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22 Jun 2013   #101
TwoCables

 

Oh no, the 520W SeaSonic M12II is a much better PSU. The CX600M is a huge rip-off for that price.

What other PSUs are you able to get? I'd like to help you pick one that's even better than the 520W SeaSonic M12II.


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22 Jun 2013   #102
win7dows

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Looks nice, have fun building!
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22 Jun 2013   #103
CommandoBob

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by win7dows View Post
Looks nice, have fun building!
Thanks!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
Oh no, the 520W SeaSonic M12II is a much better PSU. The CX600M is a huge rip-off for that price.

What other PSUs are you able to get? I'd like to help you pick one that's even better than the 520W SeaSonic M12II.
The M12II and the CX600M have about 3 price difference here in the Netherlands, haha. If you know any cheaper modular PSUs send them my way please.
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22 Jun 2013   #104
linnemeyerhere

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

CB can you provide a link to where you're shopping and maybe we can have a look around. What's your budget for the PSU? Seasonic is a great PSU, I built a system with one and really enjoyed working with it and it's dead quiet as well.
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22 Jun 2013   #105
CommandoBob

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Budget for the PSU would be like somewhere near the CX600M right now, €60.
Thanks for your help!
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22 Jun 2013   #106
linnemeyerhere

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22 Jun 2013   #107
CommandoBob

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
I might want to get that Seasonic, but I'd rather not spend anymore money, I'm already near the budget.
Is the CX600M really that bad?
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22 Jun 2013   #108
linnemeyerhere

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The Corsair is a fine PSU and it falls in nicely with power, budget and features !
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22 Jun 2013   #109
CommandoBob

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
The Corsair is a fine PSU and it falls in nicely with power, budget and features !
I'd better stick with the CX600M then to prevent budget issues, thanks for your help.
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22 Jun 2013   #110
TwoCables

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CommandoBob View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by win7dows View Post
Looks nice, have fun building!
Thanks!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
Oh no, the 520W SeaSonic M12II is a much better PSU. The CX600M is a huge rip-off for that price.

What other PSUs are you able to get? I'd like to help you pick one that's even better than the 520W SeaSonic M12II.
The M12II and the CX600M have about €3 price difference here in the Netherlands, haha. If you know any cheaper modular PSUs send them my way please.
The fact that they have such a small price difference is precisely why the CX600M is a rip-off. It's a low-quality unit, only capable of its rated wattage up to an internal temperature of 30C, and it has low-quality Chinese capacitors that are rated for only 85C. The 520W SeaSonic M12II is much better: it can deliver its rated wattage up to an internal temperature of 50C, and it has high-quality Japanese capacitors rated for 105C. Both are modular, one is a good PSU, the other is a joke (at that price). If it were about 30 or 40 and if there's no way in hell you could afford any more than that, then it might be worth considering.

I sincerely and seriously recommend avoiding all of Corsair's CX series unless you find one at a ridiculously low price. The same goes for their VS series which is an even worse series of PSUs.

Corsair just aren't what they used to be.


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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
I might want to get that Seasonic, but I'd rather not spend anymore money, I'm already near the budget.
Is the CX600M really that bad?
So yes, it's a rip-off. Corsair is just using the reputation they built up in the past few years to enable them to get away with selling these crappy PSUs at prices that are higher than they should be for maximum profit. I'm tellin' ya, I'm really beginning to hate Corsair's PSU department. They should have quit while they were ahead.
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