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    Corsair CX series V2 released

    There seems to be a second version of the current Corsair CX series being released:

    http://www.jonnyguru.com/forums/show...?t=7460&page=9

    http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page447.htm

    The units are now 80+ certified.


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    Re: Corsair CX series V2 released

    I noticed on the second link it does not show the duration of the warranty for the new version.

    One thing is for sure, I won't be buying one.

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    Re: Corsair CX series V2 released

    It looks like the CX 430W V2 has been reviewed:

    http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/artic...ly-Review/1284

    The "new" units have much improved efficiency although funnily enough this means overload wattage is actually less. The warranty is now three years.

    However,the PSU still uses el-cheapo capacitors and a sleeve bearing fan.


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    Re: Corsair CX series V2 released

    I have to say looking at the review jonnyguru did of the cx430, it really did not do nearly as badly as I anticipated given what everyone said about it on here.

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    Re: Corsair CX series V2 released

    Quote Originally Posted by c.ruel View Post
    I have to say looking at the review jonnyguru did of the cx430, it really did not do nearly as badly as I anticipated given what everyone said about it on here.
    My main criticism was its poor build quality which is backed up by the JonnyGuru review. On top of the JonnyGuru review also criticised the low efficiency of the CX430W which is another complaint I had.

    The fact is that Corsair within a very short period have replaced the original CX range which only proves some of my points. They have basically had to beef up some of the internal components.

    Antec and XFX have surpassed the lower end Corsair PSUs in build quality and in many cases have a longer warranty.
    Last edited by CAT-THE-FIFTH; 20-05-2011 at 05:03 PM.


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    Re: Corsair CX series V2 released

    Currently buying XFX PSU's, Antec Gamer, Antec new true powers, Silverpower with SS in the model numbers. One thing in common - manufactured by Seasonic.

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    Re: Corsair CX series V2 released

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    My main criticism was its poor build quality which is backed up by the JonnyGuru review. On top of the JonnyGuru review also criticised the low efficiency of the CX430W which is another complaint I had.

    The fact is that Corsair within a very short period have replaced the original CX range which only proves some of my points. They have basically had to beef up some of the internal components.

    Antec and XFX have surpassed the lower end Corsair PSUs in build quality and in many cases have a longer warranty.
    This is also the case for the mid-high end PSUs aswell IMO, especially modular ones. I think corsair have got a bit cocky and arrogant and started to abuse the reputation they have, fortunately Antec and XFX seem to be driving them back down a bit.

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    Re: Corsair CX series V2 released

    From the jonny guru thread
    Quote Originally Posted by redbeard
    V2 is the same platform just upgraded a few components so it would pass 80 Plus. The V1s were pretty close to 80 Plus, so it was only a bit of engineering work and some time to source enough components for mass production.
    not massively exciting, I should also add they've upped the warranty to 3 years.

    Quote Originally Posted by c.ruel
    I have to say looking at the review jonnyguru did of the cx430, it really did not do nearly as badly as I anticipated given what everyone said about it on here.
    The things we all got snotty about was as follows:
    • The CX430w was lower performance than the CX400 it replaced
    • The CX430w used lower grade capacitors than the CX400
    • The CX430w was more expensive than the CX400w
    • The new CX range was lower efficiency than the original CX400w
    • The CX500w is no better on the +12v than the CX430w, the extra current is on the +3.3v and +5v which is of little use to most people.
    • The CX range warranty was shorter than the original CX400w

    The CX430w is not a bad psu, it's just that it lost all the small details that made the original CX400w so good, to compound matters other companies brought out very good lower end & low cost psu's
    All told I'd not say Corsair are bad psu's but they are not as good value for money now as they where when they first hit the PSU market.

    Personally speaking to my mind Corsair is not in a similar place that ThermalTake* is, i.e. their high end units are very good, but the quality and value on the mid and lower range ends is far less.
    Many people seem to buy the mid&low range units based on the reputation of the high end units.

    *Ok I don't think they are quite as bad as ThermalTake who put out some right over priced junk at the low end, but they are starting to "trade on the name" in a similar way.

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    Re: Corsair CX series V2 released

    Quote Originally Posted by Pob255 View Post
    The CX430w is not a bad psu, it's just that it lost all the small details that made the original CX400w so good, to compound matters other companies brought out very good lower end & low cost psu's
    All told I'd not say Corsair are bad psu's but they are not as good value for money now as they where when they first hit the PSU market.

    Personally speaking to my mind Corsair is not in a similar place that ThermalTake* is, i.e. their high end units are very good, but the quality and value on the mid and lower range ends is far less.
    Many people seem to buy the mid&low range units based on the reputation of the high end units.

    *Ok I don't think they are quite as bad as ThermalTake who put out some right over priced junk at the low end, but they are starting to "trade on the name" in a similar way.
    Totally agree good post

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    Re: Corsair CX series V2 released

    I think the main issue with the US orientated reviews is that in the US with rebates supposedly the CX430W can be had for little as $25!!!

    Even,with VAT that would £20 making it a bargain!

    The review of the CX430W V2 also states it costs $35 with a rebate at launch. Even with VAT it would mean it would cost £28.

    Edit!!

    The pricing seems accurate:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-026-_-Product

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-017-_-Product

    The XFX Core Edition Pro 450W costs $55:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...Tpk=xfx%20450w

    This is a $20 different in the US. In the UK the difference is £4.
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    Re: Corsair CX series V2 released

    I was over at the JonnyGuru forums and it seems the CX430W also seems to use an older and cheaper series of Samxon capacitors(GF series).


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    Re: Corsair CX series V2 released

    Im curious, have any of you guys recommended them to anyone for a system? I sure as hell haven't, i have gone for the closest enermax/seasonic/antec/silverstone

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    Re: Corsair CX series V2 released

    same here, in addition I warn against the 500w model over the 430w model, seeing as both are the same on the 12v rail.

    But people are still drawn in by the higher number and the brand.

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    Re: Corsair CX series V2 released

    Quote Originally Posted by Biscuit View Post
    Im curious, have any of you guys recommended them to anyone for a system? I sure as hell haven't, i have gone for the closest enermax/seasonic/antec/silverstone
    I haven't!!

    I haven't seen any reviews of the lower wattage variants of the Enermax NAXN series which Enermax don't actually make themselves:

    http://www.jonnyguru.com/forums/showthread.php?t=7603

    There are some new brands being stocked by Scan too.

    One is CobaNitrox which is supposedly made by CWT and Rasurbo which is made by HEC.


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    Re: Corsair CX series V2 released

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    I haven't seen any reviews of the lower wattage variants of the Enermax NAXN series which Enermax
    Hadnt seen them, think i will avoid untill reviews appear.
    I have used the model they where using previously in a few builds and they seemed pretty solid, damned if i remember what they where called

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    Re: Corsair CX series V2 released

    Yes a bit annoying as I though enermax made all their own psu's

    The older one where the Eco80+, the Pro82+ and the Liberty Eco

    Should of been given the clue by the price.
    the Pro82+ 385w is £60 http://www.scan.co.uk/products/385w-...nc-twister-fan and the LibertyEco2 400w is £67 http://www.scan.co.uk/products/400w-...-free-gift-fan
    Where as the NAXN 450w is £38 http://www.scan.co.uk/products/450w-...nt-cooling-fan

    @ £35 the CX430w is now a fairly good pirce again http://www.scan.co.uk/products/430w-...v-rail-atx-psu

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