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CORSAIR CX series CX430 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

  • ATX12V v2.3
  • 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified
  • 100 - 240 V 47 - 63 Hz
  • +3.3V@20A, +5V@20A, +12V@32A, -12V@0.8A, +5VSB@3.0A
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Kelly S.
  • 2/25/2015 6:46:40 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Product

This review is from: CORSAIR CX series CX430 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

Pros: Had all the connectors I needed.
Worked perfectly, right out of the box.

Cons: Wasn't free

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  • zailiang y.
  • 2/24/2015 1:36:03 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: CORSAIR CX series CX430 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

Pros: really quiet!

Cons: the 24-Pin ATX Connector won't clip in to motherboard.

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/22/2015 3:54:24 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks Like it Should

This review is from: CORSAIR CX series CX430 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

Pros: Item arrived within 4 days or so, in good condition, undamaged, well packaged, etc... as one would expect from NewEgg. Came with standard (black) installation screws and about 10 small zip-ties, which was a nice extra.

After a brief scare, I discovered the 8 pin CPU connector would split so that I could insert (half of) it into my old 4-pin motherboard.

Has both SATA and old-style IDE power connectors for older motherboards.

Cons: Worst thing I could say is that the SATA cable was a bit short for my situation, but that's not really the power supplies fault. I assume their length is standard. On my machine, the power supply mounts in the upper-left hand corner and the hard drives are in the lower-right hand corner, as far away from the PSU as they could possibly be. The SATA power cables were about 1 or 2 inches short, and so I had to rearrange the hard drives to move them closer. I MIGHT have been able to force the both of the cables to stretch to reach both of my two hard drives, but then I wouldn't have had a SATA cable for the optical drive. I don't blame the PSU for this at all, as I assume the cables are standard length. I'm just mentioning this so other people are caught by surprise.

The only other "negative" I can think of is that the physical dimensions of the PSU made installation very tight, but I can't say if the PSU was a little large, or if the HP case was a little small. Either way, at some point I didn't know if it was going to fit, but happily at some point I broke out the BFH and MADE it fit, and all was well.

Other Thoughts: When shopping for PSU's, the first thing I do is toggle "Active PFC = Yes" in my searches since a power supply that doesn't have it isn't worth having. I don't have the tech knowledge to explain it in technical terms, but having Active PFC means the PSU is going to be more efficient than one that does not have it. It's a fast and easy way of excluding from your searches power supplies that you do not want. I learned this trick years ago and thought I would share it now. You can read wikipedia for what it's about; has something to do with phase, but the main point I'm making is that that all 80%+ power supplies have Active PFC, and all of the power supplies that do not have Active PFC are less than 80% efficient. It's forcing search results to only include those PSUs with Active PFC limits the search to only those PSUs that are 80% efficient or better. From there, I start looking at the number of customer reviews and price.

A cheap Power Supply can kill-off a motherboard, video card, hard drive, CPU or all of the above. Saving a few 10's of dollars could cost you 100's of dollars down the road. Biggest mistake I see people make is going cheap on a power supply. This Corsair was for an old 7 year-old HP quad-core and I couldn't see spending any more than this on this computer.

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  • alexis r.
  • 2/18/2015 6:32:36 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgreat for budget build

This review is from: CORSAIR CX series CX430 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

Pros: Got this for build for my wife. Wasn't building a high end system so i didn't need a high watt psu. However that doesn't mean i don't want quality. This delivers all the power and has all the connections I need for the build. Also the pus doesn't have any annoying whine or anything like that. Fairly quite and psu's go. Got enough power to spare for any future cpu upgrades. 5 months and still going strong, no issues.

Cons: not modular but at this price point nothing is.

Other Thoughts: MSI H81M-P33 LGA 1150
Intel Pentium G3258
MSI Radeon HD 7770
Cooler Master Seidon 120M
Team Vulcan 8GB
PNY 240GB SATA III
Seagate Barracuda 1TB
LG 18x48x DVD-ROM Drive
1x140mm led, 1x120mm led, 1x120mm fans

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  • Michael M.
  • 2/18/2015 8:12:22 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCan never go wrong with Corsair PSU

This review is from: CORSAIR CX series CX430 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

Pros: These always work great.

Cons: 2 years in, one of them started to develop a buzzing noise. I should have warrantied it, but didn't bother.

Other Thoughts: I bought 2 at $40, though they are usually available for under $30 now.

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  • william a.
  • 2/18/2015 4:26:46 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggscheap

This review is from: CORSAIR CX series CX430 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

Pros: cheap. 16 bucks after rebate.

Cons: Fan started making a screeching noise(stops after about 2 minutes) after about a month.
Just waiting for the fan to completely go out.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear customer,

We're sorry that your CX430 is making a screeching noise. If you would like a replacement, please contact us by submitting a support ticket at corsair.force.com or calling us at 888-222-4346 and we'll be more than happy to help you.

Thank you,
Corsair Customer Support
Corsair Support Email: support@corsair.com
Corsair Support Phone Number: 888-222-4346

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  • Richard P.
  • 2/17/2015 5:47:01 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExactly what I needed!

This review is from: CORSAIR CX series CX430 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

Pros: Works!
Had a system that would decide randomly if it wanted to start or not, decided on replacing the PSU, and Problem Solved!

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Glad it wasn't the motherboard...

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  • Corinne E.
  • 2/15/2015 8:50:32 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: CORSAIR CX series CX430 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

Pros: Low cost, High amps on 12v rail and easy to install.

Cons: Corsair rebate is hit and miss.

Other Thoughts: The last Corsair product I will probably buy. Corsair left a sour taste in my mouth since they gave me the run around and never sent the rebate claiming I sent the wrong UPC code.

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  • JAMES C.
  • 2/14/2015 9:52:24 AM
  • Tech Level: Low
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggscorsair power supply

This review is from: CORSAIR CX series CX430 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

Pros: none

Cons: Power supply was dead on arrival.

Apparently bad inspection

to much hassle to get money back
I'll use ------- from now on.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear customer,

We're sorry that your CX430 didn't work. If you would like a replacement, please contact us by submitting a support ticket at corsair.force.com or calling us at 888-222-4346 and we'll be more than happy to help you.

Thank you,
Corsair Customer Support
Corsair Support Email: support@corsair.com
Corsair Support Phone Number: 888-222-4346

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  • Rodolphe P.
  • 2/13/2015 4:13:50 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsCX430

This review is from: CORSAIR CX series CX430 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

Pros: Its a love and hate with this PSU. The love.. It haven't failed me yet. Works great as far as I can tell. It looks really nice.. This is my first PSU and I love it. Awsome

Cons: The hate... For some reason IDK, maybe its my mobo/case, but man, it took me some time and frustration when connecting the wires. (reviews did say the wires are on the short side). I ended up using some Velcro to stick my ssd/laptop hdd somewhere in my case. The location where my case had the mount for the ssd/laptop hdd were far apart and I was installing 2 mech drives and one ssd.

Other Thoughts: Know how far apart the locations of where your drives be b/c if they are to far apart you would need to use some adapters to use the peripheral wires.
Dont waist your money on a 600W psu if your only going to use 300W, your just wasting electricity.. Get a corsair cx430

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