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6 Months of Strong Performance
January 20, 2016
Guess now is as good time as any to finally put a review on this.
It has been 6 months since I first got this PSU and it has been running smoothly every since the first power up. I'll make it short and sweet though:
~80 Plus Bronze. For those who have no clue what this is, it is a critical metric used in Rating PSU. Anything Rated with 80 Plus ((White, Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, Titanium)) are made with higher quality parts the higher tier it goes, making for a much better unit that will have less and less of a chance of exploding, short circuiting, blowing up, etc etc. This also means 80 Plus PSU are 80% efficient which means 80% of the power isn't getting chewed up by heat.
~750 Watts. While stating the obvious, this means you can have quite a bit of power cycling through this and even have the options for SLi/Crosffire configurations. It provides more then enough power to run even a single card as well, like a GTX 980-980TI and AMD R9 Nano's or Fury X
~Semi-Modular. This gives You, the consumer, the options to use the cables you only need. While the ATX ((24 pin)) connector is still wired into the unit itself, other options like 4, 6 and 8 pins are all optional to plug in. This means you only have to plug in what you need, making cable management FAR easier and no unused cables cluttered up in your case.
~Modular Cables are all black. No funky colors here ((except the 24 pin ATX, though it is mostly hidden by mesh)) so it makes it far more pleasing to look at.
~Easy to install for First timer Builders
~Reliable performance from a reputable company ((Corsair))
Now, you likely won't get a great deal I got (($70-75ish CAD)) as I got mine during an Inventory sweep. HOWEVER, it should be noted that this is still a very reputable and reliable unit, especially first time builders or those looking to expand their system further. People will say what they will about the CX series but I have had zero issues with mine while running my gaming rig. If you are looking for something easy to use, easy on the eyes and leaves plenty of room for future upgrading, a good unit like this isn't a bad choice at all.