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Corsair CX 430 Watt PSU £31.24 @ Amazon
Corsair CX 430 Watt PSU £31.24 @ Amazon

Corsair CX 430 Watt PSU £31.24 @ Amazon

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A great power supply at a great price. The semi-modular version is £35.52.

CX Series™ Modular power supply units are an excellent choice for basic system builds and desktop PC computer upgrades, offering high reliability, low noise, easy installation. The flexible modular cabling system lets you use only the cables you need, and 80 PLUS Bronze certified efficiency means less excess heat, lower noise, and lower power bills. The large-diameter, thermally controlled fan makes CX Series Modular quieter at idle, and the large diameter reduces noise even when you’re pushing your system hard. And, the matte black finish, black-sleeved cables and black connectors help give your system a restrained, high-tech look.

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Not quite the same build quality as the previous generation of CX PSU's but still pretty good IMHO. I have a CX400 (previous gen) in my HTPC running 5 HD's, a HD467, a VFD and an E7200 without any problems.

repouk

Not quite the same build quality as the previous generation of CX PSU's … Not quite the same build quality as the previous generation of CX PSU's but still pretty good IMHO. I have a CX400 (previous gen) in my HTPC running 5 HD's, a HD467, a VFD and an E7200 without any problems.


For now oO

Great customer service had a HX520 go bad just before the end of its 5yr guarantee sent it back and got a brand new HX650 back.

Got a vx450 as a spare.

CX Series is cheap and cheerful but I have never had any problems with the three I've used. As long as you don't go silly with monster graphics cards and crazy overclocks they will last for years.

If you don't mind factory refurbs then you could get this for £15 more ebay.co.uk/itm…c53

kester76

For now oO


I bought in October 2010 and it's still going strong. Didn't realise I'd had it that long TBH!

And it's a HD4670 not a HD467! It had a HD7750 in at one point too and that also worked fine.
Edited by: "repouk" 22nd Jul 2014

I have just bought this for a self build. would it be ok running an I5 (4440) a 270x gpu and a small ssd +1tb hard drive?

This plus the FX-6300 posted earlier for £70 and you're on your way to creating a decent little budget gaming pc
Edited by: "f2k8" 22nd Jul 2014

Nismo75

I have just bought this for a self build. would it be ok running an I5 … I have just bought this for a self build. would it be ok running an I5 (4440) a 270x gpu and a small ssd +1tb hard drive?



Yes

Nismo75

I have just bought this for a self build. would it be ok running an I5 … I have just bought this for a self build. would it be ok running an I5 (4440) a 270x gpu and a small ssd +1tb hard drive?


No problem, perfect for that anything else would be overkill.

Just built my new gaming rig, my old one was running this PSU with a 7850/Ivy Bridge i5 (stock)/8GB RAM/SSD, had it just over a year, not had a single issue, it's not a high end but for the price is a solid PSU.

repouk

Not quite the same build quality as the previous generation of CX PSU's … Not quite the same build quality as the previous generation of CX PSU's but still pretty good IMHO. I have a CX400 (previous gen) in my HTPC running 5 HD's, a HD467, a VFD and an E7200 without any problems.Not quite the same build quality as the previous generation of CX PSU's but still pretty good IMHO. I have a CX400 (previous gen) in my HTPC running 5 HD's, a HD467, a VFD and an E7200 without any problems.



I know its been a long time, but I had an HX serie before (HX520 to be exact), and it was perfect. How is the current generation comparing?

not used this particular one myself but i recommend plumping a few more quid for semi-modular, means you can remove loads of unneeded wires that might otherwise mess up your build and block airflow.

f2k8

This plus the FX-6300 posted earlier for £70 and you're on your way to … This plus the FX-6300 posted earlier for £70 and you're on your way to creating a decent little budget gaming pc


FX-6300 over the cheap and easily overclockable Intel Pentium G3258?
Nah.

I built a gaming rig for my Nephew a few Months ago. FX-6300 @ 4.2Ghz (needed to keep the noise down), paired with an R9 270X, and it's been beaten hands down by a G3258 system I built 3 days ago, only running at 4.3Ghz with the same GPU.

Tried a few games, all had better FPS on the Pentium rig (which had slower RAM too, and a dirt cheap £30 H81 based mobo).
Edited by: "jukkie" 22nd Jul 2014

Cheap and nasty PSU. Had two fail on me. The first they replaced the unit, but refused to reimburse my postage costs to Holland (about £20) The second they gave me a pre-paid postage label.
Would do better spending more on something more reliable, perhaps a Seasonic.

BigAde

Cheap and nasty PSU. Had two fail on me. The first they replaced the … Cheap and nasty PSU. Had two fail on me. The first they replaced the unit, but refused to reimburse my postage costs to Holland (about £20) The second they gave me a pre-paid postage label.Would do better spending more on something more reliable, perhaps a Seasonic.



always ask for a pre-paid label then you will never have to pay return postage.

jukkie

FX-6300 over the cheap and easily overclockable Intel Pentium G3258?Nah.I … FX-6300 over the cheap and easily overclockable Intel Pentium G3258?Nah.I built a gaming rig for my Nephew a few Months ago. FX-6300 @ 4.2Ghz (needed to keep the noise down), paired with an R9 270X, and it's been beaten hands down by a G3258 system I built 3 days ago, only running at 4.3Ghz with the same GPU.Tried a few games, all had better FPS on the Pentium rig (which had slower RAM too, and a dirt cheap £30 H81 based mobo).



To each their own, I'd need the six cores for stuff other than gaming. Glad you made a good Pentium build, just not my type of processor though.

BigAde

Cheap and nasty PSU. Had two fail on me. The first they replaced the … Cheap and nasty PSU. Had two fail on me. The first they replaced the unit, but refused to reimburse my postage costs to Holland (about £20) The second they gave me a pre-paid postage label.Would do better spending more on something more reliable, perhaps a Seasonic.



You must have gotten unlucky with those two.

bargainBooze

always ask for a pre-paid label then you will never have to pay return … always ask for a pre-paid label then you will never have to pay return postage.


I did, but the person on the live chat said that they didn't do that. He said they would reimburse me, but when I later tried to claim it, they denied all knowledge.

kanekindratiuk

You must have gotten unlucky with those two.


One is unlucky, two is just plain shoddy quality. And no, I wasn't overloading it, not even close.
I'm on my 3rd CX430 and that's started whining now too, if that dies out of warranty I'll be buying something else.
There are plenty of reports of problems with the CX430, which is why I'd say it's worth paying the extra for a decent brand.

These are £29.99 over at overclockers with Free delivery IF you are a member at OCUK

Edited by: "sparkygeezer" 23rd Jul 2014
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