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Corsair CX430 VS CX430 V2

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January 13, 2013 7:58:24 AM

I know it seems pretty obvious anything with "V2" after the name must be a new revision of the older model but everywhere i look the non V2 is slightly more expensive than the V2 including on corsairs website and the V2 has 28A on the 12V where the non V2 has 32A.

Can anyone help here?

http://www.corsair.com/builder-series-cx430-v2-80plus-c...

http://www.corsair.com/us/power-supply-units/cx-series-...

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January 13, 2013 8:51:43 AM

The "v2.3" in your 2nd post is the version of the ATX Specification (in this case ATX12V version 2.3) that the PSU complies with. That's a separate issue that has nothing to do with the model number.

My speculation is that Corsair probably made some cost-reduction changes in the CX430v2 model, but that's just a guess...
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January 13, 2013 9:08:48 AM

The newest one is the one with Bronze certification and a better 12V rail (32A)

It would appear that the original CX430 had no certification, V2 added 80Plus and the current version rather than being called V3 has just reverted to CX430 and added Bronze cert.
It's a bit confusing but manufacturers do stuff like this all the time to avoid wasting existing stock by shifting demand.

If I had to guess, they've fiddled with a few components for cost of production/efficiency reasons and released a new version of the CX series to coincide with their release of the modular versions of CX PSUs. As far as I can tell you can now get 80plus Bronze versions of all CX PSUs in either modular or non-modular forms.
January 13, 2013 9:10:17 PM

Rammy said:
The newest one is the one with Bronze certification and a better 12V rail (32A)

It would appear that the original CX430 had no certification, V2 added 80Plus and the current version rather than being called V3 has just reverted to CX430 and added Bronze cert.
It's a bit confusing but manufacturers do stuff like this all the time to avoid wasting existing stock by shifting demand.

If I had to guess, they've fiddled with a few components for cost of production/efficiency reasons and released a new version of the CX series to coincide with their release of the modular versions of CX PSUs. As far as I can tell you can now get 80plus Bronze versions of all CX PSUs in either modular or non-modular forms.


Hmm that seems like it could be right and i want to give you "best answer' for helping but it seems like just a educated guess. It would be nice if someone could confirm it so that i would know for sure and so would other people who have the same question.

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January 13, 2013 9:18:43 PM
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Go by the Model number:

CMPSU-430CX Discontinued
• maximum combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 28 Amps

CMPSU-430CXV2 Discontinued
• maximum combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 28 Amps

CX430 ( 75-001666 / CP-9020046 )
• maximum combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 32 Amps
January 13, 2013 9:20:10 PM

ko888 said:
Go by the Model number:

CMPSU-430CX Discontinued
• maximum combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 28 Amps

CMPSU-430CXV2 Discontinued
• maximum combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 28 Amps

CX430 ( 75-001666 / CP-9020046 )
• maximum combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 32 Amps



Thank you sir! Now who should i give the best answer to lol.
January 13, 2013 9:25:14 PM

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