your time, and have a good day.
  4. i bought the corsair cx600m in small computer store here.so i dont think they will replace .maybe they will repair it.hope ur right that they will replace with new one.coz i dont want to use repaired psu maybe its not safe:(

    My rig specs is
    4670k not yet oc
    Z87 Hd3
    Asus 650 ti boost dii oc edition
    Corsair vengeance 8 gb ram 1600 mhz
    Cooler master v8 gts
    2 cooler master red led fan 120mm
    1tb hrdrve
  5. fatboytyler said:
    Well Corsair is a top notch PSU brand, but the CX is their cheapest model. Still quite reliable, but these things happen.

    However, if it was leaking a liquid chances are they will just replace it anyways. But if it passes their repair inspection it should be good go. However I would suggest upgrading to a TX (Enthusiast Series) which is the next tier up and a phenomenal PSU.

    What is your system specs? You may just have pushed the CX's 600W limit too far.


    Robert Datugan said:
    i bought the corsair cx600m in small computer store here.so i dont think they will replace .maybe they will repair it.hope ur right that they will replace with new one.coz i dont want to use repaired psu maybe its not safe:(

    My rig specs is
    4670k not yet oc
    Z87 Hd3
    Asus 650 ti boost dii oc edition
    Corsair vengeance 8 gb ram 1600 mhz
    Cooler master v8 gts
    2 cooler master red led fan 120mm
    1tb hrdrve
  6. The CX line is not junk. Its still a very good budget PSU.

    You bought it brand new though right? It should have a manufacturer warranty on it for a few years, which should have a replacement policy
  7. I always here about them having RMA's and problems due to the QC and the components that those particular line of Corsairs are made from. That is why i don't recommend them. I will agree with you half way though, if you do get a good one they are great, however it depends on which one you get, and for that reason i refuse to recommend them to anyone.
  8. Best answer
    ddbtkd456 said:
    I always here about them having RMA's and problems due to the QC and the components that those particular line of Corsairs are made from. That is why i don't recommend them. I will agree with you half way though, if you do get a good one they are great, however it depends on which one you get, and for that reason i refuse to recommend them to anyone.


    I certainly don't go to them first, but for a pure budget build they're hard to beat over other brands' lineups.

    But yea, if you have the money to upgrade I would follow ddbtkd456's suggestion. Or find a similar Seasonic, Antec (Most Models are excellent), Silverstone (Majority of Models are excellent), and PC Power and Cooling also typically has pretty good PSUs. I would say try to get a 650W because that will leave you with head room to upgrade to a better Graphic card one day and overclock both it and the CPU
  9. fatboytyler said:
    ddbtkd456 said:
    I always here about them having RMA's and problems due to the QC and the components that those particular line of Corsairs are made from. That is why i don't recommend them. I will agree with you half way though, if you do get a good one they are great, however it depends on which one you get, and for that reason i refuse to recommend them to anyone.


    I certainly don't go to them first, but for a pure budget build they're hard to beat over other brands' lineups.

    But yea, if you have the money to upgrade I would follow ddbtkd456's suggestion. Or find a similar Seasonic, Antec (Most Models are excellent), Silverstone (Majority of Models are excellent), and PC Power and Cooling also typically has pretty good PSUs. I would say try to get a 650W because that will leave you with head room to upgrade to a better Graphic card one day and overclock both it and the CPU


    Yep yet agreed 100 %
  10. The only decent CX SERIES is the M , like the one you bought, but I don't recommend any CX Series units , unless on an extreme budget or problems with availability.
  11. SR-71 Blackbird said:
    The only decent CX SERIES is the M , like the one you bought, but I don't recommend any CX Series units , unless on an extreme budget or problems with availability.


    Agreed.
  12. Kelthar said:
    If they repair it then it's fine.
  13. fatboytyler said:
    ddbtkd456 said:
    I always here about them having RMA's and problems due to the QC and the components that those particular line of Corsairs are made from. That is why i don't recommend them. I will agree with you half way though, if you do get a good one they are great, however it depends on which one you get, and for that reason i refuse to recommend them to anyone.


    I certainly don't go to them first, but for a pure budget build they're hard to beat over other brands' lineups.

    But yea, if you have the money to upgrade I would follow ddbtkd456's suggestion. Or find a similar Seasonic, Antec (Most Models are excellent), Silverstone (Majority of Models are excellent), and PC Power and Cooling also typically has pretty good PSUs. I would say try to get a 650W because that will leave you with head room to upgrade to a better Graphic card one day and overclock both it and the CPU




    Tnx bro.nextime ill upgrade for better psu.maybe seasonic or antec
  14. Robert Datugan said:
    fatboytyler said:
    ddbtkd456 said:
    I always here about them having RMA's and problems due to the QC and the components that those particular line of Corsairs are made from. That is why i don't recommend them. I will agree with you half way though, if you do get a good one they are great, however it depends on which one you get, and for that reason i refuse to recommend them to anyone.


    I certainly don't go to them first, but for a pure budget build they're hard to beat over other brands' lineups.

    But yea, if you have the money to upgrade I would follow ddbtkd456's suggestion. Or find a similar Seasonic, Antec (Most Models are excellent), Silverstone (Majority of Models are excellent), and PC Power and Cooling also typically has pretty good PSUs. I would say try to get a 650W because that will leave you with head room to upgrade to a better Graphic card one day and overclock both it and the CPU




    Tnx bro.nextime ill upgrade for better psu.maybe seasonic or antec


    Much better overall quality and performance, not the mention liability.
  15. ddbtkd456 said:
    No CX line from corsair are junk.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($44.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $44.99
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-03 09:14 EDT-0400)

    Reference (for future guide):

    http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1804779/tomshardware-power-supply-unit-tier-list.html

    I hope this helps at least a little bit. Please feel free to contact me about any other questions/concerns you may have in the future. Also please remember to pick your best solution so other people may learn from your thread. Thank you for your time, and have a good day.



    Tnx bro now i know what Psu i will buy nextime
  16. ddbtkd456 said:
    I always here about them having RMA's and problems due to the QC and the components that those particular line of Corsairs are made from. That is why i don't recommend them. I will agree with you half way though, if you do get a good one they are great, however it depends on which one you get, and for that reason i refuse to recommend them to anyone.



    Tnx
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