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Agent_24
28-12-2010, 08:50 AM
Don't buy the new CX430!

http://www.badcaps.net/forum/showthread.php?t=12462


So in case you don't know someone pulled a CX430 off the shelf and did a technical analysis and showed that it is a massive piece of garbage.

linw
28-12-2010, 09:12 AM
I have happily bought a few VX450's in the past. Is the CX430 a replacement or an 'as well as'?

inphinity
28-12-2010, 02:49 PM
I have happily bought a few VX450's in the past. Is the CX430 a replacement or an 'as well as'?

It's "as well as". While they won't market it as such (for obvious reasons), it's been introduced as their "super cheapo please give this away when you sell pre-built computers so people see our name on more PSUs" model.

Note also that it comes with a 2-year warranty, where their AX, VX and HX series come with a 5- or 7-year warranty. They know it's cheap. It's intended as such. It's a dumb move, though, as it may cheapen the brand in the eyes of those that don't know better.

linw
28-12-2010, 04:41 PM
Thanks for the great explanation. I agree with the 'dumb move' bit. The VX450 was very well priced, anyway, I thought.

dugimodo
29-12-2010, 01:29 AM
their good supplies are made by seasonic, this is probably made by someone else.

pctek
29-12-2010, 07:56 AM
CWT apparently.

Agent_24
29-12-2010, 09:49 AM
Although it's not that the design from Channel-Well is bad, apparently, it's that Corsair got them to use crap parts.