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Corsair Launches Builder Series PSUs For Mainstream System Builders and Upgraders

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I must admit i have just suggested it to a friend as a possible psu to use as they need a very cheap one and with mail in rebate and the code on newegg it is less than $20, to be honest i would hope it beats other $20 psu's :laugh:
 

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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.
I'm arguing because 99% of Newegg reviews have no merit. I do not suggest taking them as a reliable source of information.

A smart buyer compares items on a per model basis, not per manufacturer. All manufacturers make a dud at some point.

And the warranty being lower is irrelevant in this price bracket. Warranty does not always reflect confidence in the product, just what makes sense for them to support.

I'm not saying buy this psu. I'm saying wait for proper reviews. Newegg reviews don't qualify.
 
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99% of people are going to assume that this PSU is up to Corsair quality. I'd say about 10% of consumers actually compare items on a per model basis. Lest you forget, there are a lot more people that will be picking this up off the shelf at their local Fry's Electronics than people who even read Newegg reviews, let alone these forums. I wanted to try to warn people before they went and potentially wasted their money.

WTF does price bracket have to do with warranty confidence? You don't know why they shortened the warranty, nor do I. It could be a sign of a different caliber of product, though.

No, Newegg reviews aren't proper reviews, but they're a decent way of telling if a product has been received well by customers. If you're saying all Newegg reviews are worthless, then you're one of the few people who pays attention to them.
 

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Price bracket can have everything to do with warranty confidence, or it can have nothing to do with it. It costs more to warrant a product for longer. It can come to a point where a manufacturer has to figure out which way to go. Lower price, or longer warranty.

And not knowing why they shortened the warranty is exactly why I brought that point up. ;) People tend to lean towards lower quality as a reason, but that might not be the case.

You seem to think I'm telling people to rush out and buy this. I'm not. All I'm saying is the newegg reviews are pointless, period. And then giving possible examples of why things may be different than what the reviews seem to imply. AKA: playing devil's advocate.

I'm pointing out that people need to wait for proper reviews, and not succumb to speculation.

And if people aren't researching on a per model basis, it's their fault if they buy a lemon.
 
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Well you seem to have a very harsh and viewpoint on the average consumer.

Either way, I'm itching to see a proper review as well :toast:
 

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I really liked the CX400 for budget builds, it was a solid PSU for pretty much any build with a single mid-range GPU.

It kind of annoys me that they replaced the CX400 with the CX430, which even though it is rated at 430w, is a weaker PSU and is less efficient. I'd gladly pay $10 more for the CX400 if they hadn't discontinued it.