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Corsair CX430 VS Cooler Master Extreme Power Plus 460W

Hi :hello:
I am going to buy a new PSU for my home computer.
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE
RAM: ADATA 4GB 1333MHZ
MOBO: ASUS M5A88-M
HDD: 80 GB WD cavier IDE
HDD2: 500GB Seagate GoFlex USB 3.0
ODD: LG DVD writer
2x120mm fans
maybe installing a AMD radeon 6770 in few months :bounce:

I have narrow down these two PSU ;)
1) Corsair CX430 430W (1X12v rail, {80-260V AC input range, that's good for lighting condition in India}) :D
2) Cooler Master Extreme Power Plus 460W (2X12V rails, {200-250v AC input, i will be worrying all the time}) :sweat:
both are at same price. but have different number of 12v rails and AC inputs range.

currently reading a bunch of bad comments on Cooler Master Extreme Power Plus 460W.
People say Corsair is very good but cooler master is not good for PSU ! ? :pt1cable:
Is that true?
Which one to get?
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  1. Best answer
    Hello psm360;

    That's the Corsair CX430 V2... right?
    It actually puts out more +12V power (336Watts) than CM EPP 460W (312W +12V).

    Corsair CX430 V2 is a better option.
  2. Corsair CX430 V2 Power Supply Review

    Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus 460 W (RS-460-PMSR-A3) Power Supply Review
    "In summary, the only real flaw from this product considering its price range is its wrong label; this power supply should be sold as a 430 W unit. Nonetheless we think this can be an option for the average user that doesn’t need a lot of power and doesn't have money to buy a better product."
  3. Going to overclock that CPU or video card?
  4. Overclocking the CPU will not add more than 25 - 30 watts to the total power consumption of the system.
  5. Overclocking both CPU and GPU?
  6. Corsair 430W...There is no good reason to support a PSU mfr that uses 'liar labels' to sell their products.
  7. Quote:
    A little OTT there would'nt you say?
    The coolermaster does not do it's full output, but is still usable for the guys choice.

    I'm not interested in a flame war. Considering the OP had narrowed down his choices to 2 PSUs and you suggested a third I could ask the same about your post. Don't get me wrong; I think the EA430 is a great PSU and Antec is a great mfr but the suggestion didn't answer the question posed.

    I answered the specific question the OP asked and gave my opinion on the mfr of the other PSU. I think I was very on topic.
  8. You took my statement too harshly...hard to communicate nuance on a forum. ;) I was not trying to ride a high horse just defending my post. :)
  9. Quote:
    That works 2 ways ;)
    You said you are not interested in a flame war, that implemented that i am starting one.
    Choose your words a little more carefully next time :)
    Peace out!

    You're right it does work 2 ways. So when you're calling someone out you should choose your words more carefully, too. :)
    Peace. Let's let this get back to the OPs issues - have a great day!
  10. WR2 said:
    Going to overclock that CPU or video card?


    yes in future, but not now
  11. hey, calm down guys, your suggestions are welcomed, you CAN suggest some alternative products, yes I found Antec a great PSU, tomorrow I'll check all these out in local computer stores here.

    Thanks
  12. jsc said:
    Overclocking the CPU will not add more than 25 - 30 watts to the total power consumption of the system.


    hmmmm I'll consider this thing, actually this question was coming in my mind. As right now I am using a crap PSU temporarily from my old computer :sarcastic: . Whenever I overclock a bit, some burning smell comes out from cabinet :fou: . So immediately I restart it and clock it back to stock speeds @3.2GHz and burning smell goes away. It happened 2-3 times, Now I won't OC until I get some cool PSU :sweat: . I think its because of that crapy PSU. isn't it?
  13. Very good chance it's the PSU.
    Not many other things in the case would create a smell - the PSU would.
  14. WR2 said:
    Overclocking both CPU and GPU?


    I'll overclock CPU, cant say about GPU right now, maybe some day. Will I need more wattage from overclocking GPU also?
  15. http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Corsair/CX430_V2/6.html
    Here I found that Corsair CX430 fails in 3.3v Advanced Transient Response test . What should I do now? Should I buy it or not?
    Which component use 3.3v

    But here http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/322966-28-list-recommended-psus , Tom's Hardaware recommends this PSU.
    Jonnyguru also recommends it here http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story5&reid=239
  16. Component Requirement Line(s) Used
    AGP Video Card 30 – 50W +3.3V
    Average PCI Card 5 – 10W +5V
    10/100 NIC 4W +3.3V
    SCSI Controller PCI Card 20W +3.3V and +5V
    Floppy Drive 5W +5V
    CD-ROM 10 – 25W +5V and +12V
    DVD-ROM 10 – 25W +5V and +12V
    CD-RW 10 – 25W +5V and +12V
    7200rpm IDE Hard Drive 5 – 20W +5V and +12V
    10,000rpm SCSI Drive 10 – 40W +5V and +12V
    Case/CPU Fans 3W (ea.) +12V
    Motherboard (w/o CPU or RAM) 25 – 40W +3.3V and +5V
    RAM 8W per 128MB +3.3V
    Pentium III Processor 38W +5V
    Pentium 4 Processor 70W +12V
    AMD Athlon Processor 70W +12V
  17. psm360 said:
    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Corsair/CX430_V2/6.html
    Here I found that Corsair CX430 fails in 3.3v Advanced Transient Response test . What should I do now? Should I buy it or not?
    Which component use 3.3v

    But here http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/322966-28-list-recommended-psus , Tom's Hardaware recommends this PSU.
    Jonnyguru also recommends it here http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story5&reid=239

    If you're looking for an excellent power supply, don't look at budget grade units.
    Otherwise, even with the poor transient response Techpowerup gave it thier " Highly Reccomended " award.
  18. You don't mention the magnitude of the CPU overclock you're trying to reach, but here is an example of the power increase you can expect:

    Overclocking an AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition from its stock 3.2 GHz@1.328V to 3.86 GHz@1.45V requires an extra 76 Watts (6.3 Amps) from the +12V rail(s).
  19. Thanks guys, I've got Corsair CX430V2. its a great PSU, excellent quality, all cables sleeved,
    But didn't got "Powered by Corsair" case sticker, What should I do for sticker?
  20. psm360 said:
    Thanks guys, I've got Corsair CX430V2. its a great PSU, excellent quality, all cables sleeved,
    But didn't got "Powered by Corsair" case sticker, What should I do for sticker?

    Contact Corsair an see if they'll mail you a couple....free advertising for them.
  21. ok i'll try
  22. Best answer selected by psm360.
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