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CORSAIR CX 600W is it any good?

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January 12, 2011 9:36:22 AM

is it reliable or does it send my pc to some unknown place and is it silent?

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January 12, 2011 10:18:50 AM

i never had any trouble with the CX series... but treat this for a basic build only not intended for extreme OC and multiple high power gpu...

If high end components then the TX will be a better option for a few more dollars...
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January 12, 2011 10:55:53 AM

The Builder series is good but not Corsairs best, comes with 2 yr cover where as others have 5 and 7 yrs.

It doubt you'd have any problems with it as far as running a standard setup and its a good price.

For the same sort of money I'd probably get the OCZ ModXStream.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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January 12, 2011 12:25:05 PM

It's pretty good. All Corsair PSUs are manufactured by either CWT or Seasonic.

I believe the CX 600 is manufactured by CWT (too lazy to research). It does not have the reputation that Seasonic does, but Seasonic is basically in a league of it's own.
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January 12, 2011 12:28:51 PM

CX series is built by seasonic, designed by corsair...
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January 12, 2011 1:37:22 PM

abully said:
CX series is built by seasonic, designed by corsair...

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a c 271 ) Power supply
January 12, 2011 3:36:00 PM

Thats a review of the 400CX, which is discontinued and totally unrelated design-wise to the new CX series. The 430CX was recently reviewed at jonnyguru and did pretty well, it is one of the newer series. They arent great units, but they are pretty good and pretty cheap, the caps they are using arent too good but its not likely to blow your system to hell.
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a c 694 ) Power supply
January 12, 2011 7:53:16 PM

CWT!
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a c 271 ) Power supply
January 12, 2011 7:57:37 PM

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yes I did mention that. I said I don't know much about the 650w only about the 400w model which is relatively good. Its the same series. Every series is targeted at a different market group. They release them normally in groups. The 400w and 450w model will get released together then the higher rated models the same way etc etc. If they're in a 50w within each other they normally release them together.


Actually they had the 400CX, 450VX, 550VX, 650TX etc for quite a while, a few months ago the 400CX was discontinued, there is now a new totally unrelated CX line, the only thing that is similar about it is that its cheap, but not crap. It has the 430CX, 500CX, and 600CX, they are NOT closely related to the 400CX, the 400CX was Seasonic built, the 430CX is a CWT platform. Their new units are built by different OEMs than their previous ones were, the current 650TX has a -C at the end of its model number is now made by CWT, not Seasonic, most of their line up has gone through an overhaul over the last few months with new units not being similar to the older ones.
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a c 694 ) Power supply
January 12, 2011 8:15:27 PM

30°C ambient temperature is the standard rating method!
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a c 271 ) Power supply
January 12, 2011 8:20:11 PM

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lol now tell what pc or psu runs 30 degrees inside? Like ecos consulting with the 80 certificates at 25 degrees. Why ain't that product like all their other products rated that power at 50 degrees?


Because its not designed to be a super star of a unit, its designed to have higher wattage rating to trick people into buying it at the same price as the POS raidmax, because it isnt going to blow. They at least tell you what they rated it at, many brands dont, so how do we know it wasnt running in a freezer? They tell you far far more than they are required to, if they wanted to be deceptive you would never know it until it was too late.

Its not made to be a great unit, its designed to be an average unit thats reliable, its meant for your mother's computer when her old unit dies, not for your new rig with dual GTX 570s that you are going to OC the hell out of. Yes, this new unit is designed and marketed to trick people, its trying to trick them out of buying a slightly cheaper POS that is vastly inferior.
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a c 271 ) Power supply
January 12, 2011 8:45:05 PM

Why would they? They arent trying to sell this to people who read power supply reviews, they are selling this to the poor smucks who dont know they should be looking for good reviews, reviews of these units wont help their sales, certainly not to the group they want to sell them to, it would just be a waste of money to send 50 of them out for review, then they would need to increase the price a bit to account for that.

Stop thinking about this like enthusiasts actually make up a notable part of anyone's market, because they really dont, its just a delusion many people here seem to have, you really arent important to business models. Enthusiasts are really an after thought, good for PR and advertising, but there arent enough to balance the budget; home and corporate low end desktop systems are where the money is at, and how many home users going into best buy to pick up a power supply do you think have considered looking at a PSU review?
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a c 694 ) Power supply
January 12, 2011 8:57:08 PM

It is no different than Antec Basic.
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a b ) Power supply
January 12, 2011 9:01:07 PM

You pay ya money ya makes ya choice.

@Hunter, very well put, how many times do people walk into pc world to be told that this is the machine they need, the latest technology, internet ready, anti virus(demo) aaaaaaaaaaand a free printer with no ink.

Walk out of the shop...bargain, get home plug it in wow that guy in the shop really knew what he was talking about, course he did cause he knows nothing about the workings of a pc he's a salesman and you've just been mugged!!!

3-6 months down the line and the love affair is over, anti virus expired, Office trial expired, things popping up all over the place, its slow, it keeps freezing ya ya ya then who gets the phonecalls???? Thats right, people like us, who if they had come to see before spendin £800 in PC World would have ended up with a better machine, informative helpfull setup and continued support for half the price, but they couldn't be bothered, just wanted it quickly, well look at ya now..

Thats all really.
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January 12, 2011 9:30:57 PM

No idea but I use a few Corsair 650HX PSUs (20 Nos), which is the best in its class (my example config: i7-870 + GA-P55A-UD6 + Sapphire 5850 Toxic 2 GB card). That PSU works like a charm.
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a b ) Power supply
January 13, 2011 12:07:35 AM

i got 650 tx from corsair with 5 year warranty ,works good
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a b ) Power supply
January 13, 2011 7:42:35 AM

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or they're browsing around newegg looking to setup a custom build suddenly they come across a cyber pc that fits their budget nicely. Oh this looks good I think ill take it.........


Thats because when they advertise pre built rigs they highlight the latest cpu and loads of ram because thats what mainstrem buyers always run on about.. "Has it got enough ram?" What they fail to realise is that its sooo cheap because its sitting in a thin piece of tin with crap cooling has onboard graphics and a 350w psu than will fail within 2 years..SOLD!
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a c 144 ) Power supply
January 13, 2011 9:51:34 AM

rolli59 said:
It is no different than Antec Basic.

Not quite true. The 500 watt Antec Basiq is a pretty good PSU.
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/792

The lower powered Basiq's are a different story. But even they are better than the low powered CM's, TT's, and otherlow powered junk.

I like Corsair PSU's, and I really like the now discontinued 400CX. In fact, as soon as I heard it was being discontinued, I bought two more. Had to go to amazon. newegg was out.
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a c 694 ) Power supply
January 13, 2011 10:04:09 AM

jsc said:
Not quite true. The 500 watt Antec Basiq is a pretty good PSU.
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/792

The lower powered Basiq's are a different story. But even they are better than the low powered CM's, TT's, and otherlow powered junk.

I like Corsair PSU's, and I really like the now discontinued 400CX. In fact, as soon as I heard it was being discontinued, I bought two more. Had to go to amazon. newegg was out.

I was just referring to that it is no nothing wrong for for Corsair to have a budget line of PSU's as for Antec to have Basic as their budget line. A lot of people have been giving them a stink about that. Reading the review at jonnyguru for the CX430 convinced me that it is not something to be ignored when people have low budget and are looking for a cheap unit.
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a b ) Power supply
January 17, 2011 6:10:05 PM

Look at it this way. If someone walks into Best Buy for example, and they need a PSU, should they pick Dynex or the Corsair CX430? This is obviously a low end PSU but it is a quality unit for the money as is the entire CX line.
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January 20, 2011 2:30:55 PM

Best answer selected by zniff.
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November 3, 2013 7:20:29 PM

abully said:
CX series is built by seasonic, designed by corsair...


Ummm no. CX is overpriced crap. Rated at 30c, that's 7c below the dump I just made in the toilet. Imagine that in a gaming PC..
XFX is rated at 50c, and it's cheaper and it comes with much better quality components. plus a 5 year warranty worldwide. CX has 1 year.


With 24k reads, someone had to set the record straight.
CX is no better than the cheap noname crap you find. End of story. Seasonic did NOT build this piece of junk, they have standards.
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