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Discussion in 'Building a new PC' started by ddp, Mar 30, 2009.

  1. sammorris

    sammorris Senior member

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    The TX units still seem OK for now, but the new CX units are garbage.
     
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    TX will always be my back up plan, if i don't have the budget for either HX or the ZM
     
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    That is very disappointing. Seems like everyone is trying to churn out the cheapest product possible these days.
     
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    Yes I agree... almost everyone is trying to cut corners instead of supplying the consumer with a worthy product and superior service. It's a shame, really it is!!! :(
     
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    they just want to make money now, they are more for quantity over quality~ its quite sad...
     
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    Easily. The CX units haven't fared well at the moment, lots of reports of them failing short term. The Antec units seem a lot better this time round.
     
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    The reviews certainly speak for themselves ;) Too bad. Corsair have had my respect for sometime now. Now they remind me of Asus. Well...perhaps not that bad LOL!

    I see that it does not come with a power cord. Rather silly, but ok. I of course have spares lying around. Probably 4 - 5 of them :S
     
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    Nah, if Asus made PSUs I'd run for miles, but at least Corsair haven't got that bad yet. The TXV2 units are meant to be reasonable.
     
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    I bought a used psu and the seller accidentally shipped me a 800w OCZ elite X stream instead of the one I 'ordered'. Any reason I would want to avoid this psu? The reviews I read were mostly positive so for as little as I paid I'm not sure if it's worth the trouble of returning.

    Thanks,

    redmaw

    edit: user reviews seem to be pretty bad actually
     
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  11. Jeffrey_P

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    Power supplies with brand names are rarely designed and assembled by them.

    With all the garbage in my PC I also only use a 800w supply. Mine has been humming along since 12/09.

    The only real way to know if a PS lives up to their marketing hype is to read up on tested supplies.

    Tom's Hardware did/do testing on a bunch of supplies at one time. It's surprising how many so-called 1000w + supplies fail below their sticker wattage compared to much lower rated supplies.

    Quality vs marketing BS.

    Jeff
     
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    I owned an OCZ for a time. 700W GameXstream I believe. It seemed to handle my array of components. My GPU being the most hungry. Now I have a Corsair. I knew when I held it in my hands the first time, that I had a quality power supply ;) Before my current Corsair, I had a 550 watt Corsair. I believe I was bordering on tapping the potential, so I upgraded to my current. The only way I could tax my current would be to run 2 very hungry GPU's in Sli/Crossfire. The 550W stayed in my old Secondary PC, which I sold to a work Buddy.

    The reason I sold the OCZ, was because I believed it could be a problem with my overclocking. It was not. A user here on afterdawn probably still has it, if it's still running. You still using that PSU Russ? It seems like you may have told me once upon a time, that it ultimately failed.
     

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