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Corsair PSU

#1fatboy44Posted 8/29/2013 11:55:16 AM
I am considering two models:

750 watt CX series
650 watt "enthusiast series"

They are roughly the same cost and have similar features. Can anyone tell me what features the enthusiast series has over the CX series? I haven't been able to find any difference in specs.
#22Dhas_a_MIGRANEPosted 8/29/2013 11:56:27 AM
I've heard the CX series has problems with noise. Are either of them modular? Do you need 750W of power?
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#3my_name_is_EdPosted 8/29/2013 12:02:28 PM
2Dhas_a_MIGRANE posted...
I've heard the CX series has problems with noise. Are either of them modular? Do you need 750W of power?


This. My CX 430 has a buzzing noise rather frequently.

It's been fine since i turned it fan up though, so there you go.
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#42Dhas_a_MIGRANEPosted 8/29/2013 12:04:02 PM
my_name_is_Ed posted...
2Dhas_a_MIGRANE posted...
I've heard the CX series has problems with noise. Are either of them modular? Do you need 750W of power?


This. My CX 430 has a buzzing noise rather frequently.

It's been fine since i turned it fan up though, so there you go.


From the little of what I've read about it some people say that there's a wire that gets too close to the fan and ends up vibrating.
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#5Killah PriestPosted 8/29/2013 12:04:47 PM
I would only go with the AX/AXi series.
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#6fatboy44(Topic Creator)Posted 8/29/2013 12:04:52 PM
Neither of them are modular. I don't care about that aspect.

The potential noise could be a concern though. Can anyone else confirm this?
#7PraetorXynPosted 8/29/2013 12:17:18 PM
Killah Priest posted...
I would only go with the AX/AXi series.


Also, non-modular PSU's are terrible. You just end up with a big hunk of cable in there not being used for anything.
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#8r0ge00Posted 8/29/2013 12:20:30 PM
PraetorXyn posted...
Also, non-modular PSU's are terrible. You just end up with a big hunk of cable in there not being used for anything.


Which is perfectly fine as long as you're not anal about that stuff. Bundle it up and tuck it away, it's not hurting anything.
#9fatboy44(Topic Creator)Posted 8/29/2013 12:22:28 PM
PraetorXyn posted...
Killah Priest posted...
I would only go with the AX/AXi series.


Also, non-modular PSU's are terrible. You just end up with a big hunk of cable in there not being used for anything.


To each his own. I've been using non-modular PSUs for 10 years without it bothering me. I generally use all the cables available anyway.
#10Killah PriestPosted 8/29/2013 12:24:03 PM
its not fine at all if you have an older case with no cable management.

for example

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v343/imdmega/Max/withflashandterriblewiremamangement.jpg~original

thats what my old one looked without a modular psu and no "cable management" most of those cables aren't even hooked up to anything.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v343/imdmega/Max/howyoulikemenow_zps3af6a5af.jpg~original

there it is, only difference is I copped a full modular psu and fixed the blue wire.
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