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Just bought a defective Corsair PSU, looking to purchase a more reliable brand. Opinions?

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March 21, 2014 3:41:44 PM

So I recently purchased this PSU (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...) only to have it make an odd electrical 'squeak' which every click. After looking up the issue, it is apparently extremely common with Corsair PSU's and there isn't anything to do but return it before it ruins something. So that is being shipped back, and now I am in the market for a new PSU.

I'm not terribly knowledgeable about brands, seeing as I had assumed Corsair was trustworthy for quality parts, so I would love some advice.

I'd like to stick to roughly $60 price range, and I'm currently looking at these PSU's:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I'm open to any suggestions.

Also, if anyone has opinions on modular vs not, I'd like to know as well.

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March 21, 2014 3:45:54 PM

The EVGA is ok, stay away from the Raidmax. You might consider looking at some from Seasonic, XFX or Antec as they make reliable PSUs.

edit: The Corsair CX series are their low-end budget offerings, not recommended (as I guess you now know) due to poor quality/performance.
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March 21, 2014 3:52:55 PM

For cable management, modular is far better than non-modular. Either of the two Seasonic supplies would be good.
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March 21, 2014 5:20:03 PM

If you don't like fan noise then stay away from the EVGA 500B.
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