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

So I recently purchased this PSU (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139027) 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=N82E16817438012

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817152028

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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    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.
  2. Yeah, definitely figured that out the hard way :\

    I found two SeaSonic PSU's that seem good:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151093

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151094

    Any opinions or experience on the advantage/disadvantages of modular PSU's?
  3. For cable management, modular is far better than non-modular. Either of the two Seasonic supplies would be good.
  4. griggski said:
    Yeah, definitely figured that out the hard way :\

    I found two SeaSonic PSU's that seem good:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151093

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151094

    Any opinions or experience on the advantage/disadvantages of modular PSU's?


    i have no experience with them but i know seasonic always gets good reviews on newegg
  5. If you don't like fan noise then stay away from the EVGA 500B.
  6. Ended up going with a SeaSonic (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151094), hopefully this will do me well. Thanks for your help!
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