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CORSAIR GS series GS700 700W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready
  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Very good power supply with plenty of connectors for all of your possible add-ons. Cabling is wrapped in black woven cable management, so it keeps your interior space tidy and managed. Power output seems to be very good so far (I've been running it since November 2012), and the switchable LEDs are a nice touch. Doesn't run too hot, in my setup at least, but I do have pretty well manages airflow as well.

Cons: The fan noise. I purchased this power supply as it was one of the few I could locally after the one I had had for the previous five years finally went belly up. Don't get me wrong, it seems like a great power supply, but the fan speed is regulated automatically within the power supply with no to adjust it (that doesn't void the warranty). When it is cool, the fan doesn't run at all. When it gets pretty hot, the fan runs very quietly. Most of the time, however, it sits in the limbo phase where the fan is constantly starting up and shutting down, and emitting a loud buzzing noise the entire time. It is quite loud, to the point of bothering me even when I have headphones on. Reading other forums, this appears to be a known issue. I attempted to contact Corsair tech support, but their response was to replace it with another same model unit, which leaves me with the same problem I already have. No suggestions were at all. I feel that their tech support was very non-responsive on this issue, and again from reading other forums, this seems to be all you get. I don't recommend this model at the moment. I would even be happy with a way to just disable the fan so I could force more airflow manually if need be.

Other Thoughts: Good power supply hampered by terrible buzzing noises and lack of user control.


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Display Name: Christopher B.

Date Joined: 10/08/12

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