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    Reviews - Corsair CX Series Modular CX600M ATX Power Supply

    A good bet at £60?
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    Re: Reviews - Corsair CX Series Modular CX600M ATX Power Supply

    For the savvy builder this looks like a good budget choice. Great review Tarinder.

    Edit: I didn't see a mention of cable lengths, in case you wanted to add a comment about that?

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    Re: Reviews - Corsair CX Series Modular CX600M ATX Power Supply

    On paper these PSU's look ideal and I'm sure the handpicked sample sent to you for review performed admirably but, in my experience at least, there seems to be significant manufacturing and/or build quality issues with the CWT made CX range. You only have to look on Youtube or even look on Corsairs own support forum to see people all complaining of the same fault - Coil whine.

    My own experience - watch?v=uOBGpJ6pYKo

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    Re: Reviews - Corsair CX Series Modular CX600M ATX Power Supply

    Quote Originally Posted by Brumski View Post
    On paper these PSU's look ideal and I'm sure the handpicked sample sent to you for review performed admirably but, in my experience at least, there seems to be significant manufacturing and/or build quality issues with the CWT made CX range. You only have to look on Youtube or even look on Corsairs own support forum to see people all complaining of the same fault - Coil whine.

    My own experience - watch?v=uOBGpJ6pYKo
    That's a really nasty sound! I wouldn't keep using that! I'm sure you'll get a replacement from the nice folks at Corsair. I've handled "quite a few" Corsair PSU, and honestly speaking - I've never heard a coil whine like that. Not even from a CIT PSU! :-)

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    Re: Reviews - Corsair CX Series Modular CX600M ATX Power Supply

    Quote Originally Posted by MrBozack View Post
    That's a really nasty sound! I wouldn't keep using that! I'm sure you'll get a replacement from the nice folks at Corsair. I've handled "quite a few" Corsair PSU, and honestly speaking - I've never heard a coil whine like that. Not even from a CIT PSU! :-)
    They did replace it. Twice. Same problem each time unfortunately.

    I eventually ended up with a HX750 which is much better all round.

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    Re: Reviews - Corsair CX Series Modular CX600M ATX Power Supply

    Not sure about these new ones, but aside from the original CX400, the CX range has been an OK range, i.e. should be safe/reasonably stable unlike some no-name rubbish, but really nothing special. A few forum members and myself have been fairly vocal in that a brand which built its reputation on quality parts ends up somewhat abusing that reputation to sell components which, TBH, would probably be considered fairly poor were it from another brand.

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    Re: Reviews - Corsair CX Series Modular CX600M ATX Power Supply

    Quote Originally Posted by Brumski View Post
    I eventually ended up with a HX750 which is much better all round.
    I find it such a pity that the HX650 totally cheaps out on number of connectors, still I guess the 750 isn't that much more.

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    Re: Reviews - Corsair CX Series Modular CX600M ATX Power Supply

    Quote Originally Posted by MrBozack View Post
    That's a really nasty sound! I wouldn't keep using that! I'm sure you'll get a replacement from the nice folks at Corsair. I've handled "quite a few" Corsair PSU, and honestly speaking - I've never heard a coil whine like that. Not even from a CIT PSU! :-)
    +1 to that. Used the CXM. Really nice, reliable too.

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    Re: Reviews - Corsair CX Series Modular CX600M ATX Power Supply

    Quote Originally Posted by Willzzz View Post
    I find it such a pity that the HX650 totally cheaps out on number of connectors, still I guess the 750 isn't that much more.
    What i hate about the HX series is that its hybrid modular, but has the pci cables wired in. Even the CXM has those seperate

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    Re: Reviews - Corsair CX Series Modular CX600M ATX Power Supply

    TBF if you need a >400W PSU you'll probably need some PCIe connectors anyway. Or do you mean there are too many hard-wired?

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    Re: Reviews - Corsair CX Series Modular CX600M ATX Power Supply

    One thing I'd quite like to see are cards with a single 8 pin connector (instead of 2x 6pin), I mean these have been common place on PSUs for years now.

    And what we are saying is that the HX650 does have 4 PCIe cables, 2 modular and 2 fixed?

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    Re: Reviews - Corsair CX Series Modular CX600M ATX Power Supply

    Quote Originally Posted by Huzi7868 View Post
    What i hate about the HX series is that its hybrid modular, but has the pci cables wired in.
    My HX750 doesn't have the PCI-E cables hardwired. Only the 24 pin ATX and 8 pin EPS are hardwired. Everything else is modular.

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