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Corsair Launches Builder Series PSUs For Mainstream System Builders and Upgraders

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  1. btarunr

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    Corsair, a worldwide designer and supplier of high-performance components to the PC gaming hardware market, today announced the new Builder Series range of power supplies. The Builder Series CX430, CX500 and CX600 power supplies have been designed to provide continuous, reliable power output, and worry-free compatibility with your home or office PC. They are the ideal choice for PC builders and upgraders who need an affordable, quiet, and energy efficient PSU for mainstream performance, single GPU systems.

    “Corsair has earned a reputation for engineering the best PSUs on the market, and with the new Builder Series, we now have a best-in-class solution for those who need a great value power supply for basic system builds and upgrades,” said Ruben Mookerjee, VP and General Manager of Components at Corsair. “The Builder Series is perfect for system builders who want to take advantage of Corsair’s legendary quality and reliability.”

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    Designed for PCs with single GPUs, the Builder Series boasts features typically reserved for premium power supplies. These include a dedicated single +12V rail, and up to 80% energy efficiency. With their ultra-quiet 120mm temperature-controlled fan and compatibility with the latest ATX12V V2.3 specification, they are a great choice for systems where reliable power delivery and low noise are essential. In addition, the Builder Series PSUs are fully compliant with the European ErP Directive on the eco-design of energy-related products.

    Corsair Builder Series PSUs are available immediately from Corsair’s resellers worldwide, and come with a two year limited warranty. The Builder Series CX600 has a suggested retail price of $74.99 (US). The CX500 and CX430 have suggested retail prices of $64.99 (US) and $49.99 (US) respectively.
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    I wonder what rebrands these are?? Fortron? Seasonic? or other??
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    this is like buying the C class mercedes.
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    I LOVE the 400CX... hopefully, it will have that quality at least... prices are fair
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    I like the new badging. Erocker were you not looking for a PSU? Stop fighting me and cave.
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    "Up to 80% efficiency"? So no 80 Plus badge? :eek:
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    I hear this thing uses a sleave bearing, which is terrible choice for a PSU
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    The 430W has been confirmed by a member here to be a sleeve bearing, although Newegg advertises it as a ball bearing.
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    Cheap but not too sure this is in Corsair's best interest especially with the link DD posted.
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    A bit of TPU discussion about the CX430 here. I know nothing about the higher-power models yet.
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    corsair should retain the VX line, and not these CX. the CX400 has a fewer gauge cables compared to VX450. the VX450 and VX550 has proven that those 2 are good value for money.and those CXs are only 2 years warranty? no wonder those are cheap.
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    The CX400 is a great PSU though
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    I must admit in a way i'm not that happy with corsair bringing out more and more cheaper/affordabe psu's as they seem to be dropping their standards for the cheaper models, i have had the HX620w for a couple years now and have been very happy with it and have been considering an AX850 (or AX1200 if i'm feeling crazy enough to stick 3+ gpu's in the next build :laugh:) to go with my next full upgrade but i would never even consider any of the botom end corsair psu's even if they did meet the wattage i need.
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    Alredy ordered the 430w for a dvr at work. Corsair has a rebate on it already.
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    corsair PSU for budget builders..:rockout:
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    Oh yeah !! Mainstream Products from Corsair :rockout:
    Can't wait to see these PSUs for sure :laugh:
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    Look at those ratings again. They are bitching about warranty length and rebate issues. It a budget psu, not a high end one.
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    Also bitching about a sleeve bearing fan, lower rated +12V rails, fan problems, & lack of 80+ certification. Bottom line is, Corsair discontinued a PSU of higher quality and without these issues and replaced it with this one. I don't want people to think that this unit is of the same quality as the last one.

    And warranty length tells you a little something about how long Corsair thinks these will last, doesn't it?
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    I know it is a low end psu but the fact it has a 2 year warranty compaired to 7 years on the rest of the corsair lines gives me no confidance in the quality and and i agree i think corsair does not expect these to last anywhere near as long as the rest of their psu's.

    I'm still interested in seeing some proper (as in where they take it apart and show the components spec its made from, who makes it, test ripple etc) reviews on these if only to see if they are as bad as i expect.
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    I'm sure JonnyGuru's going to review them. He's already gotten a hold of the AX850.
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    Still, my point stands. It's a budget psu with budget specs and features. It's not a high end psu, but that's what people seem to expect. What the old model did has nothing to do with this model at all. This model needs to be tested on it's own merits. The only valid gripe in the user reviews is the sleeve bearing fan.

    People are giving it 1 egg based on not getting a mail in rebate back. That doesn't have a damn thing to do with the quality of the product. I'm not saying this is a good or bad unit. We won't know that until it's tested. I'm saying that the Newegg user reviews are meaningless.

    And warranty length does not always coincide with quality level or durability. The Xbox 360 has a 3 year warranty, but the PS3 only has a 1 year. Which is the more reliable console?
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    I have them on my desk at work. I'll build the system on Monday and give some impressions if anyone cares.
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    Corsair's reputation as a PSU manufacturer has been awesome. ALL of their PSUs have been rock solid. Because of this, everybody is quick to recommend any Corsair PSU. The average person isn't going to scrutinize this PSU nearly as much as they would if Corsair didn't already have the high reputation that it does right now. Since no big site has reviewed this PSU, the Newegg reviews are all we have to go on, and I wanted to put the word out that this series of PSUs might not be as high quality as what people are used to.

    The 430W Corsair has EVERYTHING to do with this, because the 430W is what people expect from Corsair's budget line. I have no idea why you're arguing with me when all I am trying to do is warn people that this PSU might not be at the same level that people are used to with Corsair PSUs.

    And when a SINGLE company has a 5 or 7 year warranty on most of their products from the same product type, then any drop in the warranty offered could be a sign of loss of reliability. You're comparing two different companies that have different business strategies, therefore the 360 vs PS3 argument is invalid.

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